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  • 1967 Born in Mexico City
  • Lives and works in Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro

Solo Exhibitions

2017

  • Play Time, White Cube Bermondsey, London

2016

  • Fourth Plinth Shortlist Exhibition, National Gallery, London
  • Textile, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels
  • Damian Ortega, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
  • Casino, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö
  • El cohete y el abismo, Palacio de cristal, Reina Sofia, Madrid 

2015

  • Paisagem, Galeria Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo
  • Casino, Hangar Bicocca, Milan
  • O fim da matéria, Museo Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

2014

  • Reading Landscapes, Kukje Gallery, Seoul
  • Cosmogonia Domestica, Museu Jumex, Mexico

2013

  • Damián Ortega, Gladstone Gallery, New York
  • Apestraction, The Freud Museum, London
  • The Blast and Other Embers, Cleveland Museum of Art at the Glass Box Gallery, Cleveland

2012

  • Belo Horizonte Project, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah
  • Traces of gravity, White Cube, London

2011

  • Damián Ortega, Kurimanzutto, Mexico
  • Mexico: Expected/Unexpected, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California
  • Tool Bit, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev

2010

  • The Independent, The Curve, Barbican Art

2009

  • Capital Less, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
  • Do It Yourself, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
  • Materialista, Galerie Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paolo

2008

  • Damián Ortega, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2007

  • Nine Types of Terrain, White Cube Hoxton Square, London
  • Shimabuko’s Sakepirinha, DAAD Gallery, Berlin
  • Being, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
  • Obelisco, Public Art Fund, Central Park, New York
  • Inversión de Poderes, Project for the University of Valencia, Spain
  • Sculptures In The Park, Project for Vila Manin, Italy
  • Man is the Controller of the Universe, DAAD Gallery, Berlin

2005

  • The Beetle Trilogy and Other Works, Gallery at REDCAT (The Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theatre) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
  • Untitled Project Series, Tate Modern, London

2004

  • Damian Ortega, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
  • Spirit and Matter, White Cube, London
  • Damian Ortega, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Moby Dick, Kurimanzutto @ Mega Comercial Mexicana, parking lot, 3rd. level, Mexico City

2003

  • Damian Ortega, Galeria Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo

2002

  • Damian Ortega, ICA Philadelphia, Philadelphia
  • Damian Ortega, D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York
  • Do It!, artist project for Frieze magazine, London

2001

  • Alguem Me Soletra, artist in residence, Museu Serralves, Porto

1997

  • Reglas e Instintos, Galería Art & Idea, Mexico City

1991

  • Fuerza Viva, Galería Etnia, Mexico City

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

  • Fourth Plinth Shortlist Exhibition, National Gallery, London
  • Art and Space, Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao
  • The Garden - End of Times, Beginning of Times, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus
2016

  • One percent, one hundred percent, Anyang Public Art Project 5, Anyang City, South Korea
  • The way things go, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort
  • Le précieux pouvoir des pierres, MAMAC, Nice
  • XYLANYNU, Kurimanzutto, Mexico city

2015

  • CRU (RAW): food, tranformation and art, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brasilia
  • Eppur si muove, MUDAM Luxembourg
  • Art at Aldeburgh, Aldeburgh Festival, Suffolk

2013

  • América Latina 1960–2013, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
  • México: Inside Out, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas
  • Sculpture in the Close, Jesus College, Cambridge
  • The Encyclopedic Palace, Venice Biennale 2013, Venice
  • Panorama. Landscapes 2013-1969, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City
  • The Hunter and the Factory, Fundación/Colección Jumex, Mexico
  • Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo: A Love Meal, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2012

  • 11th Havana Biennial 2012, Havana

2011

  • Life: A User's Manual, Israel Museum, Israel

2010

  • Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action, White Cube, London
  • Post Monument: XIV International Sculpture Biennale of Carrara, Carrara

2009

  • The Importance of Zebrafish, Pilar Parra & Romero, Madrid
  • Private Universes, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
  • Desenhos: A a Z (Drawings A to Z), Museu da Cidade, Lisbon

2008

  • That Was Then...This Is Now, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island, NY
  • Nine Types of Terrain, Art Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland
  • Las implicaciones de la imagen, Colección Isabel & Agustin Coppel, MUCA, Mexico City
  • Unitednationsplaza México D.F. Casa Refugio, Mexico City
  • A Skate in the Mud, a Hole in the Reel, Land Art’s Expanded Field 1968-2008, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
  • Vou-te contar uma história: Let me tell you a story:, Porta 33, Madeira
  • Peripheral vision and collective body, MUSEION - Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst, Bolzano, Italy
  • Nos Cambiamos De Domicilio, Kurimanzutto, Mexico D.F., Mexico
  • Expected Mexico Unexpected, La Maison Rouge, Paris

2007

  • Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei
  • Escultura social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  • Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst 2007, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • In side / Incide, Galería Fortés Vilaça, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2006

