Gabriel Orozco

(born 1962)
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Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco is one of the most original artists of his generation. He works with a variety of unconventional material, often appropriating found objects which he alters, making us see them in a new way. Unusually, Orozco encourages interaction between the artwork and the viewer, creating a playful engagement with often unexpected objects. He studied at Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, from 1981-4, before continuing his studies at Madrid’s Circulo de Bellas Artes, from 1986-7. Orozco has participated in the 1993, 2003 and 2005 Venice Biennales.