Gonzalo Lebrija was born in Mexico City in 1972 and obtained a BFA in Science of Communication at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO) in 1998. He lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Recent solo exhibitions include Lights On, I-20 Gallery, New York, USA, 2003; Gonzalo Lebrija, Pynercontreras Gallery, London, UK, 2005; The Damage is Done, I-20 Gallery, New York, 2007 and Gonzalo Lebrija, Laurent Godin, Paris, France, 2008. Group exhibitions include Clusterfuck, Latch Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2003; So Far So Close, The Americas Society, New York, USA, 2004; Eco, Mexico, Museo de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain, 2005; El Desollado, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China, 2006; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK, 2007 and The Future is but the Obsolete in Reverse, Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne, Germany, 2008.
September 11, 2015Measuring the Distance
September 11th - November 1st, 2015 La Casa Encendida, Ronda de Valencia 2, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Gonzalo Lebrija‘s compelling and refined conceptual works offer a perspective on our modern age, critical of a society that no longer believes in Myths, Gods or Monsters and yet remains fearful, isolated and restless. The artist’s videos, photographs and installations are imbued with a probing intensity, as he invites us to observe political and corporate structures, male violence, and reflects on traditional hierarchies and long held assumptions. Often with a wistful and bittersweet melancholy, Lebrija’s works ensure that we examine our own desires and reactions to these themes.
Riding on a BMW motorcycle, Gonzalo Lebrija undertook a journey along the Peninsula Baja California. The choice of the vehicle for this action art is not free: the model in the series R75/5 has an accessory that Lebrija used as a working tool.
July 14, 2010History of Suspended Time: Monument for the Impossible in Colorado
Gonzalo Lebrija‘s latest project in Denver, Colorado is titled History of Suspended Time: Monument for the Impossible and was produced through a partnership between MCA Denver, Amy Harmon/Urban Market Partners and the Biennial of the Americas with assistance from Carleton Company.
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April 5, 2010T R A N S U R B A N I A C
Gonzalo Lebrija will be appearing in group show ‘T R A N S U R B A N I A C’ with 19 other artists from 9th April – 15th May 2010. The exhibition will be held at the University Art Gallery in California.
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January 25, 2010Gonzalo Lebrija on Sunset Boulevard
Three videos by Gonzalo Lebrija will be screened via videotron on Sunset Boulevard between January 26th – March 9th 2010 as part of Via, a new project presented by Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND). Via will showcase twelve significant Mexican artists throughout 2010, starting with this launch of work exhibited in public places around Los Angeles.
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