Adriana Lara

Born 1978 in Mexico City, Mexico. Lives and works in Mexico City, Puerto Rico, and New York.




Philosophy, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad Autonoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico


Photography at Escuela Activa de Fotografía, Mexico City, Mexico 



Since 2006

PAZMAKER, Art Quarterly Publication, Editor In Chief

Since 2003

PERROS NEGROS, Office for Artistic and Editorial Production

Since 2002

LASSER MODERNA, Musical Project in Collaboration with Emilio Acevedo


Solo Exhibitions




The Future, Greenspon, New York

Club of Interesting Theories, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington DC, Virginia

Eggsplotion, Air de Paris, Paris, France

The Interesting Theory Club, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin, Germany


Het Product, Komplot, Brussels, Belgium

Underlying Patterns: Tragedy and Comedy Were Improvisations at First (part 2), Algus Greenspon, New York, New York


Less is More, 21er Haus – Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Shortsighted, Hackney Picture House, Serpentine Gallery Public Program, London, England

Let’s Not Jump Into Concrete. Indipendenza Roma, Rome, Italy



Adriana Lara, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, Missouri

Adriana Lara, Frieze Art Fair, Frame Section New York, New York


NY-USA, Algus Greenspon, New York, New York

S.S.O.R., Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Scryyns and Interesting Theories, Air de Paris, Paris, France


La Pintura (Lasser) Moderna, House of Gaga, Mexico City, Mexico


Screens, Frieze Art Fair, Frame Section, London, United Kingdom

Salt 1: Adriana Lara, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah


Artificial, Artpace, San Antonio, Texas


Art Performa, Art Basel Miami, Miami, Florida

Cosas, House of Gaga, Mexico City, Mexico


380°, Galeria Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico

A Problem Has Occurred, Air de Paris, Paris, France


Group Exhibitions





Spots, Dots, Pips, Tiles: An Exhibition About Dominoes, Pérez Art Museum Miami

Readymade, curated by Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen, House Eva Presenhuber, Vnà, Switzerland

Klara Liden / Karl Holmqvist (guest room), Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

Le Tour de l’exposition, Triple V, Paris, France

The Eccentrics, SculptureCenter, Queens, New York

One, No One and One Hundred Thousand, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria


The Shadow is Taken, Algus Greenspon, New York, New York

The Verdant, Hacienda, Zurich, Switzerland

Un Nouveau Festival, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Over you / you, 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia

TRUST, Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark

Your Lazy Eye, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima, Madrid, Spain


Hotel Palenque Is Not in Yucatán, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York

The Luxury of Dirt, Voice Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco

A Paz Entre Os Animais, Boatos Fine Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil

In Real Life, Christina Koenig Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Marrakech Biennale 5, Marrakech, Morocco

CMYK, Algus Greenspon, New York, New York

The Excluded Third, Included, Gabriel Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Austria


Adriana Lara, Josef Strau & Perros Negros, Vilma Gold, London, United Kingdom

LAT. 41° 7′ N., LONG. 72° 19′ W, Martos Gallery, Curated by Bob Nickas, East Marion, NY

Rien Faire et Laisser Rire, Curated by Bob Nickas, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium

The Picnic, Algus Greenspon, New York, New York

Adriana Lara and Torbjørn Rødland, Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

Out of Memory, Curated by Eleanor Cayre, Marianne Boesky, New York, New York

Standard Escape Routes, Standard, Oslo, Norway

One After One, Vilma Gold, London, United Kingdom


When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes: A Restoration / A Remake /A Rejuvenation / A Rebellion, CC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, California

Inside the Banana, Algus Greenspon, New York, New York

The Still Life of Vernacular Agents, Kraupa-Tuscany, Berlin

Topsy Turvy, De Appel arts centre, Amsterdam

This & There, curated by Claude Closky, Fondation Richard, Paris

Resisting the Present, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

dOCUMENTA13, Kassel, Germany

Perros Negros Presents Perros Negros A Post-Posteriori, Curated by Daniel Baumann, New Jerseyy, Basel


