Selected Works

Dr Lakra, installation view, White Columns, 2018
Dr Lakra, installation view, White Columns, 2018
Dr Lakra, installation view, White Columns, 2018
Dr Lakra, installation view, Kate MacGarry, 2017
Dr Lakra, installation view, Kate MacGarry, 2017
Dr Lakra, installation view, Kate MacGarry, 2017
Dr Lakra, installation view, Kate MacGarry, 2017
Dr Lakra, MATE, installation view, Lima, Peru, 2016
Dr Lakra, MATE, installation view, Lima, Peru, 2016
Dr Lakra, MATE, installation view, Lima, Peru, 2016
Dr Lakra, Monomito, installation view, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, 2015
Dr Lakra, Monomito, installation view, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, 2015
Dr Lakra, Monomito, installation view, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, 2015
Dr Lakra, Kate MacGarry, installation view, 2012
Dr Lakra, Kate MacGarry, installation view, 2012
Dr Lakra, Untitled (collage book), 2012, found book, paper collage, 30 x 21 x 1.5cm (book closed)
Dr Lakra, Kate MacGarry, installation view, 2012
Dr Lakra, Untitled (Pin-Up Book), 2012, found book, ink, paint, 26 x 35 x 0.6 cm (open)
Dr Lakra, Untitled (Self Portrait Sculpture 1), 2012, mixed media, 185 x 72 x 9 cm
Dr Lakra, Untitled (Reference Book), 2012, found book, collage, ink, paint, 39 x 46 x 2 cm (open)
Dr Lakra, Untitled (Photo Story Book), 2012, handmade velvet book, ink jet prints, open 45 x 23 x 4 cm
Dr Lakra, Untitled (Record Collection Books), 2012, handmade books, ink jet prints, 30 x 62 x 9.4 cm
Dr Lakra, Untitled (Medical Collage Book), 2012, found book, paper collage, 38 x 60 x 3.5 cm
Dr Lakra, Untitled (red velvet book on red theatre chair), 2012, velvet book, card, ink jet prints, 14 x 10 x 6 cm
Dr Lakra, installation view, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, 2009
Dr Lakra, Untitled (Japanese and blue figure), 2007, ink and acrylic paint on Japanese drawing on paper, 28.8 x 21.3 cm
Dr Lakra, Untitled, 2009, lithograph on paper, 76 x 56 cm
Dr Lakra, Untitled, 2009, lithograph on paper, 76 x 56 cm
Dr Lakra, Untitled, 2009, ink and paint on vintage postcard, set of four, 14 x 8.5 cm
Dr Lakra, Untitled, 2009, ink and paint on vintage postcard, 14 x 8.5 cm
Dr Lakra, Untitled, 2009, ink on vintage lithograph, 11 x 18 cm
Dr Lakra, installation view, ICA, Boston, USA, 2010
Dr Lakra, installation view, ICA, Boston, USA, 2010
Dr Lakra, installation view, ICA, Boston, USA, 2010
Dr Lakra, Mosquitoes, 2003, ink and paint on vintage magazine, 30.5 x 26 cm
Dr Lakra, Black Gordman, 2003, ink and paint on vintage magazine, 47.5 x 35 cm
Dr Lakra, Pensadora (The Thinker), 2003, ink and paint on vintage magazine, 31 x 26 cm
Dr Lakra, Untitled (murcielago y demonio), 2006, ink on vintage magazine, 25.5 x 18 cm
Dr Lakra, Frente al Espejo (The Mirror), 2003, ink and paint on vintage magazine, 31.5 x 26 cm
Dr. Lakra, Untitled (I am the Mirror)
Dr Lakra, San Juan Bautista Nino, 2003, ink and paint on vintage magazine, 32 x 23 cm
Dr Lakra, See, 2003, ink and paint on vintage magazine, 33.5 x 26 cm
Dr Lakra, Untitled (señora con vestido azul), 2006, ink on wood, 32 x 25 x 8.5 cm

Press

Born 1972 in Mexico City, lives and works in Oaxaca, Mexico
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Dr Lakra, White Columns, New York, U.S.A
2017 Dr Lakra, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
2016 Dr Lakra, MATE, Lima, Peru
2015 Dr Lakra, Akvarelle Museet, Skarhamm, Sweden
Monomito, Kurimanzutto, Mexico
2012 Dr Lakra, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
Mexican Demons and Dancing Skeletons: Dr. Lakra in dialogue with Posada, Hostelbro Kunstmuseum, Hostelbro, Denmark
