Pablo Rasgado

Horizon

November 17 – December 23, 2016
Opening reception: Thursday, November 17,  7-9

Pablo Rasgado, Horizon, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, Installation art, Mexico City
Pablo Rasgado, Horizon, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, Installation art, Mexico City
Pablo Rasgado, Horizon, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, Installation art, Mexico City
Pablo Rasgado, Horizon, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, Installation art, Mexico City
Pablo Rasgado, Horizon, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, Installation art, Mexico City
Pablo Rasgado, Horizon, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, Installation art, Mexico City
Pablo Rasgado, Horizon, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, Installation art, Mexico City
Pablo Rasgado, Horizon, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, Installation art, Mexico City
Pablo Rasgado, Horizon, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, Installation art, Mexico City
Pablo Rasgado, Horizon, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, Installation art, Mexico City
Pablo Rasgado, Horizon, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, Installation art, Mexico City
Pablo Rasgado, Horizon, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, Installation art, Mexico City
Pablo Rasgado, Horizon, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, Installation art, Mexico City
Pablo Rasgado, Horizon, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, Installation art, Mexico City
Pablo Rasgado, Horizon, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, Installation art, Mexico City
Pablo Rasgado, Horizon, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, Installation art, Mexico City
Pablo Rasgado, Horizon, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, Installation art, Mexico City
Pablo Rasgado, Horizon, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, Installation art, Mexico City
Pablo Rasgado, Horizon, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, Installation art, Mexico City

Horizon, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2016

Horizon, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2016

Horizon, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2016

Horizon, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2016

Horizon, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2016

Horizon, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2016

Horizon, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2016

Horizon, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2016

Horizon, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2016

Horizon, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2016

Horizon, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2016

Horizon, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2016

Horizon, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2016

Horizon, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2016

Horizon, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2016

Horizon, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2016

Horizon, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2016

Horizon, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2016

Horizon, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2016

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Steve Turner is pleased to present Horizon, a solo exhibition by the Mexico City-based Pablo Rasgado which consists of three related bodies of work.

The first consists of numerous minerals that are composed of the same elements that exist in the human body (including carbon, nitrogen, calcium, potassium, sulfur, sodium and magnesium) each presented atop an individual pedestal. The precise amount of each mineral reflects the amount of the related element that exists in an average human body. The second consists of assemblages that Rasgado fashioned from the same amount of each mineral together with pulverized calcium. Finally, there will be a sculptural portrait made of iron that has been synthesized from the blood of the portrait’s subject. This small scale iron sculpture contains the genetic traces from the donor. As such, it relates to both art and anthropology. It is a depiction of the subject and by its chemical content, it describes the subject’s place and time. The portrait will be presented on a pedestal with a glass cube surrounding it, the volume of which corresponds to the volume of the portrait’s subject.

In archaeological terms, a horizon is the distinctive type of sediment, artifact, or other cultural trait that is found across a large geographical area. In Horizon, the horizon is both a portrait and a landscape.

The artist wishes to acknowledge Daniela Franco, Felipe Bracho Cruz-Gonzales, Dr. Fernando Muñoz and Ing. Rodrigo Gutiérrez Navarro, the scientists with whom he has closely worked to realize Horizon and Synthesis, a related installation that will be presented the Bienal de Cuenca 2016.  He would like to also acknowledge the financial support of the Pollock Krasner Grant and Jóvenes Creadores (FONCA) without whom these projects would not have been possible.

Pablo Rasgado (born 1984 Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico) has had solo exhibitions at Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2011, 2012, 2013 & 2015); Arratia Beer, Berlin (2012 & 2014); OMR, Mexico City (2013); and Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City (2011). He has also had work in group exhibitions at CAM Raleigh (2014); The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2013); Ex Magazzini di San Cassian, Art Collateral Events, 55th Venice Biennale (2013); Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel (2013); Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City (2012); and Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City (2010). His work is owned by public collections including Wattis Foundation, San Francisco; Perez Art Museum, Miami; Jumex Collection, Mexico City; and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Horizon is Rasgado’s fifth solo exhibition at Steve Turner.

Born 1984, Zapopan, Mexico
Lives and works in Mexico City

Education

2010
Proyecciones y Superficies Workshop, National Center for the Arts, Mexico City
Ejercicio de Correspondencia Workshop, SOMA, Mexico City

2007
Diploma Course in Museology, Centro Cultural Casa Lamm, Mexico City

2003
Diploma Course in Photography, Centro Morelense de las Artes, Mexico

2006
BFA, Autonomous University of the State of Morelos, Mexico

Solo Exhibitions

2016
Horizon, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2015
FIAC OFFICIELLE (with Steve Turner), Paris
Ellipsis, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2014
Afterlife, Arratia Beer, Berlin

2013
Vanishing Act, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Ojo por Diente, Galería OMR, Mexico City

2012
Monochromatic Muralism, Arratia Beer, Berlin
Fragmental, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Victoria Pírrica, ATEA, Mexico City

2011
Arquitectura Desdoblada, The Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City
Wall to Wall, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2008
Eternity in an empty room, Arcaute Arte Contemporáneo, Monterrey, Mexico

2005
Baba, Casa Emergente Visual Lab and Gallery, Cuernavaca, Mor. Mexico

2004
Sobre la certeza, Alberca artes Gallery, Mexico

Art Fair Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions

2015
ARCOmadrid (with Camilo Restrepo) Steve Turner, Madrid

2014
Art Basel Statements (with Arratia Beer, Berlin)
Solo Projects: Focus Latin America, ARCOmadrid

2013
artBO (with Steve Turner, Los Angeles), Bogotá

2012
Art Basel Miami Beach (with Arratia Beer, Berlin), Miami
Paint Study, Zona Maco Sur (with Steve Turner, Los Angeles), Mexico City (curated by Patrick Charpenel)

