Carlos Motta

A multi-disciplinary artist whose work draws upon political history in an attempt to create counter-narratives that recognize the inclusion of suppressed histories, communities, and identities.

Motta’s work has been presented internationally at venues such as The New Museum, The Guggenheim Museum, and MoMA/PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogotá; Serralves Museum, Porto; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson; San Francisco Art Institute and Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin.

Motta organized a symposium and performative event (with Matthias Sperling) co-commissioned by Electra and Tate Modern Film, which premiered in February 2013 at Tate Modern’s The Tanks in London. Motta is a graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Program, was named a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in 2008, and received grants from Art Matters in 2008, and NYSCA in 2010.