Abraham Cruzvillegas


Born in Mexico City, Mexico 1968

Lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico


Solo Exhibitions



La Señora de Las Nueces, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France



Agua Dulce, The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach FL

The 1st Intergalactic Summit of Independent Art Spaces, Sandwich gallery, Bucharest, Romania

Song, La Maison de Randez-Vous, Brussels, Belgium



Tautología Sin Título, Galería Macchina, Santiago, Chile

The Ballad of etc., The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago IL
Hi, how are you, Gonzo?, The Contemporary Austin, Austin TX [Travelling to: Aspen Art Museum, Aspen CO]

esculturas pendientes, kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico


Actividades Autorreconstrucción Detritus, Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, Mexico City, Mexico

Autoconstrucción, Kurimanzutto, New York NY

Autorrecontrucción: Social Tissue, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland



Sensory Spaces 12: Abraham Cruzvillegas, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Water Trilogy 2: Autodefensión Microtonal Obrera Campesina Estudiantil Metabolista Descalza, Fondation d’entreprise Hermes, Tokyo, Japan

The Water Trilogy 1: Ichárhuta: Autodefensión Approximante Vibrante Retroflexe, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France



Abraham Cruzvillegas, Carré d'art, Nîmes, France

Autoconcanción, Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA

Autoconfusión, Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto, Canada



Hyundai Commission 2015: Abraham Cruzvillegas: Empty Lot, Tate Modern, London, England

Autodestrucción8: Sinbyeong, Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea

Autodestrucción 7: Deshaciendo el nudo, Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima, Peru

Autodestruccion6, Gdanska City Gallery 2, Gdansk, Poland



Abraham Cruzvillegas autodestrucción4: demolición, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstrucción Suites, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

Autodestrucción5: Netsukumogamishungaseppuku, Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstrucción Suites, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN

Autodestrucción 2, Museo Experimental el Eco, Mexico City, Mexico

Autodestrucción 3: Avant et après le voyage de AA a la terre rouge, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France



Nuestra  imagen actual: Autorretratos recientes Abraham Cruzvillegas, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

Abraham Cruzvillegas: Autodestrucción 1, Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA

Autoconstrucción: Antonio Castro, Abraham Cruzvillegas & Antonio Fernández Ros, Tate Modern, London, England



Autoconstrucción (Extracts), Le Grand Cafe, Contemporary Arts Centre, Saint-Nazaire, France

Abraham Cruzvillegas: Autoconstrucción: The Optimistic Failure of a Simultaneous Promise, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, England

Self Builders' Groove, Final Project for DAAD Residency, DAAD, Berlin, Germany

Autoconstrucción, the film, The New Museum, New York NY

Before the Hangover: A slice of the nineties from the MUAC collection, MUAC, Mexico City, Mexico



Autoconstrucción, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

Abraham Cruzvillegas, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France



Abraham Cruzvillegas, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

Autoconstrucción: The Film, Redcat, Los Angeles CA

The Exhibition Formerly Known as Passengers: Abraham Cruzvillegas, CCA Wattis, San Francisco CA

The Magnificent Seven: Abraham Cruzvillegas, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco CA



Autoconstrucción: The Soundtrack, The Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland



Autoconstrucción, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York NY



Ici, Château de Tours, Tours, France



Abraham Cruzvillegas, The Breeder, Athens, Greece

Los Dos Amigos. Dr. Lakra & Abraham Cruzvillegas, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (MACO), Oaxaca, Mexico



Abraham Cruzvillegas, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles CA

Abraham Cruzvillegas, MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico



Perspectives 139: Abraham Cruzvillegas, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston TX

Abraham Cruzvillegas, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York NY



Abraham Cruzvillegas, MUCA, Mexico City, Mexico

El Curriculum Oculto, “La Esmeralda”,  Mexico City, Mexico

El Silencio De La Borregada, Cholula, Puebla, Mexico



Artesanías Recientes, Galería OMR.  Mexico City, Mexico



Kashumbikua. Nahuatzen, Mexico

Indio. Galería Art & Idea, Mexico City, Mexico



Nuevas Manías. Fundación para el Arte Contemporáneo.  Mexico City, Mexico



Desalojo. Galería Arte Contemporáneo. Mexico City, Mexico



Rehabilita. Galería ETNIA.  Mexico City, Mexico



Reciclaje. Galería El Departamento. Mexico City, Mexico



De Cabeza. Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico



Juventud: Divino Tesoro. Casa de la Cultura del Estado de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico


