Born in 1968 in Mexico City, Mexico
Lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico

Gabriel DE LA MORA

The unique methods and materials de la Mora uses stem from the artist's decision to "quit painting" in 2004. The result has been an exploration of alternative modes of image-making, wherein seemingly minimal and often monochome-looking surfaces belie great technical complexity, conceptual rigor, and embedded information. Not unlike Riley and the Op-Artists, de la Mora is interested in a kind of optical illusion: that of crafting what appears to be a unitary image surface, one that is made up of much more than meets the eye: a complex assemblage of patiently collected and painstakingly arranged elements. Gabriel has exhibited at The Drawing Center, New York in 2016; and the Museum Amparo in Puebla, Mexico in 2014. Gabriel's work is included in collections, including Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York; El Museum del Barrio, New York; Colección JUMEX, Mexico City; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Perez Art Museum, Miami, among others.

education

2006
Work residency, École Régionale des Beaux-Arts Saint-Étienne, Saint- Étienne, France 

2001-2003
MFA in Photography and Video, Pratt Institute, New York, NY, USA 

1987-1991
BA in Architecture, Universidad Anáhuac del Norte, Mexico City, Mexico 

solo shows

2019 
Gabriel de la Mora: TNTR AA, Perrotin, New York, USA
Gabriel de la Mora: Inevidencias, curated by Esteban King, Casa de México en España, Madrid, Spain
Gabriel de la Mora, Timothy Taylor, New York, USA (forthcoming) 

2018
Entropías, PROYECTOSMONCLOVA, Mexico City, Mexico

2017
Crystals of Inevidence, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, USA 

2016
Gabriel de la Mora; Sounds Inscriptions on Fabric, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Gabriel de la Mora: Serial, Timothy Taylor, London, UK

2015
(f), Galeria OMR, Mexico

2014
Lucíferos, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, USA
Lo que no vemos lo que nos mira, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico

2012
T.O.E.F.M.U.T.I.T.O.A.I.I., Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, USA
Exposición Panamericana, NC - arte, Bogotá, Colombia
Señales Aleatorias/Ruido Blanco, Museo de Arte de Sonora (MUSAS), Mexico

2011
Ruido Blanco/White Noise, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (MACO), Oaxaca, Mexico
Originalmentefalso, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
Frágil/Fragile, Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA), Long Beach, CA, USA (Project Room)

2008
d.i.b.u.j.o.s., Bastero Kulturgunea, Andoain (Gipuzkoa), Spain
39-G.M.C.-23.sept.07, Conner Contemporary, Washington D.C., USA
Blind Lines, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, USA

2007
Brújula de cuestiones, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico

2006
Extensions, Galerie La Serre, École Régionale des Beaux-Arts Saint-Étienne, France

2004
00-04, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Colima, Colima, Mexico

2003
G.M. antes y después, Ministry of Culture of the state of Colima, 10 venues in Mexico

2001
Serie Homenaje a Robert Mapplethorpe, Galería Nina Menocal, Mexico City, Mexico

1997
The Form Without Form, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C., USA

1996
La Inconciencia de la Vista, Museo Regional de Historia, Colima, Mexico 

group shows

2019 
Arte/Sano Entre Artistas 5.0, curated by Walther Boelsterly Urrutia, Museo Biblioteca PAPE, Guadalupe, Mexico
Sumatorio, curated by Mauricio Marcin, Anel Jiménez, Gilberto Pérez y Tomás Pérez Glez, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico

2018 
Arte mexicano contemporáneo, Museo de Arte de Sonora, MUSAS, Sonora, Mexico
Modos de oír, Laboratorio de Arte Alameda & EX Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico
Temporalidades. Arte Latinoamericano. Colección FEMSA, Museo de Arte e Historia de Guanajuato, León, México
A New Way of Walking, Timothy Taylor, London, UK, Timothy Taylor, New York, USA
El cordón umbilical retiniano: I. Concretismo lírico, curated by Willy Kautz, ESPAC, Mexico City, Mexico
México: Pintura reactiva, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
Portrait, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, USA

2017
Sin Título (Untitled), curated by Dan Cameron, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, USA
Procesos en el arte, Museo de la Cancillería, Mexico City, Mexico
Something other than a Narrative: architects’ voices and visions, Galería José Luis Benlliure, Facultad de Arquitectura, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico
ANIMAL VERSIÓN, Galería Fernando Pradilla, Madrid, España
FORMASOBREFONDO, PROYECTOSMONCLOVA, Mexico City, Mexico
Home - So Different, So Appealing, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
MINIMAL MOSTLY, Deborah Ronnen Fine Art & R1 Studios, New York, USA
CROOKED BAZAR, PROYECTOSMONCLOVA, Mexico City, Mexico
Tres décadas de arte en expansión, 1980 al presente, Colección de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogotá, Colombia

