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| Born in Mexico City in 1970| Lives and works in Toronto and Mexico City |

 

Over the last 25 years, Artigas has experimented with different media and visual art modalities such as Sound Art, Site Specific Installations, Performance Art, Relational works, educational platforms, light pieces and painting. Some of the most recognizable Some of the most recognizable works by Artigas relate
 ludic structures to disaster situations. His work dialogues with a with a wide variety of issues, from the political to the social identities and became part of the booming group of contemporary Mexican artists that emerged in the 90´s and made an important impact in the international art scene.

 

Artigas’ vision took his work to the Venice Biennale, the Liverpool Biennial the Havana Biennial and other important international art forums. Some of the Canadian Art Institutions he had collaborate with are Mercer Union, A Space, Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal, Dazibao, Sur Gallery, United Contemporary, Galerie B-312, Institute for Creative Exchange (ICE Americas) and the Banff Centre for the Arts. He has received local and international awards. His recent solo exhibitions include: CERCA SERIES, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, 2020.  Volatile Colour. Sur Gallery. Toronto, 2019; Art Links Inc at United Contemporary, Toronto, 2019; Asiatic Nerve, Galeria Extra, Guatemala City, 2018; Cromascopes: Transmission Events, Guadalajara, Mexico. 2016; RIO. Museographic Essay. Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City. 2015; Gustavo Artigas – The Book: 2000-2012. Museographic Essay. Galería Hilario Galguera. 2013; Mexico City. Gustavo Artigas: Relay (Endless), Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado, 2011; Recent accidents, documents and executions, Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico City, 2007; Three Times, Galerie B-312, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, 2007; Unexpected, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City, 2006; The History of Shock Therapy, École des beaux-arts, Palais des Arts, Toulouse, 2005; Cerca Series: Gustavo Artigas, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 2004; and The Rules of the Game, A Space Gallery, Toronto, 2003.
 Artigas’s recent group exhibitions include: Biennial of the Americas 2013. Denver, Colorado. Mexico: Inside Out. Museum of Moder Art. Fort Worth, Texas, EUA. 2013. 2014. Games & Theory, South London Gallery, 2008; Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 2007; Urban Voids, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, 2007; Declaraciones, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, 2005; Don’t Call It Performance, El Museo del Barrio, New York, 2004. He has participated in the inSITE Project 2000, the Ekaterinburg Biennial, the Argentina Biennial, the Prague Biennial and the Biennial of the Americas. He has been a member of the Mexican Creators National System (Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte, FONCA-CONACULTA) the most important Art Recognition Grant System in Mexico from 2007-2010 and 2014-2017.

As part of his practice he conducts specialized creativity workshops in countries like Canada, Argentina, Panama, France, Spain, Finland  and Mexico. From 2010 to 2018 he was Professor for Contemporary Art at Escuela Nacional de Pintura Escultura y Grabado La Esmeralda en la Ciudad de México.

 

Since 2018 he co-directs with art mediator and pedagogical curator Muna Cann, the Contemporary Art initiative Art Links Inc. based in Canada. Some collaborations include MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, TheSite Magazine and YYZ Artist Outlet.