The Alpine Rooster (Dannielle Tegeder & Pablo Helguera)
The Alpine Rooster is a writing collective by Dannielle Tegeder and Pablo Helguera that uses found text to create publications and performances. Formed in 2009, the Alpine Rooster often pairs with collaborators to realize its work.
Dannielle Tegeder is a conceptual poet and visual artist living in Brooklyn. Her work has been shown widely in over one hundred exhibitions and at institutions including The New Museum, The Brooklyn Museum as well as many galleries including Nina Menocal Gallery (Mexico City) and Suzanne Vielmetter Projects (Los Angeles). Dannielle's work has been included in the Museum of Modern Art's Drawing Collection. She is the author of six chapbooks. Recent writing endeavors include: a book of directions from taxi drivers that was crafted into poetry chapbooks and left in the back of taxis; a collection of things that have fallen in New York City (published on UbuWeb's The Unpublishable series); a five-year list of stolen things; and projects created from found text on gravestones at Woodlawn Cemetery. Dannielle is an Associate Professor of Art at The City University of New York at Lehman College.
Originally from Mexico City, Pablo Helguera is a performance and visual artist in Brooklyn working in subjects around pedagogy, fiction, and history. In “The School of Panamerican Unrest," he drove the entirety of the Pan-American Highway from Anchorage to Tierra del Fuego. It is considered one of the longest public art projects on record and a pioneering work in the area of social practice. Pablo has performed or exhibited in more than 30 countries and his work has been presented by Museum of Modern Art, Reina Sofía (Spain), Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (Argentina), Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico), and the Havana, Liverpool and Performa biennials amongst others.
Pablo has published seventeen books, including The Pablo Helguera Manual of Contemporary Art Style (2005), Theatrum Anatomicum (and other performance lectures) (2009), Education for Socially Engaged Art (2011) and Art Scenes (the Social Scripts of the Art World (2012). He has received grants from The Guggenheim Foundation and Creative Capital, fellowships from Franklin Furnace and Art Matters, and in 2011 was awarded the first International Prize of Participatory Art (Bologna, Italy). Pablo has produced more than 1,000 public programs in his 20-year museum career. Since 2007 he has been Director of Adult and Academic Programs in the Education Department at the Museum of Modern Art.