© Roberto de la Torre, American Soda, 2013. Photo by Márcio Carvalho.
b. 1967, Mexico
Roberto de la Torre lives and works in Mexico City. He studied at Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado “La Esmeralda” in Mexico City, where he is currently a professor in Visual Arts. He has participated in various national and international art festivals throughout North and South America, and in Germany, China, Spain, Finland, Japan, India, England, Poland, Portugal, and Russia.
The monograph of his work, De la mordida al camello, Roberto de la Torre / Selected Work 2000-2005, was published in 2015 and his work appears in various other local and foreign media. He participated as a tutor in the Scholarship Program for Young Artists at the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) in the area of alternative media from 2010-2011, where he is currently part of an on-going program (2012-2015) to support the National System of Art Creators in the area of alternative means.
For the Disappeared: on Roberto de la Torre’s AYOTZINAPA, busqueda, muerte y renacimiento
Essay by Jenn Snider on de la Torre’s performance for the 2014 edition of the 7a*11d Festival.
“My suggestion here is that the feelings of anguish and dislocation that surround my personal response to this horrible story are intertwined with the artists own. I have arrived at a place where I must admit that there is nothing knowable that can be found to fully address this nonsensical and appalling act. And this is where we must begin.”