Andrew Roberts is a Mexican visual artist. His work begins with a historical exploration on the parallel development of war technology and the entertainment industry, analyzing the role of images as operational weapons in military conflicts and their poetic, political and aesthetic ramifications in the production of capital and death. His practice takes on the form of multimedia narrative and speculative fiction, materialized across space through digital animations and immersive installations in the company of objects, actions and essayistic writings.

His video installations and sculptures have been shown in Mexico, the United States, China, England, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Australia and Spain, in venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Centro Cultural Tijuana; and Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco. He has been awarded the Acquisition Prize at the III Bienal Nacional del Paisaje (2019); the Acquisition Prize at the XXXIX Encuentro Nacional de Arte Joven (2019); the First Place in the 7a Bienal Internacional de Arte Universitario (2018); the FONCA grant in the Alternative Media category of the Young Creators program (2019-2020); the PECDA BC grant (2016-2017); and two grants from the Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo (2018 and 2020). Since 2017 he has been the co-director of Deslave, an artist-run space located in Tijuana which has worked on exhibition projects for Human Resources (Los Angeles), SEVENTH Gallery (Melbourne), Swab Art Fair (Barcelona) and Material Art Fair (Mexico City).


Born in 1995, Tijuana, Mexico
Lives and works in Tijuana, Mexico

Solo exhibitions

2020
Lamentamos notificarle que debido al fin del mundo su paquete se ha retrasado, Pequod Co., Mexico City, Mexico (upcoming)

2019
Towards Electromateriality, SEVENTH Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2018
Imágenes asesinas y cómo ocultarse de ellas, LADRÓNgalería, Mexico City, Mexico

2017
Sunrise Corporation, CECUT, Centro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico
Huachichol, oro nunca fue, 206 Arte Contemporáneo, Tijuana, Mexico

2016
Una diva con anteojos, Biquini Wax EPS, Mexico City, Mexico
Capsule Corp., Escritorio de Procesos, Mexicali, Mexico

Group exhibitions

2020
SEX, kurimanzutto, curated by Salón Silicón, Mexico City, Mexico
Cuerpos, Lodos, Mexico City, Mexico
Escaleras Futuras, Galería Santa Fé, curated by MSD, Bogotá, ColombiaRivera, Material Art Fair, Mexico City, Mexico
En el mundo cualquier cosa está conectada a otro por un tercero. El secreto es descubrir qué es ese tercero, Augmented reality exhibition, Pequod Co., Mexico City, Mexico
Permanencia Voluntaria, Online show, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico
LATIN CHAT, Online show, Mexico

2019
III Bienal Nacional del Paisaje, Museo de Arte de Nogales, Sonora, Mexico
Misión Águila, Ladrón Galería, Art Beijing, Beijing, China
XXXIX Encuentro Nacional de Arte Joven 2019, Instituto Cultural de Aguascalientes, Ags., Mexico
reprise: american fine arts, an allegory for americas, ArtMovementLA, Los Angeles, USA
Nos estamos acercando, Curated by Malteada la Vida, Museo El Centenario, Monterrey, Mexico

2018
Being Here with You/Estando aquí contigo: 42 Artists from San Diego and Tijuana, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, USA
I<< II > · >>I Ficción y tiempo, Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco, Mexico City, Mexico
BIM Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina
7ma Bienal Internacional de Arte Universitario, Museo Universitario Leopoldo Flores, Toluca
Life on Mars, American Fine Arts Part 6, Current Projects, Miami, Florida, USA
livin’ a dream reality, American Fine Arts Part 5, Marvin Gardens, New York, USA
Lost & Found, American Fine Arts Part 4, 2351 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, USA
Muster Station, The School of Beginnings with Whitstable Biennale, Tate Modern, London, UK
A Dangerous Obsession, Human Resources LA, Los Angeles, USA
The Fool’s Journey, American Fine Arts Part 3, Traveling show, BS Projects, Houston; Territory OKC, Oklahoma City; Living Arts, Tulsa; HAW Contemporary, Kansas City; Maple Street Construct, Omaha; Brit & Alex Lindsay, Minneapolis; G-CADD, Granite City; Fort Houston, Nashville; Sugar Space, Indianapolis;  Anytime Dept., Cincinnati, USA
FOCOMX, Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City, Mexico
CROSSOVER, Centro Cultural Border, Mexico City, Mexico
On the tip of my tongue, American Fine Arts Part 2, Cloaca Projects, San Francisco, USA
Una columna de rastros, Galería Principal, Instituto de Cultura de Baja California, Tijuana, Mexico

