Carlos Motta is currently part of the group show Art for the Future: Artists Call and Central American Solidarities now on view at the Tuft University Galleries. Art for the Future: Artists Call and Central American Solidarities focuses on the seminal 1980s activist campaign, «Artists Call Against US Intervention in Central America» which grew out of the friendships and solidarity amongst artists and […]
The Guggenheim Museum’s new group show Off the Record brings together the work of contemporary artists from the Guggenheim’s collection who interrogate, revise, or otherwise query dominant narratives and the transmission of culture. For this exhibition Carlos Motta will be showing his work Brief history of US interventions in Latin America. Off the Record opens on April 2nd 2021.
This film is part of the exhibition Shoreline Movements, a program of non-fiction films curated by Erika Balsom and Grégory Castéra (Council), in a space designed by Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, for the Taipei Biennial 2020.
As part of the Plague exhibition, curated by the Cultural Ecologies Group of the Independent Studies Programme, in which we take a critical look at the various ways ‘nature’ is managed today, we are programming a season of films entitled “Plague Open Screen. Artwork from the MACBA Collection”. We invite you to enjoy unlimited access to a number […]
“I wanna be with you” is a group exhibition that investigates the notions of contact, interaction, communication, proximity, exchange and collaboration strategies, in contrast to the concepts of isolation, seclusion, social distancing, detachment and separation. The project offers an exceptional itinerary of the history of Colombian and international art from the 1970s to the present. Thus, […]
Launched in partnership with the newspaper El Tiempo, “De Voz a Voz” is a nation wide artistic project that responds to the emergency caused by the COVID-19 in Colombia. Since May and twice a week, “De Voz a Voz” has involved Colombian artists of different generations; from the most recognized nationally and internationally, to those emerging and […]
THE VOID is an AIDS counter-monument hosting public programs and designed by artist Carlos Motta, architect Koray Duman, and writer/organizer Theodore Kerr. Grounded in the image of Milton Glaser’s United Nations-commissioned logo for the early days of the AIDS crisis, the work features 18 months of public programming—monthly performances, rallies, presentations, and community gatherings regarding HIV […]
In Plain Sight is a coalition of 80 artists united to create an artwork dedicated to the abolition of immigrant detention and the United States culture of incarceration. A highly orchestrated mediagenic spectacle and poetic action, this project is conceived in five parts — a poetic elegy enacted on a national scale, an interactive website, an anthology docuseries, […]
This screening of video works by artists featured in SOFT POWER expands ideas explored in the exhibition on the role of the artist as citizen. Many of the artists in the exhibition work across media and are incisive makers of time-based art including sound and moving images. Profoundly nuanced and lushly depicted works by LaToya Ruby Frazier, […]
UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS) presents Carlos Motta: We The Enemy, the first West Coast solo exhibition of artworks by the artist. In conjunction with the exhibition, Motta and Rachel Nelson, IAS curator and interim director, have organized a 2-day symposium “Bodies at the Borders.” Taking place January 24, 2020 at UC […]
The group exhibition “Time for Change: Art and Social Unrest in the Jorge M. Pérez Collection” inaugurates the programme of the latest art space El Espacio 23, new home to the collector and patron Jorge Pérez’s art collection. The exhibition’s thread is the analysis of paradoxes of contemporaneity besides the investigation of historical events reframed in the […]