Three Things You Should Know About Abraham Cruzvillegas
1. Concerned with social, economic, and political issues on local and global levels, Abraham Cruzvillegas told Museo Magazine he considers himself an “intergalactic indigenous.”
2. Inspired by Duchamp’s readymades and the houses where he grew up in Mexico, he employs found objects and adjoins them in interesting ways.
3. A student of Gabriel Orozco, Cruzvillegas was a central figure in a new wave of conceptual art in Mexico City in the 1980s and ’90s; he is presently known amongst 21st Century assemblage artists for his Autoconstrucción project. His works can be found in the permanent collections of the Tate, MoMA, the Walker, and ICA Chicago.
Find Cruzvillegas’s work in the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art auction, 2013.