Alvaro Villalobos: Exploration

av_ui_avillalobos_exploracion_enc13_0007_570pxPhoto/Foto: Álvaro Villalobos


A research exercise on the typology of place and interaction with its inhabitants, asking questions to understand our surroundings. What is most important here? What is significant that might not be obvious? How is a place idealized? What should be changed and how? data collected will be deposited in an urn as a collective daydream to be buried in the public square. the act of storing, rather than displaying.


Álvaro Villalobos (Colombia/México) holds a Master of Visual arts from the universidad autónoma (México) and from the Facultad de Artes ASAB (Bogotá). His work engages social and political problems through performances, videos, installations and photography. He is currently a professor at UNAM and UAEMéx in Mexico.

Background Information
  • Encuentro Location (São Paulo): Praça Roosevelt and other city streets
  • Date: January 18, 2013
  • Country: Colombia, Mexico