Gabriel Orozco

  • Born 1962 in Veracruz, Mexico.
  • Based in Tokyo, Japan and Mexico City, Mexico.

Gabriel Orozco grew up in the cultural milieu of the Mexican left which was linked to muralism, photography and the political literature of the sixties and seventies. He gained his reputation in the early nineties with his exploration of drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, and later painting. His work blurs the boundaries of art with the everyday and often balances complex geometry with organic materials and elements of chance.

Orozco has exhibited widely including a retrospective (2009-2011), which traveled from The Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA) to the Kunstmuseum Basel (Switzerland), the Centre Pompidou (Paris, France) and the Tate Modern (London, UK). Recently his work has been presented at the Aspen Art Museum (2016; Colorado, USA), and the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2015; Japan). In 2019 the President of Mexico announced that Orozco would, in conjunction with the Secretariat of Culture, oversee the construction of a new cultural center within Chapultepec Park in Mexico City.

  • Roto Shaku 26, 2015
  • Photo: Cathy Carver
  • Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery