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Gerardo Camargo

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Gerardo Camargo

Gerardo Camargo was born in Mexico City. He began working as a cartoonist at the age of 12. In 2004 he founded Zarco Gallery, an independent space for contemporary art in Cuernavaca, Mexico, that offered a program of exhibitions, lectures, and workshops focused on involving the artist community with local processes in the society.

His work has been shown in galleries and museums in Mexico and the United States, including: Underlying Borders, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington D.C., 2019 (co-curator and participating artist); After Eden, Siqueiros Museum, Morelos, Mexico, 2016; Mary B. Howard Artist Member Exhibition, Greater Reston Art Center, Reston, VA, 2016.

Interested in the relationship between the natural environment and social structures, his work refers to architecture as a symbol of human desires, as well as a physical representation of structures of power, dominance, and control. He is currently working with discarded materials mostly from domestic construction sites, and seek out pre-transmitted messages that he utilizes in abstract imagery.