Artist: Miguel Monroy
"Puesta en abismo" Leslie Moody Castro + Miguel Monroy + + + +
Project Space (613 Allen) On view during events and by appointment only
The collaborative project with Miguel Monroy and Leslie Moody Castro is a site-specific video exploring the dynamics that exist within Co-Lab as a project space, as a space for exhibiting, and as a space for viewing. The collaborative nature of the project also means that any outcome is possible. While Monroy has explored the dynamics that exist in museums and commercial galleries, he has yet to isolate the various dynamics at play within such a small grassroots organization. Additionally, his voice offers one of objectivity, as he is unfamiliar with the role that Co-Lab Projects plays within the greater Austin area arts community. For Monroy the project would be one that illustrates the various cast of characters that define the various communities in a silent interaction with the space as a point of intersection. For Co-Lab Projects this would be an example of the multiple players at hand that make the art ecosystem of Austin function within the microcosm that is the physical project space.
Miguel Monroy, Mexico City, 1975
His practice involves sculpture, installation, video, photographic series and some other formats where organized systems are in conflict with themselves, reducing to absurdity everyday situations. Has been fellow of Young Creators FONCA program to suppor his artistic practice in 2003, 2007 and 2011, and received an editorial support grant from La Colección/Fundación Jumex to make Transporte transportado book. Has been invited to develop artist residencies in Switzerland and Canada. His work has been presented individually and collectively in Museo Experimental El Eco in Mexico City, NGBK + Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin Germany, Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels Belgium, Taka Ishii Gallery in Kyoto Japan, Leme Gallery in Sao Paulo Brazil, the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City, El Museo de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid Spain among others.
Leslie Moody Castro, Austin, 1982
Leslie Moody Castro lives between Mexico City and Austin, Texas. Moody Castro earned a Master’s degree in 2010 at the University of Texas at Austin in Museum Education and Museum Studies. During her time in Austin she co-found Co-Lab projects, curated independently and worked at the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Lora Reynolds Gallery, and Artpace San Antonio, and her most recent independent curatorial projects have been collaborative and international in scope. Moody Castro remains committed to expanding the visual arts world in Austin by creating moments of international connections and conversations.