Andrew Birk  (born 1985, Corvallis, Oregon, USA) lives in Espinavessa, Alt Empordà, Spain.  Andrew’s work approaches painting as a multi-faceted contemporary medium, where materials - always common and accessible in other facets outside of art - are used in an indivisible relationship with the subject matter. Each of his consecutive bodies of work are conceived as specific projects, with their own distinctive logic about context, gesture, and matter. Ranging from the observation of the apparent inconsequential moments of quotidian life, to an exploration of untrained aesthetics, from an almost archival look at urban and digital imagery, to the perception of the body moving through space and the imprint of nature on it. His latest body of paintings was produced from an auto-prescribed regimen of free-association, a weathering mechanism during the pregnancy of his newly born daughter.  Andrew has exhibited in 25 countries, including solo and group shows in Paris, Berlin, London, New York, Lisbon, Vienna, and widely in Mexico. Recent presentations include  Ebullicion , Kunstraum am Schauplatz, Vienna (2019),  Unsupported Message Format , Galerie Valeria Cetraro, Paris (2019),  Dwelling Poetically: Mexico City, A Case Study , Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2018),  A Finger Pointing to the Moon , SORT, Vienna (2018),  I Am The Body Of A Human , Malta Contemporary Art, Valletta (2017),  Callejero , Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City (2016), and  TRU AF , Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York City (2015).  This fall, Andrew has simultaneous shows at The Court in Pescara, at Riña in Guatemala City, at Karen Huber in Mexico City, and at LAND in Kansas City. His work has been reviewed in publications such as Parnass, Proceso, Reforma, Economista, Terremoto, Flash Art, Artspace, OFLUXO, Tzvetnik, Art Viewer, AQNB, Aujourd’Hui, Vice, I-D, and Huffington Post, among others.  Andrew co-directs Spirit Vessel, a newborn vehicle for contemporary art in Espinavessa, Spain.  email (andrewbirk@gmail.com)  instagram ( @andrewbirk )     UPCOMING    Opinions of a Clown,  The Court, Pescara (2 person with Jenna Westra), 2019   Para Mi Hija , Karen Huber Galeria, Mexico City (Solo), 2020     SELECTED SOLO AND TWO-PERSON SHOWS    The lights are on but no one’s home , LAND, Kansas City (Solo), 2019   Every Ending is a New Beginning , Karen Huber, Mexico City, 2018   A Finger Pointing to the Moon ,  SORT , Vienna, 2018   I am the body of a human ,  MALTA CONTEMPORARY ART,  Valletta, 2017   Strip down and breathe ,  LADRÓNgaleria , Mexico City, 2017   Reset ,  AMOR , Mexico City, 2016   CALLEJERO ,  ANONYMOUS GALLERY , Mexico City, 2016   TRU AF ,  Johannes Vogt , New York City, 2015   HAWAIIAN SHIRT N DSTROYED JEANS ,  Welcome Screen , London, 2014   150% VOLUME 3/4 Lifestyle  (with Debora Delmar),  Treize , Paris, 2014   More>Less , SaBuLee, Guatemala City, 2013   SHIT TALKING ,  Bikini Wax , Mexico City, 2013   IN OBSERVANCE OF HUMANITY TRANSCENDING HUMANITY IN OBSERVANCE OF HUMANITY , Black and Yellow, Vancouver B.C., 2012   MAUSOLEUM ,  FIFI Projects , Mexico City, 2012   Nokia Forever / Shroud  (with Debora Delmar), AN Studios, México City , 2011   You Are What You Eat And All You Eat Is Pussy ,  Preteen Gallery , Mexico City, 2011   Infinite Dust , Pacific Studios, Brooklyn, 2011     SELECTED GROUP SHOWS    Horizonte Común , Riña, Guatemala City (Group), 2019   Ebullición , Kunstraum Am Schauplatz, Vienna, 2019   Unsupported Message Format , Galerie Valeria Cetraro, Paris, 2019   Swamp Horses , Spirit Vessel, Espinavessa, 2019   INTERMEDIATE , The Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, Fort Worth, 2019   Jelato For All , Jelato Love, Mallorca, 2019   100 Sculptures , Todd Von Ammon & Anonymous Gallery, Paris, 2019   9 to 5 , KIRSUBERJATRÉÐ, Reykjavík, 2019   Collective Show,  Karen Huber, Mexico City, 2019   LE LUCKY , HVW8, Berlin, 2019  Salon Abierto de Pintura II, LADRÓNgaleria, Mexico City, 2019   México: Pintura Reactiva ,  Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil , Mexico City, 2018   Dwelling Poetically: Mexico City, A Case Study ,  Australian Center For Contemporary Art , Melbourne, 2018   Den Moderne Kunstsalon ,  Vestjyllands Kunstpavillon , Videbæk, 2018   UNA MANTA DE SUDOR ,  Malagana Mácula , Managua, 2018   FUEGO ,  FUEGO , Mexico City, 2018   Birdfeeders ,  Altan , Vestfossen, 