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Gonzalo Lebrija

Mexico City, Mexico. 1972
Mariachi Wagner
2018. Soluna International Music & Arts Festival, Dallas (USA).
Mariachi Wagner
2017. Digital print. 100 x 150 cm
Mariachi Wagner
2017. Digital print. 110 x 73 cm
Vía Láctea
2017. Digital print. 80 x 120 cm
Vía Láctea 19
2017. Digital print on cotton paper. 41 x 31 cm.
Vía Láctea 10
2017. Digital print on cotton paper. 41 x 31 cm
Unfolded
2015. Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Mexico.
Unfolded
2015. Installation view at MAZ, Zapopan Mexico.
Unfolded Gold (Metallah)
2016. Gold leaf on wood. 174 x 132 cm
Measuring the distance
2015. La Casa Encendida. Spain.
Measuring the distance
2015. La Casa Encendida. Spain.
Measuring the distance
2015. La Casa Encendida. Spain
Golden Hours
2017. Archival Ink jet print. 38 x 54.5 cm.
Perro Semienterrado
2015. Archival print on cotton paper. 79 x 118.26 cm
El Humanismo
2016. Shoot Book. 18.5 x 12.5 cm
Romeo y Julieta
2013. Shot book. 18.5 x 12.5 cm
Who knows where the time goes
2013. Video 5' 10''.
Who Knows Where The Time Goes II
2013. C-print. 15 images 63,8 x 79,8 cm/each. 220 x 446 cm installation.
Who Knows where the Time Goes I, 5
2013. C-Print. 63.8 x 79.8 cm
Who Knows Where the Time Goes I, 11
2017. C-Print. 63.8 x 79.8 cm.
Installation view Floreo's
2013. C-Print. 171 x 129 cm/each
Floreo III
2013. C-Print. 171 x 129 cm
Trou Noir
2012. C-Print. 186.5 x 246.5 cm
Road Line
2010. Fotografía C-print, huellas de motocicleta sobre papel. 31.5 x 47 cm
Entre la vida y la muerte
2008. C Print. 174 x 132 cm
History of Suspended Time
2010. Instalation view at MCA Denver, USA. Mixed media. Variable dimensions.
The Fall
2008. Photographic impression on cotton paper. 160 x 120 m.
The Distance Between You and Me 15
2008. C-Print. 60 x 51.99 cm
Dirty Wish
2007. Color photography, black ink. 53 x 62 cm
As Time Goes By
2005. Lambda print. 65 x 45 cm
Playing High 05
C-Print. C-Print. 49 x 81 cm
Prometeo II
2005. C-Print. 161.3 x 128.9 cm

Formed in Communication at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (Guadalajara, Mexico). He uses the mediums of photography, video, sound and sculpture to capture the aesthetic experience of time. With an almost humorous nihilism, he explores the passage and futility of life, often focusing on the vertiginous possibilities of frozen moments.

In previous projects Lebrija approached the subject of Mexican daily life, dissecting the social and cultural structures that support it. Through gestures that might seem naïve, the artist makes evident the contingency of institutions that provide solidity to daily life interactions; the bureaucratic dynamics are translated into childish games and the obsession with productivity derived from the capitalist ethos is reduced to the absurd.

Lebrija has exhibited extensively in Latin America, USA and Europe. Among his individual exhibitions stand out: Vía Láctea, Museo Rufino Tamayo (Ciudad de México, 2018) and Palacio de Bellas Artes (La Habana, 2016); Mariachi Wagner, Moody Performance Hall (Dallas, 2018); Caída Libre, Galerie Laurent Godin (Paris, 2017); Unfolded Paintings, Travesía Cuatro (Guadalajara, 2017); Unfolded, Galerie Laurent Godin (Paris, 2015) and Museo de Arte de Zapopan (Guadalajara, 2015); Who knows where the time goes, Faggionato (London, 2014); Possibility of Disaster, Centro de las Artes de Monterrey (Monterrey, 2014); R75/ Toaster, Multimedia Art Museum (Moscow, 2013) and Galerie Laurent Godin (Paris, 2008); Trou noir, Galerie Laurent Godin, (Paris, 2012); Deriva Especular, Museo de Arte Moderno (Ciudad de México, 2011); The Distance Between You and Me, I-20 Gallery (New York, 2010).

He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, among which exude: Saber Acomodar, curated by Patrick Charpenel, MCA (Denver, 2017) & ASU (Phoenix 2018); El día es azul, el silencio es verde, la vida es amarilla…, Museo Experimental El Eco (Ciudad de México, 2017); Cómo te voy a olvidar, Galerie Perrotin (Paris, 2016); Motopoétique, curated by Paul Ardenne, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon (2014); Habitar el tiempo, curated by Michel Blancsubé, Museo Jumex (Ciudad de México, 2014); The House, Faggionato (London, 2014); GRIT: Contemporary Mexican Video Art – An arbitrary selection 1996 – 2012, Goleb (Amsterdam, 2013); Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa – Art and Film, LACMA (Los Ángeles, 2013); Resisting the Present, Mexico 2000-2012, ARC – Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris, 2012); Les enfants terribles, Colección Jumex (Ciudad de México, 2009); Eco: arte contemporáneo mexicano, Museo de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid, 2005).

Lebrija is also cofounder of Oficina para Proyectos de Arte (OPA). He lives and works in Guadalajara.

Vía Láctea 19
2017. Digital print on cotton paper. 41 x 31 cm.
Vía Láctea 5
2017. Digital print on cotton paper. 41 x 31 cm
Mariachi Wagner
2017. Digital print. 100 x 150 cm
The Distance Between You and Me 22
2013. C-Print. 59.5 x 63.8 cm
The Distance Between You and Me 2
2008. C-Print. 49.64 x 60.01 cm
Floreo V
2013. C-Print. 171 x 125 cm
Floreo III
2013. C-Print. 171 x 129 cm
Vía Láctea
2017. Digital print. 80 x 120 cm
Perro Semienterrado
2015. Archival print on cotton paper. 79 x 118.26 cm
News

MUSEO TAMAYO, MX | GONZALO LEBRIJA

Vía Láctea is Gonzalo Lebrija’s solo show at the Museo Tamayo of Mexico DF, which will begin on the 20th October, until the 24th February. It will showcase his photography and video work towards a sociopolitical study of particular geographical contexts, in this case around cigar smokers in Havana.

INSTITUTO CULTURAL HOSPICIO CABAÑAS, GUADALAJARA, MEXICO | JORGE MÉNDEZ BLAKE, JOSE DÁVILA, GONZALO LEBRIJA

After traveling through MCA DENVER and ASU Phoenix, the exhibition ‘SABER ACOMODAR: Art and Workshops of Jalisco 1915-Now’ returns to Guadalajara, from where the exhibiting artists originate. The works of Jorge Méndez Blake, Jose Dávila and Gonzalo Lebrija can be seen from the end of July onwards at the Instituto Cultural Hospicio Cabañas.

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY | GROUP SHOW

 SABER ACOMODAR: Art and Workshops of Jalisco 1915–Now
JORGE MÉNDEZ BLAKE, JOSE DÁVILA, GONZALO LEBRIJA
Arizona State University Museum
March 17, 2018 – June 30, 2018