JORGE DE LA GARZA

Jorge De La Garza / Mexico City, 1978.

Works predominantly with the mediums of collage, installation and video; appropriating found fragments and grouping them into small archives he later uses to construct new, unresolved narratives. His work is influenced by ideas derived from disciplines such as iconography and semiology. In particular, the process behind the renewal and disruption of meaning. He is interested in Benjamin Buchloh’s ‘allegorical procedures’: strategies of “appropriation and depletion of meaning, fragmentation and dialectical juxtapositions of fragments and separation of signifier and signified”. Jorge’s interest though, isn’t only in destabilizing signs, but in redefining them; in exploring their subversive and poetic possibilities.

EDUCATION

2007 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design,  London, UK
2006  Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art, Byam Shaw School of Art at Central Saint Martins, London, UK
2002 BA Media Studies ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico
2000 Photography GrisArt Escola de Fotografia, Barcelona, Spain

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Thin Air. Galería Emma Molina. Monterrey, Mexico
in quotes. East Gallery, Norwich Univeristy of the Arts. Norwich, UK
Zsona MACO Foto. Galería Emma Molina. Mexico City, Mexico

2015
Cut and Fade. Televisa Foundation @ Zona Maco 2017. Mexico City
Honoré #2, Galerie RueVisconti. Paris, France
Zsona MACO Sur, Galería Emma Molina. Mexico City, Mexico

2014
The Most Comfortable Intercourse with the Void is Mysticism, Gabinete Gráfico, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil. Mexico City, Mexico
Zsona MACO Nuevas Propuestas, Galería Emma Molina. Mexico City, Mexico

2013
Jorge de la Garza White Cubicle Toilet Gallery, London, UK

2012
Signos, Monstruosidades, Imágenes Galería Emma Molina, Monterrey, Mexico

2011
Nachleben, First Floor Projects, London, UK

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
El Hombre Invisible, Casa Maauad. Mexico City, Mexico
Retos y Desafíos, Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños. Oaxaca, México
Sights and Sounds: Mexico, Jewish Museum. New York, USA

2014
Sex Shop, Folkestone Triennial Satellite Project Program. Folkstone, UK

2013
Return to Reason Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London, UK
ICA Off-Site: A Journey Through London Subculture Institute of Contemporary Arts,  
Selfridges, London, UK

2012
Pinta London, Galería Emma Molina - Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre, London. UK
Whitewashing The Moon, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
Fe Para No Creyentes, Frontera 96, Mexico City, Mexico
Back To The Future Breese Little, London, UK

2011
Cuarzo y Concreto, CASA DLGG, Monterrey, Mexico

2010
Dig Down in Time, Man&Eve, London, UK
XII International Call, Galería Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain
The Marquise Went Out at Five o’ Clock, Jotta Contemporary & Edel Assanti, London, UK
The Marien Bad Palace, Highlanes Gallery & Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Ireland

2009
Subtext(s), Pages of Hackney, London, UK
Galería Progresso Presents, Galería Progresso, London, UK
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Cornerhouse/ A Foundation, Manchester & London, UK

2008
“Take Me, Show Me, I’m Absolutely Yours”, Gallery 52ª, London, UK
After Dark, Eleven Gallery, London, UK
Departure, Front Projects, London, UK

2007
MA Show, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, UK
How We May Be, Late at Tate, Tate Britain, London UK

2006
Wormhole Saloon V, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Not Out of the Woods Yet, The Projection Gallery, Independents Biennial, Liverpool Biennial, UK
Mix Cities, Espace Khiasma, Paris, France
Display Until, Byam Shaw School of Art, London, UK
Knee- jerk, Byam Shaw School of Art, London, UK
Small, Kingsgate Gallery, London, UK
PD Dip World, Byam Shaw School of Art, London, UK

2005
Subform 05, Object Not Found Project Room. Monterrey, Mexico

AWARDS | RESIDENCIES

2013-14 Jóvenes Creadores. Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes

2010 XII International Call. Galería Luis Adelantado

2009 Bloomberg New Contemporaries. Conrnerhouse/ A Foundation

PUBLICATIONS

Under the Sign of Saturn (issue 6). Under/Current Magazine
La Resistencia a la Interpretación (issue 4). Caviar Izquierda
Jorge de la Garza (Apr 2011). P.A.S.T. Projects
The Land of Black Gold (volume 6 issue 4). Tank Magazine
In Conversation: Paul Sammut Talks to Jorge de la Garza (issue 12). Introducing Art
New Contemporaries (feb 2010). Art Monthly
Stolen Moments (feb 2010). Stolen Moments by Dan Canyon
Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2009). Exhibition Catalogue
The New Simplicity (no. 200 apr 2009). Elle Decoration UK