Abraham Cruzvillegas


    • Male


    About the artist

    Lives and works in Mexico City
    1968: Was born in Mexico City

    Abraham Cruzvillegas studied Philosophy and Art at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He later became a professor and went on to teach Art History and Theory at UNAM.

    As a sculptor and writer, Cruzvillegas began as a central participant in a new wave of conceptual art in Mexico City during the late 1980s and 90s, studying under Gabriel Orozco from 1987 to 1991.

    Along with Orozco,
    Damian Ortega, Dr Lakra, and Minerva Cuevas, Cruzvillegas was considered part of a new movement in Latin American art (which has been compared to the YBA boom in Britain in the 1980s). His work is held in the collections of Tate Modern, London and MoMA, New York.

    Cruzvillegas has shown his work in single and group exhibitions in a number of galleries across Europe, South America and the United States.

    In 1994, his work was shown in the Fifth
    Havana Biennial; in 2002 in the XXV São Paulo Biennial; in 2003 in the Fiftieth Venice Biennale; in 2005 in the 1st Torino Triennale; in 2008 in the Bienal de Cali, in Colombia; in the Tenth Havana Biennial, and the Seventh Bienal do Mercosul in Portoalegre. His work has been shown at the New Museum, New York and at Tate Modern in London. Cruzvillegas participated in ROUNDTABLE: The 9th Gwangju Biennale, which takes place September 7 – November 11, 2012 in Gwangju, Korea.

    In August 2012, it was announced that Cruzvillegas had won the Fifth Annual Yanghyun Prize.

    He is also the co-author of two books in collaboration with the Mexican artist Dr Lakra.


    Source: Abraham Cruzvillegas Wikipedia Website

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