Pedro Hurpia, kérapi dzamaapi peeri (studio practice), 2022, drawing, digital photograph on paper, scale model, branch and stones, variable dimensions.

Pedro Hurpia

Artist / Summer 2022

Biography

Artist Pedro Hurpia investigates notions of displacement and collapse, not only in geographical ways but also at the level of cognitive dissonance (psychological stress), when individuals or groups are able to counteract even the basic level of logic: denying evidence, creating false memories, distorting perceptions, ignoring scientific claims, and triggering a loss of contact with reality. He uses fictional strategies by inventing narratives and re-creating various existing devices in order to “understand” natural phenomena and geophysical anomalies that are perceived by human beings only when they rise to the surface or when the body is directly impacted.