Fault

Mauricio Alejo

Fault, 2004

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110 x 140 CM

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Mauricio Alejo has spent the last 16 years of his career taking everyday items and transforming them into peculiar objects for his photographs. Familiar objects have their place in our surroundings and they seem to fit in a natural map of the world. What Mauricio Alejo does is to bring them to a new narrative which doesn't obey their functionality; it mostly obeys to a specific intuition he has about space, time, materiality, displacement or physical force. Most of his pieces come from thoughts that are not yet formed as an idea. The results, devoid of explicit meaning or metaphor, point in every direction. The psychological remanent created by the violence inflicted on this narrative sometimes presents itself as absurdity but this is just a byproduct of what is really just a primal, somewhat idiosyncratic, experience of the world.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
“A Very Thin Line”, Headroom Gallery, León, Mexico

2009
“2The limits of Fiction”, Ramis Barquet, New York, USA

2007
“Space that is Time”, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
“Project Room”, Feria de Arte contemporáneo,ARCO. Madrid, Spain

2006
“Crossing a Flimsy Bridge”, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, USA

2004
“Doubting Saint Thomas”, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, USA
“Panoramica”, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
“Disillusion”, Lee-Ka sing Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2003
“Belongings”, La Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba
“Belongings”, Photo Paris, Paris, France

2002
“Six images for a Better World”, Ississ Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

2001
“Seis Imágenes para un Mundo Mejor”, (Six Images for a Better World), OMR Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

2000
“Airport, Ocurrence”, espace d’art et d’ essai contemporains”, Montreal, Canada
“Alien Objects”, Fotofest, Houston, USA

1999
“Objetos Ajenos”, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
“Las Cosas que Hace Uno y las Cosas que lo Hacen a Uno”, Galería CURRO, Guadalajara, Mexico
“Dissonance”, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, USA
“Fine Words Butter No Parsnips However Fine Parsnips Can Butter Words”, Present-Co, New York, USA

2015
“Dark Mirror, Art from Latinamerica since 1968”, Kunstumuseum Wolfsburg, Germany, Colección Daros
“Latinamerica”, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
“FUSO”, Anual de Video Arte Internacional de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
“Develar y Detonar”, Fotografía en México, CA, 2015, Centro Centro Cibeles, Madrid, Spain
“Cuts to Violence”, Cara Cosmic Coffee, London, UK
“Existe lo Que Tiene Nombre”, San Francisco Camerawork, San Franciso, USA
“O Que Voce Ve Nao e o Que Voce Percebe”, Galeria Emma Thomas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2014
“Illusions”, Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
“La Deconstrucción del Paisaje”, Archivo Histórico Provincial de Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain
“La Fuerza Domesticadora de lo Pequeño”, León, Mexico

2013
“Urban Perspectives”, Washington, USA

2012
“What One Sees Is Not Seen”, ford PROJECT, New York, USA

2011
“The Life of Objects”, Vogt Gallery, New York, USA
“Possible Worlds”, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, USA
“Openig”, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

2010
“Imperial Video”, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, USA
“Absurdos”, Galería Cero, Madrid, Spain
“3 Color”, 320 Siófok, Hungary
“Creative Tensions”, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia

2009
“Hecho en Casa”, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
“Don’t Stare at the Sun”, CoCA, Torun, Poland
“For You/Para Usted”, Daros Exhibition, Zurich, Switzerland

2008
“A-B”, MUCA Roma, Mexico City, Mexico
“Recursos Incontrolables y Otros Desplazamientos Naturales”, MUAC, Mexico City, Mexico
“Fotología 6”, Laboratorio Interdisciplinario Para las Artes, Bogota, Colombia
“Grabbing at Straws”, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy

2007
“Fotográfica Bogota 2007”, Museo de Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia
“Small Talk”, The Substation Gallery, Singapore
“Puntos de Vista”, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum, Germany, Daros-Latinamerica Collection
“Objects and Desire”, NUS Centre for the Arts, Singapore