Group Exhibitions



Climate Changing: On Artists, Institutions, and the Social Environment, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OH

Rhé, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France



Ice and Fire, The Kitchen online, New York NY

Mappa Mundi, Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium

Demain est la Question, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France

Seen in a cristal ball, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France



You: Works from the Lafayette Anticipations Collection, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
The Aerodrome: An Exhibition Dedicated to the Memory of Michael Stanley, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England

Honolulu Biennial, O’ahu and Hawaii Island, HI



The Street. Where the World is Made,Fondazione MAAXI, Rome, Italy
Specters of Disruption, de Young Museum, San Francisco CA

Constructing the World: Art and Economy, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

Kurimanzutto, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami FL

Kozmic Blues. Entre control/Descontrol, Galería de Arte del Complejo Cultural Universitario, Puebla, Mexico

Notebook and Kite Jewellery, Arte Papel Vista Hermosa, Oaxaca, Mexico

The Way Things Go, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN

Dwelling Poetically: Mexico City, a case study, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Victoria, Australia 

General Rehearsal, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia

Sydney Biennial 2018, Sydney, Australia

ReCycle, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France
Artaud 1936, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico



Monumentos, anti-monumentos, (Monuments, Anti-monuments), Museo Universitario del Chopo, 

Mexico City, Mexico

La Ciudad de México en el Arte, Travesía de Ocho Siglos, Museo de la Ciudad de México, Mexico City, Mexico

Precariat’s Meeting, Shanghai Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Everyday Poetics, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA

A Poethical Wager, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland OH
From Mexico to LA: A Visual History of Graphic Art, Mixografia Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Naming Rights at Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

We Dream Under The Same Sky, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Lecturas de un territorio fracturado (Readings of a fractured territory), Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico

HOME — So Different, So Appealing, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA; [travelled to: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston TX]

Space Force Construction, V-A-C Foundation, Venice, Italy

Punto de Partida: Isabel and Agustín Coppel Collection. Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain
Variable Dimensions – Artists and Architecture, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal



The Revolution Will Not Be Gray, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen CO 

Rican/Struction, Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Natural Order of Things, curated by Abraham Cruzvillegas, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico

ICH, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany

Monochrome Undone, SPACE Collection, Irvine CA

Xylañynu, kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

Fluxesfeverfuturesfriction, AZ-cultural, Bilbao, Spain

Reconstrucción, curated by Abraham Cruzvillegas, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico

From here to there: kurimanzutto travels to Jessica Silverman Gallery, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco CA    



Flying over the Abyss, Contemporary Art Centre of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Repetition and Difference in Art, Jewish Museum, New York NY
Sharjah Biennal 12 : The Past, the present, the possible, cur. by Eungie Joo and Ryan Inouye, Sharjah
Atopolis, ville métissée, ville idéale, Manège de Sury, Mons (capitale européenne de la culture 2015), Belgium

Between the Idea and Experience, 12th Havana Biennial, Cuba



Some Artists’ Artists, Marian Goodman Gallery, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York NY

Atopía, Migración, Legado, Y Ausencia de Lugar, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico



El Cazador y la Fabrica, Fundacion/Coleccion Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico

A Place in Two Dimensions: A selection from colección Jumex, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico

What is missing, Klaipeda Culture Communication Center, Lithuania

Bande à part, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France

The Fifth Auckland Triennial, Auckland, New Zealand

Mexico Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth TX

When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit MI

Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, Netherlands



When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, CCA, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco CA

9th Gwangju Biennal, Gwangju, South Korea

dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany

City Within the City, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia

Inaugural Exhibtion by Gallery Artists. Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA

9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China



Pour un art Pauvre (Inventaire du monde et de l'atelier), Carré d´art, Musée d´art contemporain de Nîmes, Nîmes, France

Irresistibly Constructed, Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea

Blockbuster: Cinema for exhibitions, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo - MUAC, Mexico City, Mexico

12th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey

Tate Modern Collection Displays, London, England

Distant Star, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA; kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

¿Tierra de nadie?, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Mexico: Expected/Unexpected, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; The Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach NY

Athens Festival, Athens, Greece



Huckleberry Finn, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco CA

Trust, Media City Seoul 2010 - 6th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea



Insterticios - Colección Jumex, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria

