Pablo Ortiz-Monasterio

Mexico, 1952.
Lives and works in Mexico City.

Pablo Ortiz-Monasterio

Border’s Walls, Tijuana: The line

2017
Triptych Ed. 3
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Archival pigment print

290 x 79 cm

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Border’s Walls, Tijuana (2017 - ongoing). “Mexico’s Northern frontier is painful. The richest country on the globe meets an “underdeveloped” one. In 1846, the US Army invaded Mexico, ending with a final appropriation of half from its original territory, which moved the border to its actual position. During the XX century the efforts to shield the frontier begun and on this XXI century, Trump is determined to built a great wall from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The triptych from the Border’s Wall series: Tijuana —emblematic border’s city— runs over this story. Who is the owner of the land? Does the original inhabitants have rights?  Walls are able to shield a country?” Pablo Ortiz Monasterio. Mexico City, 2018.

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Border’s Walls, Tijuana: The line

2017
Single Ed. 6
Archival pigment print

88.4 x 58 cm

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Border’s Walls, Tijuana (2017 - ongoing). “Mexico’s Northern frontier is painful. The richest country on the globe meets an “underdeveloped” one. In 1846, the US Army invaded Mexico, ending with a final appropriation of half from its original territory, which moved the border to its actual position. During the XX century the efforts to shield the frontier begun and on this XXI century, Trump is determined to built a great wall from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The triptych from the Border’s Wall series: Tijuana —emblematic border’s city— runs over this story. Who is the owner of the land? Does the original inhabitants have rights?  Walls are able to shield a country?” Pablo Ortiz Monasterio. Mexico City, 2018.

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Pablo Ortiz-Monasterio

Border’s Walls, Tijuana: The line

2017
Single Ed. 6
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88.4 x 58 cm

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Border’s Walls, Tijuana (2017 - ongoing). “Mexico’s Northern frontier is painful. The richest country on the globe meets an “underdeveloped” one. In 1846, the US Army invaded Mexico, ending with a final appropriation of half from its original territory, which moved the border to its actual position. During the XX century the efforts to shield the frontier begun and on this XXI century, Trump is determined to built a great wall from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The triptych from the Border’s Wall series: Tijuana —emblematic border’s city— runs over this story. Who is the owner of the land? Does the original inhabitants have rights?  Walls are able to shield a country?” Pablo Ortiz Monasterio. Mexico City, 2018.

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Pablo Ortiz-Monasterio

Border’s Walls, Tijuana: The line

2017
Single Ed. 6
Archival pigment print

88.4 x 58 cm

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Border’s Walls, Tijuana (2017 - ongoing). “Mexico’s Northern frontier is painful. The richest country on the globe meets an “underdeveloped” one. In 1846, the US Army invaded Mexico, ending with a final appropriation of half from its original territory, which moved the border to its actual position. During the XX century the efforts to shield the frontier begun and on this XXI century, Trump is determined to built a great wall from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The triptych from the Border’s Wall series: Tijuana —emblematic border’s city— runs over this story. Who is the owner of the land? Does the original inhabitants have rights?  Walls are able to shield a country?” Pablo Ortiz Monasterio. Mexico City, 2018.

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Pablo Ortiz-Monasterio

Desparecen: Untitled

2016
Ed. 5 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

80 x 60 cm

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Pablo Ortiz-Monasterio

Akadem Gorododok: Novossibirsk’s Girl

2014
Ed. 10 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

130 x 104 cm

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Akadem Gorodok (2014). An invitation by the Russian Ministry of Culture to a selected group of international preeminent artists brought Pablo Ortiz Monasterio to make this series of contemporary photo published as a photo book with a text by José Manuel Prieto, the Latin American authority in Russian History, with the prestigious photography editorial house RM based in Spain. Ortiz Monasterio shows his original view from the iconic scientific city located near Novosibirsk, which seems to arrived directly from a time tunnel. His images abundant in information, color components of our industrial days represent some of the few images of those premises whose laboratories dedicated to observe the elemental particles behavior, still have international recognition while reveal a certain unexpected aesthetic that pendules between anachronism and futurism.

