Carlos Motta, Artist

Projects

CAREER SURVEY EXHIBITIONS & MONOGRAPH

(2022) Carlos Motta: Your Monsters, Our Idols, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, US
(2020) Carlos Motta: History’s Backrooms, SKIRA Editore
(2017-2018) Carlos Motta: Formas de libertad, Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín (MAMM), Colombia
(2015) Carlos Motta: For Democracy There Must Be Love, Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden

RECENT WORK

(2022) The Columbus Assembly
(2022) When I Leave This World (with Tiamat Legion Medusa)
(2022) The Fall of the Damned

COVID-19 VIDEOS

(2020) COVID-19 Videos

LEGACY

(2020) The Void: A Counter-Monument to HIV/AIDS
(2019) Legacy: A Timeline of HIV/AIDS

CORPO FECHADO—THE DEVIL’S WORK

(2019) Conatus (Installation)
(2018) Corpo Fechado (Film)
(2018) Corpo Fechado (Installation)
(2018) The Devil’s Work (Installation)

WE THE ENEMY

(2022) Mourning Stage (Film)
(2020) Mourning Stage (Performance)
(2019-2020) We The Enemy (Exhibitions)
(2019) We The Enemy (Sculptures)

REQUIEM

(2016) REQUIEM (Performance)
(2016) REQUIEM (Installation)

DESEOS / رغبات

(2021) Beloved Martina (Public Sculpture)
(2015) Deseos / رغبات (Film)
(2016) Beloved Martina (Installation)
(2015) La puissance et la jouissance 
(2017) Lágrimas

NEFANDUS TRILOGY 

(2013) Nefandus (Film)
(2013) Nefandus (Installation)
(2013) Shipwreck (Film)
(2013) The Defeated (Film)
(2013) The Defeated (Installation)

(2014) Towards a Homoerotic Historiography (Installation)
(2014) Towards a Homoerotic Historiography (Drawings)

DEMOCRACY CYCLE

(2020) We Got Each Other’s Back
(2017) The Crossing
(2015) Patriots, Citizens, Lovers…
(2015) Gender Talents

(2012) We Who Feel Differently
(2011) DEUS POBRE: Modern Sermons of Communal Lament 

(2010) Six Acts: An Experiment in Narrative Justice 

(2009) The Immigrant Files: Democracy is Not Dead; It Just Smells Funny
(2008)
 THE GOOD LIFE 

PHOTOS/INSTALLATIONS/PRINTS

(2022) A Way of Flying
(2021) Still Lives
(2019) Midway upon the journey of our life/I found myself within a forest dark,/ For the forward pathway had been lost
(2019) Dialogues: David Wojnarowicz and Carlos Motta
(1996-2018) Self-Portrait with Death
(2018) Circle VII
(2018) The Devil’s Work
(2018) The Psalms
(2017) Petrified
(1998-2016) Untitled Self-Portraits
(2018) Liberation
(2016) AMERICA
(2016) Untitled (América Latina)
(2015) 
Thaumaturgical Withdrawals, Material Remains
(2013) Shape of Freedom

(2012) Ideological Monuments / Historical Relations

(2009) Graffiti Cuts
(2009) When if ever…?
(2005) Ideological Graffiti
(2004) Gigantic Intervention

(2002) Pesca Milagrosa

(2004) Public Domain

(2003) Land M(y)ne

EARLY SINGLE-CHANNEL VIDEOS

(2011) Ivory Tower
(2010) Resistance and Repression

(2008) Where Do I Stand?

(2007) Memory of a Protest

(2005) September 22, 2005

(2005) Letter to my father

THE INTERNATIONAL QUEER  (7 SYMPOSIA)

(2012) We Who Feel Differently: A Symposium (New Museum)
(2013) Gender Talents: A Special Address (Tate Modern)

(2013) Godfull: Shape Shifting God as Queer (IARSJ)
(2013) ritual of queer rituals (Witte de With)
(2015) The Empire of Love: Alternative Relationships and Other Possibilities (RSK/Valand)
(2016) Nefandus: Colonial Sexual Alterity and Histories for the Future (Pérez Art Museum)

(2016) Indecency and the Future of Theology (MALBA)
(2020) Bodies at the Borders (SF MoMA/UCSC)

RECENT COLLABORATIONS

(2017) The SPIT! Manifesto
(2014) Brief History of Homosexual Repression in Ukraine
(2013) The Movers
 
(2012) Absolute Democracy

(2011) A New Discovery: Queer Immigration in Perspective

(2011)
 Petite Mort: Recollections of a Queer Public 

(2011) The Future Lasts Forever 
(2011) Broken English

SOA CYCLE

(2010) AMERICA’S
(2006) SOA
(2007) Brief History of US Interventions
(2005) Brief History

LENINGRAD TRILOGY

(2006) Leningrad Trilogy 
(2006) Leningrad,Petrograd,Petersburg

BURY THEM AND KEEP QUIET

(2004) Bury Them and Keep Quiet I 
(2004)
 Bury Them and Keep Quiet II 

OTHER COLLABORATIONS

(2009) Stranger on the Road
(2008) UNMASKED

(2007) HOMEWORK 

(2005) Arts & LEISURE
artwurl.org (2002-2008)

PORTFOLIO

Video presentations
PDF Portfolio here