Selected Works

Dr Lakra, installation view, MATE, Lima, Peru, 2016
Dr Lakra, installation view, MATE, Lima, Peru, 2016
Dr Lakra, installation view, MATE, Lima, Peru, 2016
Dr Lakra, installation view of Monomito, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto. Photo: Omar Luis Olguin
Dr Lakra, installation view of Monomito, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto. Photo: Omar Luis Olguin
Dr Lakra, installation view of Monomito, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto. Photo: Omar Luis Olguin
Dr Lakra, Untitled (Medical Collage Book), 2012, found book, paper collage, open 38 x 60 x 3.5 cm
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
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, 2010
Dr Lakra, installation view, ICA, Boston, 2010
Dr Lakra, installation view, ICA, Boston, 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), Photo Holstebro Kunstmuseum
Dr Lakra, San Juan Bautista Nino, 2003, ink and paint on vintage magazine, 32 x 23 cm
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 Mexico City 1972, lives and works in Oaxaca, Mexico.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Dr Lakra, Kate MacGarry, London
2016 Dr Lakra, MATE, Lima, Peru
2015 Dr Lakra, Akvarelle Museet, Skarhamm, Sweden
2015 Monomito, Kurimanzutto, Mexico
2012 Dr Lakra, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
2012 Mexican Demons and Dancing Skeletons: Dr. Lakra in dialogue with Posada, Hostelbro Kunstmuseum, Hostelbro, Denmark
2012 Dr Lakra, Nils Staerk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012 The Small Collections Room, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
2011 Dr Lakra, Museo de la ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
2011 Dr Lakra, Marco Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
2011 Dr Lakra, The Drawing Center, New York, USA
2011 Dr Lakra, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico
2010 Dr Lakra, ICA Boston, USA
2009 Dr Lakra, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
2009 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

2015 Shifting Sands: Hybrid Rituals & Symbols in Contemporary Culture, An exhibition of
works by Serena Korda and Dr Lakra, Modern Art Oxford, UK
2015 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
2013 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
2011 MACO Oaxaca, Centro de la Artes San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico
2011 Makeup, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy
2011 As Long As It Lasts…, Arratia Beer Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2009 Corpus Aeternum, Centro Fotografico Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, Mexico
2009 La invenvion de lo cotidiano, Coleccion/Fundacion Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
2009 Desenhos (drawings): a-z, Museau da cidade, Lisbon, Portugal
2009 nd Trienal Poli/Grafica de San Juan, Puerto Rico
2009 Modern Ruins, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
2009 Strike a pose, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
2008 Inaugural Exhibition, kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico
2008 Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
2008 Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City, The Alameda National Center, San Antonio, USA
2007 Goth: Reality of The Departed World, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
2007 Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2007 La Planta, Arte Contemporaneo Omnilife, Guadalajara, Mexico,
2007 Feral Kingdom, CCA Center for Contemporary Art Glasgow, UK
2007 Cuestión Xeracional/ Generational Issue, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2007 Mad Love, Museum of ModernArt, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City, Museum of Contemporary art, Chicago, USA
2007 Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
2006 Spank The Monkey, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
2006 I’m Sorry, Pilar Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain
2006 I Love My Country but I Think We Should Start Seeing Other People, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2005 Words: The formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA
2005 Mexico 70, Casa del Lago, Mexico City, Mexico
2005 The Urban Edge Show, Milan, Italy
2005 Girls on Film, Zwirner & Wirth, New York, USA
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
2004 Equation du Solelil Noir, Peinture Contemporaine du Mexique (curated by Guillermo Santamaria), Instituto de México à Paris, Paris, France
2004 Deliver Us from Evil, (with Honore Daumier, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Robert Crumb, Keegan McHargue) Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA
2003 Elephant Juice, Kurimanzutto, Mexico
2000 kurimanzutto @ Galerie Chantel Crousel, Paris, France
2000 Stolen Bike, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA
1999 Art and Idea, Mexico City, Mexico
1999 La Luz de Jesus, The Drawing Collective, Los Angeles, USA
1998 Camuñas Family, Purgatorio 2, Valencia, Spain
1998 Festimad, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
1996 Festimad, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
1996 La Feria del Rebelde, La Panadería, Mexico City, Mexico
1996 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, USA
1994 Mutant Messenger, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, USA
1994 Grap a Bag, Museum of Art Chicago, USA
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
1990 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
2009 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
2007 Viva la Muerte, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria
2007 Cuestión Xeracional/ Generational Issue, exhibition catalogue, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Xunta de Galicia
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

