Harry Gamboa Jr.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Gamboa Jr.

Photo:  ©2019, Barbara Carrasco

 

Current Exhibitions:

Recent Acquisitions
November 16, 2018 – November 3, 2019
National Portrait Gallery
Washington D.C

Art_Latin_America
February 7 – Jun 9, 2019
Davis Museum at Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA

Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975
March 15 – August 18, 2019
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Washington D.C.

Unraveling Collective Forms
April 3 – May 26, 2019
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

Upcoming Radio Programs:

DISQUIET SMOG — a murmuring rumbling echoing Los Angeles soundscape —
New York
Sunday
March 31, 2019
11:00 a.m. (EDT)
streaming
radio.montezpress.com

also

Montez Press Radio Interview with Harry Gamboa Jr.
Los Angeles – L.A. Art Book Fair
Thursday
April 11,2019
7-8pm (PST)
streaming
radio.montezpress.com

His work has been exhibited by museums + galleries + art spaces nationally/internationally :

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art UNLV, Las Vegas (2019); Vincent Price Art Museum ELAC, Monterey Park (2019); Museo de Arte Carrillo Gill, Mexico City(2018, 1978); Autry Museum of the American West (2018); Foto Forum Santa Fe (2018); Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago, Chile(2018); Marlborough Contemporary, New York (2017); MOCA Pacific Design Center (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).

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.

Harry Gamboa Jr., See What You Mean, 2016/17 Getty Artist Program invitee, The J.Paul Getty Museum

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See What You Mean – Fotonovelas

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Exploring Commonism A New Aesthetics of the Real 

Edited with text by  Nico Dockx & Pascal Gielen

There is a new ideology in the making: “commonism,” which focuses on the reciprocating movements of the commons (i.e., the cultural and natural resources accessible to and held by all members of a society). After half a century of neoliberalism, leftist thinkers are increasingly excited about the possibilities of holding and sharing resources in common. But how are the commons constituted in society? How do they shape the reality of our living together? Exploring Commonism attempts to map these new ideas in reflections from acclaimed artists, architects, collectives, activists and theorists such as:

Walter van Andel, Michel Bauwens, Giuliana Ciancio, Futurefarmers, Lara Garcia, Harry Gamboa Jr., Liam Gillick, Eric Kluitenberg, Rudi Laermans, The Land Foundation, Sonja Lavaert, Peter Linebaugh, Matteo Lucchetti, Pat McCarthy, Antonio Negri, Hanka Otte, Recetas Urbanas, Jörn Schafaff, Stavros Stavrides, Evi Swinnen, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Maria Francesca De Tullio, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, Louis Volont and Judith Wielander.

Pbk. 5.25 x 8.25 in.
448 pgs
40 b&w.
U.S. $27.50
ISBN 9789492095473
http://www.artbook.com/9789492095473.html
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https://www.valiz.nl/

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Xoloitzcuintli Doppelgänger and other stories by Harry Gamboa Jr.

Xoloitzcuintli Doppelgänger and other stories by Harry Gamboa Jr. explores the stratospheric and subterranean aspects of perception via fiction regarding 21st Century urban life. Encounters with riots, fluctuating landscapes, and unidentified phantoms that roam the streets of México City, Berlin, and Los Angeles are revealed as dreamscapes. Stark humor confronts surreal moments where Aztec realms play with contemporary Chicano reflections.   Xoloitzcuintli Doppelganger and other stories serve as a literary afterimage that will persist long after reading the last page.

8″ x 10″ (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White Bleed on White paper
104 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1724629906
ISBN-10: 1724629905
BISAC: Fiction / Urban Life 2018

$18.00
https://www.amazon.com/Xoloitzcuintli-Doppleganger-other-stories-Gamboa/dp/1724629905?keywords=harry+gamboa+jr.&qid=1534791182&sr=8-2&ref=mp_s_a_1_2

 

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 Spring 2018, From ‘No Movie’ to ‘Fake Buzzers’ and The Sixth Expanse, Harry Gamboa Jr. in conversation with Hugo Hopping [7], SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark.

In Fall 2017, he delivered keynote, Summer School #2 MAKING PUBLIC DOMAIN, Middelheim Museum, Antwerpen, 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.

In 2019, he served as a juror for The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2019, Smithsonian National Portrait gallery.

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 Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA.

