'1550 Chairs Stacked Between Two City Buildings' by Doris Salcedo

'1550 Chairs Stacked Between Two City Buildings' by Doris Salcedo

Doris Salcedo is a Colombian-born sculptor who lives and works in Bogotá. Salcedo’s work has become increasingly installation-based. She uses the gallery spaces or unusual locations to create art and environments that are politically and historically charged.

“1550 Chairs Stacked Between Two City Buildings” is an installation by Doris Salcedo at Istanbul Biennial. In 2002, Salcedo placed 280 chairs at the Palace of Justice in Bogotá "to pay homage to those killed here in a failed guerrilla coup seventeen years earlier." In 2003, she filled the Istanbul Biennial space between two buildings with 1,550 chairs "evoking the masses of faceless migrants who underpin our globalised economy."