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23.07.2021

Announcing Carlos Motta's upcoming Club Terremoto's 2021-2022 edition

We are proud to announce our collaboration with prominent Colombian artist Carlos Motta in the framework of our next Club Terremoto 2021-2022 membership campaign

The special edition conceived by the New York-based visual artist will be unveiled in August 2021, and limited to only 15 pieces for new or returning members of Club Terremoto, our micro-patronage program. The edition is produced in collaboration with TAJO Taller.

There is a strong affinity between Terremoto’s values and Carlos Motta’s seminal role in political art practice within the Americas, as the artist has continuously engaged with issues of body politics and representation, sexual dissidence and the conflictive geopolitical history of our continent.

“I am happy to support Terremoto by making an edition for its annual fundraising efforts. Since its inception, Terremoto has elevated the critical discourses of Latin American art with insightful features and reviews of some of the most relevant artists and artworks of our time. Broad in scope but focused in intention, the magazine has contributed fresh and challenging content for a professional art audience. I always look forward to reading its issues and to learn about emerging and established art writers and their ideas.”

– Carlos Motta

Carlos Motta’s (b. 1978, Colombia) multi-disciplinary art practice documents the social conditions and political struggles of sexual, gender, and ethnic minority communities in order to challenge normative discourses through visibility and self-representation. His work was the subject of the survey exhibitions Carlos Motta: Formas de libertad at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín (MAMM), Colombia (2017) that traveled to Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile (2018); and Carlos Motta: For Democracy There Must Be Love, Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden (2015).

His solo exhibitions at international museums include Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Pérez Art Museum (PAMM), Miami; Museo de Arte Latinoamericano the Buenos Aires (MALBA); Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico; New Museum, New York;  MoMA/PS1, New York; and  Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Philadelphia. Motta participated in the 11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art; 32nd Bienal de São Paulo; Göteborg International Biennial of Contemporary Art; X Gwangju Biennale; and X Lyon Biennale. Carlos Motta’s first 20-year career monograph Carlos Motta: History’s Backrooms was published by SKIRA in 2020. Motta won the Vilcek Foundation’s Prize for Creative Promise; the Future Generation Art Prize; and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2008). He was appointed tenure-track Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Practice at Pratt Institute’s Fine Arts Department in 2019.

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