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Dates

21 may - 25 sep

Visitors

955

About the show

A generous retrospective of twenty-four works, all made since the 1990s, by this internationally celebrated Mexican artist born in 1967. His seminal work, The Beetle Trilogy, consisting of a large scale installation laying bare every part of a Volkswagen Beetle, literally hovers at the center of the exhibition. This particular model of car is strongly connected to artist’s Mexican heritage, where the Beetle was for a long time affordable for many. Ortega himself drove one for years. The performance Moby Dick is another part of the trilogy and took place at the opening. It involves man’s struggle with the machine. Documentation of the event is available online.

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About the artist

Damián Ortega was born in Mexico City in 1967 and has had solo exhibitions at the ICA in Philadelphia (2002), the Tate Modern in London (2005), the Centre Pompidou in Paris (2008) and MAM in Rio de Janeiro (2015). He has participated in two Venice Biennials (2003, 2013) and participated in the 4th Berlin Biennial and the 27th São Paulo Biennial (2006), the 11th Havana Biennial (2012) and the 12th Sharjah Biennial (2015 ).

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