Jorge Méndez Blake
Méndez Blake’s work is built based on the intrinsic relationship between art, literature and architecture; addressing literary works as spatial potencies that can be translated into concrete objects. The artists employs analysis and synthesis as tools to transform the narrative and the poetic into visual compositions, attempting to make evident the material aspects that are implied in the in the act of writing. Similarly, Méndez Blake has devoted a significant part of his work for studying libraries as relational systems in which historical and cultural dimensions of a given context converge.
His work has been exhibited individually and collectively in diverse museums and private institutions such as: Museé d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France; Maison Rouge, Paris, France; Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France; La Kunsthalle Centre d’Art Contemporain, Mulhouse, France; Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, USA; Museum of Latin American Art, Los Angeles, USA; Bass Museum, Miami, USA; Aspen Museum of Art, Aspen, USA; Artspace, New Haven, USA; Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, Spain; La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain; Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Amsterdam, Netherlands; and BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium.
In Mexico he has had exhibitions at Museo Rufino Tamayo, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Museo de Arte Moderno, Museo Carrillo Gil, Museo Nacional de Arte, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, and Fundación JUMEX, among others. He has recently participated at the 13th edition of Istanbul Biennale; Saber desconocer: 43 Salón (ínter) Nacional de Artistas, in Medellin, Colombia; and won the scholarship of Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation program in Miami. He is currently a member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de México.
Jorge Méndez Blake lives and works at Guadalajara, Mexico.
SALA DE ARTE SANTANDER, MADRID, SP | Mateo López, Jose Dávila, Jorge Méndez Blake & Alexandre Estrela
Mateo López, Jose Dávila, Jorge Méndez Blake and Alexandre Estrela are part of a group exhibition “There will never be a door. You are inside.” curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas at Sala de Arte Santander will remain on view until June 9th.
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.
MEGARON OF ATHENS, GREECE | JORGE MENDEZ BLAKE
Jorge Méndez Blake is part of the exhibition “The last reader” curated by Anna Kafetsi at the Megaron of Athens, garden & project space, until September 16th 2018.