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Andrew Birk (b. 1985, Corvallis, OR, USA) lived and worked in Mexico City between 2011 and 2018. He has recently relocated to the Alt Empordá region of Spain.

His 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, or an almost archival look at urban and digital imagery, his latest work focuses on the perception of the body moving through space and the imprint of nature on it. 

Andrew has exhibited in 24 countries, including solo and group shows in Paris, Berlin, London, New York, Lisbon, Vienna, and widely in Mexico. Recent presentations include Dwelling Poetically: Mexico City, A Case Study, Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2018), A Finger Pointing to the Moon, SORT, Vienna (2018), México: Pintura Reactiva, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City (2018), I Am The Body Of A Human, Malta Contemporary Art, Valletta (2017), Callejero, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City (2016), Infiernos Artificiales, Museo Del Chopo, Mexico City (2015), TRU AF, Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York City (2015), and Executive Producer, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Oaxaca, Oaxaca City (2014). He has upcoming shows at Riña in Guatemala City, at Purbentotal in Tunis, and at YOPE in Oaxaca City. His work has been reviewed in publications such as Proceso, Reforma, Economista, Terremoto, ArtReview, Artnews, Flash Art, Hyperallergic, Artspace, OFLUXO, Tzvetnik, Art Viewer, AQNB, Aujourd’Hui, Vice, I-D, and Huffington Post, among others. 

andrewbirk@gmail.com

@andrewbirk

UPCOMING!

Every Ending is a New Beginning, Karen Huber, Mexico City (solo) OPENS NOVEMBER 15th, 2018

Ya'Abournee, Perbentotal, Tunis (group)

Not yet titled, Riña, Guatemala City (group)

Children Playing In A Field, Visual Mind, Seoul (group)

Not yet titled, YOPE, Oaxaca City (solo)


SELECTED SOLO AND TWO-PERSON SHOWS

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

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 FUEGO in Mexico City, 2018 - ongoing

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