Damián Ortega

DAMIÁN ORTEGA

Born 1967 Mexico City

Lives and works in Mexico City and Berlin

Awards and Grants


2007

Preis Der Nationalgalerie fur junge kunst nominee, Hamburger

Bahnhof, Berlin


2006

DAAD German Academic Exchange Service Residency Program, Berlin


2005

Colecção Teixeira de Freitas, Lisbon

Hugo Boss Prize nominee

Solo Exhibitions


2016

"Textile," Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

"Damián Ortega," The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

“El cohete y el abismo,” Palacio de Cristal-Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain


2015

“O Fim da Matéria,” Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

“Casino,” HangarBicocca, Milan, [traveled to Malmö Art Museum, Malmö, Sweden (2016)]

"Damián Ortega," Galeria Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo, Brazil


2014

“Reading Landscapes,” Kukje Gallery, Seoul


2013

"Cosmogonia Doméstica," Museo Jumex, Mexico

“Apestraction” The Freud Museum, London

“Damián Ortega: The Blast and Other Embers,” The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland 

 

"Damian Ortega," Gladstone Gallery, New York


2012

"Belo Horizonte Project," Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art,

Savannah, Georgia

“Traces of gravity,” White Cube, London


2011

“Damián Ortega,” Kurimanzutto, Mexico City

“Tool Bit,” Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev


2010

 “The Independent,” The Curve, The Barbican, London

”New Balance,” Art Basel 41, Basel, Switzerland


2009

“Materialista,” Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil

“Damián Ortega: CAPITAL Less,” Gladstone Gallery, New York

“Damián Ortega: Do It Yourself,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston


2008

“Damián Ortega,” The Centre Pompidou, Paris


2007

“Man is the Controller of the Universe,” DAAD Gallery, Berlin

“Being,” Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England

“Nine Types of Terrain,” White Cube Gallery, London

“Obelisco transportable,” Public Art Fund, Central Park, New York

“Inversión de Poderes,” Project for the University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

“Sculptures In The Park,” Project for Villa Manin, Passariano Codroipo, Italy


2005

“Damián Ortega: The Beetle Trilogy And Other Works,” Gallery at REDCAT, The Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

“The Uncertainty Principle,” UNTITLED Project Series, Tate Modern, London


2004

“Damián Ortega,” Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

“Spirit and Matter,” White Cube, London

“Damián Ortega,” Museu de Arte de Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

“Moby Dick,” Kurimanzutto at Mega Comercial Mexicana, Mexico City


2003

“A Materia A Energia,” Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo, Brazil


2002

“Cosmic Thing,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia

“Damián Ortega,” D’Amelio Terras, New York

“DO IT!,” Artist project for Frieze Magazine, March Issue 65


2001

“Alguem Me Soletra,” Casa de Serralves, Porto, Portugal


1997

“Reglas E Instintos,” Galería Art & Idea, Mexico City


1991

“Fuerza Viva,” Galería Etnia, Mexico City

Group Exhibitions


2016

“The Poetics of Place: Contemporary Photographs from The Met Collection,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 

"5th Anyang Public Art Project," APAP 5, Anyang City, South Korea

"The Agony and the Ecstasy," Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

"Variations on a Mexican Theme," The Iberdrola Tower, Bilbao, Spain

“from here to there,” Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, California

“xylañynu: taller de los viernes,” Kurimanzutto, Mexico City

“The way things go,” Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort, Amersfoort, Netherlands

“Le pouvoir précieux des pierres,” MAMAC – Musée d’Art Moerne et d’Art Contemporain de Nice, Nice, France


2015

“Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible,” Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

“Panorama,” High Line Art, New York

“Ape Culture,” Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Aldeburgh Festival, Suffolk

"Eppur si muove," Musee d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

“Invento | The Revolutions That Invented Us,” OCA – Ibirapuera Park, Sao Paulo

“Äppärät,” Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas


2014

“Tools: Extending Our Reach,” Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York 

“Une histoire, art, architecture et design, des annees 80 a aujourd’hui,” Centre Pompidou, Paris 

“El derrumbre de la estatua hacia una critica del arte public (1952-2014),” Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo Muac, Mexico City

“Carte Blanche, Kurimanzutto, Mexico,” at Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris

“Copper Crossing in contemporary art, design, technology and architecture,” Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy

“Under the Same Sun: Art From Latin America Today,” The Guggenheim, New York (traveled to Museo Jumex, Mexico City; South London Gallery, London (2016)]

