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).


Gabriel de la Mora @ Proyectos Monclova Booth G28 / Art Basel Miami Beach


Gabriel de la Mora @Proyectos Monclova Booth G28 Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center
December 1 – 3, 2022

James Benjamin Franklin, Eduardo Terrazas, Edgar Orlaineta, Michael Sailstorfer, Gabriel de la Mora, Ángela Guirría, Helen Escobedo, Manuel Felguérez, Alexander Calder.

* The butterfly wings used in this new Lepidoptera series come from butterflies raised in butterfly farms in Peru, Indonesia and Madagascar, dying naturally when released, they are collected by local communities.

Gabriel de la Mora @ Perrotin Booth: J3 / Art Basel Miami Beach


Gabriel de la Mora @ Perrotin
Art Basel Miami Beach
Booth J3
December 1 — 3, 2022
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Perrotin is pleased to participate in this year’s iteration of Art Basel Miami Beach with an interactive project by art collective MSCHF, a nested solo presentation by Japanese artists belonging to Kaikai Kiki studio, and the debut of work by new artists to the gallery: Henry Gunderson, Nikki Maloof, Sophia Narrett, and Kathia St. Hilaire.

Brooklyn-based art collective MSCHF will make their debut at Art Basel with an immersive sculpture on Perrotin’s booth, concurrent to their exhibition at Perrotin New York on view through December 23, No More Tears, I’m Lovin’ It.

Central to the booth, Perrotin will present new artwork by Japanese artists belonging to Kaikai Kiki. Emi Kuraya, MADSAKI, and ob will debut new paintings, Otani Workshop will present a series of bronze sculptures and paintings, and Takashi Murakami will debut works from his Murakami.Flowers series. Concurrently, Otani Workshop recently opened Hand, Eye, and Soul at Perrotin Seoul and Takashi Murakami will inaugurate Perrotin Dubai with a solo exhibition, on view from November 25, 2022 through January 28, 2023.
Henry Gunderson will unveil a large-scale painting from his “House” series, marking Perrotin’s first collaboration with the artist, ahead of a solo exhibition of his work at Perrotin New York this Spring. Gunderson uses an acrylic layering technique in his oversized, hyperrealistic paintings that explore the human psyche through post-industrial American Pop Art landscapes.

Additionally, we will present a nested solo corner of still life artworks by Nikki Maloof, Sophia Narrett, and Danielle Orchard, who will have their debut exhibitions at Perrotin New York in Spring 2023. Kathia St. Hilaire will also present a new work on the booth, concurrent to her first-ever institutional exhibition, titled Immaterial Being, at NSU Fort Lauderdale.

Finally, Bernard Frize will present a new series of paintings, concurrent to his exhibition at Perrotin Paris (2 bis Avenue Matignon), Comment Puis-Je Te Dire…, on view through December 17.

Perrotin’s booth will include a curated selection of works by Jean-Marie Appriou, Iván Argote, Hernan Bas, Genesis Belanger, Anna-Eva Bergman, Stan Burnside, Jean-Philippe Delhomme, Nick Doyle, Charles Hascoët, Thilo Heinzmann, John Henderson, Leslie Hewitt, Gregor Hildebrandt, Kara Joslyn, Izumi Kato, Bharti Kher, Klara Kristalova, Trevon Latin, Lee Bae, Gabriel de la Mora, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Paola Pivi, Gabriel Rico, Jesús Rafael Soto, Josh Sperling, Tavares Strachan, and Xiyao Wang.

