Abraham Cruzvillegas explores the economic dynamics of the temporary, handmade and recycled things. His work Autoconstrucción refers to his experience in El Ajusco, neighbourhood in Mexico City where he grew up and participated-during the first twenty years of his life-in building the house of his parents, a slow process which all of his family and neighbours attended. The house was built with recycled materials and improvised techniques, all in the midst of an economic and social fragility.Read More
Selected recent solo shows include: Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, U.S.A. (2019); The Kitchen, New York, U.S.A. (2018), Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland (2018); Museum Boijmans, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2017); Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Tokyo, Japan (2017); Carré d’art, Nîmes, France (2016); Hyundai Commission 2015, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, UK (2015); Artsonje center, Seoul, South Korea (2015); Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico (2015); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, U.S.A. (2013); Modern Art Oxford, UK (2011); California College of the Arts, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, U.S.A. (2009).
His work has also been shown at the Biennale of Sydney (2018); McaM, Shanghai, China (2017); Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany (2016); SPACE Collection, Irvine, U.S.A. (2016); Jewish Museum, New York, U.S.A. (2015); Sharjah Biennal 12 (2015); Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, U.S.A. (2013); dOCUMENTA 13 (2012); 9th Gwangju Biennal (2012); 10th Havana Biennal (2009); 50th Venice Biennale (2003) and the 25th Sao Paulo Biennial (2002).
Text courtesy Galerie Chantal Crousel.
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