1970 Born in Mexico, lives and works in Brussels
1993-95 MA Fine Arts Goldsmiths College University of London
1988-92 Graduate in Visual Art, Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas U.N.A.M. Mexico City
1987-90 Gabriel Orozco’s workshop with Abraham Cruzvillegas, Damián Ortega and Jerónimo López, Mexico

Solo Exhibitions


exploding count in flattened curve, Parley for the Oceans x Vortic, Sadie Coles HQ in collaboration with London Collective, online

spending static to save gas, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin


sorted, resorted, WIELS, Brussels

Chinese Whispers #6, Meessen-De Clercq, Brussels

2018 spending static to save gas, Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, Oakville, Canada
2017 Afterthought Is Never Binary, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2016 Product Testing Unit, Alte Fabrik, Rapperswil, Switzerland
2015 An Old Niche For Your New Need, Esther Schipper, Berlin
Kukje Gallery, Seoul
2014 with personal thanks to their contractual thingness, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (CO), USA
Regen Projects, Los Angeles (CA), USA
All probability resolves into form, The Common Guild, for Glasgow International 2014, Glasgow, Scotland
2013 Punto y Linea en el Altiplano, Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, Italy
bottled water branded water, Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux, France
FIAC booth, Sadie Coles HQ, Paris
2012 Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut
Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico
Classical Symmetry, Historical Data, Subjective Judgement, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2011 Before Contingency After the Fact, South London Gallery, London
Carbon Index Compost Copy, Esther Schipper, Berlin
Nobody needs to know the price of your Saab, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
2010 join the dots and make a point, Kunstverein Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
Nobody needs to know the price of your Saab, Blaffer Gallery, Houston University Museum, Houston (TX), USA
join the dots and make a point, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Soft Information In Your Hard Facts, Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bolzano, Italy
2009 3.66% of 3.66%, Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
2008 Model for a Victory Parade, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2007 Space made to measure object, made to measure space, Esther Schipper, Berlin
Reforma Fiscal 2007, Galería Kurimanzutto, Mexico City
2006 And Thanks In Advance, Govett-Brewster, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Dato Duro, Dato Blando, Dato Ciego, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
2004 Calorie Counting, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
2003 Start To Stop Stopping, MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
Statements, Miami Art Basel, Miami (FL), USA
Let’s Go To Going To, Freespace Limburg, Belgium
Por Favor Gracias De Nada, Gabriel Kuri and Liam Gillick, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City
2002 Recent Work, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York (NY)
2000 Momento de Importancia, Museo Rufino Tamayo (Sala 7), Mexico City
Momento de Importancia, Aula Magna, Instituto Anglo-Mexicano, Mexico
Momento de Importancia, Project Room, ARCO, Madrid
1999 Plan De San Lunes, Museo de las Artes de Guadalajara, Mexico City
1997 Extra, Sinaloa 252, Mexico City
1996 Everyday Holiday (with Liam Gillick), Le Magasin Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, France
1992 Te amo pero donde estas, Galería Arte Actual, Monterrey, Mexico
1991 Iconografía del capricho, Galería Etnia, Mexico City

Selected Group Exhibitions


Al filo de la navaja, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico

Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe, GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany

What's Up / Twenty Twenty, LVH Lawrence Van Hagen Art, London, England


Sick fireflies and lightings in jars, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petah Tikva, Israel

No habrá nunca una puerta. Estás adentro, Santander Fundación, Madrid, Spain

Portadores de sentido, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico

15th Sartirana Textile Show, Promotrice delle Belle Arti, Turin, Italy

Emissaries for things abandoned by Gods, Estancia Femsa, Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City, Mexico


Archipelago – A Problem (On Exactitude in Science), Tiön Projects, The Hague, The Netherlands

Converter, Kunstmuseum St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland

Autorreconstrucción: Detritus, MUCA Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Artes, Mexico City, Mexico


ISelf Collection: The Upset Bucket, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Field Guide, Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Canada

