Carlos Motta, Artist


Group Exhibition | CANIBALIA (Redux) at Hangar, Lisboa

March 24, 2017

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Award | Carlos Motta wins Vilcek Foundation’s Prize for Creative Promise in Fine Arts 2017

February 8, 2017

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Solo Exhibition | Carlos Motta, Réquiem, MALBA, Buenos Aires, October 14, 2016-Feb 19, 2017

October 7, 2016



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Review | Carlos Motta, ‘Deviations’ By Holland Cotter, New York Times, May 12, 2016

May 20, 2016


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Review | Carlos Motta: Deviations at P.P.O.W Gallery, ARTE FUSE, May 13, 2016

May 19, 2016


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Review | X-Ray of Civilization: Beyond Biopolitics in Carlos Motta’s “Deviations” filthy dreams

May 8, 2016

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Review | Artforum’s Critic’s Picks, May 6, 2016

May 7, 2016

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Interview | Carlos Motta by Cat Tyc, Bomb Magazine, May 6, 2016

May 7, 2016



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Group Exhibition | Ua numi le fau, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, May 6- June 8. 2016

April 24, 2016

Ua numi le fau
Gertrude Contemporary
Next Wave Festival

Curated by Léuli Eshraghi (SAM/IRN/VIC)

Featuring Atong Atem (SSD/VIC), Dale Harding (Bidjara/ Ghungalu/Garingbal/QLD), Yuki Kihara (SAM/JPN/NZ), Carlos Motta (COL/USA), Frédéric Nauczyciel (FRA) and Mandy Nicholson (Wurundjeri/VIC)

Six leading local and international artists draw on resurgent First Nations and diasporic knowledges in Ua numi le fau, an exhibition project asserting sovereign futures through performance video, photography and textiles.

The title is a Sāmoan expression that literally means ‘the string tying the lupe pigeon is entangled’, but is used metaphorically to explain an affair that is complicated and difficult. Bodies and kinships are explored through sexuality, spirituality and ecology in this exhibition, which will be uniquely articulated in multiple languages and mediums. Ua numi le fau frames material presences and politics in art, performance and text from Fitzroy, Collingwood and Abbotsford in Wurundjeri territory, to the world beyond.

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Group Exhibition | “Borders, Barriers, Walls” at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne, April 30-July 2, 2016

April 22, 2016

Borders, Barriers, Walls

Francis E. Parker

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Allora & Calzadilla, Karen Black, Gunter Christmann, Jin Chul Kyu, Guan Wei, Shilpa Gupta, Khaled Hourani, Raafat Ishak, Isaac Julien, Sonia Leber & David Chesworth, Kai Löffelbein, Ricky Maynard, Carlos Motta, Tony Schwensen, Amy Spiers & Catherine Ryan, Danae Stratou and Judy Watson

Borders, barriers and walls delineate this group exhibition of Australian and international artists. It reflects on how these contested and complex forms shape the world, producing situations of separation, isolation or thwarted passage across the globe. Whether they be physical constructions, psychological constructs or natural defences, the exhibition considers the forces by which these divides are either upheld or breached. Borders, Barriers, Walls features more than thirty artworks ranging from video installation, painting, photography and sculpture. The exhibition includes a new commission by local artists Amy Spiers and Catherine Ryan.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue featuring commissioned essays by Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, and Yanis Varoufakis, founding member of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 and former Greek finance minister, along with a curatorial overview by Francis E. Parker.

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