ARTISTS

Mario GARCIA TORRES

Mario García Torres, “The Space We’ve Got (A Proposal for the 10th Tokyo Biennale’s Between Man and Matter)”, installation view at Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Oct 31 – Nov 28, 2015, photo: Kenji Takahashi

Mario García Torres (Monclova, 1975) is an artist currently living in Mexico City.  He received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (2005). In his work García Torres explores the potential of a diverse range of media including photography, film, performance in order for it to serve as a tool in his own re-examination of concerns related to history and conceptual art practice in which there is always a time or location displacement. In so doing, he derives an new idea from history and reality.

His solo exhibitions have included Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2016), Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (2015), Pérez Art Museum Miami (2014), Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2013), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2010), and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2007). He has also participated in the 13th Sharjah Biennial (2017), 8th Berlin Biennale (2014), dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel (2012), São Paulo Biennial (2010), Taipei Biennial (2010), Yokohama Triennale (2008), and Venice Biennale (2007). He is the winner of the 2007 Frieze Cartier Award for emerging international artists.

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