Dr. Lakra was born in 1972 in Mexico City. He lives and works in Oaxaca, Mexico. Dr Lakra's visual language is informed by myths and idols, cartoons and toys, art history and folklore and spans a wide range of media, from sculpture and painting to tattoos, artist's books, collage and print. The juxtaposition of objects with intense iconographic power creates sculptures and images akin to secular votives, redolent of surrealist collage and ancient archetypal objects. The combination of histories recalls ancient human culture contrasting with the brevity of contemporary experience.
Solo exhibitions include Diario de Viaje, Instituto de Artes Graficas de Oaxaca (IAGO), Mexico, 2019; Dr Lakra, White Columns, New York, U.S.A, 2018; Dr Lakra, MATE, Lima, Peru, 2016; Dr Lakra, Akvarelle Museet, Skarhamm, Sweden, 2015; Monomito, Kurimanzutto, Mexico, 2015; Mexican Demons and Dancing Skeletons, Hostelbro Kunstmuseum, Denmark, 2012; Dr Lakra, Marco-Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico City, 2011; Dr Lakra, The Drawing Center, New York, 2011; Dr Lakra, ICA Boston, 2010. He has been included in group exhibitions at Modern Art Oxford, UK; the Barbican, London; MOMA, New York and Tate Modern, UK amongst others.