Timeline

1970
Born in Mexico City, Mexico
1987–1990
Gabriel Orozco’s workshop with Abraham Cruzvillegas, Damián Ortega and Jerónimo López, Mexico
1988–1992
Graduate in Visual Art, Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas U.N.A.M. Mexico City, Mexico
1993–1995
MA Fine Arts Goldsmiths College University of London, UK
Lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico and Brussels, Belgium
Awards and distinctions
2002 ACA Master, Artist in residence, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach (FL), USA
1999 Premio Omnilife, Gráfica, Mexico
1997 - 1998 Beca de Apoyo a Jóvenes Creadores FONCA Mexico

Exhibitions

2011
La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
2011
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA (solo)
2010
Museion - Museo d’Arte Moderna, Bolzano, Italy (solo)
2010
Mart Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
2009
Pop up! Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
2009
Franco Noero, Turin, Italy (solo)
2009
The Space of the Work and the Place of the Object, The Sculpture Centre, New York (NY), USA
2008
Inaugural Exhibition, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico
2008
Baghdad, Space Cog, Analyst, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK
2008
Schüttelreime, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2008
The Store, Tulip & Roses, Vilnius, Lithuania
2008
Master Humphrey’s Clock, (a project by De Appel‘s curatorial programme, Utrecht, The Netherlands), 5. Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany
2008
Brave New Worlds, Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Estado de Mexico, Mexico
2008
Model for a Victory Parade, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK (solo)
2007
Space made to measure object, made to measure space, Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2007
Reforma Fiscal 2007, Galería Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
2007
Unmonumental, New Museum, New York (NY), USA
2007
Fit to print, Gagosian Gallery, New York (NY), USA
2007
Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (MN), USA
2007
Greed!, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley (ID), USA
2007
Expats & Clandestins, Wiels - Centre d’art contemporain, Brussels, Belgium
2007
Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (IL), USA
2006
The Exotic Journey Ends, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, Poland
2006
Los Angeles / México. Complejidades Y Heterogeneidad, Colección, Museo José Luis Cuevas, Mexico City, Mexico
2006
An Image Bank for Everyday Revolutionary Life, Gallery at REDCAT (The Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater) and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (CA), USA
2006
And Thanks In Advance, Govett-Brewster, New Plymouth, New Zealand (solo)
2006
Dato Duro, Dato Blando, Dato Ciego, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy (solo)
2005
Open-Ended: Pierre Bismuth, Michel François, Gabriel Kuri (curated by Daniel McClean), Thomas, Dane Gallery, London, UK
2005
En Route: Via Another Route (An Exhibition On Board the Trans-Siberian Train) (curated by Adam Carr), Trans-Siberian train
2005
In This Colony, Kunstfort Bij Vijfhuizen, Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands
2005
Omaggio Al Quadrato, Gallleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
2005
Post Notes (curated by Adam Carr), Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis (MN), USA
2005
ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), London, UK
2005
Monuments for the USA, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (CA), USA
2005
Emergency Biennale in Chechnya: A Suitcase from Paris to Grosny (co-curated by Evelyne Jouanno and Jota Castro), Grozny, Chechnya; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; Brussels, Belgium; Bolzano, Italy; Milan, Italy; Florence, Italy; Calcutta, India; New York (NY), USA; Cali, Colombia; Santiago de Chile, Chile; Sydney, Australia; Melbourne, Australia; Palestine
2005
Material Time / Work Time / Life Time (curated by Jessica Morgan), Reykjavik Arts Festival 2005, Reykjavik Art Mueseum, Hafnarhus, Iceland
2005
Feeling Strangely Fine, Galería Estrany-de la Mota, Barcelona, Spain
2005
From A To B And Back Again (curated by Simon Moretti), Galerie chez Valentin, Paris, France
2005
Material Matters, Cornell University, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca (NY), USA
2004
I’ll Be Your Mirror (organized by Fondazione Nicola Trussardi during the Frieze Art Fair), City Inn Westminster Hotel guest rooms, London, UK
2004
Specific Objects: The Minimalist Influence, MCA, San Diego and La Jolla (CA), USA
2004
Calorie Counting, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy (solo)
2004
Around the Corner (curated by Carolina Grau), Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal
2004
Beating about the Bush, South London Gallery, London, UK
2004
State of Play, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
2004
The Happy Worker, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson (NY), USA
2004
La Colmena (curated by Guillermo Santamarina), Colección Jumex, Edo. de Mexico, Mexico
2003
Elephant Juice (Sexo entre amigos), Kurimanzutto @ Los Manantiales, Xochimilco, Mexico
2003
Interludes,(curated by Francesco Bonami), 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2003
Utopia Station, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2003
Living With Duchamp, Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs (NY), USA
2003
Supernova: Art of The 1990s from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (CA), USA
2003
Start To Stop Stopping, MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium (solo)
2003
Statements, Miami Art Basel, Miami (FL), USA (solo)
2003
Let’s Go To Going To, Freespace Limburg, Belgium (solo)
2003
Bienal Americas De Ponta Cabeza, Fortaleza, Brazil
2003
Killing Time and Listening Between Lines (curated by Philippe Vergne and Douglas Fogle), La Colección Jumex, Edo. de México, Mexico
2002
Exhile on Main Street, NICC, Amberes, Belgium
2002
Mexico City: An Exhibition about the Exchange Rates of Bodies and Values, PS1, Long Island City (NY), USA; Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany
2002
Siete Dilemas: Diálogos en el Arte Mexicano, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
2002
Recent Work, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York (NY), USA (solo)
2001
Sonsbeek 9, Locus Focus (curated by Jan Hoet), Arnhem, The Netherlands
2001
Demonstration Room Casa Ideal (travelling), NICC Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium; APEX
2001
ART, New York, (NY), USA; Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela
2001
Group Show, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France
2001
Dedallic Convention, MAK, Vienna, Austria
2001
Tirana Biennial, (curated by Francesco Bonami), Tirana, Albania
2001
Escultura Mexicana Siglo XX, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico
2000
New Sitings. Contemporary Projects 4, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (CA), USA
2000
Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (IL), USA
2000
c/o La Ciudad, SAW Gallery, Ottawa (ON), Canada
2000
Galería kurimanzutto @ Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France
2000
Summer Show, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York (NY), USA
2000
Momento de Importancia, Museo Rufino Tamayo (Sala 7), Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
2000
Momento de Importancia, Aula Magna, Instituto Anglo-Mexicano, Mexico (solo)
2000
Momento de Importancia, Project Room, ARCO, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2000
Por Favor Gracias De Nada, Gabriel Kuri and Liam Gillick, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
1999
Plan De San Lunes, Museo de las Artes de Guadalajara, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
1999
Yo y mi circunstancia, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal (QC), Canada
1999
Dobles Vides (in collaboration with Taller General: Abraham Cruzvillegas, Gabriel Orozco and Damián Ortega), Barcelona, Spain
1999
OLDnewTOWN, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York (NY), USA
1999
Cinco Continentes Y Una Ciudad, Museo de la Ciudad de México, Mexico City, Mexico
1999
Economía de Mercado, Galería Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico
1999
La Sala del Artista, Galería Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico
1998
Lines of Loss, Artists Space, New York (NY), USA
1997
Transatlantic, Incubator Gallery, London, UK, Konstakuten, Stockholm, Sweden, CASE, Harlem, The Netherlands
1997
Tres Espacios, Art & Idea, Mexico City, Mexico
1997
Extra, Sinaloa 252, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
1996
Everyday Holiday (with Liam Gillick), Le Magasin Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, France (solo)
1996
Offside! Contemporary Artists and Football, Manchester City Art Galleries, Colchester First Site, Colchester, UK
1996
Moment Ginza, Le Magasin Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
1996
Yerself Is Steam 85, Charlotte Street, London, UK
1996
I Feel Explosion, Flat above Arndale Centre, Manchester, UK
1995
MA Degree Show, Goldsmiths College, London, UK
1994
Art Koln, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Cologne, Germany
1994
Private View, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
1994
The Return of Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Centre, New York (NY), USA
1993
Otros Especímenes, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico
1993
Calma instalaciones, Temístocles 44, Mexico City, Mexico
1992
Te amo pero donde estas, Galería Arte Actual, Monterrey, Mexico (solo)
1991
Iconografía del capricho, Galería Etnia, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
1991
D.F. Art from Mexico City, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio (TX), USA
1991
Reconsideración del Paisaje, Club Hípico La Sierra, Mexico City, Mexico
1990
Aire fresco en el verano del amor, Galería División Arte México D.F, Mexico City, Mexico
1989
De cabeza, Galería Polyforum Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico
1989
Novos Valores Da Arte Contemporanea e Internacional, Museo de Arte de Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil

