Following meticulous and self-created methodologies, Gabriel de la Mora researches, collects, classifies, catalogs, and manipulates remarkably diverse materials. These materials are familiar, sourced from quotidian objects—his ongoing series The weight of thought, for example, repurposes leather and rubber shoe soles. de la Mora’s materials of choice are those often considered waste or residue: collected artifacts and antiques, obsolete mechanical and utilitarian objects, parts, corporeal matter, architectural scrap. Through these, the artist explores finitude and permanence, the passing of time, it’s bracketing, and the transformation of matter and energy alike. The formal outcome of these processes plays with pre-established notions of drawing, painting, and sculpture. Characterized by their visual potency, the resulting bodies of work complicate theoretical and historical art terms (the ready-made, the objet-trouvé, the monochrome, the peinture en plein air, among others). As such, they establish an ironic spin on the abstract and minimalist aesthetics and inquire about the ever-changing notion of painting as a phenomenon. Can painting originate itself with the passing of time and without any intervention from the artist’s hand? This apparent negation of painting and other ontological musings formulated by de la Mora’s oeuvre is extended to artistic practice at large: When is an artwork born and when does it reach its conclusion? What is the role of the artist within the creative act? Coupled with equally methodical and strict processes, Gabriel de la Mora has constituted a practice in which the role of the artist is not to create nor to destroy, but to transform.

Gabriel de la Mora was born on September 23, 1968 in Mexico City, where he lives and works. He earned an MFA in Painting (2001-03) from Pratt Institute, NY and a BFA in Architecture (1987-91) from Universidad Anáhuac del Norte, Mexico City. He has been a Fulbright García-Robles grant recipient, a grantee from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, and a member of the National System of Creators-FONCA (2013-15), Mexico.

His work is part of public and private collections in Mexico and abroad, among them: Fundación/Colección JUMEX, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Internacional Rufino Tamayo, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo-MUAC, and Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico; Museum of Contemporary Art-MOCA, Los Angeles, CA; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; El Museo del Barrio, NYC, NY; Albright-Knox, Buffalo, NY; Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL; Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Compostela; Colección Banco de la República and Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Bogotá; Museo de Arte Latinoamericano-MALBA, Buenos Aires.

He is represented by  PROYECTOSMONCLOVA  (Mexico City), Timothy Taylor (London), Sicardi Ayers Bacino (Houston) and PERROTIN (Paris, New York, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Hong Kong).

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Gabriel de la Mora : Lepidoptera @ Perrotin New York

Oct.26.2021

Gabriel de la Mora @ Break the Mold / North Carolina Museum of Art

Oct.01.2021

Artists: Sanford Biggers, Elizabeth Brim, Maria Britton, Julie Cockburn, Rodney McMillan, Rachel Meginnes, Katy Mixon, Gabriel de la Mora, Yasumasa Morimura, Thomas Schmidt, Shinique Smith, and Do Ho Suh, among others.

25 Septiembre 2021 – 6 Febrero 2022

North Carolina Museum of Art

East Building, Level B, Joyce W. Pope Gallery.
2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607

https://ncartmuseum.org/exhibition/break-the-mold-new-takes-on-traditional-art-making/

 

Gabriel de la Mora @ Colección JUMEX: Temperatura Ambiente

Sep.30.2021

 

Curada por la artista Sofía Táboas, Temperatura ambiente presenta 35 obras de la Colección Jumex para crear un viaje desde el sofocante calor del desierto hasta los espacios impersonales y con aire acondicionado de la vida contemporánea. Al ocupar el tercer piso del museo con videos, fotografías, instalaciones y esculturas de los siguientes artistas: Bas Jan Ader, Francis Alÿs, Kueng Caputo, Gregory Crewdson, Tacita Dean, Gabriel de la Mora, Ale de la Puente, Thomas Demand, Mark Dion, Olafur Eliasson, Elger Esser, Cyprien Gaillard, Andreas Gursky, Anthony Hernandez, Juan Fernando Herrán, Jim Hodges, Candida Höfer, Ann Veronica Janssens, Gabriel Kuri, Alicja Kwade, Luisa Lambri, Louise Lawler, Esko Männikkö, John McCracken, Richard Misrach, Thiago Rocha Pitta, George Stoll, Do Ho Suh, Salla Tykkä y Franz West, la exposición considera el calor poéticamente: cómo viaja a través del cuerpo, afectando experiencias y emociones, en el contexto del cambio climático global. Las diferencias de temperatura que representan las obras generan espacios de transición, estados intermedios y momentos de discrepancia.