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Pablo Ortiz-Monasterio

Akadem Gorododok: Organic Chemistry Lab

2014
Ed. 10 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

110 x 74 cm

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Akadem Gorodok (2014). An invitation by the Russian Ministry of Culture to a selected group of international preeminent artists brought Pablo Ortiz Monasterio to make this series of contemporary photo published as a photo book with a text by José Manuel Prieto, the Latin American authority in Russian History, with the prestigious photography editorial house RM based in Spain. Ortiz Monasterio shows his original view from the iconic scientific city located near Novosibirsk, which seems to arrived directly from a time tunnel. His images abundant in information, color components of our industrial days represent some of the few images of those premises whose laboratories dedicated to observe the elemental particles behavior, still have international recognition while reveal a certain unexpected aesthetic that pendules between anachronism and futurism.

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Akadem Gorododok: Particle Accelerator

2014
Ed. 10 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

150 x 100 cm

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Akadem Gorodok (2014). An invitation by the Russian Ministry of Culture to a selected group of international preeminent artists brought Pablo Ortiz Monasterio to make this series of contemporary photo published as a photo book with a text by José Manuel Prieto, the Latin American authority in Russian History, with the prestigious photography editorial house RM based in Spain. Ortiz Monasterio shows his original view from the iconic scientific city located near Novosibirsk, which seems to arrived directly from a time tunnel. His images abundant in information, color components of our industrial days represent some of the few images of those premises whose laboratories dedicated to observe the elemental particles behavior, still have international recognition while reveal a certain unexpected aesthetic that pendules between anachronism and futurism.

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Pablo Ortiz-Monasterio

Akadem Gorododok: Stabilizer

2014
Ed. 10 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

150 x 100 cm

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Akadem Gorodok (2014). An invitation by the Russian Ministry of Culture to a selected group of international preeminent artists brought Pablo Ortiz Monasterio to make this series of contemporary photo published as a photo book with a text by José Manuel Prieto, the Latin American authority in Russian History, with the prestigious photography editorial house RM based in Spain. Ortiz Monasterio shows his original view from the iconic scientific city located near Novosibirsk, which seems to arrived directly from a time tunnel. His images abundant in information, color components of our industrial days represent some of the few images of those premises whose laboratories dedicated to observe the elemental particles behavior, still have international recognition while reveal a certain unexpected aesthetic that pendules between anachronism and futurism.

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Pablo Ortiz-Monasterio

Akadem Gorododok: Compressor

2014
Ed. 10 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

150 x 100 cm

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Akadem Gorodok (2014). An invitation by the Russian Ministry of Culture to a selected group of international preeminent artists brought Pablo Ortiz Monasterio to make this series of contemporary photo published as a photo book with a text by José Manuel Prieto, the Latin American authority in Russian History, with the prestigious photography editorial house RM based in Spain. Ortiz Monasterio shows his original view from the iconic scientific city located near Novosibirsk, which seems to arrived directly from a time tunnel. His images abundant in information, color components of our industrial days represent some of the few images of those premises whose laboratories dedicated to observe the elemental particles behavior, still have international recognition while reveal a certain unexpected aesthetic that pendules between anachronism and futurism.

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Pablo Ortiz-Monasterio

Mexico, 1952.
Lives and works in Mexico City.

Considered one of the preeminent Latin American photographers, in the span of his thirty-years career, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio has published more than twenty books of his photographic work. The Last City, with a text by the José Emilio Pacheco (Premio Miguel de Cervantes given by the King of Spain) received the Best photo book by Spring Photo Fest Barcelona and the Gold Eye Award by the Festival des Trois Continents, 1997, France.

Ortiz Monasterio has gained individual exhibitions at Mexico’s Palacio Bellas Artes, Museo de Arte Moderno de México, Mexico's National Museum of Photography: Centro de la Imagen, to name a few, as well as national museums from USA, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Ecuador, Cuba, Spain, UK, France, Netherlands, Portugal and Italy. His work illustrates the iconic exhibition Soulèvements / Sublevaciones, curated by Georges Didi-Huberman, which initiated at Le Musée Jeu de Paume (Paris), currently on view at Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo: MUAC UNAM (Mexico City).

In 2001 he was invited as a curator at the PhotoEspaña festival of Madrid. Ortiz Monasterio has taught workshops on photography and editing in the United States, Cuba, Spain, Argentina, Ecuador, Brazil and Mexico.

Founding member of the Mexican Council of Photography, in 1994 he founded the El Centro de la Imagen. Ortiz Monasterio has directed three Mexican publishing projects: the magazine Luna Cornea, Indian River Light, and Mexico’s culture ministry’s pocket art book series Círculo de Arte. His work has been awarded at Mexico Cities Bienal de fotografía, and the Golden Eye in France and the Award for Best Photographic Book of 1996-1997, granted by the Spring Festival Photo of Barcelona, ​​for his book The Last City.

