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Five Artists in the Venice Biennale: La Chola Poblete, Salman Toor, Agnes Waruguru Among the Diverse Voices Starring in 'Foreigners Everywhere'

3 min read  ·  02 Feb 2024

La Chola Poblete. Photograph by Agustina Lamborizio

La Chola Poblete. Photograph by Agustina Lamborizio

La Chola Poblete, the 2023 Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year, is an Argentinian artist whose work reflects her indigenous and queer roots and opposes the stereotyping and exoticization of indigenous peoples, noted E-flux. Berlin’s PalaisPopulaire presents La Chola Poblete's first solo museum show in Europe. (Instagram)

Salman Toor is a Broolyn-based Pakistani artist who has long been inspired by Renaissance painting. Toor sat down with Calvin Tomkins for an in-depth profile in the New Yorker ahead of the artist’s solo show at the Baltimore Museum of Art in 2022.

Rindon Johnson's first solo exhibition at his Berlin gallery, Max Goelitz, was based on his science fiction novel "Clattering". The centerpiece was a monumental glass work originally created when the young artist was nominated for the Future Generation Art Prize 2021, noted Index Berlin.

Liz Collins' most recent solo show was at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles (HENI News). Meanwhile, the Brooklyn-based textile artist’s work is also featured in “Woven Histories”, a major survey show tracing the link between textile art and abstraction, which opened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and is now touring to the National Gallery of Art among other major venues.

Agnes Waruguru is a Kenyan artist who is shortlisted for the 2024 Norval Sovereign African Art Prize. She creates work using dyeing, pouring, and brushwork on cotton and other materials, inspired by the traditional crafts of East African women, reported Art News Africa)

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