Alvaro Ugarte by Editor October 14, 2019 0 Portfolios

Most of Ugarte´s (Mexico) artistic practice begins as a social experience by staging scenarios or situations to function as devices of engagement between members of a given community. Consequently, the material outcomes, which are often unpredictable due to the nature of the actions and its collective dimensions; may take the form of sculptures, installations, or any other documentary record.
More recently, Ugarte has expanded his field of study on analyzing mental structures and social behaviors. Where, through seemingly absurd procedures such as the act of sleeping, espionage and the use of esoteric query, tries to question how the mind function within specific social contexts. His work has been shown internationally in places such as Paul Kasmin Gallery, NY, MAZ Museo de Arte de Zapopan, MX and Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, IT. In 2015 he was nominated for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative on its cycle 8 (2016-2017).