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.Read More
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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