Andrew Roberts

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Towards Electromateriality
Brief History of the Sun
The Complex
Sunsire Corporation
Time Capsule 

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Born in 1995, Tijuana, B.C., México


Solo exhibitions


Towards Electromateriality, SEVENTH Gallery, Melbourne, Australia


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


Sunrise Corporation, CECUT, Centro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, México


Una diva con anteojos, Biquini Wax EPS, Mexico City, México

Capsule Corp., Escritorio de Procesos, Mexicali, México

Group exhibitions


reprise: american fine arts, an allegory for americas, ArtMovementLA, Los Angeles, USA

Nos estamos acercando, Curated by Malteada la Vida, Museo El Centenario, PreMaco, Monterrey, MX


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, MX

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, travelling show curated by BBQLA and Lara Schoorl, 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, MX

CROSSOVER, Centro Cultural Border, Mexico City, MX

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, MX


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, MX

Tercer Concurso de Fotografía Contemporánea de México, CONARTE, Monterrey, MX

A salto de mata, Galería de la Ciudad, ICBC, Mexicali, MX

Esto que ocurre, RI Space, Tijuana, MX

XXXVII Encuentro Nacional de Arte Joven 2017, Instituto Cultural de Aguascalientes, Ags., MX

Desconfiar de las imágenes, Centro Cultural de Ciudad Universitaria, UNAM, Mexico City, MX


XXXVI Encuentro Nacional de Arte Joven 2016, Casa de la Cultura Celaya, Guanajuato, MX

Circuito de Quimeras, Galería de la Ciudad, IMAC, Tijuana, MX

XIV Concurso Nacional de Vídeo Experimental, ICBC, Mexicali, MX

XXXVI Encuentro Nacional de Arte Joven 2016, Galería de la Ciudad, Aguascalientes, MX

Grants and awards


Award / First Place, 7ma Bienal Internacional de Arte Universitario, UAEMex, Toluca, MX

Grant / Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo, Curatorial grant for Deslave, Mexico City, MX

Grant / Programa de Desarrollo Cultural Municipal, Curatorial grant for Deslave, ICBC-IMAC, Tijuana, MX


Award / EXIT Prize, Tercer Concurso de Fotografía Contemporánea

Award / Finalist, Juan Downey Prize, 13 Bienal de Artes Mediales, Chile


Grant / Jóvenes Creadores, PECDA 2016-2017, Tijuana, Baja California, MX

Grant / APROART 2016, Secretaría de Cultura - Centro Cultural Tijuana

Award / Honorable mention, Sexto Concurso Internacional de Videoarte “Visiones del Arte”, FICUNAM

Gallery experience

Deslave, Founder and co-director, Tijuana, B.C., México  /

TJINCHINA ProjectSpace, Assistant, Tijuana, B.C., México

Curatorial projects


FUTURAMA, San Diego Art Institute, CA, USA (forthcoming)

Dollhouse, SEVENTH Gallery, Merbourne, Australia (forthcoming)

Deslave, Material Art Fair 2019, Mexico City, MX 


Terror en lo profundo, Human Resources LA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

VIDEOHOUSE 3, Human Resources LA, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Biquini Wax EPS, Mexico City, MX


Audiovisual Arts Coordinator, Instituto Altazor, Tijuana, MX

Art teacher, Instituto Altazor, Tijuana, MX

Visiting lectures


Artist Talk, Artist Run Spaces, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, SD, CA, USA


Artist Talk, Open Show, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA, USA

Artist Talk, Medium Festival of Photography, Cine Tonalá, Tijuana, BC, MX - San Diego, USA

Symposium panelist, Technology and the body, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, USA

Symposium panelist, Imágenes asesinas y cómo ocultarse de ellas, Festival Internacional de Tijuana, Museo del Coleccionista, Tijuana, MX

Artist Talk, ¿A dónde van las imágenes?, Coloquio Nacional de Fotografía Contemporánea, Ensenada, MX

Artist Talk, Deslabaes, Facultad de Artes, UABC, Ensenada, MX



Time Capsule, 2016-2116
Steel and unknown interior
Time Capsule burial at the building foundations of the Elias Fontes Collection’s home and museum, Mexicali, B.C., México

'Time capsule' is a time-based work taking the form of a monetary transaction between the artist and the Elias Fontes Collection; it consists on the sale of a time capsule of which only the artist knows its interior, and that was then proceded to be buried under the house and museum of the collectors by their own family members. The work is accompanied by a legal contract, which stipulates that the time capsule must remain closed and buried for 100 years as a condition before it can be open.

Added to this, annually the collection will issued a monetary payment to the artist until the time capsule is ready to be open, thereby incurring in a hundred years debt. At the end of the stipulated time the collection will receive the rights to claim the interiors of the box, and the transaction will end successfully. But in case of not respecting the established, all the objects involved will lose their denomination as a work of art and thereby will be destroyed.

Time Capsule (Contract and plans), 2016 
Digital prints on cotton paper
Time Capsule contract and transaction at Escritorio de Procesos, Mexicali, B.C., México