Gabriel de la Mora @ Timothy Taylor Booth: C28 / Art Basel Miami Beach


Gabriel de la Mora @ Timothy Taylor Booth C28
Art Basel Miami Beach
VIP Preview: 29 – 30 November 2022 Public Days: 1 – 3 December 2022

Timothy Taylor is pleased to present a blend of primary and secondary-market works for Art Basel Miami Beach 2022, showcasing artists Daniel Crews-Chubb, Jorge Eielson, Armen Eloyan, Sam Francis, Adolph Gottlieb, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Alex Katz, Jonathan Lasker, Glenn Ligon, Sahara Longe, Chris Martin, Eddie Martinez, Josephine Meckseper, Gabriel de la Mora, Annie Morris, Richard Patterson, Hayal Pozanti, Jiab Prachakul, Sean Scully, Kiki Smith and Eduardo Terrazas.

Tracing the influence and potency of 20th century masters to the vibrant work of contemporary artists today, the paintings and sculpture in this presentation focus on the blaze of painterly colour and clarity of form. They reflect the moment before the eye and brain connect in a snap of seeing: when life moves into flashes of pure abstraction.



Gabriel de la Mora
West Bund Art Center
Booth: A108 / Perrotin
10-13 November 2022
Shanghai, China

Interview link:

Gabriel de la Mora @ PERROTIN Booth: A108 / West Bund Art & Design 2022 Shanghai


Gabriel de la Mora
West Bund Art Center
Booth: A108
10-13 November 2022.

For West Bund Art & Design 2022, Perrotin will dedicate a solo booth of new works by Mexican artist Gabriel de la Mora.

Gabriel de la Mora´s practice focuses on the construction of seemingly minimal yet extremely complex surfaces that are underlined by intense mathematical precision. As both a collector of objects and fascinated by science, he began to make geometric compositions with elements that contrain genetic material – human hair, feathers, eggshells, or most recently, butterfly wings. For this new body of work, titled Lepidoptera, De la Mora mines the rich cultural symbolism of the butterfly, sourcing the material from butterfly conservation farms in Peru and Indonesia. In addition, the artist presents an evolution to this series, including three works that integrate three different materials at the same time: Morpho didius butterfly wings, 24 karats Pure Gold leaf, and acrylic paint.

Gabriel de la Mora @ PERROTIN Booth A11 FRIEZE LONDON


Gabriel de la Mora @ PERROTIN Booth A11 FRIEZE LONDON
Regent´s Park
October 13 – 17, 2022


For this year’s iteration of Frieze London, Perrotin is pleased to present a new set of works by GaHee Park, some of which were created this summer during the gallery’s residency in Cap Ferret. The artist will showcase a series of paintings and drawings in a nested presentation.

We will also present unseen works by Bernard Frize and Iván Argote who will have simultaneous shows at Perrotin Paris this October. Argote’s paintings presented at our booth echo to his special presentation Air de jeux at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, as part of his nomination for Marcel Duchamp Prize.

In addition to his solo exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, American artist Daniel Arsham will present a recent sculpture at our booth.

Finally, we will present a selection of works by artists from our roster, including Jean-Marie Appriou, Lee Bae, Bharti Kher, Sophie Calle, Johan Creten, Jean-Philippe Delhomme, Mathilde Denize, Jens Fänge, Laurent Grasso, Hans Hartung, Thilo Heinzmann, Leslie Hewitt, Gregor Hildebrandt, Susumu Kamijo, Klara Kristalova, Gabriel de la Mora, Takashi Murakami, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Paola Pivi, Claire Tabouret, Xiyao Wang, and others.


Gabriel de la Mora @ Proyectos Monclova Booth 341 / Armory Show / 9 – 11 september

Armory Show 2022
09.09.2022 – 11.09.2022
Booth 341
Abel Quezada, Hilda Palafox, Helen Escobedo, Eduardo Terrazas, Gabriel de la Mora, James Benjamin FranklinJavits Center / 429 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10001



Gabriel de la Mora , 1,800 – Di. Ju (900 II- Di.Ju.+ 900 I – Di.Ju.), 2022
Díptico de mosaico de alas de mariposa Dione juno sobre cartulina de museo y bastidor de madera / Dyptich of Dione juno butterfly wings mosaic on museum cardboard and wooden frame
Overall dimensions: 35 x 70 x 6 cm / 13.78 x 27.56 x 2.36 inches
Each image dimensions: 30 x 30 x 2 cm /11.81 x 11.81 x .79 inches
Each framed dimensions: 35 x 35 x 6 cm / 13.78 x 13.78 x 2.36 inches


