For his first solo exhibition in Mexico City, Gabriel Garcilazo (Cuernavaca, Morelos, 1980) presents a set of 34 drawings that are based on the colonial-period codices to address the complexity of the problems associated with the trafficking of drugs, arms, and people in the continent. With an ingenious and measured selection of visual elements, the artist establishes key geographical points on these journeys to create abstractions of superficial details that are combined with striking images of dead, migrants, murder victims, the homeland betrayed, and Americans represented as Spanish colonists.
Until April 30, 2017
Arnold Belkin Gallery
Gabriel Garcilazo (Cuernavaca, Morelos, 1980). Studied the Master in Visual Arts in the Academia de San Carlos of the UNAM, and the Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts in the Centro Morelense de las Artes, also he made a specialty in contemporary and critical art in the same Center.
Some of this solo exhibitions are: Códice vaquero, in the Centro Cultural Jardín Borda (Cuernavaca, Morelos, 2015); Bitácora de los árboles juntos, in the Espacio de Experimentación Borda (Cuernavaca, Morelos, 2015); Ciudades invisibles, in the Centro Cultural de México in Miami (Miami, Florida, 2014); Dulce violencia (Cuernavaca, Morelos, 2010) and Un asunto tenebroso, in the Centro Morelense de las Artes Gallery (Cuernavaca, Morelos, 2007).
He has received diverse prizes and grants: Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte del FONCA (2016); First Acquisition Prize in the X Bienal Ibero Puebla (2015); First Acquisition Prize in the Bienal Universitaria de Artes y Diseño, Academia de San Carlos UNAM (2014); and the grant Young Creators, of the Stimulus Program for the Creation and Artistic Development of Sinaloa (2014-2015), among others.