(b. Mexico City, 1970).
Gustavo Artigas’ latest works relate ludic structures to disaster situations, creating interfaces to be played and developed by spectators or specific human groups. Themes such as social tension and behavior, encompassing extreme or unusual situations, are important subjects in his work. Artigas’ pieces have been presented at the Faites vos jeux! Art and game since Dada Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz. Liechtenstein \ Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany. (2005-6), international 04, Liverpool Biennial. Liverpool, England.(2004), OUTLOOK 2003 Arena - Society for the Advancement of Contemporary Art in Athens. Athens, Greece and the Aperto of the 49th Venice Biennial (2001) among others.
He is developing an Artistic Residency at Ciudad Juarez, Mexico for the Exhibition Proyecto Juarez, 2007-8. Besides this, he is currently working in a commissioned piece for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Ill. The Te Manawa Museum in New Zealand is preparing a 10 years review solo show on his work for the end of 2007. A comprehensive book about Artigas’ works will be edited for this event.
Bill Kelley Jr. interviews Artigas in 2002 about his interest in risk and the many ways these moments find their ways back into various art situations.