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Gabriel Rosas Alemán

Mexico City, Mexico. 1983

Gabriel Rosas Alemán’s work carries out a series of translations that at first hand would appear impossible to realize, instead he achieves to displace the dimension of immateriality to the field of concrete manifestations; to construct objects using evanescent resources; to approach the human body as a linguistic element. The artist usually works with performance and video, and more recently he has incorporated painting and sculpture, with the intention of revising certain aspects of modernist tradition. Considering this as a starting point, Rosas Alemán constructs interaction models in which the moldable condition, both individual and collective, to which human beings are subjected to, becomes evident, involving movement, displacement and enunciation as symbolic resources.

Recently Rosas Alemán has also focused in analyzing the diverse forms in which language is constructed, creating a series of experimental alphabets that are not determined by the necessity of transmitting meaning, since they exists as formal presences liberated from semantic restrictions. Accepting that objects can engage in certain forms of pre-linguistic interaction, Rosas Alemán stages situations that include them as autonomous characters and not as mere props, these events flow from disorganized fiction to choreographed human actions.

Gabriel Rosas Alemán has had the following solo exhibitions: Le Grazie, ARTmax, Braunschweig, Germany (2013); Mexican Beauty, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico (2014); Untrained Voices, Travesía Cuatro, Guadalajara, Mexico (2015) and Novela, Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, Spain (2016). His work has been included in numerous group shows such as: Business As Usual, Turf Projects, London, United Kingdom (2015); Celemania, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France (2014); Dancing Circles NO SPACE, Mexico City, Mexico (2013) y ICH ICH ICH, raum LABOR, Braunschweig, Germany (2012). Rosas Alemán has participated in the following artistic residencies: Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France (2014) and the Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City (2015); in 2016 he presented the individual project Sculptures Don’t Have Feelings in Frieze New York 2016 with Travesía Cuatro.

Gabriel Rosas Alemán lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico.

Gabriel Rosas Alemán
Algunas palabras vitales, 2016. Watercolor on canvas. 25x20 cm
Gabriel Rosas Alemán
Una, 2016. Watercolor on canvas. 20x25cm.
Palabra Frágil
2016 Pigmented porcelain. 35x18cm
Call Me Caitlyn
2015. Ink on canvas mounted on acrylic. 21.5x16.5x3.5 cm
Svetlana Aksenova as Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly
2015. Ink on canvas mounted on acrylic. 31.5x21.5x3.5 cm
2015. Ink and oil on canvas mounted on acrylic. 30.5x25.5x4.5 cm
Secret affair
2013. Performance (actor, poem’s book, red hoodie).
Leontyne Price Singing "Hostias" from Messa di Requiem by Giussepe Verdi
2015. Copper and museum bench. 140x40x69 cm.


Travesía Cuatro is participating in Dallas Art Fair. April 7-9, 2017. Opening April 6. Artist: Jose Dávila, Jorge Méndez Blake, Gonzalo Lebrija, Gabriel Rosas Alemán y Elena del Rivero.


Gabriel Rosas Alemán will present an individual project at the fifth edition of Salón Acme 2017. From February 9th – 12th, 2017, at General Prim 30, Colonia Juárez, Mexico City.


Travesía Cuatro will take part in Zona MACO 2017 at booth B207. From February 8th to 12th, 2017. Artists: Jose Dávila, John Isaacs, Gonzalo Lebrija, Jorge Méndez Blake, Milena Muzquiz, Sara Ramo, Elena del Rivero and Gabriel Rosas Alemán.