Damián Ortega Biography

Damián Ortega's work traces economic and material exchange and, in particular, how regional culture affects commodity consumption. His practice investigates the materiality of structures and objects and how the cultural, political, and socio- economic implications of manufactured and natural constructions impact humankind.

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Damián Ortega lives and works in Mexico City. He has had solo exhibitions at notable international venues including: Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow, 2018); The Fruitmarket Gallery (Edinburgh, 2016); Palacio de Cristal (Madrid, 2016); MAM (Rio de Janeiro, 2016); HangarBicocca (Milan, 2015); Museo Jumex (Mexico City, 2014); the Barbican (London, 2010); ICA (Boston, 2009); and Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2008).

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Extracción 6 by Damián Ortega contemporary artwork sculpture
Damián Ortega Extracción 6, 2018 Pigmented concrete with oxide
70 x 30 x 30 cm
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Chaman Bird by Damián Ortega contemporary artwork painting
Damián Ortega Chaman Bird, 2021 Kraft paper, glue
83.8 x 45.7 x 96.5 cm
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Beluga Dancer by Damián Ortega contemporary artwork sculpture
Damián Ortega Beluga Dancer, 2021 Palm, leather lace
104 x 26 x 26 cm
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Crystalline Spirit by Damián Ortega contemporary artwork sculpture
Damián Ortega Crystalline Spirit, 2021 Recycled paper, glass, crystal threads, leather lace
24 x 20 x 12 cm
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Untitled by Damián Ortega contemporary artwork painting
Damián Ortega Untitled, 2015 Kraft paper, Indian paper, newspaper, cardboard, tissue paper, wheatpaste, white glue
24 x 38.5 x 20 cm
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Untitled by Damián Ortega contemporary artwork sculpture
Damián Ortega Untitled, 2015 Styrofoam, 4 pieces
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Piedra Conductora by Damián Ortega contemporary artwork sculpture
Damián Ortega Piedra Conductora, 2015 Plaster, copper tubes, PVC, brass, card, rubber, wood and bamboo sealed with polyurethane varnish and shellac, 2 pieces
53 x 50 cm
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Epitácio Pessoa by Damián Ortega contemporary artwork sculpture
Damián Ortega Epitácio Pessoa, 2011 Iron
450 x 380 x 2 cm
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