Gabriel Orozco  (American/Mexican, 1962) 

Gabriel Orozco (American/Mexican, born April 27, 1962) is a Contemporary painter, sculptor, and photographer known for re-framing everyday objects and exploring the boundary between public and private spheres. Born in Veracruz, Mexico, he studied at the Escuela Nacional de Arte Plásticas and Circulo de Bellas Artes. Orozco’s early work follows the tradition of the readymades of Marcel Duchamp (French, 1887–1968): Cats and Watermelons places 11 cans of cat food on top of watermelons, and Yogurt Cap is a series of nothing but clear lids with colored rims. Orozco’s interest in mapping and geometric patterns is evident in Horses Running Endlessly (1995), Oval with Pendulum (1996), as well as The Atomists (1996), a series of photographs cut from newspapers overlaid with circles and lines. Influenced by his extensive travels and the traditional art of Mexico, Orozco created terracotta works for documenta XI in 2002, questioning the role of crafts in a high art context. Orozco’s work has been exhibited in multiple international venues, including the Venice Biennale, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Serpentine Gallery in London. Orozco lives and works in New York and Mexico City.

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Gabriel Orozco, Dot Ball


Gabriel Orozco
Dot Ball
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Gabriel Orozco, Rubbed bricks


Gabriel Orozco
Rubbed bricks

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Gabriel Orozco, Blindside Run


Gabriel Orozco
Blindside Run

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Gabriel Orozco, ANTENNA


Gabriel Orozco

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Gabriel Orozco, RONALDO BALLET


Gabriel Orozco

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Gabriel Orozco, CACERES GOLPEA


Gabriel Orozco

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Gabriel Orozco, Gold Trebol


Gabriel Orozco
Gold Trebol

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Gabriel Orozco, Batwaves


Gabriel Orozco

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Gabriel Orozco, Lotus Leaves (The Full Leaves)


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Lotus Leaves (The Full Leaves)

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Gabriel Orozco, Mosquitero


Gabriel Orozco
Mosquitero, 2002
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Gabriel Orozco, Spume 7


Gabriel Orozco
Spume 7, 2003
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Gabriel Orozco, Manguera Dormida (Hose Asleep)


