Máximo González

About

Máximo González

Born in Entre Ríos, Argentina (1971). He studied at the Institute of Art Josefina Contte in Corrientes, Argentina, where he obtained a Teaching Degree in Visual Arts.

In 1996 Máximo had his first solo show in Corrientes, Argentina. In 1998 he moved to Córdoba where created Apeyron (a plastic and scenic experimentation research center). From 1999 to 2003 lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Máximo has been living and working in Mexico City for 12 years

He has completed 39 solo shows: “POGO”, Hospicio Cabañas Museum, Guadalajara, Mexico; Take the verse by the flower, Art Careyes (MX); Magnificent Warning at Stanlee & Rubin Center, El Paso (USA); Playful, CAFAM, Los Angeles (USA); Something like an answer to something, Artane gallery, Istanbul (TUR); Project for the reutilization of obsolete vehicles after the extinction of petrol at Travesía Cuatro Gallery, Madrid (ES) and Project B, Milano (ITL); Wait at Haydeé Rovirosa Gallery, NY (USA); Chignahuapan at Skestos Gabriele gallery, Chicago (USA) and Voges gallery, Frankfurt (DE); PISAR at Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires (ARG); Greenhouse effect at Art&Idea, Mexico City (MX).

He has participated in 117 group exhibitions: “The possibility of everything", Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada; “Where have all the flowers gone?”, Poetics of the handmade exhibition at MOCA LA (USA); The tree: from the sublime to the social at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; Fine Line at Museo de Las Americas, Denver (USA); The lines of the hand at MUAC, Mexico City (MX); 2nd Polygraphic Triennial of San Juan, Latina America and the Caribbean, Puerto Rico; Mexico: Poetry/Politics, San Francisco State University, San Francisco (USA) and at Nordic Watercolor Museum, Gothenburg, (Sweden); Tiempo de Sospecha, Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City (MX).

Solo Exhibitions

2015
Estertor, GACX (Galería de Arte Contemporáneo de Xalapa), Xalapa (JAL), Mexico
Temperance of the distant things, ETHRA Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
2014
POGO, Museo Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico
Take the verse by the flower, Art Careyes, Careyes, Jalisco, Mexico
2013
Figuring Exchange: Art and Money, (IMTFI) Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion, University of California, Irvine (CA), USA
Walk among Worlds, Fowler Museum, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Magnificent Warning, Stanlee & Rubin Center, El Paso (TX), USA
2012
Playful, at CAFAM (Craft and Folk Art Museum), Los Ángeles, CA, USA
2011
Tartar: my arm is a sling, Valle Ortí Gallery, Valencia, Spain Installation Walk among worlds built in Casa America for Enredados: the week of the Cultural Centers Network, organized by AECID, Madrid, Spain
Something like an answer to something, Artane gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2010
Material Poems, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago (IL), USA
Open Studio, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago (IL), USA
2008
Heart of lead, Valle Orti Gallery, Valencia, Spain
Recession, Queen’s Nails Annex, San Francisco, CA, USA
2007
Project for the reutilization of vehicles after the extinction of petrol, Travesía Cuatro Gallery, Madrid
Progetto di reutilizzazione dei veicoli obsoleti dopo l’estinzione del petrolio, Project B Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy
The Chignahuapan Project, Voges Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany 2006
Changarrito, MDF Gallery, Mexico City
Bureau, Pyner Contreras, London
Wait, Haydee Rovirosa Gallery, New York (NY), USA
Hotel Roesler #6, Nara Roesler Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Chignahuapan, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago (IL), USA
2005
Moral and civic instruction, Travesía Cuatro Gallery, Madrid, Spain
PISAR, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2004
Greenhouse effect, Art&Idea, Mexico City, MX
2003
Eagle and sun (heads or tails), Polyforum de Arte Siqueiros, Mexico City, MX
2002
Photographs and Light Installations, Taller de las Artes, Salta, Argentina
Light Installation, Boquitas Pintadas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2001
Objects of light, Espacio 33y1/3, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2000
Evento Desentido, artist’s studio, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Boards, Rozenblum Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1999
Relicatógrafos,Apeyron, Córdoba, Argentina
Objects and installation, Goldman Foundation, Córdoba, Argentina
Rastro Muerto, multimedia installation, 10 presentations, Casona Municipal, Córdoba, Argentina
1998
Boards, Cripta Jesuítica del Noviciado, Viejo Córdoba, Argentina
1997
Paintings, objects, performance, Ecology and young art Cultural Center, Corrientes, Argentina
1996
Light and shadow, sculpture, Yapeyú Hall, City Hall, Bella Vista, Corrientes, Argentina

Exposiciones Colectivas (selección)

