Latin American Artist Carlos Motta is part of Guggenheim UBS MAP
b. 1978, Bogotá, Colombia | lives and works in New York
Carlos Motta’s work, which ranges over various media, engages issues of sexuality, gender identity, minority culture, politics, and religion. In his quest to contest dominant historical narratives, he has collaborated with academics, activists, artists, performers, and researchers around the world. Motta’s 2005 work Brief History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America since 1946 is part of a series produced between 2005 and 2009 that presents two chronologies of events in the region: one of U.S. interventions there since 1946, another of its leftist guerrilla movements.
Museum as Hub: On Queering Dominant Discourses: An Interview with Carlos Motta newmuseum.org, September 9, 2012 Carlos Motta’s ongoing project We Who Feel Differently addresses issues of contemporary queer history and culture through over fifty interviews with people involved in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTIQQ) issues in Colombia, Norway, South Korea, and the U.S. More
Conversations: Carlos Motta saint-lucy.com, August 23, 2012 In casual conversation Carlos Motta is understated and polite. He almost seems serene. When topics arise for which he is passionate, he remains courteous, yet a quiet fire sparks up just below the surface. More
5 Questions for Contemporary Practice with Carlos Motta ART21 Magazine, June 17, 2011 Through the construction of alternative sources of information and (counter) public discourse, Carlos Motta’s work focuses his viewer’s attention on a range of subjects crucial to struggles for democracy and autonomy among groups and individuals. More