Gabriel Orozco
Manguera Dormida (Hose Asleep), 1995
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1962   Born in Veracruz, Mexico
1981 - 1984   Escuela Nacional de Arte Plásticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico
1986 - 1987   Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
1987   Secció Espacios Alternativos Prize, Salón Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
1995   DAAD Artist in Residence Grant, Berlin, Germany
2006   German Blue Orange Prize
  Lives and works in New York, Paris and Mexico City
2012 - 2013   Asterisms, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
2012   Gabriel Orozco, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2011   Gabriel Orozco: Corplegados and Particles, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2011   Tate Modern, London, UK (solo)
2010   Gabriel Orozco: Selected Works, PKM Trinity Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (solo)
2010   Gabriel Orozco, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland; travelled to Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (solo)
2010   Collected Visions, Bronx Museum of the Arts (BxMA), Bronx, NY
2010   Changing the Focus: The Art of Latin American Photography, Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA), Long Beach, CA
2009   Le Travail de Riviere, Centre d’ art contemporain d’Ivry – Le Credac, Ivry sur Seine, France
2009   Gabriel Orozco, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, UK (solo)
2009   Gabriel Orozco, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
2009   Desenhos [Drawings]: A – Z, Pavilhão Branco – Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, Portugal
2009   A mancha humana/ the human stain, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea(CGAC), Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2009   Universal Code, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
2009   As Long As It Lasts, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY
2009   Continuous Present, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
2008   New Perspectives in Latin American Art, 1930-2006: Selections from a Decade of Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2008   Collecting Collections: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
2008   La Colección: La Tradición de la Rupturas, Museo Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
2008   Las Implicaciones de la Imagen, Colección Coppel MUCA, Mexico City, Mexico
2008   Gabriel Orozco: Inner Circles of the Wall, The Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas, TX (solo)
2008   Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2007   Hidden in Plain Sight: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
2007   “Art in Motion,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
2006   Grey Flags, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
2006   Super Vision, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
2006   Universal Experience: Art Life, and the Tourist’s Eye, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL and The Hayward Gallery, London, UK
2006   Part Object, Part Sculpture, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
2006   The Miraculous and the Everyday, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
2006   Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
2006   Gabriel Orozco, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
2006   Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2006   Twelve Paintings and a Drawing, White Cube Mason’s Yard, London, UK (solo)
2005   Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, Spain (solo)
2005   Palacio de Velázquez, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2005   Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2005   El mito de vos Volcanes: Popocatepet e Iztaccinvatl, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico
2005   Covering the Real: Arts and the Press Picture, from Warhol to Tillmans, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2005   The Experience of Art: 51st Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2005   Farsites: Urban Crisis and Domestic Symptoms in Recent Contemporary Art, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
2005   Luna Park: Fantastic Art, Villa Manin Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo, Italy
2005   De l'architecture, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France
2005   Bidibidobidiboo, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
2004   Do You Believe In Reality?: 2004 Taipei Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan
2004   Monument to Now, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
2004   Reflecting the Mirror, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY
2004   Uses of the Image: Photography, Film and Video in the Jumex Collection, Malba Colección Constantini and Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2004   Photographs, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (solo)
2004   Gabriel Orozco, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2003   The Weight of the Sun, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
2003   Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico (solo)
2003   Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, Portugal (solo)
2003   Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2003   Plunder, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland
2003   Common Wealth, Tate Modern, London, UK
2003   Fast Forward: Media Art from the Goetz Collection, ZKM/Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
2003   Moving Pictures, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
2003   Work Ethic, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines and Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
2003   A Sculpture Show, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY
2003   Site Specific, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2003   Dreams and Conflicts. The Dictatorship of The Viewer: 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2003   The Gift: Generous Offerings, Threatening Hospitality, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
2003   Drawing Modern: Works from the Agnes Gund Collection, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
2003   Memory and Landscape, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
2002   Passenger: The Viewer as Participant, Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Germany
2002   Minor Alterations, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2002   Tempo, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2002   Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany
2002   Moving Pictures, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
2002   Public Affairs, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
2002   Dialogos entredos mementos del arte Mexicano, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
2002   En Route, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
2002   Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2001   Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2001   ARS 01, KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
2001   Yokohama 2001: International Triennial of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan
2001   Dévoler, Vivent les Frac (suite), Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
2001   Places in the Mind: Modern Photographs from the Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
2000   Versiones del Sur: Cinco Propuestas en Torno al Arte en América, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
2000   Sabrosa, El Instituto de Cultura de Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico
2000   Let’s Entertain, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2000   A Celebration of Contemporary Art. Vanitas: meditations on life and death in contemporary art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
2000   Orbis Terrarum, Museum Plantin-Moretus, Atwerp, Belgium
2000   Gabriel Orozco, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museo Internacional Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico (solo)
2000   Blue Memory, Shima/Islands, Mirei Shigemori Residence, Kyoto, Japan (solo)
1999   Gabriel Orozco, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (solo)
1999   Centre pour l’Image Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
1999   Gabriel Orozco: Photogravity, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
1999   La Villle, Le Jardin, La Mémoire, Villa Medici, Rome, Italy
1999   infra-slim space, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
1999   Looking for a Place: SITE Sante Fe Biennial, Sante Fe, NM
1999   Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
1999   La Casa, il corpo, il cuore, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria
1999   Diary, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK
1998   Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1998   St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO (solo)
1998   Centro Fotográfico Álvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, Mexico (solo)
1998   Clinton is Innocent, ARC/Musée Nationale d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (solo)
1998   Breaking Ground, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY
1998   Auf der Spur. Kunst der 90er Jahre im Spiegel von Schweizer Sammlungen, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
1998   Berlin Biennal, Berlin, Germany
1998   São Paulo Biennal, São Paulo, Brazil
1998   Propositions II, Musée Départemental d'Art Contemporain Château de Rochechouart, Haute-Vienne, France
1997   Recordings and Drawings, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
1997   Staatliche Museum am Kulturforum, Berlin, Germany (solo)
1997   Centre de la Vieille Charité, Marseilles, France (solo)
1996   Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland (solo) Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich
1996   Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK (solo)
1996   The Empty Club, Artangel, London, UK (solo)
1996   Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1996   Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (solo)
1995   Migrateurs, ARC/Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (solo)
1994   Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1994   Gabriel Orozco, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (solo)
1993   The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
1993   Kanaal Art Foundation, Kortrijk, Belgium (solo)