Pedro Reyes






Nu em espiral (modelo)
Litófono (Fuga)
Pedro Reyes
Xylophone XII
Navajas Suizas V (Cristal)
Pedro Reyes, Navajas Suizas III (Sonora)/Canivetes Suiços III (Sonora)

Born in 1972, Mexico City, Mexico.
Lives and work in Mexico City, Mexico.

Individual Exhibitions

    2018

  • Los robots no lloran, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Manufacturing Mischief / Work Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London, England
  • Manufacturing Mischief / Park Nights, Serpentine Gallery, London, England
  • Manufacturing Mischief, The Tank, New York, USA
  • Música para litófonos, LABOR, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2017

  • Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Lisson Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2016

  • Pedro Reyes, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, USA
  • Domingo Salvaje [Savage Holiday], La Tallera / Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • DOOMOCRACY – House of Political Horrors, Creative Time, New York, USA
  • 2015

  • Grasswhopper (performance), MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Roma, Italy
  • El juego de la vida, CAB Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Caja de Burgos, Burgos, Spain
  • pUN: The People’s United Nations, Second General Assembly, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2014

  • The Permanent Revolution, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Statues, Lisson Gallery, Milan, Italy
  • Sanatorium, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
  • Amendment to the Amendment, (under)stand your ground, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, USA
  • 2013

  • pUN, Queens Art Museum, New York, USA
  • Os Terráqueos [The Earthlings], Galeria Luisa Strina São Paulo, Brazil
  • Pharmasphere, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
  • Disarm, Lisson Gallery, London, England
  • 2012

  • Rompecabezas, Galería Labor, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Ear, United States State Department Commission, Mexico
  • 2011

  • Baby Marx, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
  • The Great Architecture Challenge, Vera List Center for Art Politics, New School, New York, USA
  • Sanatorium, Stillspotting NYC, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
  • 2010

  • Baby Marx, Galería Labor, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2009

  • 47 Undertakings, Bass Museum, Miami, USA
  • Caractéres Mobiles, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
  • Pedro Reyes, Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan
  • Ad Usum: to be Used, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
  • Reciclón, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA
  • 2008

  • Conflict Resolution, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA
  • 2007

  • Pedro Reyes, Galería Heinrich Erhardt, Madrid, Spain
  • Principles of Social Topology, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
  • 2006

  • Ad Usum: To be Used, Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
  • Pedro Reyes, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA
  • 2005

  • Dream Digestor, Arnolfini, Bristol, England
  • 2002

  • Nomenclatura Arquímica [Archemical Nomenclature], Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros [Siqueiros Public Art Salon], Mexico City, Mexico

Collective Exhibitions

    2019

  • Think Twice, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, USA
  • 2018

  • Double Agents – in collaboration with Carla Fernández, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, USA
  • 2016

  • Homo Ludens, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 20th Bienal de Arte Paiz, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • 2015

  • Resistence Performed – Aesthetic Strategies under Repressive Regimes in Latin America, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Transformers, MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Roma, Italy
  • Hotel Theory, REDCAT, Los Angeles, USA
  • United States of Latin America, MOCAD Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, USA
  • Invento, Oca Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2013

  • Melbourne Festival, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
  • Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
  • Visible Invisivilización, Museo de la Ciudad de Queretaro, Queretaro, México
  • The Past is the Present (Murals), Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI, United States
  • In the Spirit of Utopia, Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  • Representation and its Discontents, Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Puppet Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 2012

  • Adhocracy Istambul Biennial, Estambul Turquía
  • Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, South Korea
  • Parque Industrial [Industrial Park], Galeria Luisa Strina [Luisa Strina Gallery], São Paulo, Brazil
  • dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel, Germany
  • Art Parcours, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
  • K, CCA Wattis Museum, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Zone of Contention, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensborough, NC, USA
  • The Social Contract, STUK, Leuven, Belgium
  • 2011

  • Living as Form, Creative Time, New York, NY, United States
  • 2010

  • Map Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  • On the Commons, Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada
  • Primeira e última [First and Last], Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Biennial of the Americas, Denver, CO, United States
  • Modelos para armar. Pensar Latinoamérica desde la Colección MUSAC [Models to Build: Thoughts on Latin American from the MUSAC Collection], MUSAC, León, Spain
  • In Lieu of Unity, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX, United States
  • Diseño Regenerativo [Regenerative Design], Museo de Arte Moderno [Modern Art Museum]
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2009

  • Los de arriba y los de abajo, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Mamoyguara opá mamo pupé, 31° Panorama da Arte Brasileira, Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Auto. Sueño y materia, LABoral / CA2M, Gijón/Madrid, Spain
  • 1989 The end of the history or the beginning of the future? Kunsthalle Wien, AT
  • Lyon Biennale. Lyon, France
  • México Expected/Unexpected, TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Spain
  • La invención de lo cotidiano, Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2008

  • Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, JP
  • Expected/Unexpected, Maison Rouge, Paris, France
  • MashUp, USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa , USA
  • Prospect 1 Biennial, New Orleans, USA
  • Art Basel Projects, Basel, Switzerland
  • Experiment Marathon II, Reykjiavik Art Museum, Finland
  • The Tree: From the Sublime to the Social, Vancouver Art Gallery, CA
  • Tlatelolco, The New Museum NY, USA
  • 2007

  • Principio de Incertidumbre, Forum de las Culturas, Monterrey, Mexico
  • Viva Mexico, Zacheta Gallery, Warsow, Poland
  • Experiment Marathon I, Serpentine Gallery, London, England
  • Viva la Muerte!, Kunsthalle Wein, AT
  • Everstill/Siempretodavía, Fundación Federico García Lorca, Granada, Spain
  • Escultura Social, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
  • Elephant Cementery. Artists Space. NY, USA
  • Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Art Museum, USA
  • Busan Biennale, South Korea
  • Habitat / Variations Bâtiment d’art contemporain, Genève. – Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
  • 2006

  • Distor, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico
  • Downtime, constructing leisure. California Center for the Arts, USA
  • Queremos Rock!, Queen’s Nails Annex, San Francisco, USA
  • 2005

  • Declaraciones, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
  • FarSites: Urban crisis and domestic symptoms in recent contemporary art, InSite. San Diego
  • Braunschweig Parcours. Braunschweig, Germany
  • Morir de Amor, Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Artes, Mexico City, Mexico
  • México 70, Casa del Lago, Mexico City. Mexico
  • Come Closer, künstlerhaus bethanien, Denmark
  • 2004

  • PR04, Puerto Rico
  • Especimenes, Museum of Natural History, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Seattle Sculpture Park Project, USA
  • 2003

  • The Structure of Survival. 50th Venice Biennial, Italy
  • Fisión/Fusión, MCI Institute, Washington, USA
  • Eshigo-Tsumari Trienalle, JP
  • To be political it has to look nice. Apex Art, NY, USA
  • Modifications, Museum of Natural History, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2002

  • Interplay, The Moore Space, Miami, USA
  • Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
  • Thisplay, La Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Mexico City: An exhibition about the Exchange Rates of Bodies and Values. PS1/MoMA | KW, NY / Berlin, USA/Germany
  • The air is blue, Casa-Museo Luis Barragán, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 20 millions of Mexicans can’t be wrong, South London Gallery, England
  • Alibis/Coartadas, C. Culturel du Mexique / Witte de Witt, Paris/Rotterdam, France / Netherlands
  • 2001

  • ABCDF, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Do It, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 21 Zonas, Uxmal, Yucatán, Mexico
  • 4x.Photo Albums, Museo de las Artes, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Rumors / Mutations
  • 2000

  • Metro Candelaria, Installation at Mexico City’s subway station, Mexico
  • Action videos by Latin American Artists, Artists Space, NY, USA
  • Punto Ciego, Art & Idea Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Infancias Botánicas, Japan Foundation – Viveros de Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1999

  • Paradas continuas, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1998

  • Doméstica, private spaces at colonia Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1997

  • La resurrección de San Martín, Work in situ at Edificio San Martín, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Sanar, Installations in Advento, Tecalli, Puebla, for an extramural project of Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico
  • Bestias y Nahuales: Mascotas para un fin de siglo. Centro Cultural de la SHCP, Mexico City, Mexico

Public Collections

     

  • 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Boris Hirmas Collection, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
  • Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA
  • Colección Charpenel, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Colección Isabel y Agustín Coppel CIAC, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
  • De La Cruz Collection, Miami, USA
  • Fundación Alumnos47, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Hugo Quinto Collection, Antigua, Guatemala
  • Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, USA
  • MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome, Italy
  • Mac/Val Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
  • Moisés Cosio Collection, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico
  • Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico
  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León MUSAC, León, Spain
  • Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Seattle Art Museum SAM, Seattle, USA
  • The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, USA
  • Tiroche DeLeon Collection, Jaffa, Israel
  • Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

Bibliography

    2010

  • Javier Téllez by Pedro Reyes, Conversation between Javier Téllez and Pedro Reyes, BOMB, winter
  • Theresa Bembnister, In Lieu of Unity at Ballroom Marfa, glasstire.com
  • Sonya Ellingboe, Art from the Americas, Highlands Ranch Herald, July
  • Alice Thorson, Art from all of America reaches new heights, The Kansas City Star, July
  • José Marín-Medina, De Armas Tomar, El Cultural, July
  • Nancy Zastudil, In Lieu of Unity Ballroom Marfa, Art Lies, July
  • Velo. Bicycle culture and design (Editors: R. Klanten, S. Ehmann), Gestalten Books
  • Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Interviews. Volume 2. Edizioni Charta
  • 2009

