Often concerned with restricted areas and the boundaries that define physical and intellectual territories, particularly those that can be easily violated, Damian Ortega’s work could be described as a gesture which becomes form through the use of daily objects or materials.
Ortega’s solo exhibitions include Cosmogonía doméstica, Explanada del Museo Jumex, Mexico City (2013); Apestraction, Freud Museum, London (2013); Tool Bit, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine (2011); Going International, Flag Art Foundation, New York (2010); New commission for The Curve, Barbican Center, London (2010); Do It Yourself, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2009); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2008); Damián Ortega: The Beetle Trilogy and Other Works, REDCAT, Los Angeles (2005); Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2004) and Cosmic Thing, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA (2002).
He has participated in various group shows including the Venice Biennale (2013); America Latina, Foundation Cartier, Paris (2013); México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, USA (2013); La Persistencia de la geometría, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City (2013); Havana Biennale, Cuba (2012); Kadist: Pathways into a Collection, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2012); Going International, Flag Art Foundation, New York (2011); XIV Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara, Carrara, Italy (2010); Contemplating the Void, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010); Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art From México, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2007); Sao Paulo Biennial (2006); Espacios de paisaje y memoria, La Casa Encendida, Madrid (2004); Made in Mexico, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2004); MoMA PS1, New York (2004) and Venice Biennale (2003).
This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 12
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