Commissioned and acquired by the NGV, Alexandra Kehayoglou’s major new work Santa Cruz River 2016–17 will premiere at NGV Triennial 2017, immersing viewers in a lavish interior installation of hand-tufted rug and tapestry.

Featuring the work of 78 artists and designers from 32 countries, NGV Triennial 2017 surveys the world’s best art and design, across cultures, scales, geographies and perspectives. Emerging artist and designer Alexandra Kehayoglou hails from a family of carpet makers in Buenos Aires. Plying the family trade in the service of her work, Kehayoglou hand-tufts wool rugs in a process that takes several months to complete.

Supported by the Buxton Family.