Carlos Motta

Carlos Motta (Bogotá, 1978) es un artista multidisciplinario cuya obra indaga en la historia política y social proponiendo contra-narrativas que reconocen grupos sociales, identidades y comunidades cuya voz ha sido suprimida por el poder dominante.

Su obra ha sido presentada internacionalmente en Tate Modern, Londres; New Museum, Guggenheim Museum y MoMA/PS1, Nueva York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Filadelfia; Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogotá; Serralves Museum, Oporto; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Atenas; Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico; CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson; San Francisco Art Institute; Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin; X Bienal de Lyon; y en muchos espacios públicos y galerías privadas alrededor del mundo.  El video Nefandus de Carlos Motta ganó el Premio Hoteles Catalonia a mejor video en LOOP 2013 en Barcelona y tuvo su prémiere internacional en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Toronto (2013).

Su Trilogía Nefanda, tres películas cortas acerca de la sexualidad en la época pre-hispánica y colonial, tuvo su prémiere mundial en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Rotterdam (2014) y fue presentada en la Primera Bienal Internacional de Cartagena de Indias, Colombia (2014). Junto con AA Bronson, Motta organizó el evento ritual of queer rituals en Witte de With de Rotterdam (2013). Recientement Motta editó el ejemplar de abril (2013) del e-flux journal sobre arte y cultura queer.

Motta es egresado del Whitney Independent Study Program (2006), fue nombrado becario de la Guggenheim Foundation (2008) y ha recibido becas de Art Matters (2008), NYSCA (2010) y Creative Capital Foundation (2012). Motta es profesor en Parsons The New School of Design en Nueva York.

Carlos Motta is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work draws upon political history in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize the inclusion of suppressed histories, communities, and identities.

Motta’s work has been presented internationally in venues such as Tate Modern, London; The New Museum, The Guggenheim Museum and MoMA/PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogotá; Serralves Museum, Porto; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson; San Francisco Art Institute; Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin; Witte de With, Rotterdam; and many other public, private and independent spaces throughout the world.

Motta’s video “Nefandus” won the Hoteles Catalonia Award for best video at LOOP 2013 in Barcelona and had its International Prémiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (September 2013). The “Nefandus Trilogy,” three news short films by Motta, will have its World Prémiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in January and will be featured at The First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena, Colombia in February 2014. Together with AA Bronson, Motta recently convened the event “ritual of queer rituals” at Witte de With in Rotterdam. Motta also guest edited the e-flux journal April issue, “(im)practical (im)possibilities” on contemporary queer art and culture.

Motta is a graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Program (2006), was named a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow (2008), and received grants from Art Matters (2008), NYSCA (2010), Creative Capital Foundation and the Kindle Project (2012). He is part of the faculty at Parsons The New School of Design, The School of Visual Arts and is visiting faculty at Pratt Institute School of Art and Design in the spring 2014.

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