“Love Story, Anne and Wolfgang Titze Collection,” Belvedere, Vienna

“Alias bookstore,” Kurimanzutto, Mexico City


2013

“Sculpture in the Close: Jesus College,” Jesus College, Cambridge, England

“A Possibility of Escape.  Storming the Reality Studio and Retaking the Universe” ESPAI D’Art Contemporani De Castello, Castello, Spain

55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Veneiza, "The Encyclopedic Palace," curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Giardini – Arsenale, Venice, Italy

“Every Day Matters,” Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen

“The Hunter and the Factory,” Fundación/Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico

 

"America Latina 1960-2013," Fondation Cartier, Paris

"The Persistence of Geometry," Musee Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City

"Panorama. Landscapes 2013-1969," Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

"Collection Sandretto Re Rabaudengo: A Love Meal," Whitechapel Gallery, London

"Spanish Lessons, a Project Organized by Gabriel Orozco," Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

"Mexico: Inside Out," Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas


2012

"The Black Whalte. 10th Anniversary of the Marco," Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Spain

"The 11th Havana Biennial," Cuba

“Copenhagen Art Festival,” Copenhagen

“KADIST: Pathways into a Collection,” Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

“Práctica artísticas e imaginarios sociales,” 11th Havana Biennial, Havana

“Belo Horizonte Project,” Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art, Savannah


2011

"Antes de la Resaca," Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City

"Distant Star, an exhibition organized around the writings of Roberto Bolano," Regen Projects, Los Angeles

"Going International," Flad Art Foundation, New York

"Car Fetish. I drive, therefore I am," Museum Tinguely, Basel

“Mexico: Expected/Unexpected,” Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California

“Life: A User’s Manual,” Israel Museum


2010

“Ordinary Madness,” Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“Post-Monument,” 14th Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara, Carrara, Italy

“Autoconstruccion (self-construction),” Kurimanzutto, Mexico City

“Kupferstichkabinett,: Between Thought and Action,” White Cube, London

“Contemplating the Void,” Guggenheim Museum, New York


2009

"Where do we go from here? Selections from La Colección Jumex," Bass Museum of Art, Miami

“The Importance of Zebrafish,” Pilar Parra & Romero, Madrid

“Private Universes,” Dallas Museum of Art,” Dallas, Texas

“Drawings A to Z,” Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, Portugal


2008

“Mexico: Expected / Unexpected,” Colección Isabel y Agustin Coppel, La Maison Rouge, Paris

“An Unruly history of the Ready Made,” Colección Jumex, Ecatapec, Mexico

“That Was Then…This Is Now,” P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York

“Las implicaciones de la Imagen,” Colección Isabel y Agustin Coppel, Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Artes, Mexico City

“unitednationsplaza México D.F.,” Casa Refugio, Mexico City

“A Skate in the Mud, a Hole in the Reel: Land Art’s Expanded Field 1968-2008,” Museo Tamayo, Mexico City

“Let me tell you a story:,” Porta 33, Madeira, Portugal

“Peripheral vision and collective body,” MUSEION, Museum für modern und zeitgenössische Kunst, Bolzano, Italy


2007

“Preis Der Nationalgalerie für junge kunst,” Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

“Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

“Hidden in Plain Sight: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

“In side / Incide,” Fortés Vilaça, Sao Paulo, Brazil

“Shimabuko’s Sakepirinha,” DAAD Gallery, Berlin


2006

“Los Ángeles / Mexico. complejidades y heterogeneidad,” Colección, Museo José Luis Cuevas, Mexico City

“10 Years Of Art & Idea,” Art & Idea, Vienna

Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei

Biennale De Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

“Open House Casa Abierta,” Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil

“El Equilibrio y Sus Derivados,” Casa del Lago, Mexico City

“Metro Pictures,” The Moore Space, Miami

4th Berlin Biennial, Berlin

Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

“Space Is The Place,” Independent Curators International, New York

Elipse Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Cascais, Portugal

“Dark Matter,” White Cube, London


2005

“T1: Torino triennale Tremusei: The Pantagruel Syndrome,” Galleria Civica d‘Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Torino, Turin, Italy  

“September Back Up: Come Closer,” Isola Art Center, Milan, Italy

“Come Closer,” Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

“Emergency Biennale In Chechnya: A Suitcase from Paris to Grozny,” Palais de Tokyo, Paris [traveled to: Matrix Art Project, Brussels; the European Academy, Bolzano, Italy; Isola Art Center, Milan, Italy; Neatliekama Biennale, Riga, Latvia; Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia; Centre A, Vancouver, Canada; 10th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul; 2008 World Social Forum, San Francisco; Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland; Artisterium ’09, Tbilisi, Georgia]

