Since 1995, Jennifer Allora (b. 1974, United States) and Guillermo Calzadilla (b. 1971, Cuba) have built a research-based practice that engages with the history of art and responds critically to the intersections among culture, history, and geopolitics. The duo produces interdisciplinary works combining performance, sculpture, sound, video, and photography. Their work has been exhibited extensively internationally, and they have participated in many biennales, including the 56th and 51st Venice Biennials. Allora & Calzadilla live and work in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Michelle White is Senior Curator at the Menil Collection, Houston. She joined the museum in 2006, where she has curated many exhibitions including: Allora & Calzadilla: Spectors of Noon; Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw; Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma; and Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective, which traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Prior to her appointment at the Menil, she has held positions at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.