Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
En aguante En aguante

En aguante

Hija de Perra, ektor garcia y Jota Mombaça

Liberia Bogotá, Colombia 07/25/2019 – 08/28/2019

Una figura radical de la sexualidad contracultural en Chile y América Latina, Hija de Perra (fallecida en 2014, a los 34 años de edad) fue una artista drag, activista, ensayista y educadora. Actuaba en clubes nocturnos, películas y videos musicales, y hablaba en marchas y universidades sobre el sexo seguro, el género y la sexualidad.

Jorge Matta, Sin título, 2012 (2019). 4 impresiones de inyección de tinta sobre papel Hahnemühle. Cortesía de Jorge Matta.Foto por Sebastián Bright. Jota Mombaça, Nombrar la norma, (2019). Vinilo, tinta sobre chalice. Foto por Sebastián Bright, cortesía de Liberia En aguante (2019). Vista de instalación. Foto por Sebastián Bright, cortesía de Liberia Una figura radical de

cadena perpetua

cadena perpetua

ektor garcia

SculptureCenter New York, USA 05/23/2019 – 07/29/2019

ektor garcia’s work looks like things meant to connect other things, like fasteners, loops, and knots. By extension, it can look like lengths of rope and chain. His clay, metal, and leather elements conjoin loosely across many works and travel between studio and gallery spaces in changing configurations: one exhibition, clipped off with wire cutters,

Installation view, ektor garcia: cadena perpetua, SculptureCenter, New York, 2019. Photo: Kyle Knodell Installation view, ektor garcia: cadena perpetua, SculptureCenter, New York, 2019. Photo: Kyle Knodell ektor garcia, trio, 2018, installation view. Steel rings, corocheted artificial sinew, inner tube rubber, latex, obsidian. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Kyle Knodell ektor garcia’s work looks like things meant to connect

Room for Failure Room for Failure

Room for Failure

Curated by Omar López-Chahoud

Piero Atchugarry Gallery Miami, Florida, USA 02/21/2019 – 05/19/2019

Room for Failure is a group exhibition about the thought process and connection that exists between the mental space of the creator and the end result (the artwork)—the subjective versus the objective. It is often associated with the simple action of defeat, collapse, and nonsuccess. Although “failure” has a negative connotation and it is read as

Andre Komatsu, Ruinas latino-americanas (2018). Digital manipulation printed on newspaper (Folha de São Paulo, 01/24/2018) and cotton string. Image courtesy of Piero Atchugarry Gallery Andre Komatsu, Terra plena 3 [project] (2019). 30 cement bags cut and hardened cement. Image courtesy of Piero Atchugarry Gallery William Cordova, Rami maki (Condensed history of Alchemy) (2019). Cut paper, ink, and paint.

where we meet where we meet

where we meet

ektor garcia and Pei-Hsuan Wang

Good Weather at Chicken Coop Contemporary Portland, Oregon, USA 06/22/2018 – 07/29/2018

I would say that the three characteristics of minor art are: not the deterritorialization of language, but the development of one’s own personal, highly idiosyncratic language; not so much the connection of the individual to a political immediacy, but the acknowledgement that form, which is art’s primary duty, is always already political; and definitely not the collective assemblage

Installation view. Images courtesy of the artists, Good Weather, and Chicken Coop Contemporary ektor garcia, dinosaurios, 2018. Leather, steel ring, copper wire, copper nail, cast aluminum, bike tube. 71 × 7 × 3.5 in, 66 × 4.5 × 2.5 in, 11 × 8 × 1 in. Images courtesy of the artists, Good Weather, and Chicken Coop

Cochi Cochi

Cochi

ektor garcia

Visitor Welcome Center Los Angeles, CA 11/04/2017 – 12/23/2017

Transition is always a relief. Destination means death to me. If I could figure out a way to remain forever in transition, in the disconnected and unfamiliar, I could remain in a state of perpetual freedom. ektor garcia embroiders, welds, braids, weaves, and stitches in almost perpetual motion. With the fluidity granted to those accustomed

Installation view at Cochi, Visitor Welcome Center, Los Angeles, 2017. Courtesy of Visitor Welcome Center Installation view at Cochi, Visitor Welcome Center, Los Angeles, 2017. Courtesy of Visitor Welcome Center Installation view at Cochi, Visitor Welcome Center, Los Angeles, 2017. Courtesy of Visitor Welcome Center Transition is always a relief. Destination means death to me.

kriziz

kriziz

ektor garcia

kurimanzutto Mexico City, México 11/12/2016 – 12/17/2016

Curated by Chris Sharp kurimanzutto presents a solo exhibition of the Mexican-American artist ektor garcia. His work synthesizes an interest in queer culture and arts and crafts traditions with strong roots in Mexico. Although he is ostensibly a sculptor, his works tend to be so elaborately installed and involuted that it is hard to say

ektor garcia, vistas de instalación de kriziz, kurimanzutto, Ciudad de México, 2016. Cortesía del artista y kurimanzutto, Ciudad de México, 2016. Foto: Abigail Enzaldo ektor garcia, vistas de instalación de kriziz, kurimanzutto, Ciudad de México, 2016. Cortesía del artista y kurimanzutto, Ciudad de México, 2016. Foto: Abigail Enzaldo ektor garcia, vistas de instalación de kriziz,