Harry Gamboa Jr. – Biography

hg27apr14EMAILHarry Gamboa Jr.

Photo:  ©2014, Barbara Carrasco

 

Harry Gamboa Jr. is an artist, writer, and educator.

He is a co-founder of Asco (1972-1985), the Los Angeles-based performance group.

He is the founder and director of Virtual Vérité (2005-Present), the international performance troupe.

He is a faculty member of the Photo/Media Program at California Institute of the Arts.

He is a lecturer with the Chicana/o Studies Department at California State University, Northridge.

His work has been exhibited by museums + art spaces nationally/internationally :
De Appel, Amsterdam (2014), Triangle France, Marseille, France (2014), Smart Museum of Art, Chicago (2014); Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz, Austria (2013); Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, England (2013); Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. (2013); Le Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille, France (2013); Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (UNAM), Mexico City (2013); Tate Liverpool, Liverpook, England (2013); The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York (2013); UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Rim Film Archive (2012); Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City (2011, 1981); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2011, 2010); Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne, Switzerland (2009); Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (2011); Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England (2009); Museo de Arte Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico (2009); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2011, 2008, 2001); Fowler Museum, UC Los Angeles (2011); Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City (2008); Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles (2008); El Museo del Barrio, New York (2008, 2010); The Huntington Library, San Marino, California (2008); Museo José Luis Cuevas, Mexico City (2006); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2006); Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City (2005); International Center of Photography, New York (2003); MIT List Visual Arts Center (2000); Queens Museum of Art (1999); Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. (1997); Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark (1996); 1995 Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (1994); Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (1994); LAX/CSU Los Angeles (1994); Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City (1981); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1979); Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City (1978); Museo Alvar y Carmen T. Carrillo Gil, Mexico City (1978); Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ (1977).

 

Current Exhibitions

 

Asco – No Movies

 

June 26 – September 21, 2014

 

Centre d’Arts Plastiques Contemporain Bordeaux, France

 

also

 

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art

 

September 21, 2014 – January 11, 2015

 

Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California

 

The exhibition will tour: Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City (February 6, 2015–May 17, 2015)

 

also

 

The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960-1980

 

October 24, 2014 – January 11, 2015

 

Art Institute of Chicago

 

The exhibition will tour: Princeton University Art Museum (February 21, 2015 – June 7, 2015)

 

Current Publication

Vie 21, Photo Journal 1
2014
68 pages
paperback
Harry Gamboa Jr.

 

He has received numerous awards from institutions including the Rockefeller Foundation (2004), the Durfee Foundation Artist Award (2001), the Flintridge Foundation Visual Artist Award (2000), the Gluck Foundation (1998–1999), the J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts (1990), the California Arts Council (1996), Art Matters, Inc. (1996), and National Endowment for the Arts (1987 and 1980).

2010 Latino Heritage Month was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by a wide spectrum of supporters in Council Chambers at the famed Los Angeles City Hall, where Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa presented the Latino Heritage Awards: Spirit of Los AngelesWillie Herrón IIIPatssi Valdez, and Harry Gamboa Jr. accepted the award on behalf of Asco), Dream of Los Angeles Tony Plana, Hope of Los Angeles Plácido Domingo.

He has taught at various universities and art institutions, including:
California State University, NorthridgeUniversity of California, Los AngelesUniversity of California, Riverside,University of California, Irvine, University of California, Santa BarbaraUniversity of California, San DiegoOtis/Parsons, and Maine College of Art.

He has delivered artist talks at:
Smithsonian American Art MuseumHarvard UniversityUC BerkeleyStanford UniversityDartmouth CollegeCornell UniversityScripps CollegeClaremont Graduate University; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; University of Utah, Salt Lake CityCentro Cultural de España, Mexico City; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado “La Esmeralda”, Mexico City.

In Fall 2012, Universitair Centrum Sint Ignatius Antwerpen – UCSIA sponsored Gamboa to present, La La Land: Deflections and Recollections, an artist talk at Universiteit Antwerpen. He also worked with students and faculty of Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen (Royal Academy of Fine Arts) along with Belgian artists Ria Pacquée and Nico Dockx to produce “actions” in Antwerpen and Brugge.

