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Gonzalo Lebrija

Mexico City, Mexico. 1972
Unfolded Painting (Concord Peak)
2017. Oil on linen. 240 x 185.5 cm
Unfolded Painting (Gamma Sagitae)
2017. Oil on linen. 240 x 185.5 cm
Detail Unfolded Painting (Gamma Sagitae)
2017. Oil on linen. 240 x 145.5 cm.
Unfolded Painting (Cervix)
2017. Oil on linen. 240 x 185.5 cm.
Unfolded Paiting (Polar Ring)
2017. Oil on linen. 240 x 185.5 cm
Unfolded Painting (Vega)
2017. Oil on linen. 240 x 145.5 cm
El Rumor de la Discordia
2017. Bronze and concrete. 59 x 46 x 14 cm
Vía Láctea 12
2017. Digital print on cotton paper. 41 x 31 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
Vía Láctea 16
2017. Digital print on cotton paper. 41 x 31 cm
Vía Láctea 20
2017. Digital print on cotton paper. 41 x 31 cm
Vía Láctea 4
2017. Digital print on cotton paper. 41 x 31 cm
Vía Láctea 5
2017. Digital print on cotton paper. 41 x 31 cm
Vía Láctea 14
2017. Digital print on cotton paper. 41 x 31 cm
Vía Láctea
2017. Digital print. 80 x 120 cm
Mariachi Wagner 3
2017. Digital print. 110 x 73 cm
Mariachi Wagner 2
2017. Digital print. 100 x 150 cm
Untitled
2016. Brass and gold. 18 x 120 x 98 cm
Unfolded Gold
2015. Instalation view at MAZ, Zapopan (México). Wood and gold leaf.
Unfolded Gold (Cervix)
2015. Wood, gold leaf. 60 x 45 cm
Unfolded Gold (Govik)
2015. Wood, gold leaf. 60 x 45 cm
Unfolded Gold (Octagon)
2015. Wood, gold leaf. 60 x 45 cm
Golden Hours
2017. Archival Ink jet print. 38 x 54.5 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.
Who Knows Where the Time Goes I, 10
2013. C-Print. 63.8 x 79.8 cm
Who Knows where the Time Goes I, 3
2013. C-Print. 63.8 x 79.8 cm.
Romeo y Julieta
2013. Shot book. 18.5 x 12.5 cm
El Humanismo
2016. Shoot Book. 18.5 x 12.5 cm
The Fall
2008. Photographic impression on cotton paper. 160 x 120 m.
History of Suspended Time
2010. Instalation view at MCA Denver, USA. Mixed media. Variable dimensions.
Road Line
2010. Fotografía C-print, huellas de motocicleta sobre papel. 31.5 x 47 cm
Perro Semienterrado
2015. Archival print on cotton paper. 79 x 118.26 cm
Installation view Floreo's
2013. C-Print. 171 x 129 cm/each
Floreo IV
2013. C-Print. 171 x 129 cm
Floreo III
2013. C-Print. 171 x 129 cm
Floreo V
2013. C-Print. 171 x 125 cm
Floreo I
2013. C-Print. 171 x 129 cm
The Eternal Return
2012. Wood, speakers, record player, record, amplifier. Variable dimensions.
Lazo
2012. Iron, rope. Variable dimensions
Trou Noir
2012. C-Print. 186.5 x 246.5 cm
Installation view Unfolded Painting's
Silvestre
2010. Video projection on wall painting. Variable dimensions
Disparo (Yellow)
2010. Ink and gum. Variable dimensions.
Lead Lamento
2016.Silver. 50 x 26 x 25 cm
The Distance Between You and Me 15
2008. C-Print. 60 x 51.99 cm
The Distance Between You and Me 22
2013. C-Print. 59.5 x 63.8 cm
The Distance Between You and Me 16
2008. C-Print. 70 x 61.45 cm
The Distance Between You and Me 2
2008. C-Print. 49.64 x 60.01 cm
The Distance Between You and Me 5
2008. C-Print. 68.3 x 80 cm
The Distance Between You and Me 13
2008. C-Print. 70 x 62.25 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.

Unfolded Painting (Concord Peak)
2017. Oil on linen. 240 x 185.5 cm
Detail Unfolded Painting (Gamma Sagitae)
2017. Oil on linen. 240 x 145.5 cm.
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 2
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
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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

FRIEZE NY 2017 | TRAVESIA CUATRO

Travesía Cuatro participate in Frieze NY, May 4-7. Artists: Elena del Rivero, Gonzalo Lebrija, Jose Dávila, Alexandre Estrela, Milena Muzquiz, Asunción Molinos Gordo and Mateo López.

DALLAS ART FAIR 2017 | TRAVESIA CUATRO

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.