THOUGHTS ON WEIGHT AND LIGHTNESS: OBJECT, SPACE AND VOID | SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
The conference of Luis Felipe Ortega establishes a review of his work by means of the some recurrent keyword and themes: time, space, void, fragility, lightness and weight. He will talk about the different references and displacements from literature and philosophy that inform his creative process: from Michel Foucault and the writer Céline to the architecture of Rem Koolhaas.
Luis Felipe Ortega graduated at the Faculty of Philosophy at the UNAM. Amongst his individual exhibitions the following stand out: ‘Some Things Last a Long Time’, at the Galería Desiré Saint Phalle, in Mexico City, 2012. Así es, ahora es ahora, Laboratorio de Arte Alameda, Mexico City, 2010; Before The Horizon, Maison d’Art Actuel des Chartreux, Brussels, Belgium, 2006; Ocupación, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City, 2004; Something Happens, Nothing, International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York, 2002. He also has participated in some collective work such as: God only knows who the audience is: Performance, video and television through the lens of, La Mamelle, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemprary Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2011; Sin techo está pelón! La Colección Jumex. Guanajuato, Mexico, 2010; 4th Biennale of Praga. Salón Karlin, Thamova, Prague, 2009; La era de la discrepancia. Malba. Buenos Aires, Argentina / Pinacoteca do Estado de Saõ Paulo, Brazil, 2008; Patio y jardín. La Colección Jumex. Puebla, Mexico, 2007; After the act. MUMOK. Museum Moderner Kunst. Vienna, Austria, 2005; Cover theory. L’arte contemporánea come re-interpretaziones. Officina della Luce Piacenza, Italy, 2003; Gwanju Biennale. Gwanju, South Korea, 2002; Tirana Biennale. Tirana, Albania, 2001. Until now he has published two books: Así es, ahora es ahora. Laboratorio Arte Alameda, INBA / CONACULTA and Ocupación, Turner y A&R PRESS. He is currently awarded with a scholarship of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte, and has been a tutor for the Programa Jóvenes Creadores (Program of Young Creators) of FONCA in the discipline of Alternative Media.