Eduardo Sarabia — La venguenza de Moctezuma

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Eduardo Sarabia mixes mythology with history and contemporary history. Montezuma's Revenge in the US has a very different meaning from the one that Eduardo has here for La Venganza de Moctezuma. It is not something that happens to tourists when they go to Mexico and they drink the water but it refers to the drug wars happening right now between cartels and the involvement between the U.S. and Mexico. It also relates to a mythical kind of bird from Aztec culture, a bird that according to myth is found in the south of Mexico. The feathers from which made up the crown of Montezuma II's headdress. This image is the world in flames as Montezuma's revenge is poured all over the world.

Eduardo Sarabia

Born in Los Angeles in 1976, Eduardo Sarabia obtained a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles and now lives and works in Los Angeles, Guadalajara and Berlin.

Sarabia is known for creating fake evidence for semi-fictional events, using performance, drawing, painting, ceramics, photographs and sculpture to document events and ideas. His Latino heritage is an influence in his work, with its cultural symbols appearing throughout.

The artist has published several exhibition catalogues and undertaken international projects including Salon Aleman, for the 21c Museum’s 3rd Annual Pajama Party, June 2008, Louisville, Kentucky and Salon Aleman, organized by Eduardo Sarabia in collaboration with unitednationsplaza, Berlin, Germany, 2006-2007.

Recently Sarabia has partaken in numerous international group shows, including I Love New York, I-20 Gallery, New York, USA, 2001; OIL, Triangle Project Space, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2004; Poles Apart Poles Together. (Curated by Juan Puntes and Doron Polak), 51st Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, 2005; Body and Geography, (curated by Jeanette Zwingenberger) Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France, 2006 and Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA, 2008. Recent solo exhibitions include Project Room: Eduardo Sarabia. (Curated by Ciara Ennis). Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California, USA, 2002; Eduardo Sarabia/Eric Wesley, Sutton Lane, London, UK, 2003; Art Nova, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, Florida, USA (I-20), 2005 and 2006; Museo Raúl Anguiano, Guadalajara, Mexico, 2008 and History of the World-Eduardo Sarabia, LA Louver, Los Angeles, USA, 2008.

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