Zinny-Maidagan

Artist in Residence at 18th Street Arts Center
Presented at 18th Street Arts Center
Presented at LACMA

Dolores Zinny and Juan Maidagan (Zinny-Maidagan) are a Berlin-based duo producing large-scale installations for over two decades as a means to investigate architecture through the history of a site, challenge traditional notions around exhibition space, and create new meanings. As part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, the duo’s curiosity about the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) building and its history grows out of a practice continually grounded in their responses to existing architectures. Zinny and Maidagan create installations, introduce new objects, structures and environments, and integrate a series of social, political, and cultural references to create a narrative that often draws from literature.

Dolores Zinny and Juan Maidagan were born in Argentina, and studied Fine Arts with a specialization in Painting and Medical Studies, respectively, at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario. They have been working together since 1992, and their work has been featured internationally. They are recipients of many awards, including the Guggenheim and Pollock-Krasner Fellowships.

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