The work of Jorge Méndez Blake explores the possible connections between literature, visual arts and architecture, fusing different historic and geographical elements, provoking new lectures on the paper of language and history in our culture. He has focus a major part of his work in the research of the idea of the library, understood as a fragile and contradictory structure.

His work has been the object of solo exhibitions in diverse museums as La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, France; the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and the Museum of Latinamerican Art, Los Angeles, in the USA; at the Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Geneva, Italy; at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Museo Tamayo, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros and Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City.

Also his work has been shown in group shows at the Museé d’Art Moderne, the Maison Rouge and the Museé Mac/Val in Paris, France; the Bass Museum, Miami, the Aspen Museum of Art, Artspace, New Haven and the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara in the USA; at the Fundación PROA in Buenos Aires, Argentina; at the Fundación Marcelino Botin, Santander and Casa Encendida, Madrid, in Spain; at the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam and Frankendael Foundation in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands; the Queensland Art Gallery, Australia; in BOZAR, Brussels, in Belgium; the Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsow, Poland. In Mexico at the Foundación JUMEX, the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, the Museo Nacional de Arte and the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, in MARCO, Monterrey, Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara and Museo Amparo in Puebla, among others.

Jorge Méndez Blake
Jorge Méndez Blake
Guadalajara, 1974

Past Exhibitions

The QUEEN Falls

07/02/2017 — 25/03/2017

Jorge Méndez Blake: Projects pour un Possible Littérature

La Kunsthalle Mulhouse 04/06/2015 — 23/08/2015

Solo Shows


Projects for a Possible Literature, La Kunsthalle Centre d’Art Contemporain, Mulhouse, France
Topographic Translations of the National Library, MUAC Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City
Not to Read, 1301PE, Los Angeles


Project for a Park Library, MCA Denver, Denver
Al margen del texto, Travesía Cuatro, Madrid


Nothing is Left to Tell, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels


Ceboruco, OMR, Mexico City

Group Shows


LARA, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City
Transcripciones, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City


Requiem for the Bibliophile, MCA Santa Barbara, USA


Mom, Am I Barbarian?, 13th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
My Third Land, Frankendael Foundation, Amsterdam
SABER DESCONOCER, 43 Salón (Inter) Nacional de Artistas, Museo de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia
Deferred Archive, CIFO Grant Program Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami
The Life of Others. Repetition And Survival, Akbank Art Center, Istanbul
Earth and elsewhere, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia


Resisting the Present, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
Itinerarios XVIII, Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, Spain
Voyage, Voyage, Maison de l’Amerique Latine, Paris

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Guadalajara Country of birth: Mexico Date of birth: 1974 Lives in: Guadalajara, Mexico