Cage Match Project, Round 11: Gustavo Gómez-Brechtel

EXHIBITION RUNTIME: 6/8/19 through 8/25/19

OPENING: Friday, 6/7/19 from 7-11 PM


Using industrial materials such as paraffin wax, copper, and rebar, Gustavo Gómez-Brechtel’s installation will approach the concept of autopoiesis––defined as a system capable of reproducing and maintaining itself––to materialize the environmental context and conditions of viewing in the Texas summer.


After studying chemical engineering at UNAM, Gustavo Gómez-Brechtel (Mexico City, 1982), received a BFA in visual arts from the National School of Painting, Sculpture, and Printmaking in Mexico City in 2007, and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2014. He was awarded a COMEXUS-Fulbright scholarship for graduate studies in 2012 and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine in 2017. He has shown his work in multiple group exhibitions in Germany, Colombia, South Korea, Mexico, Italy, Sweden, and the USA. He is a fellow of the CORE Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.