Andrew

Roberts

Tijuana, 1995

His research 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.

Bio

His research 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.

Lives and works in Mexico City

He has been part of shows in China, United Kingdom, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Australia, Spain, Mexico and the United States of America in places such as the Best Practice; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Centro Cultural Tijuana; the Whitstable Biennale of the TATE Modern; Museo Jumex and Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco. Among his awards are included on two occasions the Acquisition prize at the Encuentro Nacional de Arte Joven (Mexico), in their XLI (2021) and XXXIX (2019) editions; the Acquisition prize of the III Bienal Nacional del Paisaje (Mexico, 2019); the Acquisition prize of the XXXIX Encuentro Nacional de Arte Joven (Mexico, 2019); the First Place of the 7a Bienal Internacional de Arte Universitario (Mexico, 2018); FONCA in the category of Alternative Media of the Jóvenes Creadores program (Mexico, 2019-2020); on the same category the PECDA BC (Mexico, 2016-2017); and two grants given by Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico, 2018 and 2020). In recent years his work has been included in public and private collections such as Colección Fundación M and Colección R+S.

Since 2017 he has been co-director (in collaboration with Mauricio Muñoz) of Deslave, an exhibition space, curatorial team and semi-professional cult for the production and exhibition of contemporary art based in Tijuana, which has carried out exhibition projects for PEANA (Monterrey), Delaplane (San Francisco), Human Resources (Los Ángeles), SEVENTH Gallery (Melbourne), Swab Art Fair (Barcelona) and Material Art Fair (Mexico City).

Selection of Works

A house on fire is a ghost, a factory on fire is a specter (Still)
4K two channel video installation
12 min. Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/658259282/c488e4e59f
2020-2022
2020-2022
A house on fire is a ghost, a factory on fire is a specter (Still)
4K two channel video installation
12 min. Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/658259282/c488e4e59f
2020-2022
2020-2022
La horda
Video installation; 8 channel HD video
2020
2020
Undead (performance)
Tattoos on silicone mask and sleeves, VR Set and Nintendo Switch
Variable duration
2020
2020
REANIMATOR: days gone bye
Tattoo and piercing on silicone
13.8 x 19.7 x 7.9 inches
2020
2020
COOTIES: the rotten core
Tattoo on silicone
11.8 x 9.8 x 13.8 inches
2020
2020
EXHUMED: miles behind us
Tattoo on silicone
11.8 x 13.8 x 11 inches
2020
2020
PET SEMATARY: the heart's desire
Tattoo on silicone
3.9 x 13.8 x 18.9 inches
2020
2020
CARGO: a certain doom
Tattoo on silicone
5.9 x 20.5 x 3.9 inches
2020
2020
RHYTHM RATTLESNAKE: The world ends with you, baby centipede
Tattoo on silicone
5.9 x 3.54 x 9 inches
2020
2020
FRAGILE: Sunflower vending machine
Tattoo and piercing on silicone
3.94 x 1.97 x 1.18 inches
2020
2020
DUCK HUNT: Spaghetti Westerns and Mexican B-Horror Movies
Tattoo on silicone; poly bubble mailer
11.8 x 9.45 x 1.97 inches
2020
2020
CARGO: A lone rider in the burning sky and his trusted armored dragon
Tattoo on silicone, anti-static foam and automotive paint on weapon case
19.68 x 16.53 x 20.27 inches
2020
2020
Towards Electromateriality
3D print on stainless steel light stand
Variable dimensions
2018
2018
Towards Electromateriality
3D print on stainless steel light stand
Variable dimensions
2018
2018
Towards Electromateriality
3D print on stainless steel light stand
Variable dimensions
2018
2018
Towards Electromateriality
4K video
8'55" https://vimeo.com/381911967
2018
2018
Brief History of the Sun
Installation: 4K video, digital print, and 3D print on stainless steel light stand
Video: 4'10"
2017
2017
Brief History of the Sun
Installation: 4K video, digital prints, bean bags, headphones and electrical extension cord
Video: 4'10"
2017
2017
The Complex (Beta Version)
4K video, two-channel video installation and digital prints
Video: 5'00"
2017
2017
The Complex (Alpha Version)
4K video, two-channel video installations, digital prints on walls and elevators, headphones and electric extension cords
Video: 5'44"
2017
2017
How to sell the sun
4K video, three-channel video installation and digital print on wall
Video: 2'46"
2017
2017
12 Oz
Pyrography on leather
13.78 x 13.78 x 13.78
2017
2017
Códice columna
Ink on leather and chains
39.37 x 13.78 x 13.78 inches
2017
2017
Oro sin título
Digital print on cotton paper (Edition of 3)
11.8 x 15.75 inches ea.
2017
2017
Oro sin título
Digital print on cotton paper (Edition of 3)
11.8 x 15.75 inches ea.
2017
2017
Oro sin título
Digital print on cotton paper (Edition of 3)
11.8 x 15.75 inches ea.
2017
2017

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