Visit with artist Andrea Peña to discuss her exhibition, States of Transmutation.
Meet with us over complimentary coffee and pastries on Saturday morning to take a tour of Andrea Peña’s installation States of Transmutation and learn more about her work and process blending choreography and industrial design at Mattress Factory.
In States of Transmutation, Andrea Peña melds sculpture, choreography, and sound into a “universe” that explores the tension of a posthuman epoch from a queer and embodied perspective. Using silicone, aluminum, metal chain, rock, concrete, industrial hardware, and kinetic elements, Peña designs an environment that embraces notions of fluidity by challenging the way society considers the physical dimension of the body.
About Andrea Peña
A hybrid Latinx artist, Andrea Peña was originally born in Bogotá, Colombia and has carved her practice in the territory of Tiohti:áke, Montreal. As director of the multidisciplinary company AP&A (Andréa Peña & Artists), her practice as designer and choreographer, merges the body and materiality in performative, digital and sculptural works to create living arts universes. Andrea is recognized in Canada and internationally for her creations as critical, alternative and spatial universes that break with our notions and conceptions of a sensitive humanity, and engage in rich encounters between conceptual research and a highly physical and material approach.
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