Born in Mexico City in 1970 | Lives in Toronto, Canada
Over the last 25 years, Artigas has experimented with different media and visual art modalities such as Sound Art, Site Specific Installations, performance Art, Relational pieces, educational platforms as works of art, light pieces, and painting. His work dialogues with a wide variety of issues, from the political to the social identities and became part of the booming group of contemporary Mexican artists that emerged in the ’90s and made an important impact in the international art scene. Some of the most recognizable works by Artigas relate ludic structures to disaster situations, creating interfaces to be played and developed by spectators or specific human groups.
Artigas’ vision took his work to the Venice Biennale, the Havana Biennial, the Liverpool Biennial, and other important international art forums. He has been a member of the Mexican Creators National System (Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte, FONCA-CONACULTA) the most important Art Recognition Grant System in Mexico in two periods: 2007-2010 and 2014-2017. His recent solo exhibitions include Cromascopes: Transmission Events. TAB Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico. 2016. RIO. Museographic Essay. Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City. 2015, Gustavo Artigas The Book: 2000-2012. Museographic Essay. Galería Hilario Galguera. 2013. Mexico City. Gustavo Artigas: Relay (Endless), Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado, 2011; Recent accidents, documents and executions, Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico City, 2007.
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