BIO

 

Gerardo Nolasco-Rózsas is a multidisciplinary artist born in Mexico City, works and lives in Karlsruhe, Germany. He uses a variety of media in his artistic practice, from painting to sound installation. Nolasco-Rózsas studied at San Carlos Academy in Mexico City and Universidad del Nuevo Mundo (UNUM). He went on to teach semiology and art theory at UNUM, and painting, new media, and photography at UNARTE in Puebla, Mexico. He founded two non-profit exhibition venues in Cholula, Puebla, Espacio Sero, and Don Apolonio Presenta, where he also worked as an artistic director. Nolasco-Rózsas has exhibited at a number of art institutions and galleries in Mexico and abroad. This list includes; Centro Cultural de Arte Contemporáneo and the Rufino Tamayo Museum in Mexico City, the Kunsthalle Budapest in Hungary, the Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland, the ZKM in Karlsruhe, Art Science Exhibits at Humboldt-Universität in Berlin, Germany and the 58th Venice Biennale.

STATEMENT

 

The process defines the media and leads to artistic forms of new knowledge production.

 

My projects are divided in chapter-like fables that explore the role of culture and technology in human behaviour and evolution. My primary goal is to theorize, design, and conduct longitudinal studies of cultural dynamics in ecological context. By integrating cross-cultural fieldwork, my fables focus on the application of different field methods, and try to contribute to the interdisciplinary study of human evolution and human social dynamics. Using the theory of extended cognition my artistic works are transformed into tools to develop critical thinking.

 

CV

 

México City, 1975

Lives and works in Karlsruhe, Germany.

 

Studies (selection)

2003-2004

MA in Visual and Art Theory, San Carlos Academy (UNAM), Mexico City.

2002-2004

Visual art workshop. MFA. Francisco de Santiago.

Human figure workshop. MFA. Hermilo Castañeda.

2000-2001

Diploma in Semiology. UNUM, Mexico City

1996-2000

BA Visual and Graphic Culture. UNUM, Mexico City.

1996-1999

Photography workshop. Artist Saúl Serrano.

1997

From Existentialism to Installation, seminar. Artist Santiago Sierra.

1994-1996

Medical and Research Department, Anahuac University, Mexico City.

 

Teaching expirience

2016

ART AS RESEARCH, lecture at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe with Prof. Dr. Laurence A. Rickels.

2015

The Sweet Whisper of the Symbolic Power – Seminar about symbolic power in artistic practice at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe,Germany.

2012

Seminar about research in artistic practice at the Bauhaus University Puebla, Mexico.

2006-2008

Professor of painting, drawing, new media and photography at the UNARTE University, Puebla, México.

2003-2005

Professor of Semiology and Art Theory at the UNUM University, D.F., México.

 

Others

2011

Founding member of 570C gallery, Cholula,México.

2010

Co-founder of the Cultural Space Don Apolonio Presenta, Cholula, México.

2007

Founding member of the Espacio Sero gallery, Cholula,México.

 

 

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2017

The Anthropometry in The Anthropocene, Why Yes, Karslruhe, Germany.

2016

Once Upon a Time, Alice Cavoukdjian dite Galli, Karslruhe, Germany.

2015

Parabole. Mobiles Museum, Pforzheimer,Germany.

The Sweet Illusion of the Economy of Power. Off Biennále Budapest.

2014

Work of Art in the Era of Digital Reproduction. Art Placc, Tihany,Hungary.

Once upon a time, Igor Metropol. Budapest, Hungary.

2012

Cholula Etnography. Nomadic Gallery, Cholula, Mexico.

2011

Hyperflaneur. Cultural space Don Apolonio, Cholula, Mexico.

2010

Porfirio short film screening. Cultural space Don Apolonio, Cholula, Mexico.

2009

Why to create more images, if I can find them on the Internet. Drexel art gallery, Nuevo León, Monterrey.

2008

Parabolé. Espacio Sero art gallery, Cholula, Mexico.

2005

Nature 01. E Mínimo art gallery, Madrid, Spain.Nature 02. Galería Absenta art gallery, Barcelona, Spain.

2004

Dematerialization. El Grito art gallery, Mexico City.

2003

Blurred image. Agapi mu art gallery, Mexico City.

2002

Anatomy of the Imaginary. Hellenic Community art gallery, Mexico City.

2001

Entropy. Valle Dorado art gallery, Edo. de Mex., Mexico.

 

Group exhibitions (selection)

2019

Correspondence, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Kaposvár, Hungary.

Equilibrium, Palazzo Albrizzi, Venice, Italy.

Art/NaturSci Pavillion, Villa Sträulli, Winterthur, Switzerland.

