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

Solo show

Gabriel de la Mora: Originalmentefalso / Originallyfake.

Feb.04.2020 - May.24.2020
Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL)

Gabriel de la Mora

Museo Nacional de Arte, MUNAL

Originalmentefalso / Originallyfake

Curator: Abraham Villavicencio.

February 4 th – April 26 th, 2020

Tacuba 8 Centro Histórico, Mexico City.

http://www.munal.mx/en/exposicion/originalmentefalso

Solo show

ÉCHO

Oct.12.2019 - Dec.21.2019
PERROTIN PARIS

https://www.perrotin.com

Solo show

Pentimento: Sofie Muller / Gabriel de la Mora

Sep.05.2019 - Nov.02.2019
PROYECTOSMONCLOVA

Pentimento
Gabriel de la Mora & Sofie Muller
05.09 – 02.11.2019
La exposición de Gabriel de la Mora (Ciudad de México, 1968) y Sofie Muller (Ghent, 1974) explora el paso del tiempo y su repercusión en la naturaleza y los seres humanos. La muestra se configura como un diálogo entre las esculturas de Muller y las pinturas de Gabriel De la Mora, donde los conceptos de deconstrucción y decadencia conviven. Gabriel de la Mora presenta una serie de paisajes encontrados que fueron hechos con óleo o acrílico entre 1950 y 1990 en México. De la Mora expone estas pinturas a la intemperie durante cierto periodo de tiempo para que el sol, los cambios de temperatura, la lluvia ácida y demás fenómenos climáticos transformen o desaparezcan —parcial o completamente— el paisaje original que representaban. Con este proceso en el que el tiempo y la naturaleza adquieren un papel importante, de la Mora hace una analogía al daño causado por el hombre sobre el paisaje; a este propósito menciona: “así como el hombre destruye la naturaleza, la naturaleza destruirá la representación de la naturaleza hecha por el hombre y la regresará a la naturaleza”. El título de cada pieza indica los días en que fueron expuestos estos cuadros que representaban principalmente montañas o vistas en las que aparecían lagos, ríos y océanos, espacios que sufren los efectos del cambio climático y la contaminación provocada en su mayoría por el ser humano. Sofie Muller, por su parte, presenta piezas realizadas con alabastro —cabezas heridas, resquebrajadas y con cicatrices— que reflejan la deterioración del cuerpo humano con el paso del tiempo como consecuencia de una vida definida por la lucha, la manipulación, la experiencia personal y las heridas. Estas piezas que son frágiles, poéticas y brutales al mismo tiempo se colocan sobre el piso, recostadas suavemente sobre una almohada desgastada o suspendidas en las paredes. Las esculturas apelan al estudio realizado por la artista sobre la manipulación del cuerpo humano y el concepto de “humano manejable”; además, Muller expone una serie de dibujos hechos con sangre sobre alabastro que apelan a la fragilidad del cuerpo humano mediante el uso de materiales naturales y orgánicos. El resultado global está determinado por la edad del material utilizado.

Solo show

Inevidencias

Apr.25.2019 - Sep.01.2019
Casa de México en España

Gabriel de la Mora: Inevidencias
24 April de 2019 – 1 de September de 2019
Casa de México en España

Starting April 25, you have a new appointment with Mexican contemporary art at Casa de México. We inaugurated the exhibition Inevidencias, by Gabriel de la Mora.

This exhibition brings together works from three different series by the Mexican artist Gabriel de la Mora. Being a consequence of each other, these series allow observing the development of the work of an artist who has sought to explore painting, drawing, and sculpture from a radical subversion of the bases and procedures of these disciplines.

At the same time, the exhibition allows us to get closer and know the work processes that the artist performs in his study of Mexico City, characterized by a meticulous and obsessive exploration of the infinite possibilities that iterations and repetitions allow.

https://www.casademexico.es/detalle-evento/5cac9cb441570e76f00fb467

Solo show

Gabriel de la Mora TNTR AA @ PERROTIN

Mar.02.2019 - Apr.13.2019
PERROTIN New York

Panel discussion : Gabriel de la Mora and Brett Littman

Saturday March 9, 2019
 @ Perrotin New York, 130 Orchard Street NY 10002

Free entrance upon availability, RSVP.

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+33 1 86 95 63 51

Anaïs Pommier-Vallière, Press Officer anais@perrotin.com
+33 1 84 17 74 62

www.perrotin.com

Solo show

Gabriel de la Mora: Técnicas y Contextos @ Pinacoteca de la Universidad de Colima / 14.Sep.2018 – 14.Nov.2018.

Sep.14.2018 - Nov.14.2018
Pinacoteca de la Universidad de Colima

Gabriel de la Mora: Técnicas y Contextos

Pinacoteca de la Universidad de Colima

Vicente Guerrero 35, Centro 28000, Colima, México.

14 de septiembre al 14 de noviembre de 2018.

Solo show

Gabriel de la Mora: Entropías

Feb.01.2018 - Apr.01.2018
Proyectos Monclova

Solo show

Crystals of Inevidence / Cristales de Inevidencia

Sep.07.2017 - Oct.19.2017
Sicardi Gallery

Gabriel de la Mora: Crystals of Inevidence / Cristales de Inevidencia

September 7 – October 19, 2017

Sicardi Gallery

www.sicardigallery.com

Solo show

Gabriel de la Mora: Sound Inscriptions on Fabric

Jul.15.2016 - Sep.02.2016
The Drawing Center

Solo show

Serial

Mar.18.2016 - May.07.2016
Timothy Taylor / Londres

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