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Carlos Motta
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Carlos Motta

Carlos Motta (b. 1978, Colombia) lives and works in New York City. Motta is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work draws upon political history in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize the inclusion of suppressed histories, communities, and identities. He is a graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Program (2005/2006), received his BFA in Photography (2001) from The School of Visual Arts, New York City, and his MFA (2003) from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, New York City. Motta is part of the faculty at Parsons The New School of Design and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. Motta’s work has been presented internationally in venues such as Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon (2013); Tate Modern, London (2013); The New Museum (2012), The Guggenheim Museum (2011) and MoMA/PS1 Contemporary Art Center (2009), New York City; San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco (2011); Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin (2010); Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogotá (2010); Serralves Museum, Porto (2010); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (2010); Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2008); and CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson (2008). Motta guest edited (Im)practical (im)possibilities, e-flux journal’s issue #44 and in spring 2013 he was an artist in residency at The Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice, part of Union Theological Seminary in New York City.