Camilo Ontiveros |
(b. 1978 Rosario, Sinaloa, Mexico. Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA)
Interested in the transformation of objects and ideas as they move through and across nations, jurisdictions, and economies, Ontiveros has developed a practice that mines and unveils the complexities and implications of transnational laws, migration, and exchanges between the United States and Mexico. Ontiveros received an MFA from UCLA in 2009 and a BA from the UCSD in 2006. He is Co-Founder of NOMART a performance art space on wheels; co-founder of Lui Velazquez, an artist residency program in Tijuana; and co-founder of Imprenta, an alternative space in the MacArthur Park area of Los Angeles. He was the 2010 recipient of the Illy Prize at ARCO Madrid and had work in the 2010 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art.
His solo exhibitions include: 2012: Camilo Ontiveros: in the Ring. Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA; 2010: Curtains: a film in three parts, in collaboration with Michelle Dizon, Vargas Museum Project Room. Manila, Philippines; 2009: I Want Your Washing Machine, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA; Untitled (From the series Deportables), Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA.
In this interview curator and independent writer Tiffany Barber speaks with the artist about his latest projects and his involvement in developing independent art spaces where he works.
Steve Turner Contemporary
Museum of Latin American Art