Dr Lakra, Nils Staerk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Small Collections Room, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
2011 Dr Lakra, Museo de la ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Dr Lakra, Marco Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
Dr Lakra, The Drawing Center, New York, U.S.A
Dr Lakra, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico
2010 Dr Lakra, ICA Boston, U.S.A
2009 Dr Lakra, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
Dr Lakra, kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico
2006 Dr Lakra, Kate MacGarry, Lonodn, UK
2005 Los Dos Amigos, Dr Lakra & Abraham Cruzvillegas, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (MACO), Mexico
2003 Dr Lakra, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
1998 Dr Lakra, Juárez 65, Mexico City, Mexico
1993 Dr Lakra, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany
1991 Dr Lakra, Café Primo, Berlin, Germany
1990 Dr Lakra, Galería Caracas, Berlin, Germany
1989 Dr Lakra, Galería El Juglar, Mexico City, Mexico
GROUP EXHIBTIONS
2017 Fifteen, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
2015 Shifting Sands: Hybrid Rituals & Symbols in Contemporary Culture, An exhibition of works by Serena Korda and Dr Lakra, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK
Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector, The Barbican, London, UK
2014 Dr Lakra and Tuno Camunas, Museo de los Pintores MUPO, Oxaca, Mexico
2013 Ukiyo-e: Imagenes del mundo flotante, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (MACG), Mexico City, Mexico
Futbol, Arte y Pasion, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey (MARCO), Monterrey, Mexico
2012 Poetry and Politics – Watercolours and Animations, The Nordic Watercolour Museum/nordiska, akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden
2011 Viceversa, nuevos estados de animo, Museo de los pintores Oaxaqueños (MUPO), Oaxaca, Mexico
MACO Oaxaca, Centro de la Artes San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico
Makeup, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy
As Long As It Lasts…, Arratia Beer Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2009 Corpus Aeternum, Centro Fotografico Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, Mexico
La invenvion de lo cotidiano, Coleccion/Fundacion Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
Desenhos (drawings): a-z, Museau da cidade, Lisbon, Portugal
2nd Trienal Poli/Grafica de San Juan, Puerto Rico
Modern Ruins, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
Strike a pose, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
2008 Inaugural Exhibition, kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City, The Alameda National Center, San Antonio, U.S.A
2007 Goth: Reality of The Departed World, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities, Museum of Modern Art, New York, U.S.A
La Planta, Arte Contemporaneo Omnilife, Guadalajara, Mexico
Feral Kingdom, CCA Center for Contemporary Art Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
Cuestión Xeracional/ Generational Issue, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Mad Love, Museum of ModernArt, Copenhagen, Denmark
Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City, Museum of Contemporary art, Chicago, U.S.A
Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, U.S.A
2006 Spank The Monkey, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
I’m Sorry, Pilar Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain
