Jorge Méndez Blake

Born in Guadalajara, 1974 and lives in Guadalajara, Mexico

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: I Will Defend Poetry
Mai 36 Gallery hosts a new solo exhibition by artist Jorge Méndez Blake: “I will defend poetry“....
12 Nov 2021 - 29 Jan 2022
Mai 36 Galerie
Jorge Méndez Blake: Projects pour un Possible Littérature
Projects pour une Possible Littérature is Jorge Méndez Blake’s first exhibition in a French art center....
04 Jun 2015 - 23 Aug 2015
La Kunsthalle Mulhouse
Jorge Méndez Blake: Ventana Poniente / Southwest Window
On the occasion of the inauguration of OMR‘s new space, the gallery presents a solo exhibition...
02 Feb 2016 - 06 Mar 2016
Mexico City
The QUEEN Falls
“The Queen Falls” in Hamlet’s last scene. Like in a chess game, this move anticipates a...
07 Feb 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
Mexico City
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