Mario Garcia Torres (b.1975, Monclova) lives and works in Mexico.
Storytelling, reenactment, report and repetition are few of the strategies Mario Garcia Torres employs in his work, uncovering histories and narratives that highlight the limitation of evidence and subjectivity of historical records. Attached to the historical settings of his projects, his works bridge the past and present by raising awareness about historical knowledge and excluded content, which often reveal the nature of memory.
Mario Garcia has had numerous solo exhibitions over the years, including WIELS, Brussels (2019); Taka Ishi Gallery, Tokyo (2019); Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis (2018); Gallery Franco Noero, Torino (2018); Jan Mot Gallery, Brussels (2017). He has participated in international exhibitions such as Sharjah Biennial 13 (2017); Manifesta 11, Zurich (2016); Sao Paulo Bienal, Brazil (2010) and 52nd Venice Biennale (2007). Among his group exhibitions are Centre Pompidou, Paris (2014); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2014); CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2011). His work is present in the collections of Tate Modern, Guggenheim Museum, Centre Pompidou and Stedelijk Museum.