Moris (Israel Moreno)

Moris' work revolves around issues related to urban problems representation and marginal culture within the context of unequal power relations and access to basic services taken as granted by the Mexican society. The investigation of these problems have been an intrinsic part of the daily life of the artist since his childhood. He does not seek such conflicts and artistic experimentations in his studio but on the streets and in social spaces where his investigative laboratory is created, collecting data and objects to analyse the problems of cultural and visual aesthetics. He is a combination artist, sociologist, anthropologist and archaeologist whose work's organizing principles lie beneath the surface, the performative dimension always the determinant.

His work has been exhibited in prominent institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Mexico City, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Los Angeles, the Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego, the 9th Biennial of Havana, Cuba and the Contemporary Arts Forum of Santa Barbara. He belongs to the selection of artists who make up the directory Younger than Jesus: The Artist directory, New Museum, New York & Phaidon Press. Among some of his collectors are Colección Bergé, Madrid, La Colección Jumex, Mexico, MoCA, MoMA, David Chipperfield, Colección Isabel andAgustín Coppel , Colección FEMSA and The Americas Collection of the ASU Art Museum. He is BFA at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and studied Graphic Arts at La Esmeralda,National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA). He Lives and works in the Federal District, Mexico.

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