2011
Art Berlin Contemporary (with Arratia Beer, Berlin), Berlin

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
Seattle Art Fair (with Steve Turner)

2015
Glass House: Building With Intimacy, Ballroom Projects, Chicago
United States of Latin America, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Extraction, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Space Program, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Constructs (with Nathan Green and Laura Vandenburgh), Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland (curated by Rachel Adams)

2014
ArtBO (with Steve Turner), Bogotá
Translation Movement, Travesia Cuatro, Madrid
Limited Visibility, CAM, Raleigh, NC, USA
La voluntad de la piedra, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico, USA
Pinta London (with Steve Turner, Los Angeles)

2013
Other People’s Problems: Conflicts and Paradoxes, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
Art Baja Tijuana, Casa GS, Tijuana, Mexico
Noise, Ex Magazzini di San Cassian, Venice, Italy
Donde el Lenguaje es el Material, Casa del Lago, Mexico City
When Attitudes Became Form Becomes Attitudes, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit
Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Proyecto Basurto, Steve Turner, Mexico City

2012
Los Irrespetuosos, Group Show, Carrillo Gil, Mexico City
When Attitudes Became Form Becomes Attitudes, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
Donde el lenguaje es el material, Group Show, Casa del Lago, Mexico City
Tiempo de Sospecha, Museum of Modern Art, Mexico
Prorroga Recuperada, Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City
Bienal Tamayo, MACO, Oaxaca, Mexico

2011
Transitio_ MX 04 – Festival of Electronic Arts and Video, Mexico City
Destello, Colección Jumex, Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico (curated by Osvaldo Sanchez)
Cartography, ICOCULT, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
Interconnects, Contemporary Art in the FEMSA Collection, Pinacoteca Diego Rivera, Veracruz, Xalapa

2010
This is about…Plataforma arte Contemporaneo, Guadalajara, Mexico (curated by Ruben Mendez)
Cimbra: Formas especulativas y armados metafísicos, Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City
Open Day, Stonehouse, Alakuko, Lagos, Nigeria
IX Bienal Monterrey FEMSA, Galería de Arte Moderno y Contemporáne Ángeles, Espinosa Iglesias, Casa de la Cultura de Puebla and San Pedro, Museo de Arte, Puebla, Mexico
Second Comino, Hessel Museum of Art & Center for Curatorial Studies Galleries at Bard College, (curated by Carlos Palacios, Andre Torreblanca, Gabi Ngocobo)
IX Bienal Monterrey FEMSA, Cecut, Tijuana

2009
IX Bienal Monterrey FEMSA, Centro de las Artes, Parque Fundidora Monterrey, Mexico
Open Art México, Open: International performance art festival, Collaboration with Kelly Kleinschrodt, Beijing
Diorama: la reinvención del paisaje, MUCA Roma Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, Mexico City (curated by Gonzalo Ortega)
Staybite: Modes of Operation, The University of Texas at Dallas, Visual Arts Building, Dallas (curated by Karla Diaz and Evelyn Serrano)
Needle in a Haystack, Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Los Angeles (curated by Nate Garcia)

2008
Exchange Rate, Sea and Space Explorations, Los Angeles
Exchange Rate, Remy’s on Temple, Los Angeles
Preservación de forma y equilibrio #2, Collaboration with Luis Ordoñez, Orizaba 203-2, Mexico

2007
Principio de incertidumbre, Forum universal de las culturas, Centro de las Artes I y II, Parque
fundidora Monterrey, Mexico (curated by Fernando Delmar)
Montañas Fototeca de Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico (curated by Patricia Martín)

2006
Ejemplares: Libro Objeto, Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico (curated by Albert Dilger)
Sueño de una Noche de Verano, Collaboration with Luis Ordoñez, Centro Cultural
Muros, Cuernavaca, Mexico (curated by Andrea Torreblanca and Paulina Cornejo)

2005
Preservación de forma y equilibrio, Collaboration with Luis Ordoñez, Casa Emergente, Cuernavaca, Mexico

2004
Lo que no explica la vida lo explica el fuego, Collaboration with Luis Ordoñeze, 21 Gallery, Cuernavaca, Mexico

Residencies and Awards

2015
Fundación Casa Wabi, Oaxaca
Skowhegen, Maine
MacDowell Conlony, Peterborough, New Hampshire
Honorific Mention at the Faena Art Prize

2014
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

2013
Artist-in-residence, SE RENTA
International Residency Program, Laboratorio de Agentes del Arte Contemporáneo, Tijuana

2012
Bancomer MACG Program 2012 Fellow
Triangle Art Trust Artist’s Workshop, New York

2011
Artist-in-residence, La Chambre Blanche, Québec
International Residency Program at the École Superier d’ Art et Design, Saint Ettienne, France

2010
CCA Lagos – Triangle artist Workshop Nigeria, Center for Contemporary Art Lagos, Stonehouse Alakuko, Lagos, Nigeria
Young Creators Grant, Painting, National Fund for Culture and Arts, Mexico

2009
Honorific Mention at the IX Monterrey Femsa Biennale
1st place, Printed mediums, at the international Journalism Award Can Cun
International Residency Program at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska

2007
Mexican American Fellowship, Mexican American Foundation
Residency Program at the Vermont Studio Center, Jonson, Vermont

2006
Young Creators Grant, New Mediums, National Fund for Culture and Arts, Mexico

2000
“Montalbán y los Zapotecas,” Pasajes de la historia Magazine, special edition, October 2000

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2015
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2014
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2013
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2012
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2011
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2010
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2009
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2008
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2007
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2006
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2004
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2000
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