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

GRANTS AND AWARDS
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

SOLO SHOWS
2015 Honoré #2, Galerie RueVisconti. Paris, France
2015 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
2014 Zsona MACO Nuevas Propuestas, Galería Emma Molina. Mexico City, Mexico
2013 Jorge de la Garza White Cubicle Toilet Gallery, London
2012 Signos, Monstruosidades, Imágenes Galería Emma Molina, Monterrey, Mexico
2011 Nachleben, First Floor Projects, London, UK

SELECT GROUP SHOWS
2015 El Hombre Invisible, Casa Maauad. Mexico City, Mexico
2015 Retos y Desafíos, Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños. Oaxaca, México
2015 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
2013  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
2012 Whitewashing The Moon, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
2012 Fe Para No Creyentes, Frontera 96, Mexico City, Mexico
2012  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

 

2010 XII International Call, Galería Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain
2010 The Marquise Went Out at Five o’ Clock, Jotta Contemporary & Edel Assanti, London, UK
2010 The Marien Bad Palace, Highlanes Gallery & Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Ireland
2009 Subtext(s), Pages of Hackney, London, UK
2009 Galería Progresso Presents, Galería Progresso, London, UK
2009 Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Cornerhouse/ A Foundation, Manchester & London, UK
2008 “Take Me, Show Me, I’m Absolutely Yours”, Gallery 52ª, London, UK
2008 After Dark, Eleven Gallery, London, UK
2008 Departure, Front Projects, London, UK
2007 MA Show, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, UK
2007 How We May Be, Late at Tate, Tate Britain, London UK
2006 Wormhole Saloon V, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
2006 Not Out of the Woods Yet, The Projection Gallery, Independents Biennial, Liverpool Biennial, UK
2006 Mix Cities, Espace Khiasma, Paris, France
2006 Display Until, Byam Shaw School of Art, London, UK
2006 Knee- jerk, Byam Shaw School of Art, London, UK
2006 Small, Kingsgate Gallery, London, UK
2006 PD Dip World, Byam Shaw School of Art, London, UK
2005 Subform 05, Object Not Found Project Room. Monterret, Mexico

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