The fall Garage Square Commission will introduce Gorky Park visitors to Damián Ortega, whose work will be exhibited in Russia for the first time.
The most ambitious intervention at Garage Square to date, the commission involves recycling seemingly useless, obsolete materials to create elaborate installations and objects. Questioning the belief in technological progress and innovation, Ortega’s works invite us to envisage a new ecology that offers a different relationship between man, everyday materials, and surfaces.
Damián Ortega (b. 1967, Mexico City). He has had solo exhibitions at Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, 2008), the Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, 2009), PinchukArtCentre (Kiev, 2011), The Museo Jumex (Mexico City, 2014), HangarBicocca (Milan, 2015), Malmö Konsthall (2016), the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid, 2016) and others.
Group shows include the 50th and 55th Venice Biennale (Italy, 2003 and 2013), the 4th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (Germany, 2006), the 27th São Paulo Biennial (Brazil, 2006), the 11th Havana Biennial (Cuba, 2012), the 12th Sharjah Biennial (UAE, 2015), and exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum (New York), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), Museum Tinguely (Basel), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), and MoMA PS1 (New York). He lives and works in Berlin and Mexico City.