“Farsites: Urban Crisis And Domestic Symptoms In Recent Contemporary Art,” San Diego-Tijuana region, California and Mexico

“Desenhos: A-Z (Drawings: A-Z),” Colecção Madeira Corporate Services, Porta 33, Funchall, Portugal


2004

“Dedicated To A Proposition,” Extra City Center for Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium

“Specific Objects: The Minimalist Influence,” Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, California

“Los Usos de la Imagen: Fotografia, Film y Video en la Colección Jumex,” Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires and Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires

“Solo Los Personajes Cambian,” Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

“Video Mundi,” Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago [traveled to: Heaven Gallery, Chicago]

“Espacios De Paisaje Y Memoria,” La Casa Encendida, Madrid

“Made In Mexico,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston [traveled to: Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles]

“La Colmena,” Colección Jumex, Mexico City


2003

“Elephant Juice (Sexo Entre Amigos),” Kurimanzutto at Los Manantiales, Xochimilco, Mexico

“A Nova Geometria,” Galeria Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo, Brazil

50th Venice Biennale: Il Quotidiano Alterato, Venice, Italy

“Our Mutual Friend,” Bloomberg Space, London


2002

“Sublime Artificial,” La Capella, Barcelona, Spain

“The Air Is Blue,” Casa Barragán, Mexico City

“Arte All’arte,” Arte Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea

“Siete Dilemas: Dialogos En El Arte Mexicano,” Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City


2001

“Animation,” P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York

“Squatters,” Casa de Serralves, Porto, Portugal [traveled to: Witte de With, Rotterdam]

ARS 2001, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

“DO IT!,” Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City

Tirana International Contemporary Art Biannual, Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art, Tirana

“Escultura Mexicana,” De La Academía A La Instalación, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

“Mutations: La Video Mexicaine Actuelle,” Palais des Arts, Toulouse, France [traveled to: Iconoscope, Montpellier, France]

“Como Es Que Los Autos No Vuelan Aún,” Centro de las Artes, Monterrey, Mexico

“Metropolis Mexica,” Musée de Picardie, Amiens, France


2000

Galerie Kurimanzutto,” Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

“Guarene 2000,” Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

“Permanencia Voluntaria,” Galería Kurimanzutto, Cinemanía, Plaza Loreto, Mexico City

“Supermodernismo (Improvisado),” Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City

“Puerto Rico 00 (Paréntesis en la Ciudad),” Puerto Rico

“Videoarte De La Nueva Generacion,” Generalli Foundation, Vienna


1999

Yo y Mi Circunstancia,” Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal

“Bienal Internacional De Fotografia,” Centro de la Imágen, Mexico City

“Economia De Mercado,” Kurimanzutto, Mercado de Medellín, Mexico City

“Dobles Vidas Taller General (Abraham Cruzvillegas, Gabriel Kuri y Gabriel Orozco),” Museo Barbier-Mueller d´Art Precolombí and Museo Textil I d´Indumentaria, Barcelona, Spain
“Project Rooms,” ARCO, Madrid

“La Sala Del Artista,” Kurimanzutto, Mexico City


1998

“Yesterday Begins Tomorrow: Ideals, Dreams and Contemporary Awakenings,” Bard Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson,

New York

“Prepositions II,” Musée Departemental d´Art Contemporain, Palace de Rochechouart, France


1997

“Lines Of Loss,” Artists Space, New York

“Instalaciones,” Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

“Creacion En Movimiento,” Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City

“Mercurio,” Comunicacion Y Dinero, Galería de Arte Contemporáneo, Guadalajara, Mexico


1995

“Nuevas Practicas Colectivas,” Galería Arte Contemporáneo, Guadalajara, Mexico

“(En Transito) Señales Presentes,” Intercambio artístico, Mexico and Buenos Aires

“Deux Ex Machina,” Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City


1994

Temístocles 44, Mexico City

“Beelden Buiten 1994,” Tuin de Brabandere, Tielt, Belgium

“Tento Onstelling,” Galería C.D., Tielt, Belgium

“Cronologias,” Temístocles #144, Mexico City


1993

 Instalaciones Licenciado Verdad


1992

Temístocles I., Temístocles 44, Mexico City

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