I Love My Country but I Think We Should Start Seeing Other People, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A
2005 Words: The formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, U.S.A
Mexico 70, Casa del Lago, Mexico City, Mexico
The Urban Edge Show, Milan, Italy
Girls on Film, Zwirner & Wirth, New York, U.S.A
2004 Pin-Up: Contemporary Collage & Drawing (with Sebastian Bremer, Matt Bryans, Amie Dicke, Wangechi Mutu, Jochum Nordström, Steven Shearer, Godfried Donkor and Nicole Wermers), Tate Modern, London, UK
Equation du Solelil Noir, Peinture Contemporaine du Mexique (curated by Guillermo Santamaria), Instituto de México à Paris, Paris, France
Deliver Us from Evil, (with Honore Daumier, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Robert Crumb, Keegan McHargue) Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, U.S.A
2003 Elephant Juice, Kurimanzutto, Mexico
2000 Kurimanzutto @ Galerie Chantel Crousel, Paris, France
Stolen Bike, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, U.S.A
1999 Art and Idea, Mexico City, Mexico
La Luz de Jesus, The Drawing Collective, Los Angeles, U.S.A
1998 Camuñas Family, Purgatorio 2, Valencia, Spain
Festimad, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
1996 Festimad, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
La Feria del Rebelde, La Panadería, Mexico City, Mexico
No Soy Fotógrafo, La Panadería, Mexico City, Mexico
1995 Pierced Hearts and True Love; a Century of Drawings for Tattoos, The Drawing Centre, New York, U.S.A
1994 Mutant Messenger, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A
Grap a Bag, Museum of Art Chicago, Chicago U.S.A
1993 Auslanders in Berlin, Kunsthaus Tachesles, Berlin, Germany
1991 Aire Fresco en el Verano del Amor, Divisiónarte, Mexico City, Mexico
1990 Ya, Juventud, Ya, La Quiñonera, Mexico City, Mexico
Euritmia en el Tenderero, Puente de Piedra 19, Mexico City, Mexico
PUBLICATIONS
2010 Abaroa, Eduardo; Gabriel Orozco and Pedro Alonzo, Dr. Lakra, kurimanzutto + RM, Mexico
2009 O’Reilly, Sally, Frieze Art Fair Yearbook 2009-10, Frieze, London, UK
Cruzvillegas, Abraham, Dr. Lakra, Health and Efficiency, Editorial RM, Mexico City, Mexico
2007 Goth: Reality of the Departed World, Yokohama Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Viva la Muerte, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria
Cuestión Xeracional/ Generational Issue, exhibition catalogue, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Xunta de Galicia, Spain
Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City, exhibition catalogue, Museum of Contemporary 2007 Art, Chicago/ Yale University Press, New Haven and London, UK
2006 Cruzvillegas, Abraham and Dr. Lakra, Abraham Cruzvillegas & Dr Lakra: Los Dos Amigos, kurimanzutto, A&R Press, Mexico
2005 Dexter, Emma, Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon Press
La Panaderia, edited by Yoshua Okon, essays by Carlo McCormick, Cuauhtémoc Medina, and Eduardo Abaroa, Guillermo Fandanelli; introduction by Miguel Calderón; TURNER
2003 Santamarina, Guillermo, Equation Du Soleil Noir: Peinture Contemporaine Du Mexique, Instituto de Mexico a Paris, France
SELECTED PRESS
2012 “Dr Lakra,” El Fanzine, July
2011 “Dr Lakra entre lo vulgar y maravilloso: Pedro Alonzo,” Milenio.com, 8th December
Ventura, Abida, “Historia de arte, a traves de tatuajes del Dr Lakra,” Eluniversal.mx, 11th December
“Dr Lakra, Museo de la Ciudad, Mexico City,” Taxiartmagazine.com, 5th December
“Dr Lakra en el Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico,” Juxtapoz.com, 1st November
“Dr Lakra en el Museo de la Ciudad,” Farenheitmagazine.com
