Gabriel Orozco was born in Veracruz, Mexico, in 1962 and studied at the Escuela Nacional de Arte Plasticas in Mexico City, and at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain.
Orozco is known for using everyday objects to question philosophy in his sculptures, photographs and installations. He also refers to literature and the realm of public art in using the found materials of the city to articulate the mark of the human being on the landscape.
Recent solo exhibitions include Gabriel Orozco, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK, 2004; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA, 2005 and Twelve Paintings and a Drawing, White Cube Mason’s Yard, London, UK, 2006. Recent group exhibitions include Uses of the Image: Photography, Film and Video in the Jumex Collection, Malba Colección Constantini and Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2004; Bidibidobidiboo, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy, 2005; Covering the Real: Arts and the Press Picture, from Warhol to Tillmans, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Germany, 2005; Universal Experience: Art Life, and the Tourist’s Eye, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA and The Hayward Gallery, London, UK, 2006 and “Art in Motion,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, USA, 2007.
Gabriel Orozco lives and works in New York, Paris and Mexico City.