Literature

2008
Thomas Duncan, ‘Ya Es Hora’, TOKION, vol.1, summer, no.5, p.40
2008
Steven Cairns, MAP, ‘Review: Gabriel Kuri’, spring, issue 13, p. 56
2008
Brian Dillon, ‘Berlin Biennial’, Art Review, June, issue 23, p.106
2008
Aurélie Voltz, ‘Review: Gabriel Kuri’, Flash Art, March / April, p.139
2008
Katerina Gregos, ‘Between Hard Facts and Soft Information’, Janus, January
2007
and thanks in advance, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
2006
SUGGESTED TAXATION SCHEME, Roma Publications Amsterdam, text by Jessica Morgan
2006
EN CUENTA, Imschoot Publishers, Ghent, Belgium
2006
Interview with Maxine Kopsa, METROPOLIS M ANSTERDAM, February / March
2005
COMPOST INDEX, Roma Publications, Amsterdam, texts by Dieter Roelstraete and Maxine Kopsa
2005
Maxine Kopsa, ‘Our Word is Bond’, A Prior Magazine, no. 11, p127
2005
‘Artists talk: Gabriel Kuri speaks with Ger van Elk’, A Prior Magazine, no. 11, p.93
2004
Kate Bush, ‘Only Connect’, Frieze, no. 83, May