Through the use of wit and humor, Damián Ortega deconstructs both familiar objects and processes, altering their functions and transforming them into novel experiences and scenarios. Ortega’s works play with scales that range from the molecular to the cosmic, applying the concepts of physics to human interactions, in which chaos, accidents, and instability, produce a system of relations in flux.
The artist began his career as a political cartoonist. His work has been part of biennials such as The 12th Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates (2015); the 155th and the 50th Biennale di Venezia, Italy (2013 and 2003); La Bienal de la Habana (2012); the 4thBerlin Biennial (2006); Biennale of Sydney (2006); the 27th Bienal de Sao Paulo (2006) and the Gwanju Biennale, Gwanju, South Korea (2002).
Damián Ortega currently lives and works in Mexico City.