“Dr Lakra,” El Fanzine, July 2012
“Dr Lakra entre lo vulgar y maravilloso: Pedro Alonzo,” Milenio.com, 8 December 2011
Ventura, Abida, “Historia de arte, a traves de tatuajes del Dr Lakra,” Eluniversal.mx, 11 December 2011
“Dr Lakra, Museo de la Ciudad, Mexico City,” Taxiartmagazine.com, 5 December 2011
“Dr Lakra en el Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico,” Juxtapoz.com, 1 November 2011
“Dr Lakra en el Museo de la Ciudad,” Farenheitmagazine.com, 2011
Kino, Carol, “A Tattoo Master off the Street and into the Gallery,” The New York Times, 27 March 2011
Lopez Zambrano, Paula, “Entrevista a Dr Lakra,” Revistacodigo.com, 2011
Smith, Roberta, “Dr Lakra,” New York Times (NYTimes.com), 11-17 April 2010
Rose, Carol, “On pins and needles defending artistic expression,” The Boston Globe (Boston.com), 8 April 2010
“Dr Lakra a Flor de Piel,” Lamono, Number 26, April 2010
Uriain, Eumir, “Un diagnostico del Dr Lakra,” Spot, September 2010
Neelon, Caleb, “Dr Lakra,” Juxtapoz, August 2010
Berstein, Nils, “Slide Show: Dr Lakra Applies an Ink Gun to Mexico’s Cultural Heritage,” Vanity Fair, 12 April 2010
“Dr Lakra en el Institute of Contemporary Art de Boston,” Spot, June 2010
Berlanga, Jessica, “Dr Lakra,” Artforum, December 2009
“Dr Lakra, This Is Tomorrow,” Contemporary Art Magazine, November 2009
Christen, Camilo, “ El Doctor Voyuerista,” Gatopardo, November 2009
“Dr Lakra: Health and Efficiency,” Planet Magazine Blog, 19 June 2009
Cid De Leon, Oscar, “ Halla Lakra morbo en fotos natursitas,” Reforma, 13 June 2009
Cordero, Patricia, “ Dr Lakra invita a espiar el cuerpo,” Excelsior, 19 May 2009
Mackenzie, Florence, “ Modern Ruins,” Frieze, Number 121, March 2009
Loyola, Bernardo, “Dr Lakra has a Tattoo of a Demon Peeing on Jesus Face,” Vice, November 2008, 100-2
Sanchez, Luis Carlos, “ El Dr Lakra interviene la galleria Border,” Excelsior, 25 September 2008
Smith, Roberta, “Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities,” The New York Times, 21 August 2008
Liddel, CB, “ Goths mark their territory in the Art World,” The Herald, January 2008
“Dr Lakra,” Tank Magazine, Winter 2007
O’Reilly, Sally, “Dr Lakra,” Art Review, Sept 2006, 135
Parker, Eric, “On The Cover: Eric Parker on Dr Lakra,” BOMB, N. 94 The Ameritas Issue: Mexico and the Gula, Winter 2005-6
Maillard, Tatiana, “Tatuana, sin freno,” La Revista, El Universal, Number 53, 28 February 2005
Oriard, Andres, “Mexico 70,” Exit Magazine, Number 11, April 2005
Harrison, Sara, “Pin-Up: Contemporary Collage and Drawing,” Art Monthly, February 2005
McMaster, Mary, “Dr Lakra, único mexicano en Pin-up: Contemporary Collage and Drawing,” La Jornada, 27 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, 2 December 2004
Graham-Dixon, Andrew, “All stuck and scribbled,” The Sunday Telegraph, 19 December 2004
“Dr Lakra,” Graphic Magazine, Dec 2004
Schwendener, Martha, “Deliver Us From Evil,” Artforum, August 2004
Wolinsky, Michal, “Gabinet Dr. Lakry,” Fluid Magazine, Number 45
Sirgado, Miguel A., “Deliver Us from Evil: dibujos de otra inocencia,” El Nuevo Herald, 29 August 2004
Osorno, Guillermo, “Dr. Lakra: de piel al papel,” Revista DF, Number 25, 1-14 September 2004
I.W., “Bale Emballe,” Beaux Arts Magazine, Number 246, August 2004
Lorch, Catrin, “Komme Zu Dr. Lakra,” Kunstmarkt, 19 June 2004
Mascarua. Sara, “El otro lado del Dr. Lakra,” Diario Monitor, 9 June 2004
Saltz, Jerry, “After Shock,” The Village Voice, 31 Oct 2003
Goumal, Anna, “Dr Lakra,” Dazed and Confused, Nov 2003
“Through the eye of a Needle,” Big Issue, Oct 2003
“Dr Lakra,” Guardian Guide, Sept 2003
Saenz, Jorge Luis, “Bestiario criminal del Jeronimo,” El Universal, 5 August 1998

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.

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