Damian Ortega exhibit opens at The Barbican, London

by 14 October 2010

The newest exhibit from acclaimed contemporary artist Damian Ortega opens tomorrow at The Curve in the Barbican Art Gallery in London. Ortega’s work is heavily influenced by current news stories, which are manifested in a variety of media: sculpture, collage, photographs and videos.

For the month leading up to the exhibition, Ortega has been working in The Curve, creating works in response to the day-to-day-news, an usual process for artists, who are known to spend months generating their ideas.

A former political cartoonist, Ortega employs a subtle use of humor and irony when attacking themes of capitalism, poverty and immigration.

The exhibit runs until 16 January 2011.

Damián Ortega was born in 1967 in Mexico City and currently works and lives in Berlin, Germany. He has exhibited internationally and participated in major international exhibitions including Art Basel 41, 2010 and 50th Venice Biennale 2008. His Barbican commission follows important solo shows at ICA Boston (2009) and Centre Pompidou (2008), White Cube (2007) and Tate Modern (2005).

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