Biennale of Sydney

Juliana Góngora Rojas

Juliana Góngora Rojas, Cuja, 2015-16, from the series ‘Labor’, handmade bed, wood frame lined with cow leather, sheets woven with rice grains and string, bed: 1.8 x 1.1 cm; sheet with rice grains: 200 x 80cm. Installation view at Flora ars+natura, Bogotá, Colombia. Supported by the Scholarship for Emerging Artists (2015) given by the Ministry of Culture, Colombia. Courtesy the artist.
Juliana Góngora Rojas, Ensayos sobre la fe, 2012-19, sand, cobweb thread, 6 m. Installation view for La fábula de Aracne - 45 Salón Nacional de Artistas de la trama (2019), Bogotá, Colombia. Courtesy the artist.
Juliana Góngora Rojas, Techo de leche y tierra, 2018-19, from the series ‘Hilo de leche’, mixed media installation, cabuya, soil and milk, 140 × 500 × 95 cm. Installation view at Pasado Tiempo Futuro, Arte en Colombia en el siglo XXI (2019), Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, Medellín, Colombia. Supported by MAMM (Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín). Courtesy the artist.

Juliana Góngora Rojas

Born 1988 in Bogotá, Colombia
Lives in Bogotá


Juliana Góngora Rojas is an artist, sculptor and educator from Bogotá, Colombia who is currently interested in the exchange of knowledge with artisans and Indigenous communities from the Americas. She considers matter and sculpture as transversal languages in life. For her, sculpture is not an intellectual research, but a relationship with matter that evolves over time. Góngora Rojas believes that art and life cannot be separated, that we are entangled with ordinary matter and our relationship with it is physical, humane, and frequently overlooked. She calls for a material consciousness and asserts that as human beings we must begin to focus more on our daily actions instead of centring our attention in our discourses.

23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022)

Details to be announced