2015
FILUX (The international Light Festival), Mexico City, Mexico
30 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Tell Me What You Think of Me, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, USA
2014
10 años después: Post emergencias en la Colección MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain
ES2014 Tijuana, 8vo Bienal Internacional del Estandarte / 11va edición, Tijuana (BJC), Mexico
The Possibility of everything, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada
Sin título, Galería Diéresis, Guadalajara (JAL), Mexico
I Am: Money matters , (ArtPrize 2014), Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University (KCAD), Grand Rapids (MI), USA
Ser o no Sur, Museo de la Ciudad, Santiago de Querétaro (QRO)+ Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Chihuahua (CHIH) + Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Zapopan (JAL), Mexico
Equivocados de Cielo, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo N°8, Aguascalientes, AGS, Mexico
Herencia, Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado "La Esmeralda", Ciudad de México, Mexico
Resonancias, Museo de la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, México DF, Mexico
Memorias Flotantes, White Spider Project, Mexico City, Mexico
A book between two stools, Boghossian Foundation - Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium
Maletas migrantes, Ambulante A.C., Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzmán de la República de El Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador
Maletas migrantes, Ambulante A.C., European Foundation Centre Philanthropy House, Brussels, Belgium
Maletas migrantes, Ambulante A.C., Centro Cultural Tijuana - CECUT, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Sin título, Galería Omar Alonso, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
2013
Transcendental evocations, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbay, India
Biophilia 3.7, Mexico City, Mexico
Arquetipos Imaginarios, Mexico City, Mexico
Principios Activos, DA2 Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
Semana de la Cultura Argenmex, Museo José Luis Cuevas, Centro Cultural Bella Época y Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico City, Mexico
Not Just Another Pretty Face, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago (IL), USA
Inaugural Group Show, The Mission Projects Gallery, Houston (TX), USA
[Pai-sa-je.m], Museo de la Cancillería, Subsecretaria de Relaciones Exteriores, Mexico City, Mexico
La mejor persona del mundo, Centro Cultural Border, Mexico City, Mexico
Biophilia, Galería Mycellium Ingenium, Piso 51, Torre Mayor, Mexico City, Mexico
Materia Prima, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (CAC), Quito, Ecuador
Words of Art, EDS Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
KARMADOOM buscando el equilibrio, Centro Cultural de México Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Love me tender, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, (WA)
Sex, Money and Power, Art Center Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
Transitios, Artpace, San Antonio (TX), USA
2012
Con pies y cabeza, Mycellium Ingenium, Mexico City, MX
Jornada migratorias, Claustro de Sor Juana University, Mexico City, MX
Opening Exhibition, Yet Projects Conteporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Maletas migrantes, Ambulante A.C., Museo de la Memoria y Tolerancia, Mexico City, MX
Codo a Codo, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, MX
Mexicanísimo Through artist's eyes, San José Museum of Art, San José (CA) and William Patterson University, New Jersey, USA
En mi ser eterno, at El Patio 77 B&B, Mexico City, MX
…Game on :), PEVETO, Houston, (TX), USA
Moi je construis des marionnettes, at LAMM, Madrid, Spain
2011
Tiempo de Sospecha, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, MX
Mexico: Poetry/Politics, Nordic Watercolor Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden
Conciencia Urbana, Andrés Siegel/Arte, Mexico City, MX
Art Room Talent 2da Edición, special guest with an installation called Arrhythmia, Mexico City, MX
Cosmopolitan Routes: Houston Collects Latin American Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX), USA
Summer 2011: Transition, The Mission Projects, Chicago, (IL), USA
Fragilidad: Naturaleza y Arte, Galería de la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, Mexico City, MX
Trans/action, Guadalupe Gallery, San Antonio (TX), USA
2010
México: Politics/Poetics, San Francisco State University, San Francisco (CA), USA.
MFAH Benefit Gala Exhibition and Auction, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston (TX), USA
Cosmopolitan Routes, Houston collects Latin American Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, (TX), USA
Biennial of Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro, (NC), USA
Mano/Mundo/Corazón: Center for Book & Paper Art, Columbia College, Chicago (IL), USA
Volver: Mexican Folk Art into Play, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco (CA), USA
Final Open Studio, URRA Art residences and exchanges, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Opening exhibition URRA, Del Infinito Arte gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
In Llieu for Unity, Ballroom Marfa (TX), USA
Sinfonía de una decadencia, Centro Cultural Border. Mexico City, MX
Conversation II, Travesía Cuatro Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2009
PROGRESO! Centro Cultural España, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Sing of the Times, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago (IL), USA
Cleve Carney´s Collection, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst (IL), USA
Tarde o Temprano, Culture Institute of Zacatecas, Mexico
Partisan, Art Chicago, Chicago (IL), USA
2nd Polygraphic Triennial of San Juan, Latin America and the Caribbean, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Criteria, A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago (IL), USA
Heads or tails, Red Galería, Buenos Aires, Argentina
No rhyme or reason, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco (CA), USA
2008
Viva México!, BWA Awangarda Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland
The tree: from the sublime to the social, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada
The lines of the hand, MUAC University Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City, MX
To the infinite and beyond, Centro de las Artes de Sevilla, Spain
Boureau, Pyner Contreras gallery, London
2007
Poetics of the handmade, MOCA, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Eat the Food, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, MOCCA, Toronto, Canada
Domestic mail, Galería NoD, Prague, Czech Republic
Viva Mexico!, Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland
Microwave 5, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York (NY), USA
Media Asta, Haydee Rovirosa Gallery, New York (NY), USA
Corrientes paints well, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires
2006
Present Perfect, Volitant Gallery, Austin (TX), USA
Paper cut, Vogues Gallery, Frankfurt, GER
Theatrum Mundi, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
Material abuse, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York (NY), USA
Paper, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago (IL), USA
Banners, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Sivam Visual Arts, 2006 Award, Mexico City
2005 Sensexperiment 05, International creation reunion, Lucena, Córdoba, Spain
VII Convocatoria Jóvenes Artistas, Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain
Serene obsession, Haim Chanin Fine Arts, New York (NY), USA
Money, X-Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City
America Tropical, Institut du Mexique a Paris, Paris
X Salon d’art Bancomer, Institut du Mexique a Paris, Paris
Corrientes paints well, Museo de Bellas Artes de Corrientes, Juan Ramón Vidal, Corrientes, Argentina
2004
Weapons and tools, Salón Bancomer, Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City
Invasion, occupation, expansion, Centro Cultural de España, Mexico City
Newspapers, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York (NY), USA
Bordermates, Mexico City
Participates with video H, in the show “Everything is going to be fine”, Museum of Contemporary Art Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City
Domestic mail, Harto Espacio, Montevideo, Uruguay
2003
Light Installation, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Art in progression, Teatro San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2002
Light Installation, Boquitas Pintadas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Estudio Abierto San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2001
Three, Sonoridad Amarilla, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1998
Consulate of Argentina in Encarnación, Paraguay
University Extention, Corrientes, Argentina
1997
Organizes Macro Muestra de Micro formato, Corrientes, Argentina
1996
Café Cultural El Mariscal with José Luis Carbonel, Corrientes, Argentina
2nd Prize sculpture, Museum of Fine Arts Ramón Vidal, Corrientes, Argentina
1994
Cambá-Cuá Park Cultural Center, Corrientes, Argentina
1993
City Hall Fair, El Colorado, Formosa, Argentina

