RUBEN ORTIZ TORRES

MEXICO

PRESENTATION

Born in 1964 - Lives and works in San Diego, USA.

 

Ruben Ortiz Torres is a Mexican photographer, painter, sculptor and director. Ortiz-Torres who is considered as one of the today leading Mexican artists and as an innovator in the 1980s of a specifically Mexican form of postmodernism.

Over the past decade, he has produced a collection of artworks in a wide range of media - extended photo series, modified readymade series, one feature film, several videos (including three in 3D), large-scale video installations scale, series of paintings, sculptures, personalized cars and machines, photocollages, performances and organized exhibitions.

Since 1982, Ortiz-Torres' work has been presented in 25 solo exhibitions, more than 100 group exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, and more than 50 projections of his films and video works. Personalization characterizes the art of Rubén Ortiz Torres in almost all media and offers an alternative way to tackle the problems of globalization if at the heart of the current New World Order and the various responses, sometimes conflicting, to this new form of Euro -American dominance.

 

The artist’s artworks can be seen in major institutions: Brooklyn Museum, Met New York, MoMa New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Tate Modern, London.

ARTWORKS

SOLO & GROUP SHOW

SELECTION

2020

Rubén Ortiz Torres, MUAC, MUSEO UNIVERSITARIO DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEO, Mexico City, Mexico

Rubén Ortiz Torres: Plata O Plomo O Glitter, ROYALE PROJECTS, Los Angeles, USA

2019

Noches fieras 1970 / 2017, MUSEO UNIVERSITARIO DEL CHOPO, Mexico City, Mexico

2018

Rubén Ortiz-Torres: 6 FLAG BBQ, DXIX PROJECTS, Venice, Los Angeles, USA

2017

Go Tell It: Selections from MCASD's Collection, MCASD, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO, DOWNTOWN, San Diego, USA

2016

Customizing Language, LACE, LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS, Hollywood, USA

2013

Pre-Columbian Remix, NEUBERGER MUSEUM OF ART, PURCHASE COLLEGE, New York, USA

2010

Changing the Focus: Latin American Photography (1990-2005), Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, USA

Hot to Cold I Cold to Hot, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada

Chewbacca to Zapata: Revisiting the Myth of the Mexican Revolution, Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles, USA 

 

2008 

Rubén Ortiz Torres, Laxar, Los Angeles, USA

REWARDS

  • 2000- Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, New York, USA.

  • 1999- Prize, Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York, USA.

  • 1999- Grant, UC Mexus, University of California in San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA.

  • 1999- National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA), Artes Visuales, Mexico City.

  • 1997- Prize, Andrea Frank Foundation, New York, USA.

  • 1997- National System of Art Creators, National Council for Culture and Arts, Mexico City.

  • 1996- Special mention, Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay.

  • 1996- Special Jury Prize, Cinefestival, San Antonio, TX, USA.

  • 1995- Memory/History Residence Program, The Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, Canada.

  • 1993- National System of Art Creators, National Council for Culture and Arts, Mexico City.

  • 1993- I.T.V.S., P.B.S. (Grant shared with Jesse Lerner), Saint Paul, MN, USA.

  • 1993- US-Mexico Fund for Culture (Prize shared with Jesse Lerner)

  • 1990- Fulbright Grant, USA.

  • 1987- Salón Nacional de Pintura, Mexico City.

  • 1986- Encuentro Nacional de Arte Joven, Aguascalientes, Mexico.

  • 1985- Special Prize (shared with Diego Toledo and Emmanuel Lubezki), Sección de Espacios Alternativos, Mexico City.

  • 1985- First Prize, Pinturas, BSO, Milan, Italy.

  • 1985- Honorable Mention, Cuarto Encuentro Nacional de Arte Joven, Casa de la Cultura de Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico, and Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City.

  • 1983- First Honorable Mention in Illustration, Punto de Partida, UNAM, Mexico City.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

PRESS

EXHIBITION AT THE 193 GALLERY

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INFORMATION

7, Rue des Filles du Calvaire

75003 Paris, France

cesar@193gallery.com

+33 6 03 70 78 26

 

Opening hours : 

Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30am to 7:30pm

Sunday from 12am to 6pm

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