The butterfly wings used in this new Lepidoptera series come from butterflies raised in butterfly farms in Peru, Indonesia and Madagascar, dying naturally when released, they are collected by local communities

Gabriel de la Mora @ Sicardi Ayers Bacino Booth 228 / The Armory Show / 8- 11 september


The Armory Show
Booth 228 | Javits Center | New York, NY
September 8-11, 2022

Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino is pleased to announce our participation in The Armory Show 2022 at the Javitz Center in New York from September 8-11. In Booth 228, the gallery will present a group exhibition featuring gallery artists Gustavo Díaz, Thomas Glassford, Marco Maggi, Gabriel de la Mora, Reynier Leyva Novo, Miguel Angel Ríos, Fanny Sanín, and Melanie Smith.

Fair Schedule:

VIP Preview invitation only
Thursday, September 8 12-8pm

Public Days
Friday, September 9 12-8pm
Saturday, September 10 12-7pm
Sunday, September 11 12-6pm

Tickets are available for purchase here.

For a preview of the booth, please call the gallery at 713.529.1313 or contact William Isbell at 832.264.3466 ( or Rebekah Bredthauer at 901.825.2909 (

IMAGE: Gabriel de la Mora, 8,684, 2022. 4,372 concave blown glass fragments and aluminum, 4,312 convex blown glass fragments and aluminum on museum cardboard and wood, 38 5/8 x 38 5/8 x 2 3/8 in.

Gabriel de la Mora @ Perrotin Booth 10 / ArtMonte Carlo / 14-16 july


Booth 10
July 14 – 16
Grimaldi Forum
10 avenue Princesse Grace, Monaco

Perrotin is pleased to return to artmonte-carlo with a selection of new paintings by American artist Danielle Orchard, who will have her first solo exhibition in Paris in September.We also showcase Lee Bae’s latest series Issu du feu (White lines) shown earlier this year at our Paris gallery.

Laurent Grasso presents some recent works including a painting from his series Studies Into The Past ahead of his major exhibition at the Collège des Bernardins, in October 2022.

Our booth also features a selection of works from Jean-Marie Appriou’s latest series Communionem Elementaris, first shown at his solo exhibition at Art Basel 2022. The Villa Medici is currently hosting a series of Appriou’s animal and plant sculptures inspired by fantastic worlds.

We are also pleased to present a new photograph by Sophie Calle titled The Ghosts of Orsay from her last solo exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay which just closed its doors.

Finally, new works by Johan Creten, Mathilde Denize, Jens Fänge, Gabriel de La Mora, Xavier Veilhan, and Pieter Vermeersch are presented alongside a selection of works by Yves Laloy and Hans Hartung.

Gabriel de la Mora @ PERROTIN Booth L25 / ART BASEL


Gabriel de la Mora @ PERROTIN Booth L25 / ART BASEL
June 16-19, 2022
Messeplatz 10, 4058 Basel, Switzerland


Jean-Marie Appriou, Johan Creten, Emi Kuraya, Hans Hartung, Lee Bae, Takashi Murakami,Gérard Schneider, Hans Hartung, Johan Creten, Emi Kuraya, Daniel Arsham, Cristina BanBan, Sophie Calle, Gabriel de la Mora, Mathilde Denize, Elmgreen & Dragset, Lionel Estève, Chen Fei, Bernard Frize, Laurent Grasso, Zach Harris, Thilo Heinzmann, JR, Bharti Kher, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Paola Pivi, Park Seo-Bo, Tavares Strachan, Xavier Veilhan, Pieter Vermeersch, Xiyao Wang, Anna-Eva Bergman, Alain Jacquet, Georges Mathieu, Jesús Rafael Soto.