Videoshow, House of Gaga, Mexico City, Mexico

Modify as Needed, MOCA, Miami, Florida

The Art of Climbing Mountains, 303 Gallery, New York, New York

How to Work (More For) Less, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Colective, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, California

What Happened to the Other Dollar?, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico

How to Work, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Nature Morte Vivant, Gallery Chantal Crousel, Paris, France

Zine Library, Unit B (Gallery), San Antonio, Texas


CGEM, Notas sobre la emancipación, Musac, Leon de Castilla, Spain

Like a River That Stops Being a River or Like a Tree That is Burning in the Horizon Without Knowing it is Burning, curated by Felipe Mujica, Temporary Gallery, Cologne, Germany

Laokoon, COCO, Vienna, Austria

Flowers, COCO, Vienna, Austria

Zine Library, Trouser House, New Orleans

Never very far apart, Redcat, Los Angeles, California

Panamericana, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico


»Revolver«, COCO, Vienna, Austria

The Exhibition Formerly Known as Passengers: Stowaways, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, California

Triennal Poli-gráfica de San Juan, Adriano Pedrosa, Jens Hoffman, Julieta Gonzalez, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Celebration, Curated by Isabella Bortolozzi & Karl Holmqvist, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany


Alexander Wolf (Screening), Kunstverein Münster, Munich, Germany

Possession, curated by Montserrat Albores, Petra, Mexico City, Mexico

This is Not a Void, Jens Hoffman, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Galeria Sentimental, Tensta Konstall, Stockolm, Sweeden

The Unruly History of Readymade, Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico

Present?, Blow de la Barra, feMACO, Mexico City, Mexico

Circa, Blow de la Barra, San Juan, Puerto Rico


Pawn Shop, E-flux, New York, New York

La Otra, Perros Negros, Bogotá, Columbia

Comercial, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, New York

The Space Between, Drorit Gur-Arie, Petach-Tikva Museum, Petach-Tikva, Israel

Una Noche en el Museo o lo Gue Vio Betty Boop, Raimundas Malasauskas, Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (screening)

CAC TV, Vilnius, Lithuania (screening)

Pink TV, France (screening)


Looking To Something To Look At, Frederick Janka, Mambo Jambo Gallery, New York, New York

Cuarteto de Fantasía, Mauricio Limón, Museo Experimental «EL ECO», Mexico City, Mexico (screening)

La Mamain et la Putain, Eva Svennung, Galería Air de Paris, Paris, France

Creación en Movimiento, Jóvenes creadores, FONCA, Morelia and Mexico City, Mexico


Diseño Muerto, Edgar Orlaineta, GAM, Mexico City, Mexico


Nuevos RIcos, Prometeo Associazione Culturale per l’Arte Contemporanea, Lucca Localismos,

Perros Negros. Mexico City, Mexico


GNS, Nicolas Bourriaud, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Incomprehension, Emilie Renard,Jean Luc Vilmouth, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Instant City, Ma. Ines Rodriguez, Institute de Mexique, Paris, France


Arte, Vestido y Sustento, Xavier Rodriguez, Museo Ex-Teresa, Mexico City, Mexico




Apoyo para publicaciones, Fundación- Colección Jumex


Jovenes Creadores, FONCA, México


Le Pavillon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris


Beca de creación artística MUSAC, Leon de Castilla, España


Selected Bibliography


Lara, Adriana, “Things we like”, Spike #48, Summer 2016

Taylor, Phil, “Adriana Lara at Air de Paris”, Artforum, Summer 2016

Greenberger, Alex, “The Eccentrics’ at SculptureCenter,” ARTnews, February 24


Indrisek, Scott, “Three New Reasons to Visit SculptureCenter.” The New York Times, January 20

Johnson, Ken, “’The Eccentrics’ Reveals Offbeat Modes of Being at Sculpture Center.” The New York Times, January 20


