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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Gabriel de la Mora @ EXODUS Émigré Artists and the New York Vanguard / Part III MEXICO IN NEW YORK. FROM OROZCO TO OROZCO/ At WhiteBox Harlem, NY

May.19.2020

Curated by Raúl Zamudio

Blanka Amezkua, Claudia Baez, Tania Candiani, Mauricio Cortes,Gabriel de La Mora, Adolfo Doring, ERRE, Erika Harrsch ,Humana & Generosa, Alva Mooses,Damian Ontiveros,Miguel Rodriguez Sepulveda ,Joaquin Segura Teresa Serrano,Vargas Suarez-Universal.

May 5, 2020 – June 12, 2020

WHITEBOX HARLEM

213 East 121st Street, New York, NY 10035

www.whiteboxny.org

EXODUS III | FROM OROZCO TO OROZCO

 

Gabriel de la Mora @ Yo era bueno tirando piedras / I was very good at tossing stones / Curator: Willy Kautz, Group Show at La Tallera, Cuernavaca, Morelos, México / 21.03.2020 – 4.10.2020.

Apr.21.2020

Yo era bueno tirando piedras / I was very good at tossing stones

Curaduría: Willy Kautz

David Alfaro Siqueiros, Ana Bidart & Primal, Antonio Bravo, Rocío Cerón, Itziar Giner, Cynthia Gutiérrez, Isauro Huizar, Cirse Irasema, Berta Kolteniuk, Daniel Lara Ballesteros, Gabriel de la Mora, Diego Pérez, Jorge Satorre.

21 de Marzo, 2020 – 04 de Octubre, 2020 / March 21, 2020 – October 04, 2020.

La Tallera, Sala Principal, Cuernavaca, Morelos, México.

http://saps-latallera.org/tallera/exposiciones/yo-era-muy-bueno-tirando-piedras?lang=en

Gabriel de la Mora @ PERROTIN Dallas Art Fair Online from April 14-23, 2020.

PERROTIN New York is pleased to participate in Dallas Art Fair Online, accessible via the fair’s digital portal between April 14–23, 2020.

Our presentation brings together new and recent contemporary works by artists Lee Bae, Gabriel Rico, Bernard Frize, Josh Sperling, GaHee Park, Daniel Arsham, Gabriel de la Mora, Thilo Heinzmann, Zach Harris, Claire Tabouret, Elmgreen & Dragset, Bharti Kher, Paola Pivi, John Henderson, Park Seo-bo, Erró.

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

Feb.19.2020

Art Fair

ARCO Madrid

Stand 7D05

26 February – 1 March 2020

IFEMA – Feria de Madrid

Av. del Partenón, Nº5,

28042 Madrid

Spain.

https://www.ifema.es/arco-madrid

https://www.perrotin.com/

https://gabrieldelamora.com/

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

Spain.

https://www.ifema.es/arco-madrid

https://www.timothytaylor.com/

https://gabrieldelamora.com/

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.

Feb.12.2020

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.

Feb.04.2020

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

Sep.19.2019

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

Sep.12.2019

Gabriel de la Mora: ÉCHO

PERROTIN Paris

October 12 – December 21, 2019

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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