Doris Salcedo

Four altered pieces of furniture sit in a white gallery space.

In Room 2 of the Pavilions, Glenstone will present a selection of sculptures by Doris Salcedo (Colombian, b. 1958), the first exhibition of her work in the Washington, D.C. area. Salcedo, who lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia, creates powerful and moving sculptures that reflect the myriad ways in which violence and oppression manifest in the modern world. She grounds her practice in research and firsthand interviews with survivors of political and domestic violence. By way of a time-intensive and laborious process, the forms her sculptures achieve are poetic and compassionate translations of the words and experiences of those who have suffered harm. This exhibition will feature a recently completed work commissioned by Glenstone, Disremembered X, 2020/2021, a sculpture in four parts which originated from interviews the artist conducted with American mothers who have lost children to gun violence.

Exhibition Preview

    • Disremembered X
      Doris Salcedo
      Disremembered X, 2020/2021
      On View Salcedo 2020
    • Tabula Rasa IV
      Doris Salcedo
      Tabula Rasa IV, 2018
      On View Salcedo 2018
    • Tabula Rasa II
      Doris Salcedo
      Tabula Rasa II, 2018
      On View Salcedo 2018
    • Tabula Rasa I
      Doris Salcedo
      Tabula Rasa I, 2018
      On View Salcedo 2018
    • Untitled
      Doris Salcedo
      Untitled, 1998
      On View Salcedo 1998
    • Untitled
      Doris Salcedo
      Untitled, 1992
      On View Salcedo 1992
    • Untitled
      Doris Salcedo
      Untitled, 1989 - 1990/2013
      On View Salcedo