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.
La Kunsthalle Mulhouse