2017   Scolding ,  Squash Editions , Mexico City, 2017   Paradise on Mars ,  OJ , Istanbul, 2017   Portable Document Format ,  The Modern Museum of Art Fort Worth , Fort Worth, 2017   SELECTED WORKS FROM THE BECH RISVIG COLLECTION ,  Huset For Kunst of Design , Holstebro, 2017   ANTONIO MACEO 4. ESCANDON ,  Galeria Progreso , Mexico City, 2017   ASUNCIONES , Isabel 231, Mexico City, 2017   DAISY , Brooklyn, 2017   BURBUJA , Mexico City, 2017   WALK . Saturday, Feb. 11th. NOON. Zocalo, 2017   PDF-OBJECTS , during Material Art Fair, Mexico City, 2017   Too absorbed by places we will see from our Bentleys , http://ofluxo.net/bentleys-owners/, Milan, 2017   HIGHER STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS , SE1, Paris, 2016   SALÓN ABIERTO de PINTURA - MMXVI  - LADRÓNgaleria, Mexico City, 2016   Pintura MALA , GAMA, Mexico City, 2016   No one paid for this , Stolen Art Gallery, Mexico City, 2016   35 WORKS ON PAPER , BEERS, London, 2016   DAYADAHAHA , BEEFHAUS, Dallas, 2016   rheo-GRANDE , ANONYMOUS GALLERY, Mexico City, 2016   rheo- , School Of Visual Arts, New York City, 2016   Aujourd'hui je dis oui , Aujourd'hui, Lisbon, 2016   GREATER CHINATOWN , 67, New York City, 2016   TIMESHARE , Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York City, 2016   Gates of Steel Vol.1 , The Nursery, Oklahoma City, 2016   #BAE #AQN , Yautepec, Mexico City, 2016   S*W*I*M* (A day online irl) , Im De Ruimte, Ghent, 2016   THE NEGATIVE HAND , Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, 2015   Primer Bienal Arte d'OXXO , 996, Guadalajara, 2015   DECLASSE , TBA, Bushwick, 2015   Episode 1: Desert Nursery , NG, Lima, 2015   Infiernos Artificiales , Museo Del Chopo, Mexico, 2015   PALOURDES CUITES , Christopher Crescent, Brussels, 2015   Free Things , STCFTHOTS, Leeds, 2015   Sunset Thumbprint , Papa John's Project, online, 2015   Cowboys and Indians , 984 Tulum Art Center, Tulum, 2014   Birk, Bouvy & Kirkeby , Christopher Crescent, Brussels, 2014   Art | Basel Mukwonago , Bahamas Biennale, Mukwonago, WI, 2014   SHA BOOGIE BOP , Anonymous Gallery, NYC, 2014   EDENunlimited/tbc.tbc , Berlin, 2014   Le Showroom , Les Atelier des Arques, Les Arques, France, 2014   One Bite , OTHER Projects, Berlin, 2014   Fitzcarraldo , Yautepec, Mexico City, 2014   M A G M A C R O W D E D , Magma, Antwerp, 2014   Executive Producer , Museum of Contemporary Art (MACO), Oaxaca, 2014   Havisham , Sunday Project, Chicago, 2014   USBs , Lodos, Mexico City, 2014   Doge , TOCA Galeria, Mexico City, 2014   IS IT ART OR IS IT JUST , BWA Zelonia Góra, Zelonia Góra, Poland, 2014   Homesickness , Glasshouse, Brooklyn, 2014   SOULDRONE/SUPERDEMO , Et Al Projects, Brooklyn, 2013   SOULDRONE/SUPERDEMO , Adultcontemporary.us, Los Angeles, 2013   BECAUSE WE CAN , NO SPACE, Mexico City, 2013   IS IT ART OR IS IT JUST , Het Plafond & NEW: ART CENTER, Rotterdam, 2013   SWEAT BABY SWEAT , Gildar Gallery, Los Angeles, 2013   AIR SHOW , Butcher Gallery, Toronto, 2013   SALÓN ACME No.1 , Salón Acme, Mexico City, 2013   SNAFU , OFG.XXX, Dallas, 2012   A sign on the road said: Take US to Madre , Helper Projects, Brooklyn, 2012   State of Exception , Tanja Niemijer Gallery, Mexico City, 2012   GANG BANG , Box43, Zürich, 2012   EVERYTHING AND NOTHING , N/A Space, Toronto, 2012   ITSA SMALL, SMALL WORLD , Family Business Gallery, New York City, 2012   R.I.P N.Y.C ., Rented storefront, New York City, 2011   Remember 2010? , thegalleryspacearchive.tumblr.com, 2010   Drawing Show , Art Center Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 2010     OTHER PROJECTS   Co-Director of Spirit Vessel in Espinavessa, 2019 - ongoing  Co-Founder of  FUEGO  in Mexico City, 2018  Director of  AMOR  in Mexico City, 2016 - 2017  Co-Director of  NOSPACE  in Mexico City, 2013-2015     RESIDENCIES   Les Atelier Des Arques, Les Arques, France, 2014     FAIRS   OFG.XXX, Art City Austin, Austin, 2017  Anonymous Gallery, ZONA MACO, Mexico City, 2017  Anonymous Gallery, Code Art Fair, Copenhagen, 2016  Anonymous Gallery, ZONA MACO, Mexico City, 2016  Anonymous Gallery, Texas Contemporary, Houston, 2015  Anonymous Gallery, ZONA MACO, Mexico City, 2015  TORRI, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Los Angeles, 2015  Important Projects, Material Art Fair, Mexico City, 2014  Treize, Art Berlin Contemporary, Berlin, 2013     EDUCATION   University of Oregon, double major in Fine Art and Japanese Art History, 2008

