Gorka Mohamed was born in 1978 in Spain.

Lives and works between London and Spain.

 

EDUCATION

2006-2008

Master in Fine Arts, Goldsmiths College, London, UK

1997-2003

Graduate in Art and Design, Escola Massana. Barcelona, Spain

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
I Would Prefer Not To, Galerie Thomas Bernard, Paris, France
The Mad Dog of The Desert, Dar El-Nimer, Beirut, Lebanon


2018
I ARE, curated by Emilie Flory, Galerie La Mauvaise Réputation, Bordeaux, France

2016
Raise Ravens and They'll Pluck Out Your Eyes, Peter Von Kant, London, UK
Ha, Ha. Helena Parada & Gorka Mohamed, Choi & Lager Gallery, Cologne, Germany


2015
Termite Painting & The Sick Feet, Galeria Juan Silio, Santander, Spain

2014
Solo Project at Arte Santander Art Fair, Santander, Spain


2011
Riendo Hacia Atrás, Galería Distrito Cuatro, Madrid, Spain

2010
Tautologies, Gallery b’ONE, Seoul, Korea

2009
Toon Toon, Galeria Siboney, Santander, Spain

Cota Uno (Project Room), Arte Santander, Spain

2006
Puente de la Vision, Contemporary Museum of Santander, Spain
Ghosts and Premonitions, Galeria Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
¡Fiat Lux!, Centro de Exposiciones Caja Granada Puerta Real, Granada, Spain

 

2019
Masterpieces Vol 2, Galerie Thomas Bernard, Paris, France
Eugenèsia, Lo Pati Centre d’Art-Terres del l’Ebre, Amposta, Spain
Pampre It Up!, La Mauvaise Réputation, Bordeaux, France
Masterpieces Vol 1, Galerie Thomas Bernard, Paris, France
Spanish Omelette, curated by Manuel Ocampo, Kalawakan Spacetime, Manila, Phillipines
Abracadabra, Assembly House, Leeds, UK
Ranchito End of Residency, Hammana Artist House, Hammana, Lebanon
Del Cuaderno del Coleccionista, Colección Bragales, Castillo de Argüeso, Cantabria, Spain

 

2018
Back to the Hood, Thomas Bernard/Cortex Athletico & La Mauvaise Réputation, Bordeaux, France
Boy Meets Girl at Spinnerei Choi & Lager Gallery, Leipzig, Germany

A Monochrome Exhibition, Rocky Shore Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Poco Hecho/Medium Rare, Matadero Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Boy Meets Girl. Bernhard Martin, Dale Lewis & Gorka Mohamed, Choi & Lager, Cologne, Germany

 

2017

Yes, Sir/Ma’am! No, Sir/Ma’am! Right Away, Sir/Ma’am!, Manuel Ocampo & Collaborators, Tyler Rollings Gallery, New York, USA
The Untimely Dream. Contemporary Spanish Art in Dysfunctional Times, The Drawing Room Gallery, Manila, Philippines

2015

De La Mano, Centro Centro. Palacio de Cibeles, Madrid, Spain
Tener Que Sentir, Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto, Los Bragales Collection, Gijón, Spain

 

2014 

100 Painters of Tomorrow, One Art Space Gallery, New York, USA

Exeter Contemporary Open 2014, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, UK
Untitled (Unconscious), TJ Boulting Gallery, London, UK


2013

Creekside Open 2011 Selected by Ceri Hand. A.P.T. Gallery.’, A.P.T Gallery, London, UK
Última pintura en las colecciones del DA2 y la Fundación Coca-Cola, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Arrecife (MIAC), Lanzarote, Spain
Meaning Making, curated by Mónica Álvarez Careaga, touring show: New York, Washington, Brussels

    

2012
Enlaces + Seis Contextos, Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain

Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts Gallery, London, UK

Swollen Jungle, Union Gallery, London, UK

    

2011
Creekside Open 2011 Selected by Dexter Dalwood, A.P.T Gallery, London, UK

Young London, V22 Collection, London, UK
Translate/Transcribe, 15th Art Moscow, Moscow, Russia
Wonderpia, Seoul Museum of Contemporary Art, Nanji Studio Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Última Pintura (Collections from DA2 & Coca-Cola Foundation), DA2, Salamanca, Spain

 