  • EXOCTIC JOURNEY ENDS. Foksal Gallery Foundation,
  • Warsaw and kurimanzutto, Mexico City
  • LOS ÁNGELES / MÉXICO. Complejidades y heterogeneidad. Colección, Museo José Luis Cuevas, Mexico City
  • 10 YEARS OF ART & IDEA. Art & Idea, Vienna, Austria
  • BIENAL DE TAIPEI
  • 27TH BIENAL DE SAO PAULO. Sao Paulo, Brasil
  • OPEN HOUSE CASA ABIERTA. Centro de Arte Contemporánea, Minas Gerais, Brasil.
  • IN SIDE/ INCIDE. Video piece in Fortes Vilaça Gallery. Sao Paulo, Brasil.
  • EL EQUILIBRIO Y SUS DERIVADOS. Casa del Lago, Mexico City.
  • METRO PICTURES. The Moore Space, Miami, USA
  • 4TH BERLIN BIENNIAL. Germany.
  • Zones of Contact, 2006 Biennale of Sydney, Sydney
  • SPACE IS THE PLACE. ICI. New York.
  • AL CONFINEI DELLA REALTA: ARTE CIENCIA E TECNOLOGIA. Benevento, Italy
  • ELIPSE FUNDATION, Contempory Art Colection, Cascais, Portugal.
  • Dark Matter, White Cube, London

2004

  • Solo Los Personajes Cambian, MARCO, Monterrey
  • Video Mundi, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago / Heaven Gallery, Chicago
  • Espacios de Paisaje y Memoria, La Casa Encendida, Madrid

2003

  • Elephant Juice (sexo entre amigos), Kurimanzutto @ Los Manantiales, Xochimilco,
  • Made in Mexico, ICA Boston / Hammer museum, Los Angeles
  • A Nova Geometria, Galeria Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo
  • 50th venice biennale: Il Quotidiano Alterato, Venice
  • Our Mutual Friend, Bloomberg Space, London

2002

  • Sublime Artificial, La Capella, Barcelona
  • The Air Is Blue, Casa Barragán, Mexico City
  • Arte All Arte, Arte Continua, Italy
  • Gwanju Biennale, Gwanju, South Korea
  • Siete Dilemas: Dialogos En El Arte Mexicano, Museo de Arte Moderno, México D.F.

2001

  • Animation, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
  • Squatters, Museu Serralves, Porto
  • Squatters, Museum Witte de With, Rotterdam
  • Ars 2001, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
  • Do It! Museo de Arte Carrilo Gil, Mexico City
  • Tirana Biennale, Albania
  • Escultura Mexicana, De La Academía a La Instalación, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City
  • Mutations. La Video Mexicaine Actuelle, Palais Des Arts, Toulouse / Iconoscope, Montpellier
  • Como Es Que Los Autos No Vuelan Aún, Entro de Las Artes, Monterrey
  • Metropolis Mexica, Musée de Picardie, Amiens

2000

  • Galerie Kurimanzutto @ Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
  • Guarene 2000, Fondazione Sandretto Rebaudengo Per L’Arte, Torino
  • Permanencia Voluntaria, Galería Kurimanzutto Cinemanía, Plaza Loreto, México D.F.
  • supermodernismo (improvisado), Ex Teresa Arte Actual, México D.F.
  • puerto rico 00 (paréntesis en la Ciudad), Puerto Rico
  • Videoarte De La Nueva Generacion, Generalli Foundation, Suiza

1999

  • Yo Y Mi Circunstancia, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
  • b.i.f. bienal internacional de fotografia. centro de la imágen, méxico d.f. salón de Invitados
  • Economia De Mercado, Galería Kurimanzutto, Mercado de Medellín, México D.F.
  • Dobles Vidas Taller General (Abraham Cruzvillegas, Gabriel Kuri Y Gabriel Orozco), Museo Barbier-Mueller D´Art Precolombí/ Museo Textil I D´Indumentaria, Barcelona
  • Project Rooms, Feria Internacional De Arte Contemporaneo ARCO, Madrid
  • La Sala Del Artista, Galería Kurimanzutto, Mexico City

1998

  • Yesterday Begins Tomorrow: Ideals, Dreams and Contemporary Awakenings, Center For Curatorial Studies and Contemporary Art & Culture, Bard College, New York
  • Prepositions II, Musée Departamental D´Art Contemporain, Palace du Rochechouart, Rochechouart

1997

  • Lines Of Loss, Artists Space, New York
  • Instalaciones, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, MACO - Oaxaca
  • Creacion En Movimiento, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City
  • Mercurio, Comunicacion Y Dinero, Galería de Arte Contemporáneo, Guadalajara

1995

  • Nuevas Practicas Colectivas, Galería Arte Contemporáneo, Guadalajara
  • (En Transito) Señales Presentes. Intercambio Artístico. México D.F. / Buenos Aires
  • Deux Ex Machina, Museo Universitario Del Chopo,Mexico City

1994

  • Temístocles 44, México, D.F.
  • Beelden Buiten 1994, Tuin de Brabandere, Tielt
  • Tento Onstelling, Galería C.D, Tielt
  • Cronologias, Temístocles # 144, Mexico City

1993

  • Instalaciones Licenciado Verdad

1992

  • Temístocles I, Temístocles 44, Mexico D.F.

Other Projects
  • Co-editor and collaborator of Casper magazine