MAXIMO GONZALEZ

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Jul 16th 2016 to Jul 24th 2016 | Sep 1st 2016 to Sep 30th 2016
  • PRACTICE : Visual Arts
  • FROM : Argentina
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González is a visual artist originally from Argentina who conducts  playful investigations into contemporary politics and  popular culture using unexpected everyday materials that he infuses with the handmade delicacy of fine craft. González has had over 40 solo shows including such recent exhibitions as Monumento al Peligro, Museo de San Idelfonso (Mexico City, Mexico); Estertor, Galería de Arte Contemporáneo de Xalapa (Jalisco, México);POGO, Museo Hospicio Cabañas (Guadalajara, Mexico); Walk among Worlds, Fowler Museum (Los Angeles, California); Magnificent Warning, Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, The University of Texas (El Paso, Texas);  and Playful, Craft and Folk Art Museum (Los Angeles, California). He has participated in over 130 group exhibitions at such venues as Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (Toronto, Canada); San Jose Museum of Art (San Jose, California); Museum of Contemporary Arts Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California); The Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver, Canada); University Contemporary Art Museum (MUAC) (Mexico City. Mexico); and the Museum of Modern Art (Mexico City). He is a Lucas Artists Visual Arts Fellow at Montalvo Arts Center and the recipient of a number of international prizes, including the Premio Tequila Centenario Zona MACO Contemporary Art Fair (Mexico City, Mexico) in 2010 and the 2014 ArtPrize (Grand Rapids, Michigan). For 5 Hour Sculpture, Gonzalez will be presenting a new performance-based work titled Flagman Trees.Exploring our fraught relationship with the delicate ecosystem in which we are embedded,González plans a ceremonial act of imagination to envision a new moment of union and communion between humankind and nature.