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b. 1962, Mexico

Gabriel Orozco Biography

Described as one of the most original and influential contemporary artists of his generation, Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco makes use of a multitude of media and practices, including installation, sculpture, painting, drawing, and video that addresses philosophical and phenomenological issues that are representative by a focus on everyday objects, revealing the spatial, poetic relationships between objects, as well as their frangible correlation to human beings. His use of found materials, such as a small, heart-shaped lump of clay, a deflated football, an empty shoebox, or yogurt container lids, draws attention to the experience of the viewer, namely how they view and understand the object and the space it is in.

Gabriel Orozco Featured Artworks

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Moon Tree by Gabriel Orozco contemporary artwork sculpture
Gabriel OrozcoMoon Tree, 1996–2010Ficus tree, silk leaves, plastic branches, paper discs, plastic pot, bark chips
245 x 150 cm
Marian Goodman Gallery Contact Gallery
Covid 10.6.20 by Gabriel Orozco contemporary artwork mixed media
Gabriel OrozcoCovid 10.6.20, 2020Mixed media on gold card
13.7 x 12 cm
Marian Goodman Gallery Contact Gallery
Covid 12.6.20 by Gabriel Orozco contemporary artwork mixed media
Gabriel OrozcoCovid 12.6.20, 2020Mixed media on gold card
13.7 x 12 cm
Marian Goodman Gallery Contact Gallery
Covid 18.6.20 by Gabriel Orozco contemporary artwork mixed media
Gabriel OrozcoCovid 18.6.20, 2020Mixed media on gold card
13.7 x 12 cm
Marian Goodman Gallery Contact Gallery
Veladoras Arte Universal, Alexya Medina Paneque by Gabriel Orozco contemporary artwork sculpture
Gabriel OrozcoVeladoras Arte Universal, Alexya Medina Paneque, 2019Cardboard and fishnet tights
88 x 70 x 3 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Contact Gallery
Zugaikotsu by Gabriel Orozco contemporary artwork painting
Gabriel OrozcoZugaikotsu, 2020Tempera and gold leaf on linen canvas
120 x 120 x 3.2 cm
Marian Goodman Gallery Contact Gallery
Suisai LX by Gabriel Orozco contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Gabriel OrozcoSuisai LX, 2019Watercolour on gold card
40 x 31.5 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Contact Gallery
Suisai LIV by Gabriel Orozco contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Gabriel OrozcoSuisai LIV, 2016Watercolour on gold card
52 x 44.5 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Contact Gallery

Gabriel Orozco Recent Exhibitions

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Gabriel Orozco Represented By

Marian Goodman Gallery contemporary art gallery in New York, USA Marian Goodman Gallery London, New York, Paris
White Cube contemporary art gallery in Mason's Yard, London, United Kingdom White Cube Aspen, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris

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Gabriel Orozco In Related Press

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POSTCARD FROM ZONA MACO 2017 Related Press POSTCARD FROM ZONA MACO 2017 15 February 2017, Whitewall

I can only describe my recent escape from the New York City winter with one word: 'joy.' Last week was my first time to ZONA MACO and to Mexico altogether, and I have to admit that it exceeded my expe

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The beasts within: Artists tap into their wild sides for a roaring show Related Press The beasts within: Artists tap into their wild sides for a roaring show 26 November 2016, Wallpaper*

Rarely before have we seen such a long and varied list of contributors, as we do in Marian Goodman Gallery's group show Animality. The 'cast of creatures' ranges from dogs, camels, fish to octopi, and charts a history from George Orwell to Gabriel Orozco by way of Marcel Broodthaers. Curator Jens Hoffmann, never one to turn down a...

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Say hello to my little zine! The NY Art Book Fair takes over Moma PS1 Related Press Say hello to my little zine! The NY Art Book Fair takes over Moma PS1 19 September 2016, ARTNews

The NY Art Book Fair draws a huge crowd every year, and so it wasn’t a surprise that there were lines everywhere at this year’s edition—lines to get into the bathroom, lines to see certain booths, lines for the KAWS signing (the longest line of all), and lines simply to get into the fair itself. But those lines moved quickly, and...

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Mountain view: Gabriel Orozco presents new works at Aspen Art Museum Related Press Mountain view: Gabriel Orozco presents new works at Aspen Art Museum 4 August 2016, Wallpaper*

Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco has lived and worked in many places – Berlin, Mexico City, New York, Tokyo and Paris are just a few – but he has not been to Aspen, Colorado. This comes as a bit of a surprise, considering his latest solo exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum is a near-perfect match for Colorado’s verdant mountains....

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