- Donna Huanca
Donna Huanca’s practice stands out for its understanding of the body, and of the skin in particular, as a territory where surface and matter converse with architecture, space, and the world. The artist questions systems of knowledge such as biology, ecology, geology, or anthropology through paintings, sculptures, and performances.
Bolivian-American artist Donna Huanca (b. Chicago, 1980) studied at Städelschule, Frankfurt and was the recipient of the DAAD Artist Frankfurt and a Fullbright research grant.
Recent exhibitions include Espejo Quemada, Ballroom Marfa (Marfa, Texas, US); Obsidian Ladder, Marciano Art Foundation (Los Angeles, US); Lengua Llorona, Copenhagen Contemporary (Copenhagen, DK); Piedra Quemada, Belvedere Museum (Vienna, AT); Cell Echo, Yuz Museum (Shanghai, CN); Lengua de Bartolina Sisa, Travesia Cuatro (Madrid, ES); Jaguar and electric Eels, Julia Stoschek Collection (Berlin, DE); Scar Cymbals, Zabludowicz Collection (London, UK); Surrogate Painteen, Peres Project (Berlin, DE); Ice Chrysocolla, Cabaret der Künstler – Zunfthaus Voltaire, Manifesta 11 (Zurich, CH); Poly Styrene’s Braces, Art in General (New York, US); in collaboration with kim?, Contemporary Art Centre (Riga, LV) and Sade Room (formerly reclusive), MOMA PS1 (New York, US).
Her exhibition CUEVA DE COPAL is currently on view at Arnolfini Bristol.
She is included in numerous international collections: Solomon R. Guggenheim Collection, (New York, US); Zabludowicz Collection (London, UK); B.LA Foundation (Vienna, AT); Espacio 1414/Berezdivin Collection (Santurce, PR); Marciano Art Foundation (Los Angeles, US); Rubell Family Collection (Miami, US); Sifang Art Museum (Nanjing, CN); Yuz Museum (Shanghai, CN), among others.