by Carlos Motta
Carlos Motta’s (b. 1978, Colombia) work was the subject of the survey exhibitions Carlos Motta: Formas de libertad at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín (MAMM), Colombia (2017) that traveled to Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile (2018); and Carlos Motta: For Democracy There Must Be Love, Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden (2015). His solo exhibitions at international museums include Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Pérez Art Museum (PAMM), Miami; Museo de Arte Latinoamericano the Buenos Aires (MALBA); Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico; New Museum, New York; MoMA/PS1, New York; and Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Philadelphia. Motta participated in the 11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art; 32nd Bienal de São Paulo; Göteborg International Biennial of Contemporary Art; X Gwangju Biennale; and X Lyon Biennale. Carlos Motta’s first 20-year career monograph Carlos Motta: History’s Backrooms was published by SKIRA in 2020. Motta won the Vilcek Foundation’s Prize for Creative Promise; the Future Generation Art Prize; and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2008). He is Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Practice at Pratt Institute’s Fine Arts Department.