Carlos Motta

Born:
1978
Residence:
New York, New York, USA
Nationality:
Colombian
Trust:
APT Mexico City
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  • This year’s non-profit programme of new artist commissions at Frieze London is curated by Raphael Gygax (Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich) and will feature eleven artists from eight countries across the world.

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  • Until August 31, 2017, the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI), will present the exhibition titled "Revisiones," which gather a series of contemporary works from the collections, created in the context of the tenth anniversary of the Comité de Adquisiciones de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), whose members are entrusted with the diversification of the museum's collection.

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  • Last night, the PinchukArtCentre announced Dineo Seshee Bopape as the winner of the 2017 Future Generation Art Prize in Kiev, Ukraine.

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  • The first time Carlos Motta picked up a camera he was 15 years old, curious about his place in the world, seeking to understand how he might belong. Because of his inward-facing questioning, instead of the typical photographer’s strategy of turning the camera out to map and aesthetically organize his...

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  • $50,000 prize honors immigrant contributions to the United States

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  • Iman Issa, Meleko Mokgosi, and Carlos Motta awarded Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise

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  • Incerteza Viva (“Live Uncertainty”) takes uncertainty as a structuring device in order to reflect on our current conditions of economic crisis, political instability, the rise of conservative forces, and ecological and migratory emergencies.

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  • Artists: Brandon Andrew, Judy Chicago, León Ferrari, fierce pussy, Andrea Fraser, Dan Graham, Rana Hamadeh, Linas Jablonskis, Joachim Koester, Carlos

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  • The September issue of frieze is out now, celebrating 25 years of the very best writing on contemporary art and culture.

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  • The fourth edition of The Future Generation Art Prize worldwide competition established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in Ukraine is open for entrie

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  • This ambitious collaboration between South London Gallery and New York’s Guggenheim Museum brings a major survey of modern and contemporary art from Latin America to South London, which also happens to be home to one of the largest Latin American communities in Europe. The 40-plus artists included in Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today span from veteran figures producing radical work in the 1970s to some of the key artists making work today. The works run the whole multi-media gamut: spanning drawing, sculpture, mixed media, painting, performance and video.

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  • 10 Exhibitions Opening This Week

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  • “Put yourself in a curator’s shoes,” the Frieze New York Art Fair asks in a sticker-festooned pamphlet for kids, “what artwork would you display if you could curate your own booth?”

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  • 10 Opening Exhibitions to Watch

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  • The Guggenheim’s current survey of film and video-based installation art, Found in Translation, features a series of darkened rooms off the main rotunda.

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  • How do maps age? Perhaps they transform as they decay, changing from tools into documents of historical relations, artifacts of visual design

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  • Despite the chilly -9°C early winter freeze in Kiev there was a consistent queue of trendy young people waiting eagerly outside the Pinchuk Art Centre

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  • How do maps age? Perhaps they transform as they decay, changing from tools into documents of historical relations, artifacts of visual design

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  • New York’s art market has taken on a Latin American flair as Pinta NY returned to the city for the seventh year, followed by the upcoming Latin American Art Modern and Contemporary sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s this week. Once again, the Pinta Art Show has acted as a celebration of art from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal, and also as an education platform for collectors who are unfamiliar with the strong Latin American market. This edition marked a tight curatorial step for the fair, as they entered the first year as a fully curated fair, enlisting a team of curators from around the world...

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  • I am very pleased to announce that Plus Ultra Gallery will reopen at the start of the Fall 2007 2006 art season (with a great new exhibition by

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  • Just a quick note about some upcoming love for our gallery artists from major art institutions: Joy Garnett is participating in the following group

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  • Lots to do today, so I`ll keep this short(ish...it is me, after all). Bambino and I are heading down to Philadelphia today for the opening of Carlos

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  • The Deutsche Bank Series at the Guggenheim: Found in Translation brings together eleven works by eleven artists that look to translation

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  • To celebrate the 10 years of operation of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens a large scale exhibition titled Politics of Art,

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  • Winkleman Gallery is very pleased to present “The Leningrad Trilogy,” the first New York solo exhibition by Carlos Motta. In a 3-channel video

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  • While Carlos Motta’s work exists through a number of different media, I think of it primarily as putting forth a series of socially and politically

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BIOGRAPHY

Carlos Motta is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work draws upon political history in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize the inclusion of suppressed histories, communities, and identities.

Motta’s work has been presented internationally in venues such as Tate Modern, London; The New Museum, The Guggenheim Museum and MoMA/PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogotá; Serralves Museum, Porto; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson; San Francisco Art Institute; Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin; Witte de With, Rotterdam; and many other public, private and independent spaces throughout the world.

Motta’s video “Nefandus” won the Hoteles Catalonia Award for best video at LOOP 2013 in Barcelona and had its International Prémiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (September 2013). The “Nefandus Trilogy,” three news short films by Motta, will have its World Prémiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in January and will be featured at The First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena, Colombia in February 2014. Together with AA Bronson, Motta recently convened the event “ritual of queer rituals” at Witte de With in Rotterdam. Motta also guest edited the e-flux journal April issue, “(im)practical (im)possibilities” on contemporary queer art and culture.

Motta is a graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Program (2006), was named a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow (2008), and received grants from Art Matters (2008), NYSCA (2010), Creative Capital Foundation and the Kindle Project (2012). He is part of the faculty at Parsons The New School of Design, The School of Visual Arts and is visiting faculty at Pratt Institute School of Art and Design in the spring 2014.