ANDY MEDINA | YOPE PROJECT SPACE – KURIMAZUTTO
Loma bonita will be a site specific installation, a landscape within the white cube where the most recent productions of its current members will be displayed, talking about their personal concerns, weaving diverse readings and visions from the south.
Yope project space is a physical / virtual mutant platform dedicated to the production, exhibition and dissemination of contemporary art Oaxacan, national and international, based in the city of Oaxaca de Juárez Oaxaca. Established in 2017 and managed by Andy Medina, David Zafra Gatica, Gibran Mendoza, Kasser Sánchez, Jou Morales, Julio García Aguilar and Vidal Martinez.
FRANCISCO UGARTE | CURRO
Francisco Ugarte grounds his multimedia, minimalist abstract works in the study of architecture and its effects, especially the role of light, time and geometry in constructing a viewer’s perception of space. Its simple gestures aim to capture the essential nature of a material and a place. He has had solo exhibitions at Marfa Contemporary, the Clemente Orozco Museum, and the Experimental Museum El Eco.
Select group exhibitions include the ASU Art Museum, the Bass Museum of Art, Raúl Anguiano Museum of Art, Museo Jumex, Salón ACME, and Museo Nacional de Arte. His work is held in the Charpenel Collection, Colección Jumex, Coppel Collection, Mattatuck Museum, Orange County Museum of Art, and the Cabañas Cultural Institute, and he was awarded residencies at the Careyes Foundation and Casa WABI. He has produced a site-specific installation with SiTE:LAB in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and a workshop at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.
ROBERT JANITZ | ARCHIVO COLLECTIVO
Janitz is known for his large abstractions that employ oil in combination with egg, gesso or flour and wax, on a monochrome background. Robert Janitz (born 1962) is a German-born painter working in New York City. In addition to New York, he has had solo exhibitions in Paris, Berlin, Brussels, London and Providence, Rhode Island, and, among other cities in France, Saint Etienne and Valenciennes. He has participated in group shows at Canada Gallery and the Emily Harvey Foundation in New York, London’s Lisson Gallery, and in Luxembourg, Paris, Rome, Miami, and Buenos Aires. Janitz’s work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Die Welt, the New Yorker, the New York Observer, Artforum among other places. He is represented by Team Gallery in the US and Meyer Riegger gallery in Europe.
ROBERT JANITZ | ARCHIVO COLLECTIVO
Adam David Bencomo is a photographic artist currently based out of Baltimore, Maryland. They grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and lived Seaside, California for a short time.
Adam received their MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Photographic and Electronic Media. They also received a Bachelors of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of New Mexico. Adam currently teaches as an Adjunct Instructor at the Maryland Institute College of Art in the First Year Experience Program.
The artist identifies as male-ish. He uses both they/them/their and he/him/his pronouns. They are in the process of dismantling toxic masculinity and all the negative traits that has come with what it means to “be a man.” Their work deals with a variety of subjects including but not limited to memorialism, gentrification, public art interaction, human consumption, and human usage. Currently, Adam has been focusing on queer subcultures and what it means to identify as a queer person of color. They create queer art by humanizing their subjects while preserving the unique cultures in which they belong.
He has exhibited at the Demuth Museum (Lancaster, PA), Proyectos Galería (Mexico City, MX), Stevenson University, Red Line Contemporary Art Center (Denver, CO), Photographic Center Northwest (Seattle, WA), Tyler School of Art at Temple University (Philadelphia, PA), University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Torpedo Factory Arts Center (Alexandria, VA), BOX13 Art Space (Houston, TX), and of course, the Maryland Institute College of Art.
GABRIEL RICO | OMR
A ceramic sculpture in the form of an exhausted gun, with its tongue sticking out and cartoonish aesthetics, represents Gabriel Rico’s opinion about the current state of war in which the whole planet is immersed. Gabriel Rico’s work is developed in zone in which one object crisscrosses with another in the inter-objective configuration space. By pairing natural and unnatural objects, Rico creates sculptures and installations that invite viewers to reflect on the juxtaposition of the very elements that compose them. His work aims to deconstruct and recontextualise the formulation of the art object to create pieces that fragment the composition of the contemporary human and evidence the geometric imperfection in nature.
Rico’s use of neon, taxidermy, tennis balls, ceramics, stones, branches and more personal pieces of his past are nods to both post-surrealism and arte povera movements. Through his combination of found, collected, and manufactured materials, Rico explores subjects ranging from the forms of invisible sound spectrums to our production and consumption of food.
Gabriel Rico was born in Lagos de Moreno, Mexico in 1980. He lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico.