Ariel  OROZCO

education

Born in 1979 Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
Lives and works in México City

EDUCATION
MFA from the Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana 2005.
Escuela Profesional de Artes Plásticas, Trinidad, 1999.

solo shows

2014 
Presente Continuo, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, USA

2013 
Guajiro caminando entre gotas de asfalto, Casa Rafael Galván, México City, Mexico

2012 
Detrás del Cristal, Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy

2011 
Pinta Art Fair solo show. Selma Feriani Gallery, London, UK

2009 
Red Line. Trolebús Galería, México City, Mexico
Loop, Federica Schiavo Gallery. Rome, Italy

2007 
Suzanne Tarasìeve Paris, France

2006 
50 acts of luck, Salá de Arte Público Siqueiros, México City, Mexico

2005 
Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Positions, Myto Gallery, Miami, USA
What happens but cannot be seen, Myto Gallery, México City, Mexico

2002 
Weight Exercise, Asclepio Clinic, Habana, Cuba

1999 
Homeostacia. Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
The Last Concept of Human Suffering Clinical Surgical Hospital, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

group shows

2015 
Through Windows, Through Curtains, Call on Us, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, NV
Volta 11, with Spencer Brownstone Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
Linea Discontinua, Bienal de la Habana, Havana, Cuba

2014 
Art as a Verb, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia
Freedom in Motion, Fundaçâo Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Zoom in, Galeria Servando, Havana, Cuba

2013 
Portratis, Selma Feriani Gallery, London, UK
Viáticos, Casa Fusión, México City, Mexico

2012 
Pursuit of Perfection: The Politic of Sport, South London Gallery, London, UK
Out of Range, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Roma, Rome, Italy
The Social Contract, Artefact Festival, Stuk Kunstcentrum, Leuven, Belgium

2010 
Circuito cerrado, Polyforum Siqueiros, México City, Mexico
Ibrido. Genetica delle forme dʼarte, Padiglione dʼArte Contemporanea. Milan, Italy
Under Destruction. Museum Tinguely, Basel, CH; Swiss Institute. New York, USA
Manimal, Project Space Kaleidoscope, Milan, Italy
Brouillon, Centre dʼArt Contemporarin, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Marcher-Créer. Rencontres dʼArles, Galerie Aréna – ESNP, Arles, France
Esférico. Una visión del fútbol a través del arte, Museo de Arte de la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, México City, Mexico
Zona Maco. Myto. México City, Mexico

2009 
Pete and Repeat, Works from the Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Urban Stories. The X Baltic Triennial of International Art, Vilnus, Lituania
Hecho en casa, Museo De Art Moderno, México City, Mexico
LISTE The Young Art Fair in Basel, Myto Gallery. Basel, Switerland
MACO, Myto Gallery, México City, Mexico

2008 
Animal Roto, Museo de Arte Moderno, México City, Mexico
Disarming Matter. Curated by Chris Sharp. Dunkers kulturhus, Helsingborg, SE
Beholden, Besotted, Betwixt: Democracy in the Age of Branding. Guest-curated by Carin Kuoni and co-produced by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School and Parsons, New York, USA
WIE DU MIR (TIT FOR TAT), Counter Images for Transcultural Thinking and Acting, Curated by Roman Grabner, Alois Kölbl & Johannes Rauchenberger, Graz, AT
LATINO LATINO, Curated by Raffaela Guidobon, Palazzo della Vicaria in Trapani, Italy
LISTE, The Young Art Fair in Basel, with Myto Gallery. Basel, Switzerland
FEMACO, with Myto Gallery, México City, Mexico
Art Brussel, with Suzane Tarasieve Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
The New World, Artnews Projects, Berlín, Germany
Terapia de grupo (Arte cubano actual), Galería Fernando Pradilla, Madrid, Spain
The Desobedients, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2007 
Das phantastische Geheimnis des exotischen Universums, Galerie Brigit Ostermeir, Berlin, Germany
MACO, with Myto Gallery, México City, Mexico
NADA Art Fair, with Myto Gallery, USA
Locus Solus (talks of inanimate reason at the country estate), Myto Gallery, México City, Mexico

2006 
Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Nova, USA
Melbourne Arts Festival, Melbourne, Australia
War and Nature, Virgil de Voldere Gallery, New York, USA
Passion / Provocation – photography and video in the collection Teofilo Cohen, Centro de la Imagen, México City, Mexico
MACO, with Myto Gallery, México City, Mexico