  • Le spectacle du quotidien / The spectacle of everyday. Xe. Biennale de Lyon. Published by Les presses du réel
  • The Unthinkable Spring. Alejandro Jodorowsky interviewed by Pedro Reyes. Bidoun, Summer
  • Mamoyguara Opá Mamo Pupé. 31° Panorama da Arte Brasileira, Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, exhibition catalogue
  • Experiment Marathon. Hans Ulrich Obrist & Olafur Eliasson, Reykjavik Art Museum and Koenig Books, exhibition catalogue
  • Fietta Jarque, Motor y deseo, Babelia, cultural suplement of El Pais newspaper, May
  • Rocío de la Villa, El sueño en el desguace. Auto, sueño y materia, El Cultural, suplement of El Mundo newspaper, May
  • Mexico Expected/Unexpected, TEA(Tenerife Espacio de las Artes), exhibition catalogue
  • 1989

  • Ende der Geschichte oder Beginn der Zukunft?, Kunsthalle Wien, exhibition catalogue
  • 2008

  • Christian Rattlemayer, Pedro Reyes utopias, Atlantica Magazine
  • Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Formulas for Now, Thames and Hudson
  • Expert Eye, The Art Newspaper, December
  • Julia Cooke, Baby, you can drive my…, Azure Magazine, September
  • Lynn Mitges, Digging new beginnings, The Province
  • Robin Laurence, A show of arboreal alchemy, The Georgia State
  • Jeff Hodson, Using guns to grow life, Metro News, April
  • Lloyd Dykk, VAG takes a dig at war by planting a tree, The Vancouver Sun
  • Karolina Lagowska, Mesyk W Awangardzie, Gazeta Cojestgrane
  • Principio de incertidumbre, Forum Monterrey/Conarte, exhibition catalogue
  • 2007

  • Pedro Reyes, Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City
  • Abel H. Pozuelo, ética y estética de Pedro Reyes, El Cultural, October
  • Mariano Mayer, Pedro Reyes, Neo2, November
  • Galería: Pedro Reyes, Revista Spot
  • Ruth Lopez, Mexico’s Cutting Edge Slices Into The MCA, Time Out Chicago, June
  • Principles of Social Topology, Celeste, Spring
  • Mónica de la Torre, Ad Usum: To be used. Pedro Reyes, Codigo 06140, February-March
  • Adriana Herrera, Pedro Reyes “El Conexionista”, Poder y Negocios, March
  • Lisa Corrin, Creating ’Place’ in Seattle, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Art Museum
  • Larissa Harris, Pedro Reyes. Carpenter Center, Harvard University, review in ARTFORUM, March
  • Clair Enlow, Design Perspectives: Sculpture park reflects and reveals the city, Daily Journal of Commerce, January
  • Hilarie M. Sheets, Where Money’s No Object, Space Is No Problem, The New York Times, January
  • Regina Hackett, “Capula XVI and XVII” and “Evolving City Wall Mural”, Pedro Reyes, Art history comes alive on the waterfront, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January
  • Everstill-Siempretodavía, Fundación Federico García Lorca, exhibition catalogue
  • 2006

  • A tale of Two Cities: Busan-Seoul / Seoul-Busan, BusanBiennale 2006. Published by Artbooks Publishing Corp
  • Pedro Reyes by Tatiana Cuevas, conversation between these artists, BOMB, Winter
  • Putting Art to Use, The Boston Globe, October
  • Pedro Reyes, On Mexican Modernity, Culture and Travel, December
  • Pedro Reyes, The New Group Therapies / Las nuevas terapias grupales, Ediciones Diamantina and CONACULTA
  • Pedro Reyes, Postcards from Mexico, MARK Magazine
  • Pedro Reyes, The New Group Therapies, LAB Mag 01, November
  • The air is Blue Insights on Art & Architecture: Luis Barragan Revisited, Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Pedro Reyes, Trilce Ediciones
  • 2005

  • Uta Grosenick (Ed.), Art Now, vol. 2, Taschen
  • Farsites/Sitios distantes, InSite show catalogue
  • Tanya Zimbardo, Structures of Attraction, California College for the Arts
  • Parque vertical, Código 06140, December
  • Algo se mueve en el mercado del arte, Expansión magazine, December
  • 2004