His photographs are in the permanent collection of Davis Museum at Wellesly College, Wellesley, 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:

  • Xoloitzcuintli Doppelgänger and other stories by Harry Gamboa Jr. [11]
  • Exploring Commonism A New Aesthetics of the Real Edited with text by Nico Dockx & Pascal Gielen [12]
  • Gamboa, Harry Jr.; The Sixth Expanse ; c2018. [13]
  • Gamboa, Harry Jr.; Aztlángst 2 ; c2015. [14]
  • Gamboa, Harry Jr.; Vie 21, Photo Journal 1 ; c2014. [15]
  • Gamboa, Harry Jr.; Worker Ant (1) ; c2013. [16]
  • Gamboa, Harry Jr.; Aztlángst: La La Fotonovela (Volume 1); c2011. [17]
  • Gamboa, Harry Jr.; Pix; c2011. [18]
  • Gamboa, Harry Jr.; Fallen; c2010. [19]
  • Gambhoa, Harry Jr.; Rider; c2009. [20]
  • Gamboa, Harry Jr.; edited by Chon A. Noriega. Urban Exile: Collected Writings of Harry Gamboa Jr. Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, c1998. [21]

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 work has been internationally featured in various publications:

 

Urbanscape of Mirage – Vital Signs – Stanford University

Cassils and Harry Gamboa Jr.
Stanford University
Photo: Georgina Hernandez

Artist Talk  | Harry Gamboa Jr. Presents “Urbanscape of Mirage”

Thursday
October 19, 2017
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Roble Gym  |  75 minutes including Q&A

Imagery of Asco (1972-1985), Virtual Vérité (2005 – 2017), and current performance works will accompany this lecture that focuses on the recent demolition of the iconic Los Angels 6th Street Bridge, the confluence of freeways, and the familiar nondescript locations that often serve as a starting point for anonymous journeys across an ocean of undulating asphalt. The swirling milieu of multiple cultures/languages of Los Angeles are in perpetual collision/melding/erasure as sudden tectonic shifts reset the clock towards countdown to consciousness. The historical relevance of events and places are subject to system loss of memory.


VITAL SIGNS
2017-2018 Guest Performance Artist Series  |  Curated by Cassils
https://taps.stanford.edu/vitalsigns.html

Guest artist series to expose Stanford students to innovative performance art
Stanford News
October 13, 2017
https://news.stanford.edu/2017/10/13/guest-artist-series-expose-stanford-students-innovative-performance-art/

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Thin Line

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©2016, Harry Gamboa Jr.

l-r:
Jo Caimo
Minja Gu
Stefan Wouters

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Thin Line (Draw)
©2016, Harry Gamboa Jr.

l-r:
Minja Gu
Saori Kuno
Stefan Wouters

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Thin Line (Erase)
©2016, Harry Gamboa Jr.

l-r:
Dave Nuyts
Saori Kuno
Stefan Wouters
Nico Dockx
Isabel Tesfazghi

Virtual Vérité

Antwerpen

 

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Live Artists Live

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Performance Art and the Archive
http://visionsandvoices.usc.edu/live-artists-live-performance-art-and-the-archive/

Friday
January 29, 2016

USC Visions & Voices
The Arts and Humanities Initiative

USC Roski
School of Art and Design

 

l-r:
Erin Silver
Harry Gamboa Jr.
©2016, Barbara Carrasco

l-r:
Ron Athey
Amelia Jones
©2016, Harry Gamboa Jr.

l-r:
Ruben Mendoza
Nicole Scalissi
Harry Gamboa Jr.
©2016, Barbara Carrasco

l-r:
Nao Bustamante
Ron Athey
Dominic Johnson
Jennifer Doyle
Cassils
©2016, Harry Gamboa Jr.

l-r:
Karen Rapp
Nicole Scalissi
Barbara Carrasco
©2016, Harry Gamboa Jr.

l-r:
Cassils
Harry Gamboa Jr.
©2016, Harry Gamboa Jr.

 

University of Southern California
Los Angeles

 

http://www.harrygamboajr.com

 

 

 

The Sixth Expanse

The Sixth Expanse ©2015-2016, Harry Gamboa Jr.

