Mario García Torres

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, film, performance 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.
Mario García Torres - An Arrival Tale
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
Mexican conceptual artist Mario García Torres examines the space of arrival as a complicated and disjointed nexus between departure, displacement, and return, in a series of works that reflect on the European migrant crisis.
Mario García Torres - What Doesn\'t Kill You Makes You Stronger
bilingual edition (English / French)
Frac Franche-Comté - Conferences series
A lecture by Elisabeth Wetterwald on a video installation by conceptual Mexican artist, with a series of slideshow stills.

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