2005 
MACO, with Myto Gallery, México City, Mexico
Salón de Premiados, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Habana, Cuba
Oscar Fernández Morera Provincial Salon, Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
II Festival of Ephemeral Sculpture, Experimental Center of Plastic Arts 23 and C, Habana, Cuba

2003 
Exposition of Sound, Professorship called Art of Conduct, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba
Common Sense, Havana Gallery, Havana, Cuba

2002 
Cultural Exposition Center ICAI, Havana, Cuba

2001 
Contemporary Cuban Art Salon, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba
Come and Put, Exposition in the Instituto Superior de Arte, Collateral to the Contemporary Cuban Art Salon, Habana, Cuba
Small Format Territorial Salon, Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

2000 
Exposition in the Instituto Superior de Arte Colateral for the VII Biennal of The Havana, Havana, Cuba
Salon of the City Juan Andres Rodriguez Paz, The Monk, Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
In Vitro, Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
Salon Territorial of Small Format, Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

1999 
Consecration of the Resistance, Centro Provincial de Arte y Diseño, Habana, Cuba
Provincial Salon Oscar Fernandez Morera, Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
Small Format Salon Fayad Jamiz, L Gallery, Habana, Cuba
Graduates Salon, Benito Ortiz Gallery, TT
Small Format Territorial Salon, Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

1998 
We Are What There Is, Collateral A the 1st Biennial of Theory and Critique of the Arts, Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
Salon 13 of March, L Gallery, Habana, Cuba
Salon of the City Juan Andres Rodríguez Paz, The Monk, Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
Small Format Territorial Salon, Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

1997 
Provincial Salon Oscar Fernández Morera, Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
National Salon of High School Education, TT

1995 
Exhibition at the Benito Ortiz Gallery , TT

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2013 
Lago, German Mendez. “Guajro caminando entre gotas de asfalto, un desafío a la imaginacion "Semanario de la UAM Vol. XX, No. 5, 17 September 2013: 15.

2012 
Sharp, Chris. “Ariel Orozco - Detrás Del Cristal.” Neromagazine.it 8 Feruary 2012.
Di Tosto, Claudia. “Ariel Orozco / Detrás del cristal.” Pointblank.it 20 Feburary 2012.
Trincia, Daniela. “ArielOrozco. Slittamenti del quotidiano.” Arte e Critica March 2012: 91.
Natali, Chiara. “Giochi di perplessità.” Artribune.com 15 March 2012.
DʼAmmando, Andrea. “Ariel Orozco.” Exibart on Paper n°78 March 2012: 66.
Watson, Mike. “Ariel Orozco.” Frieze Magazine 22 April 2012.

2009 
Stocchi, Francesco. “Ariel Orozco.” Artforum October 2009.
Montecchi, Flavia. “La fermezza della riflessione” .” Inside Art 28 October 2009.
Johansson, Anna. “Disarming Matter.” FlashArtonline.com 11 December 2009.
“Ariel Orozco.” Exibart on Paper n°61 November 2009.
Pizzolante, Antonio, and Giovanna DʼUlisse. “Orozco con polemica.”
SguardoContemporaneo.it October 2009.

2007 
Castillo, Héctor Antón. “Chance tranformed into disappearing ideas.” Art Nexus, No. 65
Vol. 6 2007: 60-64.

2006 
“Interviniendo la Cotidianeidad Cubana.” Arte al Límite March 2006: 75-78.
Hernàndez, Edgar A. “Hasta La Cocina.” Expresiones 2006.
Schering, Madlen. “Transform The Everyday into Art.”Latin America News, issue 382
April 2006: 53-54.
Ariel Orozco

public collections

MUSEUMS & INSTITUTIONS
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Roma, Rome, Italy
Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
Centre d’Art Contemporarin, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Swiss Institute, New York, NY

MUSEUMS IN MEXICO
Museo De Art Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico

COLLECTIONS
 Daros LatinAmerica AG
Tony Shafrazi Collection
Edgar Bronfman Collection
Aby Rosen Collection
Renato Preti Collection
Teofilo Cohen Collection
Celia Birbragher Collection

Working within a diverse array of mediums, Ariel Orozco moves seamlessly between performance, painting and installation in his conceptually driven practice. Often taking
the form of interventions or actions, his work reflects on those overlooked interactions of everyday life by providing a new or alternative perspective. Encompassing the deeply
personal to the completely public, he nevertheless imbues his work with a compassion that is universal. Always seeking to give his audience an awareness of the people and
things that surround us, his artwork provides moments of contemplation to reflect on the vagaries and marvels of life. Deeply symbolic and startlingly simple, Orozco’s work
speaks a universal language accessible to all.