 

Available works:

Border’s Walls, Tijuana (2017 - ongoing). “Mexico’s Northern frontier is painful. The richest country on the globe meets an “underdeveloped” one. In 1846, the US Army invaded Mexico, ending with a final appropriation of half from its original territory, which moved the border to its actual position. During the XX century the efforts to shield the frontier begun and on this XXI century, Trump is determined to built a great wall from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

The triptych from the Border’s Wall series: Tijuana emblematic border’s city— runs over this story. Who is the owner of the land? Does the original inhabitants have rights?  Walls are able to shield a country?” Pablo Ortiz Monasterio. Mexico City, 2018.

Akadem Gorodok (2014). An invitation by the Russian Ministry of Culture to a selected group of international preeminent artists brought Pablo Ortiz Monasterio to make this series of contemporary photo published as a photo book with a text by José Manuel Prieto, the Latin American authority in Russian History, with the prestigious photography editorial house RM based in Spain. Ortiz Monasterio shows his original view from the iconic scientific city located near Novosibirsk, which seems to arrived directly from a time tunnel. His images abundant in information, color components of our industrial days represent some of the few images of those premises whose laboratories dedicated to observe the elemental particles behavior, still have international recognition while reveal a certain unexpected aesthetic that pendules between anachronism and futurism.

DATE

EXHIBITIONS, AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS

LOCATION

2018
Sublevaciones - Itinerant group show curated by Georges Didi-Hubermann
MUAC (Museum of Contemporary Art), Mexico City / Jeu de Paume, Paris.
2018
'Mexique Aller-Retour''
Galerie Le Réverbère, Lyon, Fr
2018
Medalla al Mérito Fotográfico
INAH, Mexico
2018
ALMANAQUE Booth - Group show
PhotoLondon, London
2017
'Inside Siberia's remote nuclear science hub – in pictures''
The Guardian, UK
2017
Photo Basel - ALMANAQUE Booth
Basel, Switzerland
2016
Jupiter XL - Collective show
ALMANAQUE, Mexico City
2016
Akademgorodok - Publication
Editorial RM, Mexico City
2015
America Latina 1960-2013 - Collective show
Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico
2014
Latin American Photography 1944–2013 - Collective show
International Center of Photography, New York
2014
America Latina 1960-2013 - Collective show
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
2013
The Itinerant Languages of Photography - Collective show
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton
2013
Mexican Portraits - Publication
Aperture Foundation, New York
2013
The Politics of Place: Latin American Photography - Collective show
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix
2012
Habitar la oscuridad - Solo show
Centro Português de Fotografia, Porto
2012
Poule! - Collective show
Jumex Foundation, Mexico City
2012
Photography in Mexico - Collective show
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
2012
La Colección: Fotografía moderna Mexicana - Collective show
Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City
2010
Bild für Bild - Film und zeitgenössische Kunst
Museum Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
2010
Montaña Blanca - Publication
Fondo de Cultura Economica, Mexico City
2008
"Visual Correspondences" Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, Marcelo Brodsky, Martin Parr, Manel Esclusa,‎ Cassio Vasconcellos, Horst Hoheisel
Museum Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico City
2007
La era de la discrepancia - Collective show
MUCA (Universitary Museum of Art & Science), Mexico City
2003
World Press Photo - Jury member
Amsterdam
2003
EL NOPAL PRESS - Publication
La Caja Negra, Madrid
2002
ABCDF, portraits d'une ville - Collective show
Institut du Mexique, Paris
2001
Overnight to Many Cities - Collective show
303 Gallery, New York
2001
Invited curator
PhotoEspaña, Madrid
1998
Winner ''Última Ciudad'' Publication
Festival La Primavera Fotográfica, Barcelona
1997
Winner ''Última Ciudad'' Publication
Festival des trois continents, Nantes, FR
1996
La última ciudad - Publication with José Emilio Pacheco
Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City
1995
Idolatrías - Solo show
Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles
1995
The Last City - Publication with José Emilio Pacheco
Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe
1990
Between Worlds: Contemporary Mexican Photography
ICP (International Center of Photography), New York
1990
Between Worlds: Contemporary Mexican Photography
Camden Arts Centre, London
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS (selection)
Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes
Mexico City
MoMA
New York
Museum Georges Pompidou
Paris
The Mexican Photo Council
Mexico City
Casa de las Américas
La Habana
Centro Portugués de Fotografía
Porto