2017
Boiling Process 5: Mythodologies, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, USA
Caleidoscopio Steady-cam, Semana Internacional de Videoarte de Lanzarote, Spain
ARTEMERGENTE Bienal Nacional Monterrey, Centro de las Artes, CONARTE, Monterrey, Mexico
Tercer Concurso de Fotografía Contemporánea de México, CONARTE, Monterrey, Mexico
A salto de mata, Galería de la Ciudad, ICBC, Mexicali, Mexico
XXXVII Encuentro Nacional de Arte Joven 2017, Instituto Cultural de Aguascalientes,, Mexico
Desconfiar de las imágenes, Centro Cultural de Ciudad Universitaria, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico

2016
Circuito de Quimeras, Galería de la Ciudad, IMAC, Tijuana, Mexico
XIV Concurso Nacional de Vídeo Experimental, ICBC, Mexicali, Mexico
XXXVI Encuentro Nacional de Arte Joven 2016, Galería de la Ciudad, Aguascalientes, Mexico

Awards

2019
Acquisition prize, III Bienal Nacional del Paisaje, Nogales, Sonora, Mexico
Acquisition prize, XXXIX Encuentro Nacional de Arte Joven, Aguascalientes, Mexico

2018
First Place, 7ma Bienal Internacional de Arte Universitario, UAEMex, Toluca de Lerdo, Mexico

2017
EXIT Prize, Tercer Concurso de Fotografía Contemporánea, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Honorable mention, Sexto Concurso Internacional de Videoarte, FICUNAM, Mexico City, Mexico

Grants

2020
Fondo de Apoyo PAC / Covid-19, Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico

2019
Jóvenes Creadores, Medios Alternativos, FONCA, Secretaría de Cultura, Mexico

2018
Programación de espacios independientes, Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, MX
Programa de Desarrollo Cultural Municipal, ICBC-IMAC, Tijuana, Mexico

2016
Jóvenes Creadores, Medios Alternativos, PECDA, Baja California, Mexico
Programa de Apoyo a la Producción Artística, Secretaría de Cultura - CECUT, Mexico

Gallery experience

2017 - Present
Deslave, Founder and co-director, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico / www.deslave.art

Curatorial projects

2020
Deslave, Material Art Fair 2020, Mexico City, Mexico

2019
Dollhouse, SEVENTH Gallery, Merbourne, Australia
Deslave, Material Art Fair 2019, Mexico City, Mexico
Deslave, Swab Art Fair 2019, Barcelona, Spain

2018
Terror en lo profundo, Human Resources LA, Los Angeles, California, USA
VIDEOHOUSE 3, Human Resources LA, Los Angeles, USA; Biquini Wax EPS, Mexico City, MX

Lectures

2019
Artist Run Spaces, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California, USA

2018
Open Show, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California, USAMedium
Festival of Photography, Cine Tonalá, Tijuana, BC, MX - San Diego, California, USA
Technology and the body, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California, USA

upcoming:
Solo show at Pequod Co., Mexico City, November 21 — January 16, 2021
SEXtrauma, kurimanzutto, curated by Salón Silicón, Mexico City

previously:
Cuerpos, Lodos, Mexico City

Escaleras Futuras, Galería Santa Fé, Bogotá