2008 Swing Space Resident, 125 Maiden Lane, 9th Floor
Carlos Motta is an artist (b. Bogotá, Colombia, 1978) whose work investigates the effects that historically significant political events have exercised on individual and collective subjectivity. At Swing Space (2007), Motta presented "The Good Life: Installation Sketch # 3," a sketch of his long-term video documentary project (in-progress) composed of interviews with people on the streets of 12 Latin American cities about their perceptions of current and historical US foreign policy in the region and of local forms of democratic governance. Motta is a graduate of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program (2006), received an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, in 2003, and a BFA in photography from The School of Visual Arts in 2001. His work has been widely exhibited, including in the CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Palazzo Papesse, Siena, Italy; Foam_Fotografie Museum, Amsterdam, Holland; Museum of Modern Art, Bogota, Colombia; SF; and Fries Museum, Groningen, Holland. Recent awards include the International Artists Studio Program in Sweden (IASPIS), 2007; the Swing Space Program, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 2007; the DaNY Arts Grant (with HOMEWORK), Danish Arts Council, 2007, and the Subvention Grant, Cisneros Fontanals Foundation (CIFO), 2006.