Where do we go from here? Colección Jumex, Miami FL

Second Trienal Poli/Gráfica of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Bienal of MERCOSUL, Portoalegre, Brazil

Modern Ruins, Kate Macgarry, London, England

Mexico: Expected/Unexpected, Colección Isabel & Agustin Coppel, Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Tenerife, Spain; [travelled to: Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, Netherlands]

Paréntesis, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, Mexico

Strike a Pose, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

Bienal of la Habana, Havana, Cuba

Vuelo fuera de tiempo, Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico



ArtTLV_08: Open Plan Living, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel Aviv, Israel

Las implicaciones de la imagen, Colección Isabel & Agustin Coppel, MUCA, Mexico D.F., Mexico

Inaugural Exhibition new space, Kurimanzutto, Mexico D.F., Mexico

God & Goods: Spirituality and mass confusion, Centre for Contemporary Art, Villa Manin, Italy

An Unruly History of the Readymade, Fundación/Colección Jumex, Mexico D.F., Mexico

Mexico: Expected / Unexpected, Colección Isabel & Agustin Coppel, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

¡Urgente!:41, Salón Nacional de Artistas, Bienal de Cali, Cali, Colombia

Passengers, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco CA



Altadis Contemporary Art Prize 2006-07, Cosmic Galerie, Paris, France / Galería Salvador Díaz, Madrid, Spain

Unmonumental, New Museum, New York NY

Escultura social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL

Trinchera, Museo Raúl Anguiano, Guadalajara, Mexico

Correo Doméstico, Galería Parásito / NoD and Harto__(espacio), Prague, Czech Republic

Stay forever and ever and ever, South London Gallery, London, England



The Exotic Journey Ends. Fosksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, Poland

Los Ángeles / México. Complejidades Y Heterogeneidad. Colección, Museo José Luis Cuevas, Mexico City, Mexico

10 Years Of Art & Idea. Art & Idea, Vienna, Austria



Universal Experience: Art, Life And The Tourist’s Eye. Curated by Francesco Bonami, MCA Chicago, Chiacgo IL

The American West. Curated by Jimmie Durham and Richard William Hill. Compton Verney, Warwickshire, England



Perspectives @ 25: A Quarter Century Of New Art In Houston. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston TX



Elephant Juice (Sexo Entre Amigos). kurimanzutto, @ Los Manantiales, Xochimilco, Mexico

Il Quotidiano Alterato. Curated by Gabriel Orozco. Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

The Squared Circle: Boxing In Contemporary Art. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN

Inter.Play, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, San Juan, Puerto Rico

La Fraternidad Universal Para La Promoción Y Defensa De M. Bondarchuk. Art&Idea, Mexico



Sublime Artificial. La Capella, Barcelona, Spain

Inter.Play, Miami FL

Siete Dilemas: Dialogos En El Arte Mexicano. Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico

New Sculpture, Roberts and Tilton, Los Angeles CA

Cruzvillegas, Caesar, Abaroa, Jack Tilton, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York NY

XXV Bienal De Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil



Escultura Mexicana.De La Academía A La Instalación. Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico

Mutations. La Video Mexicaine Actuelle. Palais des Arts, Toulouse. Iconoscope, Montpellier, France

El Final Del Eclipse. Madrid, Granada, Badajoz, Spain

Metropolis Mexica. Musée de Picardie, Amiens, France



5 Continentes Y Una Ciudad. Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

Gabriel Orozco Invite à La Galerie Chantal Crousel La Galerie kurimanzutto. Paris, France

Permanencia Voluntaria. Galería kurimanzutto. Cinemanía, Plaza Loreto, Mexico City, Mexico

Videoarte De La Nueva Generacion. Generalli Foundation, Switzerland



Dobles Vides. Museu Barbier Mueller/Museo Textil. Barcelona, Spain

Economía De Mercado. Galería kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

La Sala Del Artista. Galería kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

Cinco continentas y una ciudad, Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico



Invisible Chase. Jack Tilton Gallery, New York NY

En Crudo. Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City, Mexico



Shopping. Galería ART & Idea, Mexico City, Mexico

En Tránsito. Señales Presentes. Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico



Four Emerging Artists From Mexico City. Esso Gallery, New York NY

En Tránsito. Señales Presentes. Fundación Banco Patricios, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alesmilocal. Espacio Efímero Evento Colectivo.  Mexico City, Mexico