His photographs are in the permanent collection of Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

His photographs are in the permanent collect of Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

His photographs are in the permanent collect of Wiliams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA.

His photographs are in the permanent collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY.

His lithographs are in the permanent collection of Grunwald Center for the Graphic ArtsUniversity of California, Los Angeles.

His oral history is included in Smithsonian Archives of American Art (1999). His oral history is also included in Alternative Projections, Experimental Film in Los Angeles 1945-1980, a project of Los Angeles Filmforum (2011).

A permanent collection of his media works/papers has been established and archived at Green Library, Stanford University.

His video and film work is available:

His works are featured in numerous museum catalogues including:

His work has been featured in The New York TimesLos Angeles TimesThe Wall Street JournalLe Monde (Paris), El Universal (Mexico City), The Guardian (UK), BBC Mundo (UK), ArtforumArt in AmericaArt NewsFrieze (UK), Art Monthly (UK), Artists Kunstmagazin (Germany), El País (Madrid), NPRThe Hollywood ReporterRolling Stone (Italy), The Huffington Post, and others.

His work is featured in numerous books including:

His wok has been internationally featured in various publications:

 

 

 

 

Asco and Friends: Exiled Portraits – Triangle France

asco_marseille7mar14a_BLOGasco_marseille7mar14bBLOGasco_marseille7mar14cBLOGceline_hg13mar14BLOGhg_pilar_chon7mar14BLOGAsco and Friends:  Exiled Portraits

March 7 – Juy 6, 2014

Friche La Belle De Mai
Marseille

Harry Gamboa Jr.
Gronk
Willie F. Herrón
Patssi Valdez
with
Oscar Castillo
Cyclona
Jerry Dreva
John Valadez
Humberto Sandoval
and others.

Curated by Triangle France as part of the 2014 program me of Le Cartel, in co-production with Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA.

Curators:
Céline Kopp, Chon Noriega, and Pilar Thomkins Rivas

Exhibition opening with viewers.

l-r:
Harry Gamboa Jr., and Céline Kopp at Asco and Friends:  Exiled Portraits exhibition.
Decoy Gang War Victim
©1974, Harry Gamboa Jr

l-r:
Harry Gamboa Jr.Pilar Thomkins Rivas, and Chon Noriega at Asco and Friends:  Exiled Portraits exhibition.

 

L’art du happening des voyous superbes d’ASCO
Par
Emmanuelle Lequeux (Marseille)
Le Monde
April 18, 2014
http://www.lemonde.fr/culture/article/2014/04/18/a-marseille-l-art-du-happening-des-voyous-superbes-d-asco_4403674_3246.html

L’art en bande organisée
Par
Roxana Azimi
Le Monde
11 Apr 14
http://www.lemonde.fr/le-magazine/article/2014/04/11/l-art-en-bande-organisee_4398903_1616923.html

Asco and Friends:  Exiled Portraits
http://www.cartel-artcontemporain.fr/evt/asco-and-friends-exiled-portraits

Le combat en images des Chicanos californiens
La Provence
Marseille
March 13, 2014
http://www.laprovence.com/article/loisirs/2788341/le-combat-en-images-des-chicanos-californiens.html

Asco and Friends
Culture 13
http://www.culture-13.fr/agenda/asco-and-friends-exiled-portraits.html

10 raisons de sortir
Le Monde
http://www.lemonde.fr/culture/article/2014/04/25/10-raisons-de-sortir_4401900_3246.html

Sur les traces d’ASCO & Friends à la Friche Belle de Mai. Marseille
http://eyeandmind.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/sur-les-traces-dasco-friends-a-la-friche-belle-de-mai-marseille

 

http://www.harrygamboajr.com

 

Artifex – Koplin Del Rio Gallery

Artifex - Koplin Del Rio Gallery

l-r:
John Valadez, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Shizu Saldamando, Harry Gamboa Jr. during Artifex artist’s reception, May 18, 2013.
©2013, Steven La Ponsie

Artifex

New works:

