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Damián Ortega
(Mexican, 1967)
 
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1967             
Born Mexico City, Mexico
Lives and works in Mexico City
 

GRANTS & RESIDENCIES
2007             
Preis Der Nationalgalerie fur junge kunst
Nominated artist, Hamburguer Banhof, Germany

2006-2007      
Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst DAAD
Artist residency, Berlin, Germany

2005             
Colecção Teixeira de Freitas, Lisbon, Portugal
Hugo Boss Prize, New York, USA
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013            
Cosmogonía doméstica, Explanada del Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
Damián Ortega, Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
Damián Ortega: Apestraction, Freud Museum, London, UK

2012            
Damián Ortega: Traces of gravity, White Cube Gallery, London, UK

2011            
Tool Bit, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine
Damián Ortega, kurimanzutto, Ciudad de México

2010            
Going International, Flag Art Foundation, New York, USA
New commission for The Curve, Barbican Center, London, UK

2009            
Do It Yourself, Damián Ortega, The Institute of Contemporary
Art/Boston, USA
Capital Less, Damián Ortega, Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
Materialista, Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil

2008            
Champ de Vision, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2007            
Man is the Controller of the Universe, DAAD Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Being, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Nine Types of Terrain, White Cube, London, UK
Obelisco transportable, Public Art Fund, Central Park, New York, USA
Inversión de poderes, Project for the University of Valencia, Spain
Sculptures In The Park, Project for Villa Manin, Passariano, Italy
Damián Ortega, DAAD Galerie, Berlin, Germany

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, USA
The Uncertainty Principle, UNTITLED Project Series, Tate Modern, London, UK

2004            
Damián Ortega, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland
Spirit and Matter, White Cube, London, UK
Damián Ortega, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Moby Dick, kurimanzutto, Comercial Mexicana Parking Lot, Mexico City

2003            
A Materia a Energia, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil

2002            
Cosmic Thing, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Damián Ortega, D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, USA

2001            
Alguem Me Soletra, Museu Serralves, Oporto, Portugal

1997            
Reglas e instintos, Art & Idea, Mexico City

1991            
Fuerza Viva, Galería Etnia, Mexico City
 
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013            
La ballena negra, X aniversario del MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Vigo (MARCO), Vigo, Spain
55th Venice Bienale, Palazzo Enciclopedico, Venice, Italy
America Latina, Foundation Cartier, Paris, France
México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990, The Modern, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
La Persistencia de la geometría, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City

2012             
Agency of Unrealized Projects, Berliner Künstlerprogramm/DAAD Berlin & project by e-flux and the Serpentine Gallery London
Desplazamientos: arte contemporáneo en la Colección FEMSA, Museo Reyes Meza del Centro Cultural Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Deslocamentos, Institution Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Bienal de la Habana, Habana, Cuba
Kadist: Pathways into a Collection, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2011             
Antes de la resaca… Una fracción de los noventa de la Colección del MUAC, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City
Distant Star/Estrella Distante, An exhibition around the writings of Roberto Bolaño, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA; kurimanzutto, Mexico City
Going International, Flag Art Foundation, New York, USA
En obras, Coleção Teixeira de Freitas, Tea, Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Islas Canarias
ALIAS at SITAC, Simposio Internacional de Teoría sobre Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City

2010             
XIV Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara, Carrara, Italy
The concrete show, Franco Noero, Torino, Italy
Pensar Latinoamérica desde la colección MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Leon, Spain
Contemplating the Void, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

2009             
Where do we go from here?, La Colección Jumex, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, USA
In and Out of Context, New Museum, New York, USA
Paréntesis, Museo de arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (MACO), Mexico
Desenhos [Drawings]: A-Z, Museu da Cidade, Portugal

2008             
Exhibition inaugural new space
, kurimanzutto, Mexico City
Mexico: Expected/Unexpected, Colección Isabel & Agustin Coppel, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
An Unruly history of the Ready Made, La Colección Jumex, Ecatapec, Mexico
That Was Then... This Is Now, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island, New York, USA
Las implicaciones de la imagen, Colección Isabel & Agustin Coppel, MUCA, Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, UNAM, Mexico City
Unitednationsplaza. México D.F., Casa Refugio Citlaltepetl, Mexico City
A Skate in the Mud, a Hole in the Reel, Land Art’s Expanded Field
1968-2008, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
Recursos incontrolables y otros desplazamientos naturales, MUAC Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City

