Following a meticulous process, Gabriel de la Mora researches, collects, classifies, catalogues, and manipulates remarkably diverse materials.  These materials are familiar, taken from quotidien 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, De la Mora explores finitude and permanence, the passing of time, its bracketing, and the transformation of matter and energy alike.

The formal outcome of this process plays with pre-established notions of drawing, painting, and sculpture. Characterized by their visual potency, the works complicate theoretical and historical art terms (the ready-made, the objet-trouvé, the monochrome, the peinture en plein air). They tackle ironically the abstract and minimalist aesthetic, and inquire on the ever-changing notion of painting as a phenomenon. Can painting originate itself with the passing of time and without any intervention from the artists hand? This apparent negation of painting and other ontological musings formulated by de la Moras body of work are 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 in Mexico City in 1968, where he still lives and works. He earned an MFA from Pratt Institute, NY and a BFA in Architecture from Universidad Anáhuac del Norte, Mexico City. His work has been exhibited at solo and group shows in museums and galleries in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Spain, and the United Kingdom, amongst others. He is represented by Timothy Taylor (London), Sicardi Gallery (Houston), and Proyectos Monclova (Mexico City).


Gabriel de la Mora @ ARCO Madrid Stand 7D05 PERROTIN / February 26 – March 1, 2020.


Art Fair

ARCO Madrid

Stand 7D05

26 February – 1 March 2020

IFEMA – Feria de Madrid

Av. del Partenón, Nº5,

28042 Madrid


Gabriel de la Mora @ ARCO Madrid Stand 7G06 Timothy Taylor / February 26 – March 1, 2020.

Art Fair

ARCO Madrid

Stand 7G06

26 February – 1 March 2020

For the 2020 edition of ARCO Madrid, Timothy Taylor is pleased to announce a group presentation of works by Miquel Barceló, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Jean Dubuffet, Jorge Eielson, Alex Katz, Guillermo Kuitca, Jonathan Lasker, Eddie Martinez, Gabriel de la Mora, Annie Morris, Kiki Smith, Jesus Rafael Soto, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Antoni Tàpies.

IFEMA – Feria de Madrid

Av. del Partenón, Nº5,

28042 Madrid


Academic program Originallyfake @ Museo Nacional de Arte, MUNAL from february 4th to April 26th 2020. Opening conference: Originallyfake – february 18th with Gabriel de la Mora, artist & Abraham Villavicencio, curator / Auditorium Best Maugard del Museo Nacional de Arte. 16:00 -18:00hrs / Enter free.


Auditorio Best Maugard del Museo Nacional de Arte

16:00 to 18:00 hrs.

Enter free

Opening Conference: Originalmentefalso – 18 de febrero
Gabriel de la Mora, artista
Abraham Villavicencio, curador de la muestra

The artist will talk about his aesthetic career to reach the concepts of “original” and “fake” as a reference to his production. Based on the identification of counterfeit, intervened, transfigured and turned on “original” pieces, this dichotomy offers new meanings to the traditional valuation of art. Also, in mirror play, the curator of the exhibition will present the works that are part of the collection of the National Museum of Art within the corpus of the Originallyfake exhibition.

Gabriel de la Mora: Originalmentefalso / Originallyfake @ MUNAL, Museo Nacional de Arte / inauguración / Opening 4 de Febrero 2020 / February 4, 2020 @ 19:30 horas.


Gabriel de la Mora @ ZsONA MACO Sección Principal Booth C116 PROYECTOSMONCLOVA / 5 al 9 de febrero, 2020 / Centro CitiBanamex, Ciudad de México.

Gabriel de la Mora @Timothy Taylor – Art Fair EXPO Chicago Booth 119 19-22 September 2019 Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago


Gabriel de la Mora
Timothy Taylor
Art Fair EXPO Chicago
Booth 119
19-22 September 2019
Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

Gabriel de la Mora: ÉCHO


Gabriel de la Mora: ÉCHO


October 12 – December 21, 2019

Gabriel de la Mora (Mexico 1968) is now represented by PERROTIN Gallery.


After 23 years of intense work exploring painting, drawing and sculpture, I am so
glad to share that from today I am one of the represented artists by PERROTIN
This news make me happy and full of energy to continue my artistic proposal.
I want to thank all my collaborators on my studio in Mexico City, also
PROYECTOSMONCLOVA, Emmanuel Perrotin and his great team, because
without all of you this great step will be no possible.

Gabriel de la Mora: ECO Conferencia en la Pinacoteca Universitaria de Colima Alfonso Michel / Jueves 15 de Agosto 2019 20:00 hrs.


Gabriel de la Mora: ECO

Conferencia abierta al publico en General

Pinacoteca Universitaria de Colima Alfonso Michel

Jueves 15 de Agosto de 2019

20:00 hrs

Vicente Guerrero 35, Centro, 28000, Colima, Colima, México.

Tel: 312 314 33 06

Para esta platica me interesa compartir las series en las que estoy trabajando actualmente y que presentaré en varias exposiciones durante 2019, tanto en México como en el extranjero, compartiré imágenes de la exposición que presente en marzo en la galería de PERROTIN de Nueva York, así como imágenes de la exposición que presentaré en la galería PERROTIN de Paris en Octubre de 2019.

Me enfocaré en mostrar como una idea a través de un proceso documentado genera una obra como parte de una serie que finaliza en la creación incluso de una nueva técnica.

Gabriel de la Mora / ART BASEL 2019 @ PERROTIN Booth M25 / June 13 – 16


Gabriel de la Mora / Art Basel 2019 @ PERROTIN Booth M25 / June 13 – 16.

Perrotin’s booth will also be dedicated to a series of solo presentations of Lee Bae, Hernan Bas, Thilo Heinzmann, Gregor Hildebrandt, JR, Bharti Kher, Jean-Michel Othoniel and Claire Tabouret.

In addition to those focus sections, the booth will feature a selection of recent works by Iván Argote, Daniel Arsham, Sophie Calle, Johan Creten, Gabriel de la Mora, Wim Delvoye, Efiaimbelo Family, Elmgreen & Dragset, Lionel Estève, Jens Fänge, Bernard Frize, John Henderson, Leslie Hewitt, Izumi Kato, Klara Kristalova, Julio Le Parc, MADSAKI, Barry McGee, Mr.,Takashi Murakami, Otani Workshop, GaHee Park, Paola Pivi, Gabriel Rico, Michael Sailstorfer, Pierre Soulages, Park Seo-Bo, Xavier Veilhan, Pieter Vermeersch, Artie Vierkant, XU ZHEN® as well as historical works of Hans Hartung, Heinz Mack, Claude Rutault, Pierre Soulages and Mel Ziegler. 

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