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Live Arts | Noé Martínez

June 04, 20246:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free with museum admission

Copies of the poetry spoken as part of the performance are available in Spanish and English.

Photo credit: Alberto Rubi.

About the Event

In conjunction with the exhibition Trade Windings: De-Lineating the American Tropics, Mexico City–based artist Noé Martínez stages an evening performance at the MCA. Through his multi-faceted practice, Martínez uncovers the history of forced displacement and migration through research and personal narrative.

The audience is invited to walk in the space during the performance. Limited seating is available.

Copies of the poetry spoken as part of the performance by Martínez are available in Spanish and English.

About the Artist

NOÉ MARTÍNEZ (b. 1986 Michoacan, MX) lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico. He is a visual artist and filmmaker who holds a degree from the La Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado, (La Esmeralda) in México City. Selected solo and group exhibitions include: The Body Remembers (2024), curated by Dr. Gannit Ankori, Henry and Lois Foster, Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA; Indigenous Histories (2023), Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, São Paulo, Brazil; Éramos Semilla (2023), Stove Works, Chattanooga, TN; El cuerpo es más grande que la historia (2023), Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico; soft and weak like water (2023), Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea; Los Huecos del Agua (2023), National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL; Tepalcatesde Suefios Noe Martinez and Maria Sosa (2022),Swiss Institute, CDMX, Mexico; Noé Martínez (2022), Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA; A Tapestry of Lost Architectures (2022), EXPO Chicago, Chicago, IL; Elencuentrode los tepalcates (2021), Swiss Institute, New York, NY; The Armory Show (2021), New York, NY; How to Read a Vessel (2021), AGB, Ontario, Canada; The Missing Circle (2021), KADIST, San Francisco, CA; las presencias dormidas (2020), PATRON, Chicago, IL; La patriade las imágenes (2020), OCMAMuseum, Irvine, CA; OTRXS MUNDXS (2020), Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, MX; La ultima parte del cuerpo (2019), Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, México City, México; Hacer cosas con palabras (2019), MUCA Roma, México City, México; Las demandas de la memoria (2019), Parque galería, México City, México; Routes and territories (2019), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL; and The Missing Circle (2019), Museo de Arte Modernode Medellin, Colombia. His work is included in the public collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL; Fundación Kadist, San Francisco, CA; and Museo Amparo de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico, among others.


Lead support for the 2023-24 season of MCA Talks is made possible by The Richard and Mary L. Gray Lecture Series through a generous gift to the Chicago Contemporary Campaign.

Generous support is provided by The Antje B. and John J. Jelinek Endowed Lecture and Symposium on Contemporary Art; the Kristina Barr Lectures, which were established through a generous gift by The Barr Fund to the Chicago Contemporary Campaign; The Gloria Brackstone Solow and Eugene A. Solow, MD, Memorial Lecture Series; and the Allen M. Turner Tribute Fund, honoring his past leadership as Chair of the Board of Trustees.

The exhibition is curated by Cecilia González Godino, Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow. The Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellowship was established by members of the Susman family in honor of Marjorie Susman.