Kino, Carol, “A Tattoo Master off the Street and into the Gallery,” The New York Times, 27th March
Lopez Zambrano, Paula, “Entrevista a Dr Lakra,” Revistacodigo.com
2010 Smith, Roberta, “Dr Lakra,” New York Times (NYTimes.com), 11th-17th April
Rose, Carol, “On pins and needles defending artistic expression,” The Boston Globe (Boston.com), 8th April
“Dr Lakra a Flor de Piel,” Lamono, Number 26, April
Uriain, Eumir, “Un diagnostico del Dr Lakra,” Spot, September
Neelon, Caleb, “Dr Lakra,” Juxtapoz, August
Berstein, Nils, “Slide Show: Dr Lakra Applies an Ink Gun to Mexico’s Cultural Heritage,” Vanity Fair, 12th April
“Dr Lakra en el Institute of Contemporary Art de Boston,” Spot, June
2009 Berlanga, Jessica, “Dr Lakra,” Artforum, December
“Dr Lakra, This Is Tomorrow,” Contemporary Art Magazine, November
Christen, Camilo, “ El Doctor Voyuerista,” Gatopardo, November
“Dr Lakra: Health and Efficiency,” Planet Magazine Blog, 19th June
Cid De Leon, Oscar, “ Halla Lakra morbo en fotos natursitas,” Reforma, 13th June
Cordero, Patricia, “ Dr Lakra invita a espiar el cuerpo,” Excelsior, 19th May
Mackenzie, Florence, “ Modern Ruins,” Frieze, Number 121, March
2008 Loyola, Bernardo, “Dr Lakra has a Tattoo of a Demon Peeing on Jesus Face,” Vice, November, 100-2
Sanchez, Luis Carlos, “ El Dr Lakra interviene la galleria Border,” Excelsior, 25th September
Smith, Roberta, “Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities,” The New York Times, 21st August
Liddel, CB, “ Goths mark their territory in the Art World,” The Herald, January
2007 “Dr Lakra,” Tank Magazine, Winter
2006 O’Reilly, Sally, “Dr Lakra,” Art Review, Sept, 135
2005-06 Parker, Eric, “On The Cover: Eric Parker on Dr Lakra,” BOMB, N. 94 The Ameritas Issue: Mexico and the Gula, Winter
2005 Maillard, Tatiana, “Tatuana, sin freno,” La Revista, El Universal, Number 53, 28th February
Oriard, Andres, “Mexico 70,” Exit Magazine, Number 11, April
Harrison, Sara, “Pin-Up: Contemporary Collage and Drawing,” Art Monthly, February
2004 McMaster, Mary, “Dr Lakra, único mexicano en Pin-up: Contemporary Collage and Drawing,” La Jornada, 27th December
2004 Cripps, Charlotte, “Arts Preview: Work at the cutting edge; Tate Modern is holding its first exhibition devoted to collage and drawing,” The Independent, 2nd December
Graham-Dixon, Andrew, “All stuck and scribbled,” The Sunday Telegraph, 19th December
“Dr Lakra,” Graphic Magazine, December
Schwendener, Martha, “Deliver Us From Evil,” Artforum, August
Wolinsky, Michal, “Gabinet Dr. Lakry,” Fluid Magazine, Number 45
Sirgado, Miguel A., “Deliver Us from Evil: dibujos de otra inocencia,” El Nuevo Herald, 29th August
Osorno, Guillermo, “Dr. Lakra: de piel al papel,” Revista DF, Number 25, 1st-14th September
I.W., “Bale Emballe,” Beaux Arts Magazine, Number 246, August
Lorch, Catrin, “Komme Zu Dr. Lakra,” Kunstmarkt, 19th June
Mascarua. Sara, “El otro lado del Dr. Lakra,” Diario Monitor, 9th June
2003 Saltz, Jerry, “After Shock,” The Village Voice, 31st October
Goumal, Anna, “Dr Lakra,” Dazed and Confused, November
“Through the eye of a Needle,” Big Issue, October
“Dr Lakra,” Guardian Guide, September
1998 Saenz, Jorge Luis, “Bestiario criminal del Jeronimo,” El Universal, 5th August
Dr Lakra has worked as a tattoo artist all over the world: México, D.F., Cuernavaca, Guadalajara, Puerto Escondido, Puebla, Oaxaca, Tijuana, San Cristobal de las Casas, Los Angeles, Lancaster, San Francisco, Sacramento, Berlin, Madrid, London, Valencia, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Manila, Bagio City, Bontok, Hong Kong, Bowkok, Chiang Mai, Chiam Rai Pai, Cagada.

Exhibitions

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