Born in 1972, Gonzalo Lebrija lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico.
He uses the mediums of photography, video, sound and sculpture to capture the aesthetic experience of time. With an almost humorous nihilism, he explores the passage and futility of life, ofte focusing on the vertiginous possibilities of frozen moments.
Lebrija has exhibited extensively in Latin America, USA and Europe. Recent solo exhibitions include Unfolded Paintings in Travesía Cuatro (Guadalajara, 2017), Vía Láctea in Palacio de las Bellas Artes (La Habana, 2016), Unfolded in Galerie Laurent Godin (Paris, 2015) and Museo de Arte de Zapopan (2015); Measuring the Distance in La Casa Encendida (Madrid, 2015); the 13th Istanbul Biennale (2013) and the exhibition Possibility of Disaster, curated by Humberto Moro at the Center for the Arts in Monterrey (2013).
Other solo and group exhibitions include Deriva Especular at the Museum of Modern Art Mexico City (2011); Resisting the Present, Mexico City 2000-2012 at the Museo Amparo, Puebla (2011) and Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2012); The Distance Between You and Me at the Vancouver Art Gallery (2011); Never more, never less at the Museum of Memory and Tolerance, Mexico City; Conversations II, in collaboration with John Baldessari, at Travesía Cuatro, Madrid (2011); Energy Effects at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver; and Viva Mexico! at the Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw (2007).
Since 2011 he has been a patron of MCA Denver. He is also the co-founder and co-director of Oficina para Proyectos de Arte A.C. (Office for Art Projects) in Guadalajara.