Andrew Roberts is a mexican artist and writer. He incorporates elements of gameplay, roleplay and worldbuilding into his multi-platform practice, recognizing in these mechanisms a cultural structure where consumption and production become one. Researching the material dimension of horror, Roberts’s digital animations, installations, sculptures and poetry treat colonial agents as possessed images and haunted spaces. He is primarily concerned with representational systems, military technology and the parasitic relationship between Mexico and the United States of America, often exploring the links between optics, warfare and entertainment.

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Protean Silicone Matter
2023


Protean Silicone Matter

Pequod Co., Art Basel Miami Beach

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Haunted Silicone Matter

Pequod Co., Art Basel Miami Beach

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Tank
2023


Tank

Pequod Co., Mexico City

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Necromancer
2022


Necromancer (Vanitas)

House of Chappaz, Barcelona

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Necromancer (Mining Mana)

House of Chappaz, Valencia

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A hourse on fire is a ghost, a factory on fire is a specter
2022


A house on fire is a ghost, a factory on fire is a specter

Best Practice, San Diego

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The Harvest
2021


The Harvest (Pilot Episode)

Collaboration with Mauricio Muñoz

Delaplane, San Francisco

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The Harvest

Collaboration with Mauricio Muñoz

Delaplane, San Francisco

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2020


La Horda (The Horde)

Pequod Co., Mexico City

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CARGO

Pequod Co., Mexico City

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Undead

Pequod Co., Mexico City

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Isla, dinos tu nombre (Island, tell us your name)
2019


Isla, dinos tu nombre

Roca, Isla, Glaciar, Museo Jumex, Mexico City

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Towards Electromateriality
2018


Towards Electromateriality

Ficción y tiempo, Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco

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Towards Electromateriality

Ficción y tiempo, Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco

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Sunrise Corporation
2017


Brief History of the Sun

Centro Cultural Tijuana

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The Complex

Centro Cultural Tijuana

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Sunrise Corporation Headquarters

Centro Cultural Tijuana

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Isla, dinos tu nombre
Museo Jumex, 2021
09/19/2021 — 01/09/2022

Isla, dinos tu nombre, 2019, installation view at Roca, Isla, Glaciar, Museo Jumex, 2021


Isla, dinos tu nombre, 2019, 4K CGI video, color, sound, 6:00 min.; automotive paint on 3D prints



In Isla, dinos tu nombre [Island, tell us your name] (2019), by Andrew Roberts, the archipelago of the Coronado Islands—formed by four islands in the Pacific Ocean near Baja California—is invoked to speak about its history of colonization, and exploitation. The voiceover to a digital animation reclaims the words of the archipelago’s conqueror, taking a political stance on the territorial oppression it has suffered as a product of its geographical location at the border with the United States. The Islands present themselves to the public by telling “the story of a humanity that before inhabiting, tries to conquer” and going on to de- scribe stories of murder, smuggling and slave trade, from their own self-awareness as eternals. The digital animation is composed from hundreds of photographs, as well as the artist’s childhood memories, and together they form the body of the islands.

Excerpt from text by Marielsa Castro for Roca, Isla, Glaciar. 
Isla, dinos tu nombre, 2019, 4K CGI video, color, sound, 6:00 min.; automotive paint on 3D prints