Mario García Torres (born 1975 in Monclova, Mexico
, lives and works in Mexico City) received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2005. In his work he explores the potential of a diverse range of media including photography
in order for it to serve as a tool in his own re-examination of concerns related to history and conceptual art
practice in which there is always a time or location displacement. In so doing, he derives a new idea from history and reality.
His solo exhibitions have included Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2016), Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (2015), Pérez Art Museum Miami (2014), Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2013), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2010), and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2007). He has also participated in 8th Berlin Biennale (2014), dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel (2012), São Paulo Biennial (2010), Taipei Biennial (2010), Yokohama Triennale (2008), and Venice Biennale (2007). He is the winner of the 2007 Frieze Cartier Award for emerging international artists.
Elisabeth Wetterwald : Mario García Torres – What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger