The Kitchen

Courtesy of the Artist and kurimanzutto.

The title of this work (which roughly translates to “Self-portrait laissez faire neotenic anthropocentric plastigomerate of capitalism mortuary deregulated anoxic deaf, blind, mute, lame, not contemplated by the Kyoto Protocol”) recalls Cruzvillegas’s Blind Self Portrait

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Courtesy of the Artist and The Kitchen. Photo: Omar Luis Olguín, 2016.

Inspired by the civic-minded and resourceful Ajusco neighborhood in Mexico City where he grew up, Abraham Cruzvillegas creates sculptures, films, and installations that demonstrate the interconnectedness of people and things. Working under the rubric of “Autoconstrucción,” Cruzvillegas employs such common materials as scarves, pieces of fruit, animal feces, and handmade crafts to create a folk art aesthetic. His AC Mobile (2008)—a vehicle made with objects including modified bicycles, a car stereo, video projector, and a tea flask—reflects the DIY nature of both Cruzvillegas’s art and the artist’s ever-shifting identity.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2021
Abraham Cruzvillegas, La Señora de Las NuecesGalerie Chantal Crousel
2019
Abraham Cruzvillegas: Esculturas Pendienteskurimanzutto
2014
New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin AmericaMuseum of Arts and Design
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Autorretrato laissez faire plastigomerado antropocénico neoténico del capitalismo mortuorio desregulado anóxico sordo, ciego, mudo, cojo, no contemplado por el Protocolo de Kioto, 5, 2016

Acrylic paint on paper
17 8/25 × 10 63/100 in
44 × 27 cm
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The Kitchen

Courtesy of the Artist and kurimanzutto.

The title of this work (which roughly translates to …

Signature
Verso
Image rights
Courtesy of the Artist and The Kitchen. Photo: Omar Luis Olguín, 2016.

Inspired by the civic-minded and resourceful Ajusco neighborhood in Mexico City where he grew up, Abraham Cruzvillegas creates sculptures, films, and installations that demonstrate the interconnectedness of people and things. Working under the rubric of “Autoconstrucción,” Cruzvillegas employs such common materials as scarves, pieces of fruit, animal feces, and handmade crafts to create a folk art aesthetic. His AC Mobile (2008)—a vehicle made with objects including modified bicycles, a car stereo, video projector, and a tea flask—reflects the DIY nature of both Cruzvillegas’s art and the artist’s ever-shifting identity.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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