20 éves a Dósai Nemzetközi Alkotótábor, Arkt Galériában, Eger, Hungary.

2018

Eco-connectivity​, Berlin Science Week ,Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.

Ungeborenen Elefanten ins Maul sehen, PORT25, Mannheim, Germany.

2017

OOO Object Oriented Ontology, Kunsthalle Basel curated by Andreas Angelidakis.

Global Control and Censorship, Kunstihoone, Tallin, Estonia.

Global Forest, St. Georgen, Germany.

2016

Correspondence, Community Futures Lab, Philadelphia, USA.

Correspondence, Liliput gallery, Puebla, Mexico.

Global Forest, St. Georgen, Germany.

Splitting, UPAEP Museum, Puebla, Mexico.

From the Micro to the Macro, BUAP Museum, Puebla, Mexico.

Obra Abierta, Centro Cultural Las Claras, Plasencia.

2015

Global Control and Censorship, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany.

2014

On the Edge of Perceptibility, Mücsarnok Kunsthalle Budapest, Hungary.

Crosstalk Video Art Festival, Higgs Field, Budapest, Hungary.

ART IX-XI Gallery, Budapest Hungary.

Art Colony of Hajdúság. Hajdúság, Hungary.

Art Colony of Jászdózsa. Jászdózsa, Hungary. 

2013

Selection from the Collection of Jászdózsa. Templom Gallery, Eger, Hungary.

12º Contemporary art contest, Museum of Contemporary art Puebla, Puebla, Pue.

Residence (15 years). Jászdózsa, Hungary.

Art Colony of Hajdúság (50 years). Hajdúság, Hungary.

2009

XIV Painting Biennial Rufino Tamayo, MACO (Museum of Contemporay art Oaxaca), Oaxaca, Mexico.

2008

XIV Painting Biennial Rufino Tamayo, Tamayo Museum, Mexico City.

There is no Topic. Volume I. Espacio Sero art gallery, Cholula, Puebla.

2007

UNARTE Contemporary. Museum of contemporary art Puebla, Puebla, Pue.

Residence (8 years). Jászdózsa, Hungary.

2006

Subasta de Arte. Presidente Intercontinenta Art Gallery, Mexico City.

2005

The art of diplomacy. S. Menache art gallery, México D.F.

Mosaics. Lomas Sporting Club art gallery, Edo. de Mex. México.

2004

WTF. El Grito art gallery, México D.F.

2000

Apocalyptic visions, National Museum of Viceroyalty, Tepozotlan, Mexico.

1997

Black+White. Cultural Center of Contemporary Art, México D.F.

1996

On painting. Naucalli Art Gallery, Edo. de Mex. Mexico.

 

 

Awards and Residencies (selection)

2017

Sankt Georgen art residence, Germany.

Regionale 18

2016

Selected in the Obra Abierta 2016, Plasencia.

Jászdózsa art residence, Hungary.

2014

Igor Metropol art residence. Budapest, Hungary.

Hajdúság art residence, Hungary.

Jászdózsa art residence, Hungary.

2013

Selected in the 12º Contemporary art contest of Puebla.

Hajdúság art residence, Hungary.

Jászdózsa art residence, Hungary.

2008

Selected in the XIV Bienal Rufino Tamayo.

2005

Madrid and Barcelona art residence.

2003

Residence in Jászdózsa, Hungary.

2001

Jászdózsa art residence, Hungary.

First place, Young artists Edo. de Mex.

2000 Third place at Scotties art contest, Mexico City.

 

Fairs

2014

Art Placc, Tihany,Hungary. 

2011

Zona Maco, Mexico City.

 

Collections

Dosai Alkototabor Foundation

Hajdúsági Foundation

 

Publications and Catalogs

 

Kunstforum

Can you hear me?

Global Control and Censorship

Weltweite Überwachung und Zensur

von Carmela Thiele

2015

 

Global Control and Censorship

Catalog

2015

 

Mobile Museum

Catalog

2015

 

Other Sounds

Flash Art Budapest

November 2014

 

MACO

Catalog

April 2011

 

XIV Bienal Rufino Tamayo

Catalog

February 2009

 

Biennial Rufino Tamayo

La Jornada

September 2008

 

Especio Sero

Genero

October 2008

 

Espacio Cero

Ambience

May 2007

 

Espacio Cero

Opiniones

July 2007

 

Espacio Cero

Khuomo

March 2007

 

Espacio Sero

Catalog

December 2007

 

Gerardo Nolasco

Cover

May 2007

 

UNARTE

Genero

July 2007

 

Gerardo Nolasco

Mundo Canada

September 2001