The Undercover Economist: Martin Boyce, Gabriel Kuri, Liz Magor, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
Latin American Artists in the Marciano Collection, Marciano Collection, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Birth as Criterion, 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts, International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana
Harold Ancart – Michel-François – Gabriel Kuri, Espace 251 Nord, Liège, Belgium
Unlimited, Art Basel, Switzerland
ISelf Collection: Self-Portrait as the Billy Goat, Whitechapel Gallery, London
DESERT X, Palm Springs and Coachella Valley (CA), USA
2016 Portrait De L’artiste En Alter, FRAC – Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France
DYSTOTAL, Ludwig Forum Aachen, Aachen, Germany
ICH, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Can I step on it?, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
XYLAÑYNU. Taller de los Viernes, kurimanzutto, Mexico City
Artificial Realities, East Wing Biennial, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London
from here to there, kurimanzutto travels to Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco (CA), USA
2015 Strange Currencies: Art & Action in Mexico City, 1990-2000, The Galleries at Moore, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia (PA), USA (cat)
The Corner Show, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerpen, Belgium
Balance Sheets, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Out of Office, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago (IL), USA
Estudio abierto 5: Zea Mays, Museo de Arte Zapopan, Zapopan, Mexico,
Consumed, University Art Museum, CSULB, Long Beach (CA), USA
Beyond Borders, Beaufort Triennale, Belgium
Colección Jumex, In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni, Museo Jumex, Mexico City
Flying over the Abyss, NEON and Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Crete, Greece
Over you / you, 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana, Ljubljana
De Pictura – Volume III, Metropolitan Art Society, Beirut (In collaboration with Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy)
The Artist Facing the Object, Centre Pompidou, Paris
12th Havana Biennial, Havana
The Persistence of Objects, Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore, Ireland
2014 A History. Art, Architecture, Design from the 1980s Until Today, Centre Pompidou, Paris
La Gioia, La Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
El derrumbe de la estatua, MUAC, Mexico City, Mexico (cat)
ARCO Foundation Collection, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain
Melting Walls: Works from the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection, The Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Michel Kikoine Foundation, Igal Ahouvi Art Collection, Tel Aviv, Israel
Kurimanzutto, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris
In__We Trust: Art and Money, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus (OH), USA
Made in L.A. 2014, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Between Critique and Absorption: Contemporary Art and Consumer Culture, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee (WI), USA
2013 Spanish Lessons, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York (NY)
Xerography, Firstsite Colchester, Colchester, UK
Soft Pictures, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Mexico Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth (TX), USA
Conspicuous Unusable, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York (NY), USA
For the Time Being, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
2012 Amicale Succursale; Prolongation, around 'Wor((l)d)(k) in progress?, Galerie Nächt St. Stephan-Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna
Expanded Fields, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, Switzerland
Inaugural Exhibition by Gallery Artists, Regen Projects, Los Angeles (CA), USA
The Living Years: Art after 1989, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (MN), USA
Seul Quelques Fragment de Nous…’, Galerie Thaddeus Ropach, Paris
Art Foundation Mallorca Collection - Special Edition, CCA Andratx, Andratx
B. Wurtz & Co., Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Sculptural Matter, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne, Australia
2011 Pour un art pauvre (inventaire du monde et de l’atelier), Carré d'Art - Musée d'art contemporain de Nîmes, France
ILLUMInations, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Un'Espressione Geografica (A Geographical Expression), curated by Francesco Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Informellnatur, Galerie Sabine Knust, Maximilian Verlag, Munich
Keeping it Real: An Exhibition in 4 Acts: Act 4: Material Intelligence, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
2010 Frieze Projects 2010, Frieze Art Fair, London
Out of Joint, Galerie Kamm, Berlin
Where Do We Go From Here? Selections from La Colección Jumex, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (OH), USA
One Leading Away from Another, 303 Gallery, New York City (NY), USA
The Concrete Show, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
Press Art. The Collection Annette and Peter Nobel, Museum de Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Is this all there is?, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London
89 Km. Colección CGAC, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo, Spain
TRANSURBANIAC, University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, San Diego (CA), USA
Languages and Experimentations, MART, Rovereto, Italy
