BIO

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| Born in Mexico City in 1970| Lives in Toronto, Canada |

 

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 pieces, educational platforms as works of art, light pieces and painting. 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. Some of the most recognizable works by Artigas relate
ludic structures to disaster situations, creating interfaces to be played and developed by spectators or specific human groups.

 

 

Artigas´ vision took his work to the Venice Biennale, the Havana Biennial, the Liverpool Biennial and other important international art forums. Gustavo Artigas, born in Mexico City in 1970, lives and works in Toronto since 2018. 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 in two periods: 2007-2010 and 2014-2017. His recent solo exhibitions include: Cromascopes: Transmission Events. TAB Gallery, 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 (toured to Museo Alameda, San Antonio); 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 participate in the Venice Biennal , the Habana Biennial, the inSITE Project, the Ekaterimburg Biennial, the Argentina Biennial, the Prague Biennial, the Biennial of the Americas and the Liverpool Biennial. He has received local and international awards.

 

 

As part of his practice he has develop Artistic Creativity workshops and Specialized Tutorship for Artists in Canada, Argentina, Panama, Switzerland, France, Spain, Finland and Mexico. From 2010 to 2018 he worked as Contemporary Art Teacher in the Escuela Nacional de Pintura Escultura 
y Grabado La Esmeralda (National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving) in Mexico.

 

 

He currently runs ART LINKS INC. an Art and Mediation Canadian Company.