Pablo Rasgado

Double Vision/Double Museum

A site specific exhibition by Pablo Rasgado
November 12-30


Double Vision/Double Museum, consists of a deliberately hidden exhibition that considers the particular architectural conditions of MOCA Tucson, and its mission as an institution responsible for the dissemination and conservation of contemporary art and artifacts.

The exhibition will compose of a series of pieces specifically created and installed in all the areas of the museum that are not meant to hold artworks: corridors, the ceiling, light fixtures, the floor, and some other unconventional places of the exhibition space.

This will be a dynamic intervention that will keep mutating over its duration and juxtapose the exhibition currently on view.

Rasgado’s architectural interventions are usually developed in relation to the characteristics of a particular location. This project will be based on a specific study of MOCA and its particular history. It will focus on some major inquiries within Rasgado’s work such as: the museum as a medium were foreground and background dynamics foster artistic and museological discourses, display strategies, and testing the limits of the curatorial practice.

The interventions will appear once a day, and viewers are invited to search for the hidden pieces, a search that in many cases will make one wonder whether they are looking at an art object or at the architecture and its unique factions.


Pablo Rasgado’s interventions in urban spaces question the relationship between function and design, and the potential of inactive spaces within cities. Rasgado has exhibited at the 11ª Bienal do Mercosul (2018); Steve Turner LA (2017); XIII Bienal de Cuenca (2016); MOCAD (2015); Museo de arte Carrillo Gil (2014); LACMA (2013); the 55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia’s Collateral Events (2013); Herzlya Museum of Contemporary Art (2013); Casa del Lago (2012); Museo Experimental el Eco (2011); La Chambre Blanche (2011); and Museo de Arte Moderno (2010), among many others. He is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Programa Bancomer-MACG Grant, FONCA- CONACULTA Grant (2006, 2010, 2011 and 2017), the Mex Am Fellowship (2007), and has been an artist in residence at The MacDowell Colony (2015, 2018); Yaddo (2017); Art Omi (2016); The Skowhegan School of painting and Sculpture (2015); Cité Internationale des Arts (2014); École Superier d’ Art et Design (2013); La Chambre Blanche in Quebec (2011); the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (2009), and the Vermont Studio Center (2007). His work is included in various public collections, such as the Wattis Foundation in San Francisco; Perez Art Museum, Miami; Jumex Collection, Mexico City; and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The artist lives and works in Mexico City.


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