Zachęta - National Gallery of Art, Małachowski Square 3

Carlos Motta’s Films

In order to present the practices of queering history we will show, for the first time in Poland, films by Carlos Motta – a Colombian artist, who recovers the homoerotic heritage of pre-Columbian and colonial histories.

Carlos Motta is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work draws upon political history in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize suppressed histories, communities, and identities. His work is known for its engagement with histories of queer culture and activism and for its insistence that the politics of sex and gender represent an opportunity to articulate definite positions against social and political injustice.

Motta’s work has been presented internationally in venues such as Tate Modern, London; The New Museum, The Guggenheim Museum and MoMA/PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogotá; Museu Serralves, Porto; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson; San Francisco Art Institute; Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City; and many other public, private and independent spaces throughout the world.



Deseos (2015)
Nefandus Trilogy (2013)


October 1, 2017
6 pm
Zachęta – National Gallery of Art (Cinema theatre)
Stanisława Małachowskiego 3
Free admission



Deseos, film still, 2015
Courtesy of the artist