Einar and Jamex de la Torre
Harry Gamboa Jr.
Shizu Saldamando
John Valadez

May 18 – June 29, 2013

Exhibition organized by:  Daniel Saxon

Koplin Del Rio
http://koplindelrio.com

Artifex @ Koplin del Rio
by
Noe Gaytán
Platinum Cheese
http://platinumcheese.com/2013/06/03/artifex-koplin-del-rio

Cheech Marin on the state of Chicano Art in Los Angeles
Off-Ramp with John Rabe
89.3 KPCC
http://www.scpr.org/programs/offramp/2013/06/04/32098/cheech-marin-on-the-state-of-chicano-art-in-los-an

http://www.harrygamboajr.com

Juan Felipe Herrera

Juan Felipe Herrera

Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet
from Chicano Male Unbonded series
Gelatin Silver Print
11″ x 14″
Edition of 6
©1995, Harry Gamboa Jr.

The ongoing photography project, Chicano Male Unbonded, was initiated in 1991 and contains images of more than one hundred men.

Many of the photographs in the series have been exhibited at various museums including Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), The Huntington Library, and Chalon-sur-Saône. (France)

Chicano Male Unbonded
http://www.harrygamboajr.com/chicmale/chic_all.html
and
http://www.harrygamboajr.com/chicmale/chicclip.html

Chicano Males Stare Down Stereotypes
by
Brian de ls Santos
NPR
http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2013/04/25/178668030/chicano-males-stare-down-stereotypes

 

http://www.harrygamboajr.com

Gilbert “Magú” Lujan

Gilbert “Magú” Lujan, Artist
from Chicano Male Unbonded series
Gelatin Silver Print
11″ x 14″
Edition of 6
©2005, Harry Gamboa Jr.

The ongoing photography project, Chicano Male Unbonded, was initiated in 1991 and contains images of more than one hundred men.

Many of the photographs in the series have been exhibited at various museums including Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), The Huntington Library, and Chalon-sur-Saône. (France)

Chicano Male Unbonded
http://www.harrygamboajr.com/chicmale/chic_all.html
and
http://www.harrygamboajr.com/chicmale/chicclip.html

Chicano Males Stare Down Stereotypes
by
Brian de ls Santos
NPR
http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2013/04/25/178668030/chicano-males-stare-down-stereotypes

 

http://www.harrygamboajr.com

Gregory Bojorquez

Gregory Bojorquez

Gregory Bojorquez, Photographer
from Chicano Male Unbonded series
Gelatin Silver Print
11″ x 14″
Edition of 6
©2010, Harry Gamboa Jr.

The ongoing photography project, Chicano Male Unbonded, was initiated in 1991 and contains images of more than one hundred men.

Many of the photographs in the series have been exhibited at various museums including Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), The Huntington Library, and Chalon-sur-Saône. (France)

Chicano Male Unbonded
http://www.harrygamboajr.com/chicmale/chic_all.html
and
http://www.harrygamboajr.com/chicmale/chicclip.html

Chicano Males Stare Down Stereotypes
by
Brian de ls Santos
NPR
http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2013/04/25/178668030/chicano-males-stare-down-stereotypes

http://www.harrygamboajr.com

Willie Herrón

Willie Herrón

Willie Herrón, Artist/Musician
from Chicano Male Unbonded series
Gelatin Silver Print
11″ x 14″
Edition of 6
©2000, Harry Gamboa Jr.

The ongoing photography project, Chicano Male Unbonded, was initiated in 1991 and contains images of more than one hundred men.

Many of the photographs in the series have been exhibited at various museums including Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), The Huntington Library, and Chalon-sur-Saône. (France)

Chicano Male Unbonded
http://www.harrygamboajr.com/chicmale/chic_all.html
and
http://www.harrygamboajr.com/chicmale/chicclip.html

Chicano Males Stare Down Stereotypes
by
Brian de ls Santos
NPR
http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2013/04/25/178668030/chicano-males-stare-down-stereotypes

Asco Video
by
Alvaro Parra
http://vimeo.com/79217043

http://www.harrygamboajr.com