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),PERROTIN (Paris, New York, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Hong Kong), Timothy Taylor (London), Sicardi Ayers Bacino (Houston) and  Simões de Assis (Curitiba, Brazil)

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Gabriel de la Mora @ Art Paris Art Fair Booth B5 / PERROTIN / 04-07 Abril 2024

Apr.03.2024

 Art Paris Art Fair Booth B5 / PERROTIN

Grand Palais Ephemere, Champ-de-Mars

04 – 07 Abril 2024

GABRIEL DE LA MORA @ DALLAS ART FAIR BOOTH F2 PROYECTOS MONCLOVA/ 03 – 07 de abril 2024

Apr.01.2024

GABRIEL DE LA MORA @  DALLAS ART FAIR BOOTH F2  PROYECTOS MONCLOVA

Booth F2
04.04.2024 – 07.04.2024
Fashion Industry Gallery
1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75201

GABRIEL DE LA MORA @ SP ARTE BOOTH E07 SIMOES DE ASSIS / APRIL 03 – 07 2024

GABRIEL DE LA MORA @ SP ARTE BOOTH E07 SIMOES DE ASSIS / 03 – 07 de abril 2024

SP-Arte
BOOTH E07
April 03 – 07 2024
Wednesday, guest preview
Thursday and Friday, from 1 to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Pavilhão da Bienal
Parque Ibirapuera, Puerta 3
São Paulo

GABRIEL DE LA MORA @ ART BASEL HONG KONG BOOTH 1B33 PROYECTOS MONCLOVA / 28 MARZO – 30 MARZO 2024

Mar.26.2024

GABRIEL DE LA MORA
ART BASEL HONG KONG BOOTH 1B33 PROYECTOS MONCLOVA
28 MARZO – 30 MARZO 2024

GABRIEL DE LA MORA @ ART BASEL HONG KONG BOOTH 1B33 PROYECTOS MONCLOVA / 28 MARZO – 30 MARZO 2024

Mar.20.2024

PHOTO-2024-03-20-12-21-24

GABRIEL DE LA MORA @ ARCO MADRID Booth 7B06 PERROTIN / MARCH 6 – 10 , 2024

Mar.08.2024

Gabriel de la Mora @ ARCO MADRID
Booth 7B06
IFEMA Madrid
March 6 – 10, 2024

Gabriel de la Mora @ 30 AÑOS EN EL MUNDO DEL ARTE UNA REVISIÓN DE LA BIENAL FEMSA

Feb.23.2024

PHOTO-2024-02-22-13-15-41 PHOTO-2024-02-22-13-08-31 5 PHOTO-2024-02-22-13-08-31 4 PHOTO-2024-02-22-13-08-31 3 PHOTO-2024-02-22-13-08-31 2 PHOTO-2024-02-22-13-08-31

GABRIEL DE LA MORA: ÉLAN VITAL @ PERROTIN ,PARIS / MARCH 9, 2024 – APRIL 6

Feb.19.2024

UPCOMING EXHIBITION
GABRIEL DE LA MORA: ÉLAN VITAL /SOLO SHOW / PERROTIN, PARIS
MARCH 9, 2024 – APRIL 6, 2024

GABRIEL DE LA MORA @ BOOTH A101  PROYECTOS MONCLOVA ZONA MACO 2024/ FEBRUARY 07-11 2024

Gabriel de la Mora @ Booth A101 PROYECTOS MONCLOVA ZONA MACO 2024
7 – 11 Febrero
Centro Citibanamex
Av. del Conscripto 311, Lomas de Sotelo, Hipódromo de las Américas, Miguel Hidalgo, 11200 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Gabriel de la Mora, Manuel Felguérez, James Benjamin Franklin, Fernando García Ponce, Georgina Gratrix, Néstor Jiménez, Noé Martínez, Josué Mejía, Yoshua Okón, Edgar Orlaineta, Hilda Palafox, Chantal Peñalosa, María Sosa, Tercerunquinto, Eduardo Terrazas, Alejandra Venegas, Germán Venegas, Fernando Zarur.

GABRIEL DE LA MORA @ BOOTH B113  SIMOES DE ASSIS  ZONA MACO 2024/ FEBRUARY 07-11 2024

Centro Citibanamex
Av. del Conscripto 311, Lomas de Sotelo
Hipódromo de las Américas, Miguel Hidalgo
Ciudad de México

 

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