Carlos Motta


Multidisciplinary artist whose work draws upon political history in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize suppressed histories, communities, and identities. Motta's work has been presented Internationally in venues such as Tate Modern, London; The New Museum, The Guggenheim Museum and MoMA/ PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson; San Francisco Art Institute; Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City, among others. He also has given talks and presentations at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Jeu de Paume, Paris in October 2014 and was guest editor of the e-flux journal April 2013 issue, "(im)practical (im)possibilities” on contemporary queer art and culture. Motta is a graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Program (2006), was named a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow (2008), and received grants from Art Matters (2008), NYSCA (2010), Creative Capital Foundation and the Kindle Project (2012). He is part of the faculty at Parsons The New School of Design and The School of Visual Arts.