Moris (Israel Meza Moreno) b. 1978 / Macho Alfa (Alpha male)
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about this work
Moris' work revolves around themes that address representation, social and subjective agency, urban issues and marginal cultures within the context of uneven relations of power and access to basic services, taken for granted in mainstream society.

"Informed by my constant field work, the issues I research have been an intrinsic part of my daily life since childhood, they have been pertinent to both my personal and professional formation. I do not seek themes or devise artistic experimentation from the comfort of a studio. Rather, the street and social space in general is my laboratory for investigating issues, gathering data, & analyzing visual cultures. I observed and learned the diverse social codes of this urban underclass and underworld; their spoken dialects and semiotics; their strategies of survival; and the use of an aesthetics in the décor and beautification of their abodes and environments in order to make them more humane and a place of dignity."

Moris (Israel Meza Moreno) (b. 1978, Mexico)

Macho Alfa (Alpha male), 2012

Wood, bone, metal, tape, leather
50 x 130 x 200 cm.
19 11/16 x 51 3/16 x 78 3/4 in.
Provenance:
Arroniz Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico Current Location:
USA - New Jersey S - M InstallationLatin America

exhibitions

"Everything You Are I Am Not": Highlights of the Tiroche DeLeon LATAM Collection, curated by Catherine Petitgas
MANA Glass Gallery, New Jersy, USA
May 2016 - August 2016

"Everything You Are I Am Not": Highlights of the Tiroche DeLeon LATAM Collection, curated by Catherine Petitgas
Mana Wynwood, Miami, US
December 2015

Arroniz Arte Contemporaneo booth in Zona Maco
Zona Maco, Mexico City, Mexico
February 2011

publications

Everything You Are I Am Not: Latin American Art From The Tiroche DeLeon Collection
Juxtapoze Magazine (Online), June 2016
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Catherine Petitgas, Contemporary Art Mexico
TransGlobe Publishing (Book), 2014

Tanya Barson, Daniel Garza Usabiaga, María Minera, Contemporary Art Mexico
TransGlobe Publishing (Catalogue), 2014, pp.215

Artwork History
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