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"Pollution is one of the most important products of our civilization."
- Jorge Otero-Pailos

Artists We Love: Jorge Otero-Pailos

Jorge Otero-Pailos

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Works in
New York
Themes & Inspiration
Dust, pollution, history, architecture, and landscapes

Eva Hesse, John Ruskin, Gordon Matta-Clark

Venice Biennale 2009 , Thyssen-Bornemisza Permanent Collection

Venice Biennale-featured Jorge Otero-Pailos was trained as an architect and specializes in experimental forms of preservation. In his projects, preservation enables a powerful rethinking of our world’s heritage. His series of installation works, titled “The Ethics of Dust,” commissioned for the Manifesta Biennale 2008 and the Venice Bienniale 2009 caught the attention of art critics and collectors alike.

Otero-Pailos was recently interviewed for a BBC documentary titled “Ugly Beauty” alongside Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Yoko Ono, James Turrell, Carl Andre and Anish Kapoor.

Collect Jorge Otero-Pailos:

Alumix Dust - 1937-2008

Alumix Dust - 1937-2008

10 7/8 x 12 inches at $100 Buy Now

16 x 17 3/4 inches at $275 Buy Now



22 x 32 inches at $1,000

A Visit to Jorge Otero-Pailos's Studio: