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).

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Art Brussels / Booth C20 Proyectos Monclova / Avenue du Port 86c 1000 Brussels, Belgium / April 20 – 23, 2017 / Gabriel de la Mora, Edgar Orlaineta, Chantal Peñalosa, Martin Soto Climent, Tercerunquinto, Eduardo Terrazas.

Apr.17.2017

Art Brussels / Booth C20 Proyectos Monclova / Avenue du Port 86c 1000 Brussels, Belgium
April 20 – 23, 2017
Gabriel de la Mora, Edgar Orlaineta, Chantal Peñalosa, Martin Soto Climent, Tercerunquinto, Eduardo Terrazas.

Quinta edición de EL MUAC EN TU CASA.

Apr.04.2017

El Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), la Escuela Nacional Preparatoria (ENP) y la Escuela Nacional Colegio de Ciencias y Humanidades (CCH)
Quinta Edición de EL MUAC EN TU CASA.

Objetivo
Propiciar el acercamiento y sensibilización de las audiencias jóvenes hacia los diversos procesos museológicos.
Conoc er y disfrutar el arte contemporáneo del acervo artístico de la UNAM, a partir de la interac ción con artistas y la experimentación de los procesos de conservación, registro, documentación, embalaje, montaje, exhibición, monitoreo, resguardo y activa ción de la obra .
Generar a través del arte posturas críticas ante la situación actual del país; por ejemplo, en temas como la violencia de género y el consumo de drogas.

The Armory Show / Booth 508 Proyectos Monclova & Timothy Taylor / Pier 94, New York City / March 1 – 5, 2017 / Julius Heinemann, Martin Soto Climent, Eduardo Terrazas, Gabriel de la Mora, Shezad Dawood & Volker Hüller.

Mar.01.2017

The Armory Show / Booth 508 Proyectos Monclova & Timothy Taylor / Pier 94, New York City / March 1 – 5, 2017
Julius Heinemann, Martin Soto Climent, Eduardo Terrazas, Gabriel de la Mora, Shezad Dawood & Volker Hüller.

Gabriel de la Mora @ Proyectos Monclova booth D 209 / ZsONA MACO 2017 – 8 al 12 de febrero de 2017 / Centro Banamex, Sala D. Av. Conscripto 311, Colonia Lomas de Sotelo, Ciudad de México.

Feb.03.2017

Zsona Maco

Booth D 209 Proyectos Monclova

Julius Heinemann, Adrien Missika, Edgar Orlaineta, Raul Ortega Ayala, Chantal Peñalosa, Martin Soto Climent, Tercerunquinto, Eduardo Terrazas, Anna Virnich y Gabriel de la Mora.

Proyectos Monclova – Untitled, San Francisco 13.01.17 – 15.01.17 / Gabriel de la Mora, Edgar Orlaineta, Martin Soto Climent, Eduardo Terrazas. Booth B1

Jan.09.2017

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Gabriel de la Mora, Edgar Orlaineta, Adrien Missika, Andreas Slominski, Martin Soto Climent, Anna Virnich, Artissima 2016 / Proyectos Monclova Booth green 3 / brown 4, 4.11.21016 – 6.11.2016

Nov.02.2016

Gabriel de la Mora @ ARTBO 2016 / Sicardi Gallery booth / 27 – 30 octubre 2016.

Oct.19.2016

ARTBO 2016
Sicardi Gallery booth B6

Gabriel de la Mora
Marco Maggi
Miguel Angel Ríos
Miguel Angel Rojas

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Gabriel de la Mora, Adrien Missika, Martín Soto Climent @ Paris Internationale / Proyectos Monclova – 19-23 octubre 2016.

Oct.18.2016

Martín Soto Climent, Adrien Missika & Gabriel de la Mora @ Proyectos Monclova booth / Paris Internationale 2016.

impossible_obsidian

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EXPO CHGO 22/09/16 – 25/09716 Booth 727 Proyectos Monclova.

Sep.21.2016

Arte para la Nación

Jun.23.2016

Arte para la Nación

Galería Nacional, Palacio Nacional, México City, México

23 de Junio hasta 16 de Octubre 2016

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