We watch artist Harry Gamboa Jr. stage a fotonovela at the site of L.A.’s demolished 6th Street Bridge
Los Angeles Times
December 24, 2016
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/miranda/la-et-cam-harry-gamboa-fotonovela-20161224-story.html
also
Guest Lecture:  Harry Gamboa Jr.
Artllery Magazine
January 10, 2017
http://artillerymag.com/guest-lecture-9/

virtual_verite_6thXPANSE_BLOG_ACT2_001BLOGThe Sixth Expanse (Action 1)
l-r:
Loan Nguyen 
Steven La Ponsie 
Carolina Maki Kitagawa 
Francesco X. Siqueiros
Joseemar Coreas 
Nebras Hoveizavi 
Vincent Ramos 
Vilma Villela

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performers l-r:
Patricia Fernández 
Francesco X. Siqueiros
Luis Flores 
Danny Escalante

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performers l-r:
Juan Carlos Garza 
Brenda Zamora
Francesco X. Siqueiros 
Suné Woods

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performers l-r:
Daniel Centofanti 
Ruben Mendoza 
Laura Schawelka 
Luis A. Vega 
Miguel Paredes Jr. 
Kari Reardon 
Benjamin Quinones 
Daniel Quinonez
Gerard Meraz 
Ana Garcia 
Kate Kendall 
Chistopher Velasco 
Dareen Hussein 
Meghan Gavin
Xavier Cázares Cortéz 
Karina Yanez

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performers l-r:
Brittany Jaime
Emmanuel Macias 
Micheal Huluf 
Laura Schawelka 
Jonathan Takahashi
Melis Okay 
Erin Zadrozny 
Donna Brown 
Nikolas Ventourakis 
Francesco X. Siqueiros

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performer
Gala Porras-Kim

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performers l-r:
Donna Brown
Christopher Velasco

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performers l-r:
Benjamin Quinones
Nebras Hoveizavi
Juliana Lujan
Gerard Meraz
Sichong Xie
Danny Escalante

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performer
Barbie Gamboa

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The Sixth Expanse (Action 10)
performers l-r:
Ana Garcia
Francesco X. Siqueiros

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performers
l-r:
Luis A. Vega
Donna Brown
Christopher Velasco
Gerard Meraz
Benjamin Quiñones
Sofia Canales
Barbie Gamboa
Harry Ortíz Liflan
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performers l-r:
Prabin Tamang
Angelo Gomez
Reggie Yip
Sichong Xie
Rogelio Acevedo
Alejandro Rodriguez
Scott Oshima
Tania Hong
Ricardo Gonzalves
Jazmin Urrea
Andy Robert

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performers l-r:
Isaac Enrique Ucan
Carina Alvarado Alcala
Kate deLigne 
Danny Escalante
Jessica Rodriguez
Erin Zadrozny
Vincent Ramos
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performers l-r:
Nemsa Hoveizavi
Donna Brown
Stephanie Rose Guerrero
Nebras Hoveizavi
Dareen Hussein
Miguel Paredes Jr.
Benjamin Quiñones
Joseemar Coreas
Johanna Deeb
Bayley Mizelle

The Sixth Expanse (Action 15)
performers l-r:
Luis Flores
Jessica Castillo
Xavier Cázares Cortéz
Keaton Macon
Ruben Mendoza
Raquel Gutierrez
Gerard Meraz
Liesel BurisCh

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performers l-r:
Penelope Alice Uribe
Harry Ortíz Liflan
Francesco X. Siqueiros
Megan Gavin
Karina Yanez
Carolina Maki Kitagawa
Christopher Velasco
Melis Okay
Alma Rodriguez
Daniel Centofanti
Kristine Tomaro
Hannah Mansour
Sofia Canales
Barbie Gamboa
Kari Reardon
Veronica Corona-Popovic
Luis Vega
Linda Gamboa
Ana Garcia
B. Justine Jaime
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 The Sixth Expanse (Action 17)
performer
Humberto Sandoval
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 The Sixth Expanse (Action 18)
 performers
Erin Zadrozny
Meghan Gavin
Duke Choi
Daniel Centofanti
Melis Okay
Juan Carlos Garza
Francesco X. Siqueiros
Carolina Maki Kitagawa
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The Sixth Expanse (Action 19)
 performers
Sichong Xie
Francesco X. Siqueiros

Juliana Lujan

Danny Escalante

Xavier Cázares Cortéz

Kristine Tomaro

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 performers
Carolina Maki Kitagawa
Francesco X. Siqueiros
Nebras Hoveizavi
Ruben Mendoza
Daniel Centofanti

Virtual Vérité

Los Angeles

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