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Carlos Motta is a multi-disciplinary artist based in New York, whose work draws upon political history in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize the inclusion of suppressed histories, communities, and identities. Motta’s work has been presented internationally in venues such as Tate Modern, London; The New Museum, The Guggenheim Museum, and MoMA/PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogotá; Serralves Museum, Porto; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson; San Francisco Art Institute; Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin; and Witte de With, Rotterdam. Nefandus Trilogy, three new short films by Motta, was premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in January 2014, and was featured at The First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena, Colombia in February 2014. Together with AA Bronson, Motta recently organized the event “ritual of queer rituals” at Witte de With in Rotterdam. Motta also guest edited the e-flux journal April issue, “(im)practical (im)possibilities” on contemporary queer art and culture. Motta is a graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Program (2006), was named a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow (2008), and received grants from Art Matters (2008), NYSCA (2010), Creative Capital Foundation, and the Kindle Project (2012). He is part of the faculty at Parsons The New School of Design, The School of Visual Arts, and is visiting faculty at Pratt Institute School of Art and Design in spring 2014.
Humboldt’s Parrot: David Ayala-Alfonso, Carlos Motta and Felipe Steinberg in conversationread more »
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 ICI’s Curatorial Intensive, the exhibition is part of ICI’s new series of programs supporting emergent voices in the curatorial field.read more »
A series of video interviews with selected faculty from the Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City, conducted in Spanish.read more »