Andrew Birk (born 1985, Corvallis, Oregon, USA) lives in Espinavessa, Alt Empordà, Spain.

Andrew’s work approaches painting as a multi-faceted contemporary medium, where materials - always common and accessible in other facets outside of art - are used in an indivisible relationship with the subject matter. Each of his consecutive bodies of work are conceived as specific projects, with their own distinctive logic about context, gesture, and matter. Ranging from the observation of the apparent inconsequential moments of quotidian life, to an exploration of untrained aesthetics, from an almost archival look at urban and digital imagery, to the perception of the body moving through space and the imprint of nature on it. His latest body of paintings was produced from an auto-prescribed regimen of free-association, a weathering mechanism during the pregnancy of his newly born daughter.

Andrew has exhibited in 25 countries, including solo and group shows in Paris, Berlin, London, New York, Lisbon, Vienna, and widely in Mexico. Recent presentations include Ebullicion, Kunstraum am Schauplatz, Vienna (2019), Unsupported Message Format, Galerie Valeria Cetraro, Paris (2019), Dwelling Poetically: Mexico City, A Case Study, Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2018), A Finger Pointing to the Moon, SORT, Vienna (2018), I Am The Body Of A Human, Malta Contemporary Art, Valletta (2017), Callejero, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City (2016), and TRU AF, Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York City (2015).

This fall, Andrew has simultaneous shows at The Court in Pescara, at Riña in Guatemala City, at Karen Huber in Mexico City, and at LAND in Kansas City. His work has been reviewed in publications such as Parnass, Proceso, Reforma, Economista, Terremoto, Flash Art, Artspace, OFLUXO, Tzvetnik, Art Viewer, AQNB, Aujourd’Hui, Vice, I-D, and Huffington Post, among others.

