Vicente Razo

Vicente Razo (Mexico City, 1971) is a Mexican artist based in Mexico City. His work engages in a polemic and critical understanding of art practice as a possibility for cultural resistance and social intervention. He is interested in the intersections between popular culture, politics and art production, therefore his work ranges from museum making, “printing” ready-mades, playing avant-gard sonidero music to creating record libraries and doing administrative poetry. Razo studied art in the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, received an MFA from New York University and attended the Whitney Independent Studio Program. Razo has presented his work in The Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Dispatch New York. He has exhibited in group shows at PS1 Contemporary Art, South London Gallery, Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain, MALBA in Buenos Aires, Argentine, The Pinacoteca do Estado in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Ex-Teresa in Mexico City, among others venues. Razo’s work is in the collection of the Hammer Museum, and at the collection of the MUAC, the institution with the biggest collection of contemporary art in Latin America. His art has been reviewed by the New York Times, Artnews, Artforum, Frieze, and Art Nexus, amongst others. Razo’s work has been highlighted in the anthologies about contemporary Mexican art New Tendencies in Mexican Art (Palgrave-MacMillan 2004) and The Age of Discrepancies: Art and Visual Culture in Mexico, 1968-1997 (Turner-UNAM 2006). He is the author and editor of the book “The Museo Salinas Official Guide” (Smart Art Press, 2002).

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