How Many Revolutions?
In May 2011, LA><ART will present a newly commissioned project by Tijuana-based artist Marcos Ramirez ERRE. For nearly two decades, ERRE has been acknowledged as one of the most significant figures in the history of borderland cultural practices. A former carpentry apprentice and formally trained attorney, ERRE puts forth critical commentary about politics, violence, language and mistranslation, identity formation, and charged geographic locales through dense and poetic artistic interventions that generate interrogative relationships with viewers. His wide-ranging oeuvre includes works in all media and is grounded by a set of philosophical questions that have morphed and evolved along with the artist’s responses to the rapidly changing and complex U.S.-Mexico border where he has resided all his life.
Marcos Ramirez ERRE was born in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico in 1961. He received his law degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California. His work has been exhibited widely in many institutions around the world. His solo shows have includedThe Body of Crime, Artpace, San Antonio, TX; The Four Pilots of the Apocalypse, The Suburban, Chicago, IL;Postcards from the edge, EDS Galeria, Mexico City; and To whom it may concern/War notes, Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, University of Texas, El Paso, El Paso, TX amongst others. Group shows have included Human/Nature, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA; Proyecto Civico, EL CUBO, Centro Cultural de Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico; Strange New World, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, San Diego, CA, ECO: arte contemporaneo mexicano, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, andBaja to Vancouver: West Coast Contemporary Art, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA amongst others. ERRE was also included in the 2008 California Biennial, the 2007 Sao Paulo/Valencia Biennial, the 2007 Moscow Biennial, the 2000 Havana Biennial, and the 2000 Whitney Biennial. In 2011, the Museo Carrillo Gil in Mexico City will organize ERRE’s first major survey show.
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