2016
Everyday Reflections in Abstraction, curated by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Greg Attaway, SPACE Collection, Irvine, USA
Tres pies: el enigma de la sucesión. Envejecimiento y retiro, curated by Felipe Zúñiga and Víctor Palacios, Museo de Arte de Sinaloa, Culiacán, Mexico
Arte para la Nación, Galería Nacional, Palacio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
XII Bienal FEMSA. Poéticas del Decrecimiento. ¿Cómo vivir mejor con menos?, Centro de las Artes, Monterrey, Mexico
Divergent, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, USA 

2015
10o Bienal de Mercosur: Mensaje de una Nueva América, Porto Alegre, Brasil
La Trampa de la sonrisa, Colección ARTIUM, Centro Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Spain
Monochrome Undone, SPACE, Curator: Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Irvine, CA, USA
The Authority of Death, Jensen Gallery, Sidney, Australia
Mas allá de la abstracción, Fundación ArtNexus, Bogotá, Colombia
Mexico Circa 2000, Jose Pinto Mazal Collection, Instituto Cultural de México, París, France
Plaza Río de Janeiro 54, 1983-2015, OMR Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Todo por ver, Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City, Mexico
Tres pies: el enigma de la sucesión. Envejecimiento y retiro, Casa del Lago Juan
José Arreola, México City, Mexio
Líneas de la Mano, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, USA

2014
Reigning Cats and Dogs, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
Visible Invisibilizacion, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Alfredo Zalce, Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico
Affective Architectures, Aluna Art Foundation, Miami, FL, USA
Ilusión Óptica, Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City, Mexico
Ruta Mística, Curator: Gonzalo Ortega, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico
Performing Portraiture: Video from the Collection of Manuel de Santaren, Part I, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
Mex pro Mexico Art Project, Museo Revoltella, Trieste, Italy
Permission To Be Global: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA; Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami, FL, USA

2013
Surface Core, Elastic Gallery, Malmö, Sweden
Ruta Mística, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (MARCO), Monterrey, Mexico; Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico
Tropicalia Negra, Curator: Willy Kautz, Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City, Mexico
2013 California-Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum, CA, USA
El eco de la tropicália entre el todo y la nada, Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City, Mexico
MOCA ́S PERMANENT COLLECTION: A selection of recent acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
OPINIONE LATINA, Francesca Minini, Milan, Italy
Materia Sensible, Museo de Arte Carillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico

2012
PRIVACY, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany
Bajo el volcán, Curator: Raúl Zamudio Taylor, Andrómeda Contemporáneo, San Jose, Costa Rica
Tell me a story, Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA), Long Beach, CA, USA
Sin límites, Instituto de México en España, Madrid, Spain
Una mirada múltiple: selecciones de la Colección Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, Museo Nacional de Bellas Arte, Havana, Cuba
Pobre Artista Rico, Casa del Lago Juan José Arreola, Mexico City, Mexico
Obsessive Worlds, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA, USA; Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX, USA

2011
The space between now and then, Galería OMR y el 52, Mexico City, Mexico
Destello, La Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
Primera Bienal de El Fin: Colapso, El 52, Mexico City, Mexico

2010
Art on Paper 2010 Biennial, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, USA
Cosmopolitan Routes: Houston Collects Latin American Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), Houston, TX, USA
Hot to Cold / Cold to Hot, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr University, Curator: Greg Bellerby, Vancouver, Canada
Darker than Night, Casino Metropolitano, Mexico City, Mexico
Latin American Artists Shed Light on Drug War, Other Complexities, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, USA
Constante: La Nueva Babilonia, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
Twilight of the Idols, Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid, Spain
Project Birch Forest / The Waste land, Whitebox Gallery, New York
The Metamorphosis, Other Gallery, Shanghai, China
Superficies del deseo, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo (MUAC), Mexico City, Mexico
The Visceral Body, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Efecto Drácula, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico
Afecto diverso: géneros en flujo, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico

2009
89 Km CGAC Collection, MARCO Museo de Arte contemporánea de Vigo, Spain
White Noise, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, USA
Cruz-Diez, Glassford, Tomasello, de la Mora, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, USA
Colección FEMSA, Museo Arocena, Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
North Looks South: Building the Latin American Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), Houston, TX, USA
Fleeting, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX, USA
(sic), Tragos y Textos, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
First 798 Beijing Biennial: “Constellations,” Beijing, China
Hecho en casa/Homemade, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico

