Damián Ortega was born in 1967 in Mexico City and currently lives and works in Mexico City and Berlin, Germany. He has exhibited internationally including solo exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2002), Kunsthalle Basel (2004), Tate Modern, London and Museu da Arte Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2005), The Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, The Gallery at REDCAT, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2007), Centre Pompidou, Paris (2008), Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2009), Barbican Curve Gallery, London (2010), The Freud Museum, London (2013) and the Museo Jumex, Mexico City (2014). Group exhibitions include the 50th Venice Biennale (2003), ‘Made in Mexico’, Insitute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2003) and the São Paulo Biennial (2006).

Damian Ortega
Damián Ortega
Mexico City, 1967
Mexico

Past Exhibitions

Damián Ortega: Play Time

White Cube Bermondsey
27/09/2017 — 12/11/2017

Life World. Photography from the CIAC Collection

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
27/02/2017 — 30/04/2017

Damián Ortega: The Rocket and the Abyss

Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro 05/05/2016 — 02/10/2016

Damián Ortega

The Fruitmarket Gallery 09/07/2016 — 23/10/2016

Damián Ortega: Casino

Malmö Konsthall 21/05/2016 — 25/09/2016

Solo Shows

2015

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

“Casino,” HangarBicocca, Milan

“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

Group Shows

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

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

“Alias bookstore,” Kurimanzutto, Mexico City

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Mexico City Country of birth: Mexico Date of birth: 1967 Lives in: Mexico City, Mexico and Berlin, Germany