Artwork Private And Public Collections

Institutions:
    USA
  • MOCA, L.A., CA
  • Harvard Art Museum, Cambridge, MA
  • De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • Museo de las Américas, Denver, CO
  • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
  • Equity International, Chicago, IL
  • Institute of Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion, University of California, Irvine CA

    Mexico
  • Fundación Cuervo
  • Museo del Pago en Especie
  • Museo de la Cancillería

    España
  • Fundación Coca-Cola, Madrid
  • MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León

  • Private:
      USA
    • Norton Family, NYC
    • DFMC, Pritzker, Chicago, IL
    • Mary & Roy Cullen, Houston, TX
    • Dirk Denison Architects, Chicago, IL
    • HDeutche Bank, NYC
    • Ella Cisneros, Miami, FL
    • Luis Campos, Houston, TX

      Other countries
    • Angela Missoni, Milano, Italy
    • Alfredo Hertzog da Silva, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • Carolina Herrera, Madrid, Spain
    • Galila Barzilaï-Hollander, Bruselas, Belgium
    • Ömer Koch, Istanbul, Turkey

Awards

2014
ArtPrize 2014, Grand Rapids (MI), USA

2010
Premio Tequila Centenario, Zona MACO, Mexico International Art Fair

Otros proyectos

  • 2014 Siena Art Institute, artist residency, Siena (IT)
  • 2010 Hyde Park Art Center, artist residency, Chicago (IL), USA
  • 2010 URRA, artist residency, Buenos Aires, Argentina Project Room in Zona MACO SUR, Mexico City, MX
  • 2008 RAW, Chicago Art Institute, donation for auction benefit
  • 2007 Artist to Artist, artist residency in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 2006 Dream, piece comissioned by DFMC, Pritzker, Chicago (IL), USA
  • 2004 Changarrito project starts in Mexico City, MX

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