  • Rozana Montiel, Entre arte y arquitectura. Entrevista a Pedro Reyes, Arquine, Winter
  • Zik Zak, Arquine, Spring
  • Omar García, Crea formas arquitectónicas
  • Isabel Kobus, Richtfest an der oker für ein Fachwerkhaus aus Mexiko, Lokales, June
  • Ana Elena Mallet, Los jardines colgantes de Tlatelolco
  • Cuauhtémoc Medina, El esparcimiento como arquitectura, Exhibition Guide, June
  • Pedro Reyes, Pirámide flotante, Celeste
  • Joanne Silver, Joanne, Visual Arts: ICA’s ’Mexico’ reveals a land of contrasts, Boston Herald
  • Edgar Alejandro Hernández, Crean en Alemania Ruta de la Amistad, Reforma, Mayo
  • Denise Rodríguez y Enrique González, Apoyan a la UdeG Alcaldes y la IP, Mural, Abril
  • Inicia la construcción del Auditorio Metropolitano, El Informador, Abril
  • Innesto d’Arte, Domus, January
  • 2003

  • Luis Barragán, The Colours of serenity, The Economist
  • Klaus Bisenbach, An Exhibition about the Exchange rates of Bodies and Values Mexico City
  • echigo-tsumari Art Triennial, catalogue
  • Martin Jasper, Wenn die Sonne dopplet versinkt, Kultur, August
  • Fisión/Fusión, exhibition catalogue, MCI Washington
  • La Casa Barragan, X-Knowledge, March
  • Cuautémoc Medina, Venecia: paradojas del pluralismo, Reforma, June
  • Dominic Palfreyman, Basel on the Beach, Traveler, October
  • 2002

  • Süddeutsche Zeitung, September
  • Shanghai Biennale Catalogue, Shanghai Biennale
  • Verónica Macías / Carmen Serra. Pedro Reyes. Más allá del acumulador orgónico. El Huevo, January. Do it – Hazlo, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil / CONACULTA, exhibition catalogue
  • 2001

  • Revelado por… Interview in Codigo 06140, September/October
  • 1998

  • Nützliche Skulptur an der Ruta de la Amistad, Mexico City, Werk, Bauen+Wohnen, May

2017

2013

  • The Permanent Revolution
  • Esculturas Habitables. Notícia, November 25 2019 — January 17 2020 Mexico City, MX
  • Trienal de Aichi. Notícia, August 01 — October 30 2019 Nagoya, JP
  • Think Twice. February 26 — September 05 2019 Savannah, US
  • 2018 Design Miami/ Visionary Award Recipients. December 04 — 09 2018 Miami, US
  • Los robots no lloran. November 09 — December 02 2018 Mexico City, MX
  • Double Agents. October 27 2018 — February 03 2019 Scottsdale, US
  • Manufacturing Mischief. Saturday September 22 2018 London, GB
  • Manufacturing Mischief. Friday September 21 2018 London, GB
  • Manufacturing Mischief. June 05 — 24 2018 New York, US
  • Museum of Drug Policy in Mexico City. May 04 — 06 2018 Mexico City, MX
  • . February 28 — April 15 2017 New York, US
  • For Future Reference. September 18 — December 18 2016 Dallas, US
  • 20a Bienal de Arte Paiz. June 02 — July 03 2016 Guatemala City, GT
  • Domingo Salvaje. May 21 — September 18 2016 Cuernavaca, MX
  • Domingo Salvaje. May 21 — July 30 2016 Cuernavaca, MX
  • Everything you are I am not. May 01 — August 12 2016 Jersey City, US
  • Objects Do Things. February 26 — July 31 2016 Warsaw, PL
  • Hors Pistes – Un autre mouvement des images. February 13 — 28 2016 Malaga, ES
  • Hotel Theory. Sunday December 20 2015 Los Angeles, US
  • Resistence Performed – Aesthetic Strategies under Repressive Regimes in Latin America. November 21 2015 — February 07 2016 Zurich, CH
  • Transformers. November 11 2015 — March 26 2016 Roma, IT
  • United States of Latin America. September 18 2015 — January 03 2016 Detroit, US
  • Invento. August 05 — October 04 2015 São Paulo, BR
  • Grasswhopper. Friday June 19 2015 Roma, IT
  • Artist Talk. Friday May 01 2015 Los Angeles, US
  • El juego de la vida. February 13 — May 24 2015 Burgos, ES
  • The People’s United Nations (pUN). January 31 — May 24 2015 Los Angeles, US
  • Sanatorium. December 03 2014 — March 31 2015 Miami, US
  • Ciclo. Notícia, August 23 — October 27 2014 São Paulo, BR
  • The Permanent Revolution (An Ideological Screwball Comedy) By Pedro Reyes. Notícia, May 18 — June 15 2014 Ciudad de México, MX
  • Beyond the Supersquare. Notícia, May 01 2014 — January 11 2015 New York, US
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