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Gabriel Kuri Biography

Alternatively described as a "unique accountant" and a "poetic activist," Gabriel Kuri creates visually refined sculptures, collages, installations, and photographs, working from repurposed natural, industrial, and mass-produced objects. Often creating site specific works, Kuri is concerned with the circulation of commodities and information within the global marketplace. Artworks are not exempt from his scrutiny, with the artist evaluating their social and political impact in equal measure with their formal qualities. Pie charts are reimagined with interlocking bins, filled with the materials they quantify.

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Kuri was born in Mexico in 1970, and studied at Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Mexico City, and Goldsmiths College of Art, London. Kuri gained international recognition as part of a circle of influential artists—including Abraham Cruzvillegas, Dr. Lakra, and Damián Ortega—who met regularly in the Mexico City studio of Gabriel Orozco in the late 80s and early 90s. Recent solo shows include Nobody Needs to Know the Price of Your Saab at the ICA, London (2011); Gabriel Kuri: Soft Information in Your Hard Facts at Museion, Bolzano (2010) and Join the Dots and Make a Point at Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg and Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld (2010). He has contributed to numerous international group shows, including the 5th Berlin Biennal in 2008; Brave New Worlds, Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico, 2008, and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2007; and Unmonumental, New Museum, New York, 2007. He lives and works in Mexico.

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preemptive particles 1/1/6 by Gabriel Kuri contemporary artwork sculpture
Gabriel Kuri preemptive particles 1/1/6, 2024 Egg shells, plaster, magnets, vintage game board
47.5 x 24 x 24 cm
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preemptive particles 8/1/2 by Gabriel Kuri contemporary artwork painting, sculpture
Gabriel Kuri preemptive particles 8/1/2, 2024 Hard shell gourd, painted fibreglass and resin, MDF, paint
40 x 48 cm
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preemptive particles 4/1 by Gabriel Kuri contemporary artwork sculpture
Gabriel Kuri preemptive particles 4/1, 2023 Ceramic and aluminum chips, Belgian blue stone
23 x 53 x 28 cm
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preemptive particles 2/4 by Gabriel Kuri contemporary artwork sculpture
Gabriel Kuri preemptive particles 2/4, 2023 Plastic, shuttlecocks
45 x 70 x 21 cm
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thank you tray (shock waves 1) by Gabriel Kuri contemporary artwork sculpture
Gabriel Kuri thank you tray (shock waves 1), 2022 Powder-coated steel, magnets
141 x 215 x 8 cm
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card eating tongue by Gabriel Kuri contemporary artwork sculpture
Gabriel Kuri card eating tongue, 2022 Stainless steel, padding blankets, composite concrete, vacuum formed plastic
22.5 x 90 x 181 cm
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thank you tray (wedges 1) by Gabriel Kuri contemporary artwork sculpture
Gabriel Kuri thank you tray (wedges 1), 2022 Powdered-coated steel, painted aluminium, magnets
141 x 215 x 8 cm
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