Che cosa sono le nuvole? Works from the Enea Righi Collection, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
Idiolect, Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Bruges, Belgium
Berlin-Paris 2010, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
It is it, Espacio 1414, Puerto Rico
2009 GAGARIN The Artists in their Own Words, S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium
Where do we go from here?, Colección Jumex, Minerva Cuevas Bass Museum of Art, Miami (FL), USA
Eröffnung: Flüchtige ZeitenI, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany
Revolution of the Ordinary. The Order of Things, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Beginnings, Middles And Ends, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Vienna; Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna; Christine König Galerie, Vienna
Pop Up! On Realisms and Realities, Ludwif Forum, Aachen, Germany
All That is Solid Melts into Air, MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
La Casa qu el Gato costruyo, Galerie Salvador Diaz, Madrid
2da Trienal Poli/Grafica de San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Space of the Work and the Place of the Object, The Sculpture Centre, New York (NY)
2008 Inaugural Exhibition, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City
Open Plan Living, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel-Aviv, Israel
La invención de lo cotidiano, Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City
Recursos incontrolables y otros desplazamientos naturals, MUAC Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City
RecollectionI, Barriera, Turin, Italy
TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln (NE), USA; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro (NC), USA; The High Museum of Art, Atlanta (GA), USA
An Unruly History of the Readymade, Fundación / Colección Jumex, Mexico City
Library, UOVO Open Office, Berlin
Baghdad, Space Cog, Analyst, Frith Street Gallery, London
Peripheral vision and collective body, Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst, Bolzano, Italy
EphemeraI, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin
Schüttelreime, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
The Store, Tulip & Roses, Vilnius, Lithuania
Master Humphrey’s Clock, (a project by De Appel‘s curatorial programme, Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Supernatural, Centro Cultural Andratx, Andratx, Spain
Brave New Worlds, Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Estado de Mexico, Mexico
5th Berlin Biennale, Berlin
2007 Unmonumental, New Museum, New York (NY)
Private Life. Josep Maria Civit Collection, Centro de Arte Naturaleza, Fundación Beulas, Huesca
Fit to print, Gagosian Gallery, New York (NY)
Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (MN), USA
Viva Mexico!, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
III Bienal de Jafre, Bienal de Jafre, Jafre, Spain
Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (IL), USA
Greed!, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley (ID), USA
Domestic Irony. A Foray into Italy’s Private Collection, (curated by Letizia Ragaglia) Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
Expats & Clandestins, Wiels - Centre d’art contemporain, Brussels
Collector 1:The Gaia Collection, Centro Sperimentale per le Arti Contemporanee, Caraglio, Italy
Mapas, Cosmogonias e Puntos de Referencia, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Let Everything Be Temporary, or When is the Exhibition?, Apexart, New York (NY)
Globalización: indicaciones/ efectos secundarios/ advertencies, Espacio 1414, Santurce, Puerto Rico
2006 The Exotic Journey Ends, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw
Brighton Photo Biennial 2006, Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton, UK
Los Angeles / México. Complejidades Y Heterogeneidad, Colección, Museo José Luis Cuevas, Mexico City
Emergency Biennale in Chechnya, Centre A, Vancouver International Centre for Contempoary Asian Art, Vancouver (BC), Canada
Could Have Been the Weather, Tatar Gallery, Toronto (ON), Canada
An Image Bank for Everyday Revolutionary Life, Gallery at REDCAT (The Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater) and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (CA), USA
2005 Open-Ended: Pierre Bismuth, Michel François, Gabriel Kuri (curated by Daniel McClean), Thomas Dane Gallery, London
En Route: Via Another Route (An Exhibition On Board the Trans-Siberian Train) (curated by Adam Carr), Trans-Siberian train
In This Colony, Kunstfort Bij Vijfhuizen, Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands
Omaggio Al Quadrato, Gallleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
Post Notes (curated by Adam Carr), Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis (MN), USA ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), London
Monuments for the USA, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (CA), USA
Emergency Biennale in Chechnya: A Suitcase from Paris to Grosny (co-curated by Evelyne Jouanno and Jota Castro), Grozny, Chechnya; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Brussels; Bolzano,
Italy; Milan, Italy; Florence, Italy; Calcutta, India; New York (NY); Cali, Colombia; Santiago de Chile, Chile; Sydney, Australia; Melbourne, Australia; Palestine
Material Time / Work Time / Life Time (curated by Jessica Morgan), Reykjavik Arts Festival 2005, Reykjavik Art Mueseum, Hafnarhus, Iceland
Feeling Strangely Fine, Galería Estrany-de la Mota, Barcelona, Spain
From A To B And Back Again (curated by Simon Moretti), Galerie chez Valentin, Paris
Material Matters, Cornell University, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca (NY), USA
