Enrique Ježik

Enrique Ježik (Cordoba, Argentina, 1961) resides en Mexico City since 1990. Enrique Ježik’s work has focused on analysis of violence from a variety of points of view and strategies. Power, urban violence and war, the use of weapons and surveillance, and the manipulation of information by mass media are addressed and reflected upon in his work. He has incorporated destructive actions as a way to expose the violent processes that characterize our era, utilizing arms and heavy machinery, among other media, as prosthetic tools developed by man to extend his power beyond the body. Ježik’s work on surveillance and manipulation of information has led him to utilize images of recent wars taken from intelligence sources as a kind of media archeology,  integrating them to installations in which direct reference to a specific conflict serves as point of departure for new reflections. He has shown his work in numerous venues, including Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Museo Carrillo Gil, Museo de Arte Moderno (Mexico City); Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Centro Cultural Recoleta (Buenos Aires); MeetFactory (Prague); Le Confort Moderne (Poitiers); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid); Sala Parpalló (Valencia); Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin); Musée des Beaux Arts (Montreal); L'Oeil de Poisson (Quebec); M'ARS Gallery (Moscow). He has participated in the biennials of Mercosul (2003), Sao Paulo (2010) and Ljubljana (2011). In 2013 he was awarded the artBA-Petrobras Prize, in Buenos Aires.

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