Carlos Motta: We The Enemy

Carlos Motta, Corpo Fechado—The Devil’s Work, 2018
Carlos Motta, Corpo Fechado—The Devil’s Work, 2018

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS) and the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery is pleased to announce Carlos Motta: We The Enemy, January 23-March 14, 2020. A related symposium called Bodies at the Borders, co-organized by Carlos Motta and Rachel Nelson of the IAS, will take place at UC Santa Cruz and SFMOMA January 24-25, 2020. 

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Carlos Motta (b. 1978, Colombia) is an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary artist whose poignant and powerful artworks creatively document the social conditions and political struggles of sexual, gender, and ethnic minority communities. In works that span video, installation, sculpture, drawing, web-based projects, and performance, Motta acts as a historian of untold narratives and an archivist of repressed histories to challenge current systems of oppression.

Motta’s artworks have been the subject of survey exhibitions at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín (MAMM), Colombia (2017); Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile (2018); and Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden (2015). Solo exhibitions include Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2016), Pérez Art Museum (PAMM), Miami (2016); Museo de Arte Latinoamericano, Buenos Aires (MALBA) (2016); PinchukArtCentre, Kiev (2015); Tate Modern, London (2013); New Museum, New York (2012); MoMA/PS1, New York (2009); among others. His work has been included in major international exhibitions, including the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo (2016); AGöteborg International Biennial of Contemporary Art (2015); X Gwangju Biennale (2014); and X Lyon Biennale (2010).   Motta’s work is in the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Barcelona; Museu Fundaçao Serralves,Porto; and Museo de Arte de Banco de la República, Bogotá; among many other institutional, corporate and private collections around the world.

Date: 
Thursday, January 23, 2020 to Saturday, March 14, 2020