Gabriel Orozco (born 1962 in Jalapa, Mexico
, lives and works in Paris, Mexico, and New York) studied at the Escuela Nacional de Arte Plasticas and then the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. His first personal exhibition was put on in 1983 and, from the early 1990s, he made a name for himself as one of the leading artists of his generation on the international stage. His work has been displayed in many prestigious museums including: Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, (1995 and 1998), Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2000 and 2001), Serpentine Gallery, London (2004), Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C. (2004), Palacio de Cristal, Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, (2005), Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico (2006) and Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2006). He has taken part in the Venice Biennale (1993, 2003 and 2005), the Whitney Biennial (1997) and Documenta X (1997) and XI (2002).
His work has been the focus of a travelling retrospective from 2009 to 2011 at the MoMA (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Kunstmuseum (Basle) and Tate Modern (London). His recent personal exhibitions include Asterisms, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin and Musée Guggenheim, New York (2012), Natural Motion, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2013) and Thinking in Circles, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2013).