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 artist’s hand? This apparent negation of painting and other ontological musings formulated by de la Mora’s 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).
Auditorio Best Maugard del Museo Nacional de Arte
16:00 to 18:00 hrs.
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
Art Fair EXPO Chicago
19-22 September 2019
Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago
Gabriel de la Mora: ÉCHO
October 12 – December 21, 2019
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 abierta al publico en General
Pinacoteca Universitaria de Colima Alfonso Michel
Jueves 15 de Agosto de 2019
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.
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.
Messeplatz 10 4005 Basel Switzerland
Opening hours: Thrusday – Sunday, 11 am – 7 pm.
On the occasion of the eighth edition of Frieze New York at Randall’s Island Park, half of Perrotin’s booth will be a special presentation by Japanese artist Izumi Kato. The other half will exhibit works by Daniel Arsham, Gabriel de la Mora, Jens Fänge, Bernard Frize, Leslie Hewitt, Bharti Kher, Takashi Murakami, Paola Pivi and Gabriel Rico
Frieze New York
May 2 – 5, 2019.
Randall´s Island Park 20
Randall´s Island Connector New York, USA
Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino is excited to announce our participation in the eleventh annual Dallas Art Fair, held at the Fashion Industry Gallery in Dallas’s dynamic Arts District. The fair will be open to the public from Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14. The Collector Preview will be held on Thursday, April 11 from 11am to 2pm, followed by a Preview Benefit in the evening.
Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino presents an exhibition of recent work by noted artists including Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Gustavo Díaz, Gabriel de la Mora, Marco Maggi, Liliana Porter, and John Sparagana. These diverse and important works range from limited edition photographs to unique sculptures and original paintings, exploring themes such as identity, memory, and the artistic process.