Gabriel Kuri (b. 1970, Mexico) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Bridging fabricated and found objects, Kuri’s sculptures and installations address themes of systemisation, consumption, and the porous border between functionality and formal allure. Alternating between floor-based sculptures and wall works, Kuri’s practice evinces the complex relationships between the innate material properties of things – their sheen, softness, weight or colour – and their ‘real world’ meanings, establishing an uncertain interplay between the abstract or symbolic potential of his materials and their everyday origins and uses, often raising questions concerned with broader socio-cultural systems of hierarchy and value-construction.