2007             
Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
Hidden in Plain Sight: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
In side / Incide, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil
Shimabuko’s Sakepirinha. Special guest Damián Ortega, DAAD Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2006             
The Exotic Journey Ends, kurimanzutto and Foksal Gallery Foundation, Varsovia, Poland
Los Ángeles / Mexico. Complejidades y heterogeneidad, Museo José Luis Cuevas, Mexico City
10 Years Of Art & Idea, Art & Idea, Vienna, Austria
Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Open House Casa Abierta, Centro de Arte Contemporânea, Minas Gerais, Brazil
El equilibrio y sus derivados, Casa del Lago, Mexico City
Metro Pictures, The Moore Space, Miami, USA
4th Berlin Biennial, Berlin, Germany
Biennale of Sydney 2006, Sydney, Australia
27th Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Space Is the Place, Ici, New York, USA

2005             
T1: Torinotriennale Tremusei: The Pantagruel Syndrome, GAM Galleria Civica d‘Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Torino, Italy
September Back Up: Come Closer, Isola Art Center, Milan, Italy
Come Closer, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Emergency Biennale In Chechnya: A Suitcase from Paris to Grosny, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Farsites: Urban Crisis And Domestic Symptoms In Recent Contemporary Art, San Diego-Tijuana, USA, Mexico
Desenhos: A-Z [Drawings: A-Z], Colecção Madeira Corporate Services, Porta 33, Funchall, Ilha da Madeira, Portugal

2004             
Dedicated To A Proposition, Extra City: Center for Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium
Specific Objects: The Minimalist Influence, MCA Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
Los usos de la imagen: Fotografia, film y video en La Colección Jumex, Malba and Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sólo los personajes cambian, MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Monterrey, Mexico
Video Mundi, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, USA
Espacios de paisaje y memoria, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
Made in Mexico, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
La Colmena, La Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico

2003             
Elephant Juice (Sexo entre amigos), kurimanzutto, Restaurante Los Manantiales, Xochimilco, Mexico
A Nova Geometria, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil
50th Venice Biennale: Il Quotidiano Alterato, Arsenale, Venice, Italy
Our Mutual Friend, Bloomberg Space, London, UK

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: Diálogos en el arte mexicano, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City

2001             
Animation, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA
Squatters, Museu Serralves, Oporto, Portugal; Museum Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
ARS 2001, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Do It!, Museo de Arte Carrilo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
Tirana Biennale, Albania, Tirana
Escultura mexicana, De la Academía a la instalación, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City
Mutations. La vidéo mexicaine actuelle, Palais des Arts, Toulouse. Iconoscope, Montpellier, France
¿Cómo 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, France
Guarene 2000, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Per L’arte, Torino, Italy
Permanencia Voluntaria, 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 generación, Generalli Foundation, Switzerland

1999             
Yo y mi circunstancia, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada
B.I.F. Bienal Internacional de Fotografía, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City
Economía 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; Museo
Textil d´Indumentaria, Barcelona, Spain
Project Rooms, Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo ARCO, Madrid, Spain
La sala del artista, kurimanzutto, Mexico City

1998             
Yesterday Begins Tomorrow: Ideals, Dreams and Contemporary Awakenings, Center for Curatorial Studies and Contemporary Art & Culture, Bard College, New York, USA
Prepositions II, Musée departamental d´art contemporain, Palace du Rochechouart, France

1997             
Lines of Loss, Artists Space, New York, USA
Instalaciones, MACO Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Creación en movimiento, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City
Mercurio, comunicacion y dinero, Galería Arte Contemporáneo, Guadalajara, Mexico

1995             
Nuevas practicas colectivas, Galería Arte Contemporáneo, Guadalajara, Mexico
(En Transito) Señales Presentes, Intercambio artístico, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Deux Ex Machina, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City

1994             
Temístocles 44, Temístocles 44, Mexico City
Beelden Buiten 1994, Tuin de Brabandere–Tielt, Tielt, Belgium
Tento Onstelling, Galería C.D. Tielt, Belgium
Cronologías, Temístocles 44, Mexico City
   
 
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