Carlos Motta (b. 1978, Bogotá, Colombia) is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work draws upon political history in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize the inclusion of suppressed histories, communities, and identities. Motta’s work has been individually presented in venues such as New Museum (2012); Performa 11 (with Julieta Aranda), New York (2011); Museo de Arte del Banco de la República Bogotá (2010); Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin (2010); MoMA/PS1, New York (2009); Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Philadelphia (2008); Art in General, New York (2008); and in international group exhibitions at Guggenheim Museum, New York (2011); Serralves Museum, Porto (2010); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (2010); San Francisco Art Institute (2010); CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson (2009); and “X Biennale de Lyon” (2009); Creative Time (2008), New York; among others. Motta is currently working on a large-scale performative event in collaboration with Matthias Springer, co-commissioned by Electra Productions and Tate Modern, which will premiere in February 2013 at Tate Modern, London. He is also co-organizing with Oliver Ressler the exhibition and conferences “Absolute Democracy” as part of Steirischer Herbst in Graz in September 2012. Motta is a graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Program and was named a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in 2008. He is part of the faculty at Parsons The New School of Design and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.
Year(s) Awarded: 2012
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