2010
Odd Place, Artside Gallery, Seoul, Korea
TAG, Brown Gallery, London, UK

DA2. Acquisitions 2010 from Coca Cola Foundation, Salamanca, Spain
Enlaces+4, Patio Herreriano Museum, Valladolid, Spain
Bright Lights London Painting, Resy Muijsers Contemporary Art, Tilburg, Netherlands

il alla A  lai de lA il, Crimes Town Gallery, London, UK

Bragales Collection, Palacio de Sástago, Zaragoza, Spain

 

2009

Ventriloquist, curated by Emma Dexter, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK

Code of Being (Jill Mason, Eemyun Kang, Gorka Mohamed), Gallery With Space, Beijing, China

Modern Times, Vegas Gallery, London, UK

Notes from the Underground, James Taylor Gallery, London, UK

 

2008

Enlaces+3, Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain
   

2007

Planes Futuros, curated by Lorena and Maria del Corral, Sala Baluarte, Pamplona, Spain

Celeste Art Prize: T2 The Old Truman Brewery, London and Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh, UK

Beauty & Sadness (Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Juan Uslé, Eduardo Gruber, Gorka Mohamed, Manu Arregui among others)

Galeria Torreao Nascente da Condoaria Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal

Industrie-und Handelskammer, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Fall-in Theatre, V22 Basement, London

 

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2019 

Artist in residence at Lo Pati Contemporary Center of Arts, Amposta, Spain

2018

El RaNchito LÍbano, Matadero Madrid, Madrid, Spain

 

2014

Honorable Mention in the category of painting at 2013 Beers Contemporary Award for Emerging Art

Finalist at Exeter Contemporary Open 2014, Exeter Phoenix, UK

 

2008

Winner of the Warden's Purchase Prize, Goldsmiths College, London, UK

 

2005

Winner of the Pancho Cossio contest, Santander, Spain

Selected in the contest Caja Madrid Generation 2005, Madrid, Spain

Arteleku Grant, San Sebastian, Spain

Residency in Piramidon, Barcelona, Spain

2002

Winner of the Casimiro Sainz contest, Reinosa, Spain

2001

Grant of studies by Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain

1997

Winner of the Pancho Cossio contest, Santander, Spain

 

 

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Brillembourg Capriles Collection
Colección Solo, Madrid, Spain

Colección Pilar Citoler, Spain

Olor Visual Collection, Spain

Patio Herreriano, Museum of Spanish Contemporary Art, Valladolid, Spain

Bank Caja Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Fundacion Coca-Cola, Madrid, Spain

Ayuntamiento de Reinosa, Reinosa, Spain

Culture Department of Cantabria, Santander, Spain

Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Colección Los Bragales, Spain
Colección Norte, Santander, Spain
Fundacion Centenera, Spain

 

 

LECTURES


The Mad Dog of The Desert,  Dar El-Nimer of Arts and Culture, Beirut, Libano (2019)

La cultura alternativa como alternativa cultural, Universidad de Cantabria (2007)

Proyecto Chimenea, Power Art Point, Casa Encendida (Noviembre 2017)
Termite Painting, Universidad de Historia del Arte de Malaga (Febrero 2018)

 

 

 

CATALOGUES AND PUBLICATIONS 


Joie Panique Editions, EU and FEU editions (2020)
100 Painters of Tomorrow by Thames & Hudston (2014)

Young London 2011-2014 Catalogue by V22 Collection & Grey Tiger Books (2014)
2014/Antes de irse. 40 ideas sobre la pintura by David Barro (2013)

Wonderpia, text by Lee Jinmung & Kira Kim (2011)

Odd Place, text by Lee Jinmyung (2010)   

Tautologies, text by Raúl Zamudio (2010)

Toon Toon, text by Kristian Leahy (2009)

Turpsbanana issue nº 6, Review by Sarah Douglas (2009)

Planes Futuros by Lorena & Maria del Corral. Text by Cedar Lewisohn (2007)

Celeste Art Prize (2007)

Emerging Art in Spain by Manuela Villa (2006 )

Beauty and Sadness by Mónica Álvarez Careaga (2007)

Puente de la Vision by the Museum of Santander, Text by Isabel Portilla (2006)

D[x]i Magazine, issue 21 (2006)

Street Logos by Tristan Manco (2004)