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Gonzalo Lebrija

Mexico City, Mexico. 1972
Cathedral
2019. SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah College of Art and Design), Georgia, United States. Curated by Humberto Moro.
Cathedral
2019. SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah College of Art and Design), Georgia, United States. Curated by Humberto Moro.
Cathedral
2019. SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah College of Art and Design), Georgia, United States. Curated by Humberto Moro.
Cathedral
2019. SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah College of Art and Design), Georgia, United States. Curated by Humberto Moro.
Cathedral
2019. SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah College of Art and Design), Georgia, United States. Curated by Humberto Moro.
Vía láctea
2018. Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico.
Vía láctea
2018. Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico.
Vía láctea
2018. Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico.
Mariachi Wagner Performance
2018. SOLUNA (International Arts & Music Festival), Moody Performance Hall, Dallas, United States.
Mariachi Wagner Performance
2018. SOLUNA (International Arts & Music Festival), Moody Performance Hall, Dallas, United States.
Mariachi Wagner Performance
2018. SOLUNA (International Arts & Music Festival), Moody Performance Hall, Dallas, United States.
Cubo torcido
2017. Parque Metropolitano de Guadalajara, Mexico.
Cubo torcido
2017. Parque Metropolitano de Guadalajara, Mexico.
Vía láctea
2016. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba.
Vía láctea
2016. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba.
Measuring the Distance
2015. La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain. Curated by Humberto Moro.
Measuring the Distance
2015. La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain. Curated by Humberto Moro.
Measuring the Distance
2015. La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain. Curated by Humberto Moro.
Measuring the Distance
2015. La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain. Curated by Humberto Moro.
Measuring the Distance
2015. La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain. Curated by Humberto Moro.
Measuring the Distance
2015. La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain. Curated by Humberto Moro.
Measuring the Distance
2015. La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain. Curated by Humberto Moro.
La sombra del zopilote
2015. Marfa Contemporary, Texas, United States.
La sombra del zopilote
2015. Marfa Contemporary, Texas, United States.
La sombra del zopilote
2015. Marfa Contemporary, Texas, United States.
Unfolded
2015. MAZ (Museo de Arte de Zapopan), Jalisco, Mexico.
Unfolded
2015. MAZ (Museo de Arte de Zapopan), Jalisco, Mexico.
Unfolded
2015. MAZ (Museo de Arte de Zapopan), Jalisco, Mexico.
Who Knows Where the Time Goes
2013. Faggionato Fine Arts, London, United Kingdom.
Who Knows Where the Time Goes
2013. Faggionato Fine Arts, London, United Kingdom.
Who Knows Where the Time Goes
2013. Faggionato Fine Arts, London, United Kingdom.
Who Knows Where the Time Goes
2013. Faggionato Fine Arts, London, United Kingdom.
Possibility of Disaster
2015. Centro de las Artes de Monterrey (Parque Fundidora), Mexico. Curated by Humberto Moro.
Possibility of Disaster
2015. Centro de las Artes de Monterrey (Parque Fundidora), Mexico. Curated by Humberto Moro.
Possibility of Disaster
2015. Centro de las Artes de Monterrey (Parque Fundidora), Mexico. Curated by Humberto Moro.
Possibility of Disaster
2015. Centro de las Artes de Monterrey (Parque Fundidora), Mexico. Curated by Humberto Moro.

 

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.

Gonzalo Lebrija’s recent solo exhibitions and projects include: Cathedral, curated by Humberto Moro at SCAD Museum in Savannah, (Georgia, US, 2019); 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 stand out: 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) in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he currently lives and works.

Vía Láctea
2018. Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico.
Vía Láctea 5
2017. Digital print on cotton paper. 41 x 31 cm
Mariachi Wagner Performance
2018. SOLUNA (International Arts & Music Festival), Moody Performance Hall, Dallas, United States.
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
2018. Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico.
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