Gabriel de la Mora, 3,878 – M.D, 2022, Mosaico de alas de mariposa Morpho didius sobre cartulina de museo / Morpho didius butterfly wings mosaic on museum cardboard, 60 x 60 x 2 cm / 23.62 x 23.62 x .79 inches, Enmarcado 65 x 65 x 6 cm / Framed 25.59 x 25.59 x 2.36 inches, serie Lepidóptera / Lepidoptera series.

The butterfly wings used in this new Lepidoptera series come from butterflies raised in butterfly farms in Peru, Indonesia and Madagascar, dying naturally when released, they are collected by local communities.





Gabriel de la Mora: Out of frame

Fabiola Iza















Out of Frame is a monographic study of Gabriel de la Mora’s recent production. Consisting of three essays and accompanying images, the publication analyses the working methods that lie behind the artist’s material output. Instead of aiming to offer another reading of his series of works, mainly made of debris and discarded materials and which seek to erase the boundaries between drawing, painting, and sculpture. Thus this book distinguishes itself as contributing to the study of his working methods or processes rather than to an object-oriented focus on his finished artworks. Therefore, Out of Frame focuses on the influences that nourish de la Mora’s work along with the methodologies he devises to manipulate countless raw materials. The essays tackle questions regarding topics such as animism and the role of the collector, finitude, commodification and the ontology of the art object through the lens of the artist’s production. Fuera de Cuadro / Out of Frame will be the first in a series of digital publications that the artist will produce in collaboration with young curators and writers about his work, with this initial title also giving name to the budding series. The Fuera de Cuadro publication series seeks to to unveil the physical and mental processes entwined in De la Mora’s creative process. Each invited curator/writer will determine the scope of each book ultimately offering their interpretations on the “out of frame” theme.

Download the book here: 

Gabriel de la Mora: Entropías




Gabriel de la Mora: Entropías

06.02.2018 – 10.03.2018

© El artista, los autores, los fotógrafos,


© The artist, the authors, the photographers,



Eliza Mizrahi Balas


Estudio Gabriel de la Mora


Ana Lizeth Mata


Javier Velázquez, Ramiro Chaves


Alfredo Gallegos


Elizabeth Calzado


Christopher Fraga


Esteban Gérman

Impreso en México en los talleres de Offset

Rebosán / Printed in Mexico at the workshop

of Offset Rebosán


It is available at PROYECTOSMONCLOVA gallery.




Brett Littman - Jace Clayton.

The Drawing Center

July 15 – September 2, 2016

Main Gallery

Gabriel de la Mora

Sound Inscriptions on Fabric

Curated by Brett Littman

Drawing Papers 127

Essays by Brett Littman and Jace Clayton

ISBN 978 – 0 – 942324 – 97 – 6

To place an international order

Please contact to Bookstore Manager, Kate Robinson at


Willy Kautz


ISBN: 978-607-95918-4-7

Edición bilingüe: Inglés / Español, 236 páginas a color

Diseño: Nicolás Pradilla

Traducción: Richard Moszka (cap 1-5) / Michael Parker Stainback (cap 6-7)

Edición: Museo Amparo (2015)


Francisco Reyes Palma

El libro, Gabriel de la Mora, Originalmentefalso / Originallyfake encara una problemática que desborda la escena del arte contemporáneo pues, no obstante la magnitud de falsificaciones que saturan el mercado de arte, la crítica, la institución, la galería y el coleccionismo suelen optar por el silencio.

En la búsqueda obsesiva de materia prima para su proyecto de incorporar una serie de obras falsas a la esfera de la creación legítima, Gabriel de la Mora se sumerge en el complejo submundo del mercado negro del arte y mantiene contacto con una amplia gama  de coleccionistas y con los archivos de algunas galerías, casas subastadoras y talleres de restauro que apoyan su propuesta.

