Gabriel Orozco


Gabriel Orozco Biography

Born 1962

Gabriel Orozco is a Mexican artist, called “one of the most influential artists of this decade, and probably the next one too.”  He was born in Jalapa, Veracruz, and educated in Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas.  He then continued his education in Madrid at the Circulo de Bellas Artes.  A constant world traveler since 1991, Orozco and wife Maria Gutierrez, along with their son Simón, divide their time between Paris, New York and Mexico City.

Orozco is considered “the leading conceptual and installational artist of his generation.”  His exploration of the use of video, drawings, and installations, in addition to his photographs and sculptures, allows the audience’s imagination to explore the creative associations between oft-ignored objects.

Orozco participated in the Venice Biennale in 1993, 2003 and 2005, the Whitney Biennial (1995 and 1997), as well as Documenta X (1997) and Documenta XI (2002). He has received numerous awards, including the Seccio Espacios Alternativos prize at the Salon Nacional de Artes Plasticas in Mexico City (1987), a DAAD artist-in-residence grant in Berlin (1995) and the German Blue Orange prize (2006).