Selected Works

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 1972, lives and works in Oaxaca, Mexico

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Dr. Lakra, MATE, Lima, Peru, 2016
Dr. Lakra, Akvarelle Museet, Skarhamm, Sweden, 2015
Monomito, Kurimanzutto, Mexico, 2015
Dr. Lakra, Kate MacGarry, London, 2012
Mexican Demons and Dancing Skeletons: Dr. Lakra in dialogue with Posada, Hostelbro Kunstmuseum, Hostelbro, 2012
D. Lakra, Nils Staerk Gallery, Copenhagen, 2012
The Small Collections Room, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, 2012
Dr. Lakra, Museo de la ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, 2011
Dr. Lakra, Marco Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, 2011
Dr. Lakra, The Drawing Center, New York, 2011
Dr. Lakra, Museo Amparo, Puebla, 2011
Dr. Lakra, ICA Boston, 2010
Dr. Lakra, Kate MacGarry, London, 2009
Dr. Lakra, kurimanzutto, Mexico City, 2009
Dr. Lakra, Kate MacGarry, 2006
Los Dos Amigos, Dr. Lakra & Abraham Cruzvillegas, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (MACO), Mexico, 2005
Dr. Lakra, Kate MacGarry, London, 2003
Dr. Lakra, Juárez 65, Mexico City, 1998
Dr. Lakra, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, 1993
Dr. Lakra, Café Primo, Berlin, 1991
Dr. Lakra, Galería Caracas, Berlin, 1990
Dr. Lakra, Galería El Juglar, Mexico City, Mexico, 1989

Group Exhibitions

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, 2015
Dr. Lakra and Tuno Camunas, Museo de los Pintores MUPO, Oxaca, Mexico, 2014
Ukiyo-e: Imagenes del mundo flotante, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (MACG), Mexico City, 2013
Futbol, Arte y Pasion, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey (MARCO), Monterrey, 2013
Poetry and Politics – Watercolours and Animations, The Nordic Watercolour Museum/nordiska akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden, 2012
Viceversa, nuevos estados de animo, Museo de los pintores Oaxaqueños (MUPO), Oaxaca, 2011
MACO Oaxaca, Centro de la Artes San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, 2011
Makeup, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, 2011
As Long As It Lasts…, Arratia Beer Gallery, Berlin, 2011
Corpus Aeternum, Centro Fotografico Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, 2009
La invenvion de lo cotidiano, Coleccion/Fundacion Jumex, Mexico City, 2009
Desenhos (drawings): a-z, Museau da cidade, Lisbon, 2009
2nd Trienal Poli/Grafica de San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2009
Modern Ruins, Kate MacGarry, 2009
Strike a pose, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, 2009
Inaugural Exhibition, kurimanzutto, Mexico City, 2008
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, 2008
Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City, The Alameda National Center, San Antonio, USA, 2008
Goth: Reality of The Departed World, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan, 2007
Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2007
La Planta, Arte Contemporaneo Omnilife, Guadalajara, Mexico, 2007
Feral Kingdom, CCA Center for Contemporary Art Glasgow, 2007
Cuestión Xeracional/ Generational Issue, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2007
Mad Love, Museum of ModernArt, Copenhagen, 2007
Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City, Museum of Contemporary art, Chicago, 2007
Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2007
Spank The Monkey, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, 2006
I’m Sorry, Pilar Parra & Romero, Madrid, 2006
I Love My Country but I Think We Should Start Seeing Other People, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, 2006
Words: The formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, 2005
Mexico 70, Casa del Lago, Mexico City, 2005
The Urban Edge Show, Milan, 2005
Girls on Film, Zwirner & Wirth, New York, 2005
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, 2004
Equation du Solelil Noir, Peinture Contemporaine du Mexique (curated by Guillermo Santamaria), Instituto de México à Paris, Paris, 2004
Deliver Us from Evil, (with Honore Daumier, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Robert Crumb, Keegan McHargue) Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, 2004
Elephant Juice, Kurimanzutto, Mexico, 2003
kurimanzutto @ Galerie Chantel Crousel, Paris, 2000
Stolen Bike, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, 2000
Art and Idea, Mexico City, 1999
La Luz de Jesus, The Drawing Collective, Los Angeles, 1999
Camuñas Family, Purgatorio 2, Valencia, Spain, 1998
Festimad, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, 1998
Festimad, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, 1996
La Feria del Rebelde, La Panadería, Mexico City, 1996
No Soy Fotógrafo, La Panadería, Mexico City, 1996
Pierced Hearts and True Love; a Century of Drawings for Tattoos, 1995
The Drawing Centre, New York, 1995
Mutant Messenger, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, 1994
Grap a Bag, Museum of Art Chicago, 1994
Auslanders in Berlin, Kunsthaus Tachesles, Berlin, 1993
Aire Fresco en el Verano del Amor, Divisiónarte, Mexico City, 1991
Ya, Juventud, Ya, La Quiñonera, Mexico City, 1990
Euritmia en el Tenderero, Puente de Piedra 19, Mexico City, 1990

Publications

Abaroa, Eduardo; Gabriel Orozco and Pedro Alonzo, Dr. Lakra, kurimanzutto + RM, Mexico, 2010
O’Reilly, Sally, Frieze Art Fair Yearbook 2009-10, Frieze, London 2009
Cruzvillegas, Abraham, Dr. Lakra, Health and Efficiency, Editorial RM, Mexico City 2009
Goth: Reality of the Departed World, Yokohama Museum of Art, Tokyo, 2007
Viva la Muerte, Kunsthalle Wien, 2007
Cuestión Xeracional/ Generational Issue, exhibition catalogue, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Xunta de Galicia, 2007
Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City, exhibition catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago/ Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2007
Cruzvillegas, Abraham and Dr. Lakra, Abraham Cruzvillegas & Dr Lakra: Los Dos Amigos, kurimanzutto, A&R Press, Mexico, 2006
Dexter, Emma, Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon Press, 2005
La Panaderia, edited by Yoshua Okon, essays by Carlo McCormick, Cuauhtémoc Medina, and Eduardo Abaroa, Guillermo Fandanelli; introduction by Miguel Calderón; TURNER, 2004
Santamarina, Guillermo, Equation Du Soleil Noir: Peinture Contemporaine Du Mexique, Instituto de Mexico a Paris, 2003

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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