2006
“El equilibrio y sus derivados”, Casa del Lago, Mexico City, Mexico
“Deshecho”, Casa del Lago, Mexico City, Mexico
“Come Closer”, Isola dell’arte, Milano, Italy
“Irreducible”, Contemporary Short Form Video, Bronx Museum, New York, USA
“Irreducible”, Contemporary Short Form Video, Miami Art Central, Miami, USA

2005
“Todo va a Estar Bien”, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
“Irreducible”, Contemporary Short Form Video, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco,
USA
“I’m he as you are he as you are me and we are all together”, Central de arte, Guadalajara, Mexico
“Declaraciones”, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
“Breve Historia Contada a Mano”, Centro de Arte Joven, Madrid, Spain

2004
“Trienal Poligráfica de San Juan”; Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
“Personal Space”, GAS, New York, USA
“Cotidianidad Documentada”, Huesca Imagen ‘04, Huesca, Spain
“Escenas Mínimas”, Galería Animal, Santiago de Chile, Chile, ARCO 2004, Madrid, Spain
“Postcards from Cuba – A Selection from the 8th Havana Biennial”, Henie Onstad kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway

2003
“Still Life, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
“Mexican Video Extravaganza, Bronx River Art Center, New York, USA

2002
“FIAC 2002”, Paris, France
“Mexican Contemporary Photography”, Lee Ka-Sing Gallery, Toronto, Canada
“Intro” Museo Arredamento, Monza, Italy
“Art Educates the World”, Sotheby's New York, USA

2001
“Contemporary Mexican Photography”, the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, New York, USA

1999
“10 Mexican Photographers: A Select end-of the Century Generation”, Dubois Gallery Maginnes Hall Lehigh
University Bethlehem, USA
“Nostalgia”, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico

Certificate of Authenticity

PROVENANCE -

Galeria OMR, Mexico City
Private Collection, Mexico City

Galeria Curro, New York, NY

Daros Latinoamerican Collection, Zürich, CH

About the Artist

Mauricio Alejo has spent the last 16 years of his career taking everyday items and transforming them into peculiar objects for his photographs. Familiar objects have their place in our surroundings and they seem to fit in a natural map of the world. What Mauricio Alejo does is to bring them to a new narrative which doesn't obey their functionality; it mostly obeys to a specific intuition he has about space, time, materiality, displacement or physical force. Most of his pieces come from thoughts that are not yet formed as an idea. The results, devoid of explicit meaning or metaphor, point in every direction. The psychological remanent created by the violence inflicted on this narrative sometimes presents itself as absurdity but this is just a byproduct of what is really just a primal, somewhat idiosyncratic, experience of the world.

CV

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
“A Very Thin Line”, Headroom Gallery, León, Mexico

2009
“2The limits of Fiction”, Ramis Barquet, New York, USA

2007
“Space that is Time”, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
“Project Room”, Feria de Arte contemporáneo,ARCO. Madrid, Spain

2006
“Crossing a Flimsy Bridge”, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, USA

2004
“Doubting Saint Thomas”, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, USA
“Panoramica”, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
“Disillusion”, Lee-Ka sing Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2003
“Belongings”, La Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba
“Belongings”, Photo Paris, Paris, France

2002
“Six images for a Better World”, Ississ Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

2001
“Seis Imágenes para un Mundo Mejor”, (Six Images for a Better World), OMR Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

2000
“Airport, Ocurrence”, espace d’art et d’ essai contemporains”, Montreal, Canada
“Alien Objects”, Fotofest, Houston, USA

1999
“Objetos Ajenos”, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
“Las Cosas que Hace Uno y las Cosas que lo Hacen a Uno”, Galería CURRO, Guadalajara, Mexico
“Dissonance”, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, USA
“Fine Words Butter No Parsnips However Fine Parsnips Can Butter Words”, Present-Co, New York, USA

