Born 1970 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Lives and works in Brussels.


1993–1995 Master of Arts in Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London
1988–1992 Licenciado en Artes Visuales, Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas / UNAM, Mexico City
1987–1990 Gabriel Orozco's workshop, with Abraham Cruzvillegas, Damián Ortega and Dr. Lakra, Mexico


2007 Artist-in-residence OCA Office for Contemporary Art, Norway
2006 Artist in Residence Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
2002 ACA Master, Artist in residence. Atlantic Center for the Arts, United States

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2020 spending static to save gas, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
2019 sorted, resorted, WIELS, Brussels
2018 spending static to save gas, Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, Oakville
2017 Gabriel Kuri, with Harold Ancart and Michel François, E2N–Espace 251 Nord, La Comète, Liège
2016 Product Testing Unit, Alte Fabrik, Rapperswil
2014 Gabriel Kuri: with personal thanks to their contractual thingness, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
All probability resolves into form, The Common Guild, Glasgow
2013 bottled water branded water, Parc Saint Léger, Centre d’art contemporain, Pougues-les-Eaux
2011 Before Contingency after the Fact, South London Gallery, London
Nobody Needs to Know the Price of Your Saab, Blaffer Gallery, Art Museum of the University of Houston; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
2010 Soft Information in Your Hard Facts, Museion, Museum of modern and contemporary art, Bolzano
Join the dots and make a point, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg; Kunstverein Bielefeld, Bielefeld
2003 Start to Stop Stopping, MHKA Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp
2000 Momento de Importancia, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City
1999 Plan de san lunes, Museo de las Artes de Guadalajara, Guadalajara

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2018 Archipelago – A Problem (On Exactitude in Science), Tiön Projects, The Hague
Converter, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen
2017 Desert X, The Coachella Valley, Palm Springs, CA
Capital Flows, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen
Birth as Criterion, 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana, Ljubljana
Field Guide, Remai Modern, Saskatoon
Living Apart Together: Recent Acquisitions, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
2016 L’Esprit du Bauhaus, L’Objet en Question, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Portrait of the Artist as an Alter, FRAC Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-lès-Rouen
Parc de Sculptures Contemporaines, Domaine du Muy, Le Muy
The Natural Order of Things, Fundacíon Jumex, Mexico City
The Distance of A Day, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
me – new forms of self-portraiture, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
2015 The Corner Show, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp
12. Bienal de la Habana, Havana
2014 Made in L.A., Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Venice Biennale
2008 Berlin Biennale
2003 Venice Biennale

Gabriel Kuri’s oeuvre encompasses diverse media including sculpture, collage and installation, often using repurposed natural, industrial, and mass-produced objects (insulation foam, shells, soda cans, stones, or ticket receipts, for instance) to craft eloquent works of art. Kuri’s works often include traces of past human activities, such as empty bottles or cans, cigarette butts or ticket stubs. They function as signs of spent time, energy or currency — a recurring theme in the artist’s work.