Permanent Collection. Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo.  Mexico City, Mexico



Nuevas Prácticas Colectivas. Galería Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico

Contaminación Cultural. La Panadería, Mexico City, Mexico

Continental Discourses. San Antonio Art Museum, San Antonio TX

Configura-2. Dialog Der Kulturen. Galerie am Fischmarkt. Erfurt, Germany

Acné. Baños Venecia, Guadalajara, Mexico y Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico

Los Nuevos Románticos. Centro Cultural de la SHCP,  Mexico City, Mexico

Deus-Ex-Machina. Museo Universitario del Chopo,  Mexico City, Mexico

It´S My Life / I´M Gonna  Change The World. Acme Gallery, Los Angeles CA

¿Ummagumma? Especies De Indeterminación Corpus-Callosum, Guadalajara, Mexico

La Liga De La Injusticia. La Panadería,  Mexico City, Mexico



In Site 94, Tijuana, Mexico

Beelden Buiten. Jardín De Brabandere, Tielt, Belgium

Múltiples. Temístocles 44, Mexico City, Mexico                                                        

5th Bienal De La Habana. Palacio de las Artesanías, Havana, Cuba

Jonge Kunst Uit Mexico, Begijnhof, Centrum voor Kunsten. Hasselt, Belgium

Ensayo De Estabilidad Precaria Corpus Callosum. Guadalajara, Mexico

Colectiva. Galerie CD. Tielt, Belgium

1st Certámen De Escultura Al Aire Libre. Corredor cultural de la Colonia Roma, Mexico City, Mexico



The Return Of The Cadavre Exquis. The Drawing Center, New York NY

Sujeto-Objeto. XXI Festival Internacional Cervantino, Mexico

Museo De La Alhóndiga, Guanajuato &Museo de Monterrey, Mexico

El Propio Gesto. Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico City, Mexico

Creación En Movimiento. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico

Otros Especímenes. Museo Universitario del Chopo.  Mexico City, Mexico



Temístocles I. Temístocles 44, Mexico City, Mexico

Rueda Como Naturaleza. Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico

QUEBEC-MEXICO.  Centre d'Exposition du Vieux Palais. Saint-Jerome, Québec, Canada

Materia prima Casona II.  Mexico City, Mexico

Marcas, Galería Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico



D.F. Art from Mexico. Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas

In Situ. Lic, Verdad 13, Mexico City, Mexico

Todo Sereno. Instituto Francés para América Latina, Mexico City, Mexico

La Sierra. Club Hípico La Sierra, Mexico City, Mexico

La Naturaleza Simbolizada. Casona II, Mexico City, Mexico



Trastocación, Centro Cultural Santo Domingo, Mexico City, Mexico

Aire Fresco En El Verano Del Amor, Galería División-Arte, Mexico City, Mexico



De Cabeza, Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico



Juventud: Divino Tesor, Casa de la Cultura del Estado de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico


Public Collections


The Jewish Museum, New York NY

Museum of Modern Art, New York NY

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN

de Young Museum, San Francisco CA

Kadist, San Francisco CA

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago IL

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection, Vienna, Austria

Tate Collection, London, England

The Zabludowicz Art Trust, London, England

Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Adrastus Collection, Ávila, Spain

“La Caixa” Collection of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain

Fundacion Banco Santander, Santander, Spain

Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Carré d'art, Nîmes, France

Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris, France

University Museum of Contemporary Art MUAC, Mexico City, Mexico

Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico

Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico





The Fourth World, 14th Media Arts Biennial Chile, Santiago, Chile



Courage! Near Infra Red, SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico



Primordial Saber Tararear Proverbiales Sílabas Tonificantes Para Sublevar Tecnocracias Pero Seguir Tenazmente Produciendo Sociedades Tántricas – Pedro Salazar Torres (Partido Socialista Trabajador), curated by Abraham Cruzvillegas and Gabriel Kuri, on the occasion of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA





5th Yanghyun Prize, Korea



Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst DAAD, Artist Residency, Berlin, Germany



Capp Street. Artist Residency, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco CA



Cove Park, Artist Residency, Scotland

Artist Research Fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution, Artist Residency           

Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.



Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Artist Residency, Umbria, Italy



Prix Altadis d’arts plastiques, France–Spain      



Atelier Calder. Résidences d’artistes, Artist Residency, Saché, France


Photo: Haru Heshiki
Photo: Haru Heshiki