kurimanzutto hosts Galería Agustina Ferreyra to participate in one of the spaces in Siembra from September 2020 to January 2021.
La Galería Agustina Ferreyra presents a series of emblematic group exhibitions of their program starting with Geles Cabrera (Mexico City, 1926) and Dalton Gata (Santiago de Cuba, 197 7); followed by Ad Minoliti (Buenos Aires, 1980) and Zadie Xa (Vancouver, 1983); and closing with Ulrik López (Ciudad de México, 1989) and Ramiro Chaves (Córdoba, Argentina, 1979). The dialogues between each duo reflect the overall vision of the project as well as the most revealing points of convergence and recurrent themes of the gallery’s program; its concern about the future and about understanding the way in which we build ourselves through identities, the simbolic, history, affect and memory.
Geles Cabrera (Mexico City, 1926)
With a career that stretches over the course of 60 years, Geles Cabrera is known to be the first woman to have professionally practiced sculpture in Mexico. Her work focuses on the body and its form, and while the subject matter is common to other sculptors from her generation, her approach has always been more lyrical, addressing basic human issues and concerns such as loneliness, love, sexuality or the experience of motherhood. Although Cabrera developed a special skill and preference for stone, which became central to her practice, she also explored other materials such as clay, bronze, paper and even later in the 1970’s materials like molded acrylic, which have all given her room to experiment different ways of studying the human body and its geometry, allowing her to create simple and clear lines to emphasize the eroticism of its form. Her most recent solo exhibition opened at Galería Agustina Ferreyra in 2019 and her first big survey exhibition titled Geles Cabrera: Mexico’s first female sculptor, curated by artist Pedro Reyes, opened at Museo Experimental El Eco in Mexico City in 2018.
Dalton Gata (Santiago de Cuba, 1977)
Dalton Gata graduated in 2005 from the Altos del Chavón Design School in Santo Domingo, DR with a BFA in Fashion Design. He worked as a designer producing two collections of his own before turning full time into art.
His multidisciplinary practice draws from Surrealism, Afro-Caribbean culture, and his background as a designer, to reflect upon traditional standards of beauty and gender, while celebrating diversity, self-expression and the importance of acceptance. His bountiful visual world blends popular culture with personal relationships and narratives, memories and experiences creating a rich and unique universe.
Recent exhibitions include: Swimming on Asphalt While Dreaming of the Sea, Art Basel Miami Beach, with Galería Agustina Ferreyra (2019); The Devil Sees Beauty In A Pair Of Horns, Four Claws, And A Tail, Chapter NY, (2019); The Gaze is Downstairs, The Sunday Painter, London (2019); It Ain’t Necessarily So, Galería Agustina Ferreyra, Mexico City (2019) and La Casa de Dalton, Embajada Gallery, San Juan (2018). Gata lives and works in Coamo, Puerto Rico. Dalton Gata is represented by Galería Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan and Chapter, NY.