b. 1975, San Juan Nepomuceno, Colombia | lives and works in Bogotá
Gabriel Sierra studied industrial design at Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá. Employing the languages of design and architecture, the Colombian artist’s work challenges the rules of functionality and engages ideas of community, habitat, and urbanism. For Structures for Transition 1 (Estructuras para transición 1, 2008), he built an armature in a museum passageway, seeming to expose the structural skeleton that exists beneath the surrounding walls. A second work acquired for the Guggenheim’s collection, Hang It All (from Stepmothernature, 2006), alludes to Charles and Ray Eames’s iconic design, replacing its colorful spheres with pieces of fruit, thus replacing perfect geometric form with irregular organic matter.