Carlos 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.
Motta’s work has been presented internationally in venues such as The New Museum, The Guggenheim Museum and MoMA/PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogotá; Serralves Museum, Porto; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson; San Francisco Art Institute and Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin.
Motta is currently organizing a symposium and performative event (with Matthias Sperling) co-commissioned by Electra and Tate Modern Film, which will premiere on February 2013 at Tate Modern’s The Tanks in London. He is also preparing a Façade Project for the Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros in Mexico City in the spring 2013.
Motta is a graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Program, he was named a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in 2008 and received grants from Art Matters in 2008, and NYSCA in 2010. He is part of the faculty at Parsons The New School of Design, The School of Visual Arts, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, the International Center of Photography and The Vermont College of Fine Arts.