Artist and institution: a painful encounter


  • Fernanda Albuquerque
  • Doris Salcedo Salcedo



Artist. Contemporary art. Context. Institution. Criticism. Doris Salcedo.


This interview is about the work process of Colombian artist Doris Salcedo regarding her work Shibboleth, developed for Turbine Hall, at London’s Tate Modern (2007) as part of the Unilever Series.


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Biografia do Autor

Fernanda Albuquerque

Fernanda Albuquerque is an art curator and a professor at UFRGS Museology School and Graduate Program in Museology and Heritage at the same institution. She holds a PhD in Visual Arts – History, Theory and Criticism from PPGAV-UFRGS, with an internship at the University of the Arts (UAL) in London. She was Assistant Curator of the 8th Mercosur Biennial (2011) and Curator of Visual Arts at the São Paulo Cultural Center (2008-2010). She has already developed projects at institutions such as Tomie Ohtake Institute, Goethe Institut Porto Alegre, Santander Cultural, Mercosur Biennial, São Paulo Biennial, Gabriela Mistral Gallery, Ecarta Foundation, Murillo La Greca Museum, and Maria Antonia University Center. Since 2014 she has been holding the Curatorial, Art and Education Laboratory with editions in Porto Alegre, Florianópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Vitória and São Paulo, working with artist and curator Mônica Hoff.

Doris Salcedo Salcedo

Doris Salcedo was born in Bogotá, Colombia, in 1958. She studied Arts at the University of Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano, graduating in 1980, and completed a Master’s degree at New York University in 1984. Most of her sculptures and installations, such as Shibboleth, have as their starting point the experience of the excluded and marginalized, victims of political and social violence. Some of her works start from particular historical events. Many of them are the result of collective undertakings in collaboration with architects, engineers and assistants, which is Shibboleth’s case.

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Albuquerque, F., & Salcedo, D. S. (2018). Artist and institution: a painful encounter. PORTO ARTE: Revista De Artes Visuais, 22(37).