Jorge de la Garza
Born in 1978 in Mexico City, Mexico
Lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico
I predominantly work with the mediums of collage, installation and video; appropriating found fragments and grouping them into small archives I later use to construct new, unresolved narratives.
I am interested in iconography and semiology, as well as the process behind the renewal and disruption of meaning. As such, I am interested in Benjamin Buchloh’s ‘allegorical procedures’; strategies of “appropriation and depletion of meaning, fragmentation and dialectical juxtapositions of fragments and separation of signifier and signified”. Yet I am not only concerned with destabilizing signs, I want to redefine them; explore their subversive and poetic possibilities.
2014 – Yet to be Titled – Gabinete Gráfico, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
2013 – Jorge de la Garza – White Cubicle Toilet Gallery, London, UK
2012 – Whitewashing the Moon – Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
2010 – Dig Down in Time – Man&Eve, London, UK
2010 – The Marquise Went Out at Five O’clock – Edel Assanti, London, UK
2010 – The Marienbad Palace – Highlanes Gallery & Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Ireland
2009 – Bloomberg New Contemporaries – Cornerhouse /A Foundation, Manchester & London