Esta muestra crea un diálogo dentro del museo con Sofía Táboas: Gama térmica. Estas exposiciones complementarias exploran las relaciones entre las fuerzas humanas y naturales a través del trabajo de una artista individual y su perspectiva sobre el trabajo de sus contemporáneos.

Exposiciones organizadas por Kit Hammonds, curador en jefe y Adriana Kuri Alamillo y Cindy Peña, asistentes curatoriales, Museo Jumex.

https://www.fundacionjumex.org/es/exposiciones/203-coleccion-jumex-temperatura-ambiente 

https://www.fundacionjumex.org/es

Gabriel de la Mora @ The Armory Show / Proyectos Monclova / 09.09.2021 – 12.09.2021

Sep.10.2021

The Armory Show
09.09.2021 – 12.09.2021
Booth 340
Javits Center
429 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

Gabriel de la Mora, James Benjamin Franklin, Yoshua Okón, Ángela Gurría, Ištvan Išt Huzjan, Edgar Orlaineta, Martín Soto Climent, Eduardo Terrazas.

www.proyectosmonclova.com

www.thearmoryshow.com

Gabriel de la Mora @ The Armory Show 2021 / PROYECTOS MONCLOVA / Booth 340 / 09.09.2021 – 12.09.2021

Sep.02.2021

09.09.2021 – 12.09.2021
Booth 340
Javits Center
429 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

Gabriel de la Mora, James Benjamin Franklin, Yoshua Okón, Ángela Gurría, Ištvan Išt Huzjan, Edgar Orlaineta, Martín Soto Climent, Eduardo Terrazas

www.thearmoryshow.com

www.proyectosmonclova.com

Gabriel de la Mora @ IntersectArtAndDesign / PERROTIN / August 1-5, 2021.

Aug.03.2021

I am pleased to share my participation at PERROTIN in @IntersectArtAndDesign with a Curated selection of works from the gallery´s roster including sculptures by Gabriel Rico, Jean Michel Otoniel, and Johan Creten as well as a historic painting by Hans Hartung, and a Selection of works by Sophie Calle, Gabriel de la Mora, Bernard Frize, Thilo Heinzmann, Farhad Moshiri and Paola Pivi.

August 1-5, 2021.

Gabriel de la Mora @ Seeing and Perceiving

Jul.01.2021

Artists: Abdul-Rahman Katanani, Aisha Khalid, Antonio Santín, Carsten Höller, Darel Carey, Do Ho Suh, Esther Stocker, Farhad Moshiri, Gabriel de la Mora, Iván Navarro, Jorge Macchi, Moataz Nasr, Mohammed Kazem, Mounir Fatmi, Madia Kaabi-Linke, Robert Lazarini, Robert Irwin, Tomás Saraceno, Ugo Rondinone, Walaa Fadul.

24.06.2021 – 26.03.2022

King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra)

8386 Ring Rd, Gharb Al, Dhahran, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

https://www.ithra.com/en/programme/2021/seeing-perceiving/

Metamorfose: Sublimação e Transmutação

Jun.24.2021

Metamorfose: Sublimação e Transmutação Metamorphosis: Sublimation and Transmutation

curadoria curatorship :Marc Pottier,

Anna Costa e Silva , Ayrson Heráclito , Eliane Prolik ,Gabriel de la Mora, Helô Sanvoy, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Mariana Manhães, Martha Araújo, Tracey Emin

26 junho a 14 agosto 2021  june 26 to august 14 2021
A galeria de São Paulo está aberta ao público com hora marcada.
Agende sua visita pelo site ou telefone.

The São Paulo gallery is open to the public by appointment.
Schedule your visit by website or phone.

https://www.simoesdeassis.com/exposicoes/

Gabriel de la Mora : El poeta es el autor que desaparece… @ Museo Francisco Goitia / 08.07. 2021

Jun.15.2021

Gabriel de la Mora @ Primer Seminario Nacional de conservación de pintura de caballete / 15.06.2021

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