2015
“Dark Mirror, Art from Latinamerica since 1968”, Kunstumuseum Wolfsburg, Germany, Colección Daros
“Latinamerica”, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
“FUSO”, Anual de Video Arte Internacional de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
“Develar y Detonar”, Fotografía en México, CA, 2015, Centro Centro Cibeles, Madrid, Spain
“Cuts to Violence”, Cara Cosmic Coffee, London, UK
“Existe lo Que Tiene Nombre”, San Francisco Camerawork, San Franciso, USA
“O Que Voce Ve Nao e o Que Voce Percebe”, Galeria Emma Thomas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2014
“Illusions”, Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
“La Deconstrucción del Paisaje”, Archivo Histórico Provincial de Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain
“La Fuerza Domesticadora de lo Pequeño”, León, Mexico

2013
“Urban Perspectives”, Washington, USA

2012
“What One Sees Is Not Seen”, ford PROJECT, New York, USA

2011
“The Life of Objects”, Vogt Gallery, New York, USA
“Possible Worlds”, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, USA
“Openig”, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

2010
“Imperial Video”, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, USA
“Absurdos”, Galería Cero, Madrid, Spain
“3 Color”, 320 Siófok, Hungary
“Creative Tensions”, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia

2009
“Hecho en Casa”, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
“Don’t Stare at the Sun”, CoCA, Torun, Poland
“For You/Para Usted”, Daros Exhibition, Zurich, Switzerland

2008
“A-B”, MUCA Roma, Mexico City, Mexico
“Recursos Incontrolables y Otros Desplazamientos Naturales”, MUAC, Mexico City, Mexico
“Fotología 6”, Laboratorio Interdisciplinario Para las Artes, Bogota, Colombia
“Grabbing at Straws”, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy

2007
“Fotográfica Bogota 2007”, Museo de Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia
“Small Talk”, The Substation Gallery, Singapore
“Puntos de Vista”, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum, Germany, Daros-Latinamerica Collection
“Objects and Desire”, NUS Centre for the Arts, Singapore

2006
“El equilibrio y sus derivados”, Casa del Lago, Mexico City, Mexico
“Deshecho”, Casa del Lago, Mexico City, Mexico
“Come Closer”, Isola dell’arte, Milano, Italy
“Irreducible”, Contemporary Short Form Video, Bronx Museum, New York, USA
“Irreducible”, Contemporary Short Form Video, Miami Art Central, Miami, USA

2005
“Todo va a Estar Bien”, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
“Irreducible”, Contemporary Short Form Video, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco,
USA
“I’m he as you are he as you are me and we are all together”, Central de arte, Guadalajara, Mexico
“Declaraciones”, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
“Breve Historia Contada a Mano”, Centro de Arte Joven, Madrid, Spain

2004
“Trienal Poligráfica de San Juan”; Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
“Personal Space”, GAS, New York, USA
“Cotidianidad Documentada”, Huesca Imagen ‘04, Huesca, Spain
“Escenas Mínimas”, Galería Animal, Santiago de Chile, Chile, ARCO 2004, Madrid, Spain
“Postcards from Cuba – A Selection from the 8th Havana Biennial”, Henie Onstad kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway

2003
“Still Life, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
“Mexican Video Extravaganza, Bronx River Art Center, New York, USA

2002
“FIAC 2002”, Paris, France
“Mexican Contemporary Photography”, Lee Ka-Sing Gallery, Toronto, Canada
“Intro” Museo Arredamento, Monza, Italy
“Art Educates the World”, Sotheby's New York, USA

2001
“Contemporary Mexican Photography”, the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, New York, USA

1999
“10 Mexican Photographers: A Select end-of the Century Generation”, Dubois Gallery Maginnes Hall Lehigh
University Bethlehem, USA
“Nostalgia”, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico

Docs + Provenance

Certificate of Authenticity

PROVENANCE -

Galeria OMR, Mexico City
Private Collection, Mexico City

Gallery

Galeria Curro, New York, NY

Public Collections

Daros Latinoamerican Collection, Zürich, CH