Esta publicación  es asimismo un intento por acercar al lector al proceso creativo de cada obra, de manera que su comprensión y disfrute se mantengan abiertos, sobre todo por tratarse de una estética agresiva, liminal, donde conviven las síntesis formales y las revisiones postconceptuales, el refinamiento y la abyección.

El intenso y prolongado diálogo entre Gabriel de la Mora y Francisco Reyes Palma,  refiere a una exploración en los bordes de lo artístico, que muestra también otros modos de relación entre el artista y el crítico, las lógicas de exposición y la historia del arte. Exploración que aún se mantiene abierta.

Edición bilingüe, inglés y español.

112 páginas.

Co-editada por Conaculta y Literal Publishing.

Diseño de Nicolás Pradilla.

Traducción de Christopher Michael Fraga.

ISBN: 978-0-9897957-4-6 Literal Publishing

ISBN: 978-607-516-360-4 CONACULTA

Alegorías capilares

Sergio Rodríguez Blanco y Gabriel de la Mora

Alegorías Capilares recibió el Premio Bellas Artes de Literatura Luis Cardoza y Aragón para Crítica de Artes Plásticas 2009. Sergio Rodríguez Blanco construye una travesía por el universo estético que despliega el pelo humano utilizado como materia para el arte en el trabajo del artista mexicano Gabriel de la Mora. Un viso de perversión palpita detrás del esteticismo y la sorprendente destreza técnica de algunas de sus obras realizadas con fibras capilares de seres humanos.

A primera vista, el pelo aparece transfigurado como un dibujo delicado y aséptico; al aguzar la mirada, las líneas se descubren como cabellos de donantes vivos, incluso de cadáveres exhumados. A través de su prosa vibrante, Rodríguez Blanco conduce al lector desde el concepto de alegoría de Walter Benjamin a la categoría de lo Real de Jacques Lacan, de la abyección de Julia Kristeva al sex-appeal de lo inorgánico de Mario Perniola. El pelo se va revelando como una materia artística sublimada, como un receptáculo de deseos reprimidos, pero también como una catapulta a lugares siniestros de la memoria.

2011 | Primera Edición
160 páginas
16.5 x 22.5 cm
Encuadernación: Pasta dura
ISBN: 978-607-7663-25-6

Editorial TRILCE Ediciones (2012)


Willy Kautz, Miguel González Virgen, Gilbert Vicario, Robert C. Morgan, María Minera y Gabriel de la Mora

Interpretar el trabajo artístico de Gabriel de la Mora es como buscar la huella de un crimen con la sospecha de que éste nunca tuvo lugar. En sus obras, la precisión y la ejecución parecen maniobras conceptuales a la vez que formales.

Si todo parece estar en su sitio, ¿qué es lo perturbador y lo maravilloso de su trabajo?, ¿qué es lo que nos conduce a una experiencia de lo siniestro? Su trabajo guarda relación con el lado oscuro de la psique, su lado interno, al margen de las proposiciones cínicas e irónicas tan comunes al arte contemporáneo.

Este libro recorre la obra de Gabriel de la Mora, su trabajo explora la identidad personal y cultural a través de diferentes líneas de investigación que trazan el hilo conductor de su obra: la originalidad, lo paranormal, la identidad, la memoria, el retrato y el cuerpo, que forman parte del juego entre dicotomías (figuración-abstracción, barroco-minimalista, inocencia-crueldad, tradicional-experimental) representadas en sus obras. En ellas, la línea y el punto se vuelen elementos fundamentales que generan un dialogo entre dibujo y escultura, entre lo bidimensional y lo tridimensional.


Páginas 224

Medidas 21,5 x 28 cm

Encuadernación Tela con sobrecubierta francesa

2 Ediciones Español /Inglés


Castellano 978-84-7506-964-7

Inglés 978-84-7506-965-4

Editorial TURNER (2011)