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: ÉCHO,  Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France (Forthcoming)
-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

2018
-Entropías, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico
-Gabriel de la Mora: Técnicas y Contextos, Pinacoteca de la Universidad de Colima, Mexico

2017
-Crystals of Inevidence, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, 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 City, 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, N.C. Arte, Bogotá, Colombia
-Señales Aleatorias/Ruido Blanco, Museo de Arte de Sonora (MUSAS), Mexico

2011
-Ruido Blanco/White Noise, curated by Kerstin Erdmann, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (MACO), Oaxaca, Mexico
-Originalmentefalso, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
-Frágil/Fragile: project room, cuated by Cecilia Fajardo Hill, Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA), Long Beach, CA, USA 

2008
-d.i.b.u.j.o.s., C.C. 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 and New York, USA
-I. Concretismo lírico: El cordón umbilical retiniano, 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, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico
-Home - So Different, So Appealing, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
-MINIMAL MOSTLY, Deborah Ronnen Fine Art & R1 Studios, New York, USA
-Crooked Bazar, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico
-Tres décadas de arte en expansión, 1980 al presente, Colección de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogotá, Colombia
-Arte / Sano ÷ Artists 5.0, Museo de Arte Popular, Mexico City, Mexico
-Carbon, Fox Jensen Gallery, Sydney, Australia

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
-Poéticas del Decrecimiento. ¿Cómo vivir mejor con menos?, Centro de las Artes, XII Bienal FEMSA, Nueva Léon, Monterrey, Mexico
-Divergent, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, USA 
-+52. Paisajes recientes, Fundación Calosa, Irapuato, México
 - Lenguajes en papel VII, Galería Fernando Pradilla, Madrid

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, Sydney, 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
-The Trick in the Smile, Artium Collection, Basque Museum-Center of Contempoaray Art, Araba, Spain
-Affective Architectures, curated by Aluna Cutarotial Collective, Mexican Cultural Insitute, Miami, FL, 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
-Intersections, Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, CA, USA
-Tactility, Nils Staerk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012
-Privacy, curated by Martina Weinhart, 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, curated by Gilbert Vicario, Mari Carmen Ramírez and Elizabeth Cerejido, 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, curated by Victor Zamudio Taylor, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico
-TXAfecto diverso: géneros en flujo, curated by Karen Cordero, 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, curated by Mari Carmen Ramirez and Gilbert Vicario, 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, curated by Gonzalo Ortega, 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
-Marked Pages II: Drawings, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, USA

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

2006
-II 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
-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) 

podcasts

VIRTUAL VISIT OF GABRIEL 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