Andrea Peña Opening Reception


Friday, September 15, 2023
Free admission
Mattress Factory Main Building

Event Summary

Join us for the opening of a new solo exhibition by 2021 International Open Call selected artist-in-residence Andrea Peña.

Friday’s opening reception is a free event and will include an ongoing performance from Peña throughout the evening.

A hybrid Latinx artist, Andrea Peña was originally born in Bogotá, Colombia and has carved her practice in the territory of Tiohtiá:ke, Montreal. As director of the multidisciplinary company AP&A (Andrea Peña & Artists), her practice as designer and choreographer, merges the body and materiality in performative, digital and sculptural works.

A central point of Peña’s installation is an enigmatic “choreographic machine.” Engineered with two slowly moving mechanical arms, this piece is not designed for perfection or flawless replication. Instead, it explores the concept of ‘glitch’ as an intentional error, questioning our perceptions of the body through its imperfections. Various aspects of the work are activated through performance.  

Drinks and non-alcoholic refreshments will be available. 

Register for free here.

Please check in at the Museum’s Main Building at 509 Jacksonia Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

The exhibition will be on view through December 1, 2024.