Julio Orta MEXICO/USA/LONDON

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Year of Residency: 2020

 

Education

MFA, CalArts – California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, USA, 2016

BFA, CEDIM, Monterrey, Mexico, 2012

 

Solo Exhibitions

REALITY TV, Pushnikaya Art Center, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2018

MOCAM- THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART ON THE MOON, Laboratory for Latin American Art and Thinking LAT/lab, L.A., USA, 2017

IN THE INTERNET ERA I DIDN’T HAVE TO LEAVE MY HOME TO BE ON A SHOW, Bust Gallery, Virginia, USA, 2016

STRANGE ARRANGEMENT, Mint Gallery, CalArts, Valencia, CA, USA

CAN YOU MAKE ME THE BEST CONTEMPORARY ARTIST IN THE WORLD?, Lime Gallery, CalArts, Valencia, CA, USA, 2015

THINKING ABOUT BABIES, La Nave Tampiquito Gallery, Monterrey, Mexico, 2012

WU YOU LIN, The New Wall Gallery, Monterrey, Mexico

 

Group Exhibitions

THE MUSEUM OF THE REAL AND ODD, Indianapolis Contemporary Art Museum, Indianapolis, USA, 2017

FUTURE UNDONE, AIL, Angewandte Innovation Laboratory, Vienna, Austria, 2017

SHEDHALLE TÜBINGEN GENERATE! LAB, Tübingen, Germany, 2017

ARTZOND -CASUS VECTOR, Building 70, St.Petersburg, Russia, 2017

SIGNS, Van Der Plass gallery, NY, USA, 2017

COALESCENCE, MIM Gallery, LA, USA, 2017

EXIT INTERVIEW, Human Resources, LA, CA, USA, 2016

THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN, 56 Biennale d’Arte di Venezia, Palazzo Cini, Venice, Italy, 2015

I AM A FOREST DARK, The space between gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, 2015

RESOLANA, UCSD – University of California San Diego, CA, USA, 2014

DON’T EVEN DREAM!, IV Moscow International biennale for Young Art, RuArts  Gallery.Moscow, Russia, 2014

LA QUEMA DEL TIEMPO, La Decanatura, Bogota, Colombia, 2013

PARAC, CONARTE, Monterrey, Mexico, 2013

PULSO, MUSEO EL CENTENARIO, Monterrey, Mexico, 2012

PRESENTACIONES EN EXPANSION, Distrito 14, Monterrey, Mexico, 2012

TRIANGULACIONES OBLICUAS, Galeria Regia, Monterrey, Mexico, 2012

SMALL, Alternativa Once, Monterrey, Mexico, 2011

COMPOSTA, ART, Monterrey, Mexico, 2008

 

Motivation

I’ve been to Belgrade and I‘m amazed by its history, its people. I want to be more in touch with the artists and the art scene of this country. Currently I’m only interested into the Eastern European art scene and residencies.
The history of Serbia is a dramatic, intense one, and it’s also very interesting. My work will be about Belgrade and its materials, therefore it’s only possible doing my art-pieces in this place.

 

Artist statement

I use a wide variety of media to produce my works. My work is conceptual; it is everyday life woven together with the absurd and the playful. The environment is often a starting point for me with high focus on the playful all the way into the paradoxical, it ranges from the obvious poetry of human drama to the unseen absurdities of life that go unspoken for.

In my work, I seek to exploit the aesthetics of balance while highlighting trivial moments that would otherwise go unnoticed in their original context. And then there are other facets of my work that come with an intense political charge; specifically dealing with the cancellation or the misplacement of a fixed identity “I” (historical or social), so that time and space converge in a spoken text and fictionalized story line that emerges little by little, but with a haunting crescendo that reaches for total awareness juxtapose self-awareness.

The work is intended to challenge and invite introspection beyond one’s own subjective boundaries and is a residual invitation for one to destroy and rebuild the relationship between “I”, “the other”, “the entity”, “cannibal”, and “civilized”. Aesthetically, this is the cordial marriage of extremes, of seemingly incompatible worlds: the Avant-garde and the postcolonial theory or democratic movement from a left late, as a form of artistic resistance against the suppressive logic of capitalism.

I will use materials that radiate cold and sometimes violent beauty that can perplex, challenge, and bewilder an audience. I choose mediums and disciplines that bring about an immediate aesthetic experience and a catharsis that can’t be put into words without deeper reflection and processing on various levels i.e. “the I” in either a historical or social context.

Website: www.julio-orta.com

Julios ig: juliorta