2008
Garden of Delights, 2008 Yeosu Art Festival, Yeosu, South Korea
XIV Bienal de Pintura Rufino Tamayo, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
A-B, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUCA-Roma), Mexico City, Mexico
89 Km CGAC Collection, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain Marked Pages II: Drawings, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, USA
TALENT PReVIEW 09, 5 Gallerists-5 Curators= 25 artists, White Box, New York, NY, USA
New Aquisitions, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), Houston, TX, USA

2007
Cada uno para sí y Dios contra todos, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
Una Excursion Mexicana, Hangart 7, Salzburg, Austria
A e O: Da Von Gloeden a Pierre et Gilles, Palazzina Reale, Florence, Italy
O debuxo por diante, CGAC Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo, Spain

2006
III Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales de Yucatán 2006, Mérida, Mexico

2005
Momentito, Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning, Queens, NY, USA
Nuevas Adquisiciones, Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo (CGAC), Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Points of View, Photography in El Museo del Barrio ́s Permanent Collection, El Museo del Barrio, New York

2004
New Acquisitions of the Collection, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, USA
XII Convocatoria de Artistas Jóvenes, Galería Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain

2003
Far Away, Up Close, Rome Arts Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Art in General Video Project, National Center for Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia; Museum of Contemporary Art, Kalingrad, Russia; Pro-Arte, St. Petersburg, Russia; Moscow New Media Lab, Moscow, Russia

2002
XI Bienal de Pintura Rufino Tamayo, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico

2001
Premio Omnilife 2001, Salón de Octubre, Guadalajara, Mexico

2000
Premio Omnilife 2000, Salón de Octubre, Guadalajara, Mexico
Pluralidades, Convergencias Múltiples, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico

1999
A Visual Dialogue through the Americas, Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC, USA
Mastering the Millennium, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C., USA
Vistas y Conceptos, aproximaciones al paisaje, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico

1998
New York Mexican-Latin American Art Show, Belenky Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1997
Pasión al Rojo Vivo, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico 

public collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York, USA
Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States, Washington, USA
ARTIUM, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami, USA
Colección Banco de la República, Bogotá, Colombia
Colección Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, Miami, USA
Colección FEMSA, Monterrey, Mexico
Colección Fundación Televisa, Mexico City, Mexico
Colección SIVAM, Mexico City, Mexico
Colección Universidad de Colima, Mexico
El Museo del Barrio, New York, USA
Fundación/Colección JUMEX, Mexico City, Mexico
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Alfredo Zalce, Michoacán, Mexico
Museo de Arte de Sonora (MUSAS), Hermosillo, Mexico
Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
Museo de la Cancillería, S.R.E., Mexico City, Mexico
Museo del Palacio del Arzobispado, Mexico City, Mexico
Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), Houston, USA
Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA), Long Beach, USA
Perez Art Museum Miami Collection, Miami, USA
Richard E. Peeler Art Center, De Pauw University, Greencastle, USA
Sayago Pardon Collection, California, USA
Secretaría de Cultura del Estado de Colima, Colima, Mexico 

awards

2013
Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte Grant, Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Mexico City, Mexico (Two year grant)

2006
WTC Artfest 06, II Concurso Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico (First prize)

2005
VII Bienal de Monterrey FEMSA, Monterrey, Mexico (First prize)
SIVAM (Sociedad Internacional de Valores del Arte Mexicano A.C.), Mexico City, Mexico (First prize)

2001
Fulbright García Robles Grant, Visual Arts section
Jacques and Natasha Gelman Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA

2000
Jóvenes Creadores 2000, Colima, Mexico (Grant)

1997
III Bienal de Pintura de Occidente Alfonso Michel, Colima, Mexico (First prize) 

  • March 2019
    Whitewall Art — 2 PAGES

GABRIEL DE LA MORA 'TNTR AA' AT PERROTIN NEW YORK

GABRIEL DE LA MORA 'TNTR AA' AT PERROTIN NEW YORK

Gabriel DE LA MORA

VIRTUAL VISIT OF GABREIL DE LA MORA 'TNTR AA'

VIRTUAL VISIT OF GABREIL DE LA MORA 'TNTR AA'

Gabriel DE LA MORA

podcasts

VIRTUAL VISIT OF GABREIL DE LA MORA 'TNTR AA'

Virtual visit of the exhibition "TNTR AA" by Gabriel de la Mora at Perrotin New York, March-April 2019

Podcast