Andrew co-directs Spirit Vessel, a newborn vehicle for contemporary art in Espinavessa, Spain.

email (andrewbirk@gmail.com)

instagram (@andrewbirk)

UPCOMING

Opinions of a Clown, The Court, Pescara (2 person with Jenna Westra), 2019

Para Mi Hija, Karen Huber Galeria, Mexico City (Solo), 2020

SELECTED SOLO AND TWO-PERSON SHOWS

The lights are on but no one’s home, LAND, Kansas City (Solo), 2019

Every Ending is a New Beginning, Karen Huber, Mexico City, 2018

A Finger Pointing to the Moon, SORT, Vienna, 2018

I am the body of a human, MALTA CONTEMPORARY ART, Valletta, 2017

Strip down and breathe, LADRÓNgaleria, Mexico City, 2017

Reset, AMOR, Mexico City, 2016

CALLEJERO, ANONYMOUS GALLERY, Mexico City, 2016

TRU AF, Johannes Vogt, New York City, 2015

HAWAIIAN SHIRT N DSTROYED JEANS, Welcome Screen, London, 2014

150% VOLUME 3/4 Lifestyle (with Debora Delmar), Treize, Paris, 2014

More>Less, SaBuLee, Guatemala City, 2013

SHIT TALKING, Bikini Wax, Mexico City, 2013

IN OBSERVANCE OF HUMANITY TRANSCENDING HUMANITY IN OBSERVANCE OF HUMANITY, Black and Yellow, Vancouver B.C., 2012

MAUSOLEUM, FIFI Projects, Mexico City, 2012

Nokia Forever / Shroud (with Debora Delmar), AN Studios, México City , 2011

You Are What You Eat And All You Eat Is Pussy, Preteen Gallery, Mexico City, 2011

Infinite Dust, Pacific Studios, Brooklyn, 2011

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

Horizonte Común, Riña, Guatemala City (Group), 2019

Ebullición, Kunstraum Am Schauplatz, Vienna, 2019

Unsupported Message Format, Galerie Valeria Cetraro, Paris, 2019

Swamp Horses, Spirit Vessel, Espinavessa, 2019

INTERMEDIATE, The Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, Fort Worth, 2019

Jelato For All, Jelato Love, Mallorca, 2019

100 Sculptures, Todd Von Ammon & Anonymous Gallery, Paris, 2019

9 to 5, KIRSUBERJATRÉÐ, Reykjavík, 2019

Collective Show, Karen Huber, Mexico City, 2019

LE LUCKY, HVW8, Berlin, 2019

Salon Abierto de Pintura II, LADRÓNgaleria, Mexico City, 2019

México: Pintura Reactiva, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, 2018

Dwelling Poetically: Mexico City, A Case Study, Australian Center For Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2018

Den Moderne Kunstsalon, Vestjyllands Kunstpavillon, Videbæk, 2018

UNA MANTA DE SUDOR, Malagana Mácula, Managua, 2018

FUEGO, FUEGO, Mexico City, 2018

Birdfeeders, Altan, Vestfossen, 2017

Scolding, Squash Editions, Mexico City, 2017

Paradise on Mars, OJ, Istanbul, 2017

Portable Document Format, The Modern Museum of Art Fort Worth, Fort Worth, 2017

SELECTED WORKS FROM THE BECH RISVIG COLLECTION, Huset For Kunst of Design, Holstebro, 2017

ANTONIO MACEO 4. ESCANDON, Galeria Progreso, Mexico City, 2017

ASUNCIONES, Isabel 231, Mexico City, 2017

DAISY, Brooklyn, 2017

BURBUJA, Mexico City, 2017

WALK. Saturday, Feb. 11th. NOON. Zocalo, 2017

PDF-OBJECTS, during Material Art Fair, Mexico City, 2017

Too absorbed by places we will see from our Bentleys, http://ofluxo.net/bentleys-owners/, Milan, 2017

HIGHER STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS, SE1, Paris, 2016

