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Carlos Motta

Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Practice

Fine Arts
School of Art

Carlos Motta (b. 1978, Bogotá, Colombia) has an upcoming mid-career survey exhibition at Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) in 2025. He presented career-survey exhibitions at Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá (MAMBO) (2023), the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus (2022), Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín (MAMM) (2017), and Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg (2015).

Motta’s work was included in the Disobedience Archive at La Biennale di Venezia (2024); Signals: How Video Transformed the World at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York (2023); Film Festival Oberhausen (2023); Is it morning for you yet?, 58th Carnegie International (2022); Film at Lincoln Center’s Art of the Real (2021); The Crack Begins Within, 11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2020); Home is a Foreign Place, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2019); When Home Won’t Let You Stay, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston; Incerteza Viva: 32nd Bienal de São Paulo (2016); Rotterdam Film Festival (2016, 2010); A Story Within A Story: Göteborg International Biennial of Contemporary Art (2015); Burning Down the House: X Gwangju Biennale (2014); Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) (2013); and Le spectacle du quotidian: X Lyon Biennale (2010); among many others.

His work is in the permanent collections of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and Guggenheim Museum, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, amongst many others. He received an Artist Impact Initiative x Creative Time R&D Fellowship (2024); a Penn Mellon Just Futures Initiative Grant grant (2023); a Rockefeller Brothers Fund Grant grant (2019); and was awarded The Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise (2017); The PinchukArtCentre’s Future Generation Art Prize (2014); and a Guggenheim fellowship (2008).

Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, USA, 2006

Master of Fine Arts, 2003
Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, New York, USA

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, 2001
The School of Visual Arts, New York, USA