Carlos Motta : Nefandus (Part I)

Carlos Motta : Nefandus (Part I)

my dearly beloved r. (monument to alexander von humboldt) by carlos motta

Carlos Motta

My dearly beloved R. (Monument to Alexander von Humboldt), 2013

nefandus by carlos motta

Carlos Motta

Nefandus, 2013

instrument by carlos motta

Carlos Motta

Instrument

untitled by carlos motta

Carlos Motta

Untitled

colonial forts series: san felipe del morro #10 by carlos motta

Carlos Motta

Colonial Forts Series: San Felipe del Morro #10, 2013

colonial forts series: san felipe del morro #4a by carlos motta

Carlos Motta

Colonial Forts Series: San Felipe del Morro #4a, 2013

Dienstag, 11. Juni 2013Samstag, 14. September 2013


Lisboa, Portugal

A Galeria Filomena Soares apresenta Nefandus, a exposição individual do artista nova-iorquino Carlos Motta (1978, Bogotá, Colômbia), patente do dia 12 de Junho até ao dia 14 de Setembro, 2013. O artista estará presente na inauguração a 11 de Junho às 21.30h.

Nefandus apresenta uma série de trabalhos que exploram a imposição de categorias epistemológicas europeias para com as culturas nativas durante a conquista portuguesa e espanhola das Américas. A exposição inclui fotografia, escultura e vídeo, em que todos falam de temas tomados como “exóticos”, “selvagens” ou “nativos”. Os trabalhos da exposição desafiam estes conceitos e pedem narrativas alternativas à história colonial.

CARLOS MOTTA (1978, Bogotá, Colômbia) é um artista multidisciplinar residente em Nova Iorque, E.U.A. Em 2012 recebeu o prémio Creative Capital, em 2008 foi nomeado como bolseiro da Guggenheim Foundation e em 2005 estudou no Whitney Independent Study Program, Nova Iorque, E.U.A.. O seu trabalho esteve presente em diversas exposições internacionais, tais como: Tate Modern, Londres, Inglaterra; The New Museum, The Guggenheim Museum, MoMA/PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Nova Iorque, E.U.A.; Institute of Contemporary Art, Filadélfia, E.U.A.; Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogotá, Colômbia; Museu Serralves, Porto; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Atenas, Grécia; CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, E.U.A.; San Francisco Art Institute, São Francisco, E.U.A.; Hebbel am Ufer, Berlim, Alemanha; Castello di Rivoli, Itália; e muitos outros espaços independentes internacionalmente.

Motta é professor na faculdade Parsons The New School of Design, The School of Visual Arts, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts no Brad College, Nova Iorque. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Galeria Filomena Soares is pleased to present Nefandus, a solo exhibition of new work by New York based artist Carlos Motta (1978, Bogotá, Colombia) from June 12th until September 14th, 2013. The artist will be present at the opening on June 11th at 9.30 pm.

Nefandus features a series of works that explore the imposition of European epistemological categories onto native cultures during the Spanish and Portuguese Conquest of the Americas. The exhibition includes photographs, sculptures and a video, all of which address subjects that were deemed “exotic,” “wild,” or “native”. The works in the exhibition defy these concepts and ask for alternative narratives to colonial history.

CARLOS MOTTA (Bogotá, Colombia, 1978) is a multi-disciplinary artist based in New York, USA. He was awarded a Creative Capital grant in 2012, was named a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in 2008, and participated in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in 2005. Motta’s work has been presented internationally in venues such as Tate Modern, London, UK; The New Museum; The Guggenheim Museum and MoMA/PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA; Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogotá, Colombia; Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece; CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA; San Francisco Art Institute, USA; Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, Germany; Castello di Rivoli, Italy; and many other independent spaces throughout the world.

Motta is part of the faculty at Parsons The New School of Design and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, USA.