2004 I’ll Be Your Mirror (organized by Fondazione Nicola Trussardi during the Frieze Art Fair), City Inn Westminster Hotel guest rooms, London
Specific Objects: The Minimalist Influence, MCA, San Diego and La Jolla (CA), USA
Around the Corner (curated by Carolina Grau), Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon
Beating about the Bush, South London Gallery, London
State of Play, Serpentine Gallery, London
The Happy Worker, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson (NY), USA
La Colmena (curated by Guillermo Santamarina), Colección Jumex, Edo. de Mexico, Mexico
2003 Elephant Juice (Sexo entre amigos), Kurimanzutto @ Los Manantiales, Xochimilco, Mexico
Interludes, (curated by Francesco Bonami), 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Utopia Station, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Living With Duchamp, Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs (NY), USA
Supernova: Art of The 1990s from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (CA), USA
Bienal Americas De Ponta Cabeza, Fortaleza, Brazil
Killing Time and Listening Between Lines, (curated by Philippe Vergne and Douglas Fogle), La Colección Jumex, Edo. de México, Mexico
2002 Exhile on Main Street, NICC, Amberes, Belgium
Mexico City: An Exhibition about the Exchange Rates of Bodies and Values, PS1, Long Island City (NY), USA; Kunstwerke, Berlin
Siete Dilemas: Diálogos en el Arte Mexicano, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City
2001 Sonsbeek 9, Locus Focus (curated by Jan Hoet), Arnhem, The Netherlands
Demonstration Room Casa Ideal (travelling), NICC Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium; APEX ART, New York, (NY); Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela
Group Show, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
Dedallic Convention, MAK, Vienna
Tirana Biennial, (curated by Francesco Bonami), Tirana, Albania
Escultura Mexicana Siglo XX, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City
2000 Permanencia Voluntaria, kurimanzutto, Cinemanía Plaza Loreto, Mexico City
New Sitings. Contemporary Projects 4, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (IL), USA
c/o La Ciudad, SAW Gallery, Ottawa (ON), Canada
Galería kurimanzutto @ Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
Summer Show, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York (NY)
1999 Yo y mi circunstancia, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal (QC), Canada
Dobles Vides (in collaboration with Taller General: Abraham Cruzvillegas, Gabriel Orozco and Damián Ortega), Barcelona, Spain
OLDnewTOWN, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York (NY)
Cinco Continentes Y Una Ciudad, Museo de la Ciudad de México, Mexico City
Economía de Mercado, Galería Kurimanzutto, Mexico City
La Sala del Artista, Galería Kurimanzutto, Mexico City
1998 Lines of Loss, Artists Space, New York (NY)
1997 Transatlantic, Incubator Gallery, London, Konstakuten, Stockholm, Sweden, CASE, Harlem, The Netherlands
Tres Espacios, Art & Idea, Mexico City
1996 Offside! Contemporary Artists and Football, Manchester City Art Galleries, Colchester First Site, Colchester, UK
Moment Ginza, Le Magasin Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Yerself Is Steam 85, Charlotte Street, London
I Feel Explosion, Flat above Arndale Centre, Manchester, UK
1995 MA Degree Show, Goldsmiths College, London
1994 Art Koln, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Cologne, Germany
Private View, Chisenhale Gallery, London
The Return of Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Centre, New York (NY)
1993 Otros Especímenes, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City
Calma instalaciones, Temístocles 44, Mexico City
1991 D.F. Art from Mexico City, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio (TX), USA
Reconsideración del Paisaje, Club Hípico La Sierra, Mexico City
1990 Aire fresco en el verano del amor, Galería División Arte México D.F, Mexico City
1989 De cabeza, Galería Polyforum Siqueiros, Mexico City
Novos Valores Da Arte Contemporanea e Internacional, Museo de Arte de Brasilia, Brasilia

Awards and distinctions

2007                                            Artist in residence, OCA Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo
2002 ACA Master, Artist in residence, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach (FL), USA
1999 Premio Omnilife, Gráfica, Mexico
1997-1998 Beca de Apoyo a Jóvenes Creadores, FONCA, Mexico


2017                             ACNE, London

Curatorial projects

2018 If You Like I Shall Grow, Kurimanzutto at Thomas Dane Gallery, London
2017  Primordial Saber Tarear Proverbiales Silabas Tonificantes Para Sublevar Tecnocracias Pero Seguir Tenazmente Produciendo Sociedades Tántricas – Pedro Salazar Torres (Partido Salazar Torres), curated by Abraham Cruzvillegas and Gabriel Kuri, on the occasion of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Regen Projects, Los Angeles (CA), USA
2015 Unidades y Continuidades, kurimanzutto, Mexico City
2013 Push pins in elastic space, Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris

Public Collections 

                                     CAC Malaga, Malaga, Spain
Centre Pompidou, Paris
FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France
Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Museion, Bolzano, Italy
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (IL), USA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), USA
Museo Jumex, Mexico City
Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle (WA), USA
Tate Modern, London
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (MN), USA