Carlos Mottas (Colombia, 1978) multi-disciplinary art practice documents the social conditions and political struggles of sexual, gender, and ethnic minority communities in order to challenge dominant and normative discourses through visibility and self-representation. His work was the subject of the survey exhibitions Carlos Motta: Formas de Libertad at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín (MAMM), Colombia (2017) that traveled to Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile (2018); and Carlos Motta: For Democracy There Must Be Love, Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden (2015). His solo exhibitions at international museums include, The Crossing (2017), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Histories for the Future (2016), Pérez Art Museum (PAMM), Miami; Réquiem (2016), Museo de Arte Latinoamericano the Buenos Aires (MALBA) (2016); Patriots, Citizens, Lovers (2015), PinchukArtCentre, Kiev; Gender Talents (2013), Tate Modern, London; La forma de la Libertad (2013), Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico; We Who Feel Differently (2012), New Museum, New York; Brief History (2009), MoMA/PS1, New York; and The Good Life (2008), Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Philadelphia; among others. Motta won the Vilcek Foundations Prize for Creative Promise (2017); the PinchukArtCentres Future Generation Art Prize (2014); and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2008). He is a graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Program (2006); and received grants from Art Matters (2008), NYSCA (2010), Creative Capital Foundation; and the Kindle Project (2012). Motta participated in Incerteza Viva: 32nd Bienal de São Paulo (2016); A Story Within A Story: Göteborg International Biennial of Contemporary Art (2015); Burning Down the House: X Gwangju Biennale (2014); and Le spectacle du quotidian: X Lyon Biennale (2010). His films have been screened at the Rotterdam Film Festival (2016, 2010); Toronto International Film Festival (2013); and Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (2016); among many others.
Never Spoken Again: Rogue Stories of Science and Collections
Never Spoken Again reflects on the birth of modern collections, the art institutions that sustain them and their contingent origin stories. Curated by Colombian curator David Ayala-Alfonso, an alumnus of ICIs Curatorial Intensive, the exhibition is part of ICIs new series of programs supporting emergent voices in the curatorial field.read more »
Humboldts Parrot: David Ayala-Alfonso, Carlos Motta and Felipe Steinberg
Humboldts Parrot: David Ayala-Alfonso, Carlos Motta and Felipe Steinberg Monday, March 18, 2019 6:30-8pm ICI 401 Broadway Suite 1620 New York, NY 10013 FREE and open to the public Using Humboldts parrot as an entry point Curator and ICI Curatorial Intensive Alumnus David Ayala-Alfonso will be joined by artists Carlos Motta and Felipe Steinberg to […]read more »
Curatorial Intensive: Mexico City Faculty
The following videos are a series of video interviews, conducted in Spanish, with selected faculty from the Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City. These videos were produced during the Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City, in collaboration with Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, from June 30July 7, 2014. To see all of the videos from this project, please […]read more »