Installation at 8th International Istanbul Biennial, detail (2003)

Installation at 8th International Istanbul Biennial, detail, 2003
© Doris Salcedo
Courtesy the Alexander and Bonin, New York

"But what does it mean to ‘destitute’ one human being from humankind? I believe my role as an artist is to take that human being that has been expelled from the human condition and try to bring him or her back into the sphere of the human. That’s why the works have to have a sacred element."

-Doris Salcedo