PROYECTOSMONCLOVA was established in 2005 in Mexico City as an experimental platform for emerging artists. Expanding and consolidating its program over the years the gallery has evolved into one of the most important forums for contemporary art in Mexico, emphasizing on the dialogue between local and international artists from different generations.

In 2012 the gallery moved to a newly designed location in Colonia Roma, which offers 2 exhibition spaces and a fully equipped video room for large-scale cinematographic projections thus offering their artists architectonic diversity and a platform of various formats. PROYECTOSMONCLOVA stages 6 to 10 exhibitions per year as well as a public program with talks, screenings and performances to enrich its discursive potential.

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Gabriel de la Mora

Gabriel de la Mora (1968, Mexico City) lives and works in Mexico City. His practice is focused on the use or reuse of discarded and obsolete objects that appear to have concluded their utilitarian life. More interested in the deconstruction and fragmentation of an object or material over time, De la Mora refuses the notion of the artist as a virtuoso and rather focuses on reconstructing through process and time-based practices, echoing the concept of the ready-made. Through an obsessive process of collecting and cataloguing discarded objects, such as old radios, shoe soles, microscope slides, eggshells, doors and daguerreotypes, he reorganizes these forgotten fragments in precise geometric arrangements to present them in a new light. De la Mora’s practice therefore lends visibility to the immaterial aura of objects, which when removed from their previous utilitarian narrative and re-contextualized in an exhibition, juxtapose the ‘past lives’ of the object with the present, as though giving the materials the opportunity to look back and reflect on themselves.

1867Gabriel de la Mora
MCI / 9 – IV e, 2015, discarded rubber blankets from offset printing press, mounted on wood, dimensions: 60 x 45 x 4 cm
1849Gabriel de la Mora
MCI / 7 – III f, 2015, discarded rubber blankets from offset printing press, mounted on wood, dimensions: 120 x 180 x 6 cm
1857Gabriel de la Mora
MCI / 144 I f, 2015, discarded rubber blankets from offset printing press, mounted on wood, dimensions: 120 x 90 x 4 cm
1954Gabriel de la Mora
MCI / 9 – III, 2015, discarded rubber blankets from offset printing press, mounted on wood, dimensions: 180 x 240 x 6 cm
1943Gabriel de la Mora
PAI / 16 – I f, 2015, discarded aluminum plates from offset printing press, mounted on wood, dimensions: 180 x 120 x 6 cm
1853Gabriel de la Mora
PAI / 1,536, I f, 2015, discarded aluminum plates from offset printing press, mounted on wood, dimensions: 120 x 90 x 4 cm
1873Gabriel de la Mora
288 – IV / Pi, 2014, diptych of 144 pairs of used leather shoe soles on wood, dimensions: 120 x 90 x 4 cm (each)
1875Gabriel de la Mora
288 – I / PL, 2014, diptych of 144 pairs of used plastic shoe soles on wood, dimensions: 120 x 90 x 4 cm (each)
1931Gabriel de la Mora
Altamirano 20 II, 2012, detached consolidated ceiling from 1882 mounted on wood, with an aluminum frame, dimensions: 200.5 x 315.5 x 3.5 cm
1933Gabriel de la Mora
CP IV, 2012, detached consolidated ceiling fragments from 1882 and 1910 mounted on wood, with an aluminum frame, dimensions: 170 x 150 x 4 cm
1851Gabriel de la Mora
8 Poniente 710, III, Puebla de Zaragoza, 2015, detached consolidates ceiling from 1910 mounted on wood, with an aluminum frame, dimensions: 130 x 182 x 3.7 cm
1936Gabriel de la Mora
Suelo III, 2013, triptych of paint, rust and dirt on metal plates, dimensions: 101 x 82.7 x 2.9 cm (each)
1941Gabriel de la Mora
Puerta I B, 2012, paint, rust, paper and dirt on metal plate, dimensions: 81.7 x 90.3 x 4 cm
1877Gabriel de la Mora
127,200, 2014, 5,088 used sides of 2,544 match boxes from 127,200 burnt matches on acid-free cardboard, mounted on wood, dimensions: 200 x 161 x 6 cm
1952Gabriel de la Mora
77,950 (42,250 – 35,700), 2014, diptych of 3,118 used sides of 1,559 match boxes from 77,950 burnt matches on acid-free cardboard, mounted on wood, dimensions: 100 x 80.5 x 4 cm (each)
1885Gabriel de la Mora
B-189 (a/b), 2015, diptych of vintage radio speaker fabric, Framed dimensions: 62.5 x 50.4 x 4.5 cm (each)
1925Gabriel de la Mora
B-6, 2013, vintage radio speaker fabric, Framed dimensions: 47.4 x 48.4 x 4.5 cm
1927Gabriel de la Mora
B-301, 2015, vintage radio speaker fabric, Framed dimensions: 27 x 29 x 4.5 cm
1859Gabriel de la Mora
Yo quiero ser tonta E-160, 2016, vintage photograph intervention, Framed dimensions: 40 x 45.5 x 7 cm
1893Gabriel de la Mora
N 119, 2015, vintage photograph intervention, Framed dimensions: 46 x 37.6 x 5 cm
1879Gabriel de la Mora
La cabeza viviente C 1174 CV-3 (1961), 2011, torn vintage photograph, Framed dimensions: 36 x 36 x 4.5 cm
1945Gabriel de la Mora
Delia Magaña 15 oct 1955, 2011, torn vintage photograph, Framed dimensions: 36 x 36 x 4.5 cm
1950Gabriel de la Mora
Cristales de inevidencia, 2014, glass stereoscopic slides in cardboard box, dimensions: 10.9 x 10.9 x 4.4 cm
1869Gabriel de la Mora
CI / 2,639, 2015, glass microscope slides, Framed dimensions: 83.6 x 61.2 x 8 cm
1956Gabriel de la Mora
CI / 2,674 I P.o., 2015, glass microscope slides, Framed dimensions: 83.5 x 61 x 8 cm
1947Gabriel de la Mora
CI / 47 I, 2015, glass microscope coverslips, Framed dimensions: 61.7 x 50.5 x 6 cm
1871Gabriel de la Mora
CI / 68, 2015, glass microscope coverslips, Framed dimensions: 76 x 59.2 x 6 cm
1881Gabriel de la Mora
Poética política, 2015, carved obsidian, dimensions: 14 x 180 cm
1883Gabriel de la Mora
Catalogue of the exhibition, 2003-2009, triptych of burnt paper, dimensions: 5 x 28 x 21.5 cm (each)
1864Gabriel de la Mora
500/1987, 2014, incorrectly minted coin, dimensions: 3.2 x 2.8 x 0.2 cm