• Born 1969 in Valencia, Venezuela
  • Based in New York, USA
  • Photo: Felix Tellez-Iwasaki

Javier Téllez’s work focuses on the invisible situations of marginalized communities. He has created installations, film and videos all across the globe, in cities including London, Lima, Tokyo, Berlin, Sydney, Lisbon, Mexico City and New York. Often developed in collaboration with people with disabilities or mental illnesses, his projects question notions of the pathological and the normal that are related to the social and political context of the locations. Combining different approaches to filmmaking, Téllez opens dialogues that provide fresh interpretations of classical myths, private and collective memories, and historical references.

Selected Works

Shadow play (solo), Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
NOSFERATU (the undead) (solo), Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York, USA
Praise of Folly (solo), Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany
Whitney Biennial 2008, New York, USA
  • One flew over the Void (Bala perdida), 2005
  • Courtesy of the artist, inSite 05 and Peter Kilchmann galerie, Zürich