Carlos Motta was born in 1978 in Bogota, Colombia. He lives and works in New York, USA.
Carlos Motta is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work draws upon political history in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize suppressed histories, communities, and identities.
Motta’s work has been presented internationally in venues such as Tate Modern, London, UK; The New Museum, The Guggenheim Museum and MoMA/PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA; Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogota, Colombia;Perez Art museum of Miami, Musée d’art d’amérique-latine de Buenos Aires, Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece; CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA; San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA; Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, Germany; Witte de With, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico; and many other public, private and independent spaces throughout the world.
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), and he is shortlisted for the Third Edition of the Future Generation Art Prize, PInchukArtCenter (2014).
He is part of the faculty at Parsons The New School of Design, New York, USA; The School of Visual Arts, New York, USA; and has been visiting faculty at Pratt Institute School of Art and Design, New York, USA in the spring 2014.