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Gabriel Kuri

Mexican, b. 1970

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Gabriel Kuri

Mexican, b. 1970

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Biography

Calling himself “a selector,” mixed-media artist Gabriel Kuri produces sculptures, installations, collages, and other works that are both inspired by and made out of a vast assortment of found and repurposed materials. For his projects, he has utilized cigarette butts, insulation foam, slabs of marble, stones, and a dumpster, to name only a small sampling of the natural, industrial, and consumer items with which he has worked. “Part of my work has to do with organizing material that can feel very heterogeneous, that came from different worlds and different sources,” he has explained. He is interested in exploring the life, function, and physical properties of the materials he uses, as well as their social, political, and economic resonances. Balance—both formal and physical—is important to Kuri, whose works appear simultaneously humorous, precarious, beautiful, and awkward.

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Represented by industry leading galleries.
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Solo show at a major institution
Aspen Art Museum, and 1 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 8 more
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Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 2 more
Biography

Calling himself “a selector,” mixed-media artist Gabriel Kuri produces sculptures, installations, collages, and other works that are both inspired by and made out of a vast assortment of found and repurposed materials. For his projects, he has utilized cigarette butts, insulation foam, slabs of marble, stones, and a dumpster, to name only a small sampling of the natural, industrial, and consumer items with which he has worked. “Part of my work has to do with organizing material that can feel very heterogeneous, that came from different worlds and different sources,” he has explained. He is interested in exploring the life, function, and physical properties of the materials he uses, as well as their social, political, and economic resonances. Balance—both formal and physical—is important to Kuri, whose works appear simultaneously humorous, precarious, beautiful, and awkward.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Aspen Art Museum, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 8 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 2 more
Articles Featuring Gabriel Kuri
At Desert X, 16 Artists Make 45 Miles of the Coachella Valley Their Canvas
Feb 25th, 2017
At Desert X, 16 Artists Make 45 Miles of the Coachella Valley Their Canvas
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