Abraham Cruzvillegas (b.1968, Mexico)

Abraham Cruzvillegas Lives and works in Mexico city. He is a member of the international Toist Tai Chi Society, studied pedagogy in the National University of Mexico, and was a member of Gabriel Orozco's workshop from 1987 to 1991. Cruzvillegas also participated in diverse artist run projects like Temistocles 44, La Panaderia and he's also the founder of La Galeria de Comercio in 2010. 

 His work has been shown in solo exhibitions like Abraham Cruzvillegs, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA(2013); Autoconstuccion: the Optimist Failure of a Simultaneous Promise, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom (2011); Abraham Cruzvillegas, Redact, Los Angeles  (2009); Autoconstruccion, CCA Glasgow (2008); Ici, Chateau de Tours, France (2006); Los dos amigos. Dr. Lakra & Abraham Cruzvillegas, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca, Mexico (2005); Abraham Cruzvillegas, The Breeder, Athens, Greece (2005); Perspectives 139: Abraham Cruzvillegas, Contemporary Arts Museum, Huston, USA (2003).

 He participated in Shanghai Beinnial, China (2012-2013); Gwangju Biennale, South Corea, (2012); Istanbul Biennial, Turkey (2011); 2da Trienal Poli/Grafica, Puerto Rico (2009); Bienal de Cali, Colombia; X Havana Beinnial, Cuba; VII Bienal do Mercosul, Portoalegro, Brazil (2008); 1st Torino Triennale, Italy (2005); L Venice Biennial, Italy (2003); XXV Sao Paulo Biennial, Brazil (2002); V Havana Biennial, Cuba (1994). He has participated in various group shows such as: When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Fransisco (2012); dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany, 2012; Mexico: Expected/Unexpected, Coleccion Isabely Agustin Coppel. La Maison Rouge, Paris (2008); God & Goods. Spirituality and Mass Confusion, Villa Manin, Italy (2008); Las implicaciones de la imagen, MUCA, Mexico City (2008); Unmonumental, New Museum, New York, USA (2007); Escultura Social: A NewGeneration of Art from Mexico City, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2007); Stay forever and ever and ever, South London Gallery, London (2007); The Exotic Journey Ends, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Poland (2006); The American West, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, United Kingdom (2005); Elephant Juice (Sexo entre Amigos), Kurimanzutto, Kochimilico, Mexico (2003).Il Quotidiano Alterato, Venice Biennale, Italy (2003).

 Since 1990 Cruzvillegas has taught, lectured, gave tutorials, and coordinated seminars and workshops, at the DIA Art Foundation, Malmo Art Academy, Ruskin College-Oxford, Duke University, NYU, Glasgow School of Art, CalArts, the New Museum, California College for the Arts, the Nasher Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Tate Modern, the Guggenhiem Museum, the University of Houston, Universidad Nacional Iberoamercana, Universidad de Guanajuato, Tamayo Museum, Centro de la Imagen, Centro Nacional de las Artes, Universidad de Sonora, Universidad de Las Americas, San Fransisco Art Intitute, UCLA, UCSD, ENAP-UNAM, La Esmeralda, among others. He has published extensively essays, interviews and art critique in diverse magazines and newspapers, among others: Bomb Magazine, Bidoun Magazine Gagrin, Reforma, La Jornada, Casper, Velocidad Critica, Curare, Artforum, Mousse, and other specialized art publications and exhibition catalogs. In 2012 Harvard University Press will publish a book with an extensive selection of his texts, edited by Dr. Robin Greeley.

Cruzvillegas, Abraham b.1968

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