Gabriel Rico is the first artist-in-residence for the new GDL>PHX Residencias Artísticas program (organized by CALA Alliance, ASU Art Museum and Programa Anual de Open Studios), where artists from both cities are chosen to develop new work in Guadalajara, Mexico and Phoenix, Arizona. For his first museum exhibition in the United Sates, "Dead, Dead, Live, Dead," Rico will create an installation of new works using materials such as taxidermy animals, neon and found natural objects to address the relationship between nature, architecture and the future ruins of civilization.
Supported by CALA Alliance, Programa Anual de Open Studios (PAOS GDL) and ASU Art Museum Artist Residency.
Image credit: Gabriel Rico, "ODA II," 2016. Taxidermy fox, brass, branch, neon, concrete and rock, 230 x 190 x 300 cm. Courtesy of Studio Gabriel Rico, Galerie Perrotin and CALA Alliance.