Harry Gamboa Jr. – Biography

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Harry Gamboa Jr.

Photo:  ©2014, Barbara Carrasco

 

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

He is the founder and director of Virtual Vérité (2005-2017), the international performance troupe.

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

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 + galleries + art spaces nationally/internationally :

Marlborough Contemporary, New York (2017); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2016, 2015 and 1995 Biennial); Utah Museum of Fine Arts (2015); Princeton University Art Museum (2015); Centre d’Arts Plastiques Contemporain Bordeaux, France (2014); 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, 2017); 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); 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 Exhibition:

Harry Gamboa Jr.: Chicano Male Unbonded
https://theautry.org/exhibitions/harry-gamboa-jr-chicano-male-unbonded

Autry Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462

Opens September 16, 2017

Map and Directions:
Museum Hours
Tuesday–Friday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays.

Current Exhibition:

Harry Gamboa Jr.
http://www.marlboroughcontemporary.com/exhibitions/viewing-room-harry-gamboa-jr
Viewing Room

September 7 – October 7, 2017

Marlborough Contemporary
545 W 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
212.541-4900

Current Exhibition:

LA/LA/LA

September 9 – October 14, 2017

Robert Berman Gallery
http://www.robertbermangallery.com/exhibitions/la-la-la?view=slider#11
At Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite B7
Santa Monica, California 90404

P: 310.315.1937
F: 310.315.9688
E: info@robertbermangallery.com

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday through Saturday, 11am-6pm

Current Exhibition:

Muros Blandos/Soft Walls

September 1, 2017 – January 22, 2018

Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende
http://mssa.cl/exposicion/muros-blandos/
República 475
Santiago, Chile
+56 2 2689 8761

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).

Hilda Solis, Los Angeles County Supervisor, First District presented Harry Gamboa Jr. with a County of Los Angeles Commendation, August 1, 2017

In recognition of dedicated service to the affairs of the community and for the civic pride demonstrated by numerous contributions for the benefit of all citizens of Los Angeles County.

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, lectured, and delivered artist talks at various universities and art institutions, including: University of Houston, 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 2017, he delivered keynote, Summer School #2 MAKING PUBLIC DOMAIN, Middelheim Museum, Antwerpen [10], organized by by Nico Dockx (Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten) and Pascal Gielen (ARIA).

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 National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

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 photographs are in the permanent collection of Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles

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. He is the author of several books:

His video and film work is available:

His works are featured in numerous museum catalogues including:

His work is featured in numerous books including:

His wok has been internationally featured in various publications:

 

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Performance by
Piso M

Video by
Harry Gamboa Jr.

Performers

Isaac Medina
Aura Arcos
Daniela Lemus
Eduardo Limón
Cristina Medellín
Claudia Cobo
Natalia Millán
Mariana Dávila
Alonso Marañón
Elizabeth del Pino
Alejandra Espino
Xochitl Sánchez
Diego Calva
Miguel Sánchez
Karen Trujillo
Pauli Apostoli
Ignacio Plá
Sergio Torres
Álvaro Santillán

Video produced for

Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo
MUAC

Momentum Social de un Momento Visual

Mexico City

2013

Piso M
http://gpisom.wordpress.com

http://www.harrygamboajr.com

Piso M

Piso M

Rastrero
Performance by PISO M
Mexico City

Photo:
©2013, Harry Gamboa Jr.

Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) invited Harry Gamboa Jr. to conduct public performance workshops with university students in Mexico City during Summer 2013.

The students established PISO M, a performance group dedicated to the production of photographs, fotonovelas, videos, audio works, and live performances.

PISO M

Pauli Apostoli
Aura Arcos
Iván Avilés
Laura Bassols
Miguel Sanchez Cabrera
Claudia Cobo
Mariana Dávila
Elizabeth Del Pino
Alejandra Espino
Cristian Estrada
Aura Flores
Diego Calva Hernández
Daniela Lemus
Eduardo Limón
Alonso Marañón
Isaac Medina
Cristina Medellín
Natalia Millán
Xochitl Y. Sánchez
Alvaro Santillán
Eréndira Toledo
Sergio Torres
Karen Trujillo
Isis M. Yépez Rodriguez
Isaac Daniel Medina Zepeda

 

MUAC prepara ciclo de talleres sobre videoarte y visuales

El Universal
25 de mayo de 2013
http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/925339.html

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