JORGE DE LA GARZA

Mexico City, MX, 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