SALÓN ABIERTO de PINTURA - MMXVI - LADRÓNgaleria, Mexico City, 2016

Pintura MALA, GAMA, Mexico City, 2016

No one paid for this, Stolen Art Gallery, Mexico City, 2016

35 WORKS ON PAPER, BEERS, London, 2016

DAYADAHAHA, BEEFHAUS, Dallas, 2016

rheo-GRANDE, ANONYMOUS GALLERY, Mexico City, 2016

rheo-, School Of Visual Arts, New York City, 2016

Aujourd'hui je dis oui, Aujourd'hui, Lisbon, 2016

GREATER CHINATOWN, 67, New York City, 2016

TIMESHARE, Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York City, 2016

Gates of Steel Vol.1, The Nursery, Oklahoma City, 2016

#BAE #AQN, Yautepec, Mexico City, 2016

S*W*I*M* (A day online irl), Im De Ruimte, Ghent, 2016

THE NEGATIVE HAND, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, 2015

Primer Bienal Arte d'OXXO, 996, Guadalajara, 2015

DECLASSE, TBA, Bushwick, 2015

Episode 1: Desert Nursery, NG, Lima, 2015

Infiernos Artificiales, Museo Del Chopo, Mexico, 2015

PALOURDES CUITES, Christopher Crescent, Brussels, 2015

Free Things, STCFTHOTS, Leeds, 2015

Sunset Thumbprint, Papa John's Project, online, 2015

Cowboys and Indians, 984 Tulum Art Center, Tulum, 2014

Birk, Bouvy & Kirkeby, Christopher Crescent, Brussels, 2014

Art | Basel Mukwonago, Bahamas Biennale, Mukwonago, WI, 2014

SHA BOOGIE BOP, Anonymous Gallery, NYC, 2014

EDENunlimited/tbc.tbc, Berlin, 2014

Le Showroom, Les Atelier des Arques, Les Arques, France, 2014

One Bite, OTHER Projects, Berlin, 2014

Fitzcarraldo, Yautepec, Mexico City, 2014

M A G M A C R O W D E D, Magma, Antwerp, 2014

Executive Producer, Museum of Contemporary Art (MACO), Oaxaca, 2014

Havisham, Sunday Project, Chicago, 2014

USBs, Lodos, Mexico City, 2014

Doge, TOCA Galeria, Mexico City, 2014

IS IT ART OR IS IT JUST, BWA Zelonia Góra, Zelonia Góra, Poland, 2014

Homesickness, Glasshouse, Brooklyn, 2014

SOULDRONE/SUPERDEMO, Et Al Projects, Brooklyn, 2013

SOULDRONE/SUPERDEMO, Adultcontemporary.us, Los Angeles, 2013

BECAUSE WE CAN, NO SPACE, Mexico City, 2013

IS IT ART OR IS IT JUST, Het Plafond & NEW: ART CENTER, Rotterdam, 2013

SWEAT BABY SWEAT, Gildar Gallery, Los Angeles, 2013

AIR SHOW, Butcher Gallery, Toronto, 2013

SALÓN ACME No.1, Salón Acme, Mexico City, 2013

SNAFU, OFG.XXX, Dallas, 2012

A sign on the road said: Take US to Madre, Helper Projects, Brooklyn, 2012

State of Exception, Tanja Niemijer Gallery, Mexico City, 2012

GANG BANG, Box43, Zürich, 2012

EVERYTHING AND NOTHING, N/A Space, Toronto, 2012

ITSA SMALL, SMALL WORLD, Family Business Gallery, New York City, 2012

R.I.P N.Y.C., Rented storefront, New York City, 2011

Remember 2010?, thegalleryspacearchive.tumblr.com, 2010

Drawing Show, Art Center Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 2010

OTHER PROJECTS

Co-Director of Spirit Vessel in Espinavessa, 2019 - ongoing

Co-Founder of FUEGO in Mexico City, 2018

Director of AMOR in Mexico City, 2016 - 2017

Co-Director of NOSPACE in Mexico City, 2013-2015

RESIDENCIES

Les Atelier Des Arques, Les Arques, France, 2014

FAIRS

OFG.XXX, Art City Austin, Austin, 2017

Anonymous Gallery, ZONA MACO, Mexico City, 2017

Anonymous Gallery, Code Art Fair, Copenhagen, 2016

Anonymous Gallery, ZONA MACO, Mexico City, 2016

Anonymous Gallery, Texas Contemporary, Houston, 2015

Anonymous Gallery, ZONA MACO, Mexico City, 2015

TORRI, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Los Angeles, 2015

Important Projects, Material Art Fair, Mexico City, 2014

Treize, Art Berlin Contemporary, Berlin, 2013

EDUCATION

University of Oregon, double major in Fine Art and Japanese Art History, 2008