Biennale of Sydney

Ana Barboza and Rafael Freyre

Ana Teresa Barboza and Rafael Freyre, Water ecosystem, 2019, installation, 2000 cm. Installation view of and winning project at MAC LIMA National Prize Art and Innovation (2019), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima. Photograph: Juan Pablo Murrugarra.
Ana Teresa Barboza and Rafael Freyre, United baskets, 2017, basketry in reed from Huacho wetlands, 300 x 310 cm. Installation view at Unweave the image (2017) at Sala 770, Lima. Courtesy the artists. Photograph: Juan Pablo Murrugarra.
Ana Teresa Barboza and Rafael Freyre, 5 vegetable dyes from Lambayeque, 2017. Traditional loom and hand-embroidery Sheep’s wool with natural dyes by the community of Incahuasi, in Lambayeque, 180 x 280 x 250 cm. Installation view at Unweave the image (2017) at Sala 770, Lima. Courtesy the artists. Photograph: Juan Pablo Murrugarra.

Ana Barboza

Born 1981 in Lima, Peru
Lives in Lima

Rafael Freyre

Born 1978 in Lima, Peru
Lives in Lima


Ana Barboza and Rafael Freyre explore the relation of contemporary habitat and natural environments through a practice that combines architecture, visual art and weaving. Their projects start from the observation of non-human territory in constant transformation through water, mineral, vegetal and animal forces. Their research process is focused on recognising the uniqueness of materials, organisms, ecosystems and history and searching for collaborations with local artists as well as exploring traditional techniques. The resulting artworks and installations establish new relationships between the body, nature and environments, suggesting a continuity between human and non-human as a collective weaving.