“Adriana Lara at Algus Greenspon.” Contemporary Art Writing Daily, April 21


McGarry, Kevin, “Art Matters | Old and New Worlds Collide Around Mexico City’s Zona Maco.” The New York Times T Magazine, February 11

Sutton, Kate, “Review: Marrakech Biennial 5”, Artforum, May


Obrist, Hans Urlich, “Do It: The Comependium”, May 2013

Apisdorf Soto, Ximena, “In and Out: A Brief History of the Mexican Art Scene”, Flash Art, Mar/Apr, p. 77 – 79

Guthrie, Kayla, “Adriana Lara”, Art in America, February 1, 2013

Schaad, Gabrielle, “Adriana Lara, Kunsthalle Basel”, Frieze, January 2013

Russeth, Andrew, “Adriana Lara: NY – USA at Algus Greenspon”, The New York Observer, January 14, 2013


Laleg, Dominique, “Adriana Lara in der Kunsthalle Basel”, Text Zur Kunst, December 2012

Rabel, Eduardo Alexander, “Changing it Up, or Down”, Art Slant, August 4

Johnson, Ken, “’Inside the Banana’”, New York Times, August 2, 2012

Lara, Adriana, “Top Ten”, Art Forum vol. 50 n°9, May, p. 115 -116

“Resisting the present”, Technikart n° 161, April, p. 130

Calderon, Miguel “Illusion Myopes”, MAY n °8, February, p. 168-175

Svennung, Eva, “Wild Guess”, Peeping Tom


Rehberg, Vivian, “CGEM: Notes About Emancipation”, Frieze n° 137, March

Gonzalez, Rita, “Invisible Hand by Adriana Lara”, X-tra Contemporary Art Quarterly, Winter

Peret, Paul, “Volume 13 n °2: Adriana Lara”, Revista La Tempestad


Wichert, Geoff, “Art Salts Its Own Tale: Adriana Lara at the UMFA’s salt 1”, 15 bytes Utah’s art Magazine, p. 4

Dawkins, Chad, “International Artist-In-Residence 09.3 Artpace”, Art-Lies A Contemporary Art Journal, n°  65


Brion, Raphael, “Banana Peel Installation by Adriana Lara at the New Museum’s ‘The Generational: Younger

Than Jesus’ Show [food art]”,, April 13


Cuy, Chong, Hernandez, Sofia, “Adriana Lara–Introducing”, Modern Painters, December 2007- January 2008

Hernandez, Edgar A., “Objetualizar el arte para reinterpretarlo”, Excelsior, Mexico City

“OTRA DE VAQUEROS Mexico City and Geneva, 2007”, Parkett Magazine, 2008


Arriola, Magali, “Otra de Vaqueros”, Spike Magazine, Vienna, 2007


De la Barra, Pablo Leon, “La maman et la putain”, Frog magazine Frog n° 3, Paris

Sansone, Valentina, “Perros Negros, interview with Valentina Sansone”, Flash Art n° 249


Pohlenz, Ricardo, “Localismos”, Flash Art n° 237


Selected Publications by Adriana Lara


Bænana Peyl! A.K.A. La Casque…, (edited by Adriana Lara, designed by Alejandro Olávarri, self-published), Mexico City, January


Pazmaker #12, Pazmaker, Perros Negros, (self-published, catalogues, contributions & records)


Pazmaker #11, Pazmaker, Perros Negros, (self-published, catalogues, contributions & records)

Best of 2014, “Adriana Lara: Kunstkammer Wien,” Artforum, January

Black Pages #55

Petunia #6, October 2014, p. 31–36


Artist’s contribution, Spike #41, Autumn 2014, p. 179–182


Pazmaker, Perros Negros, (self-published, catalogues, contributions & records)


Otra de Vaqueros, exhibition catalogue by Toasting Press, Perros Negros, Stenberg Press


Life Size, Non-monograph by David Benjamin and Soo-in Yang, Columbia University


Club BW, Interview with Karen Franco, Pacemaker 12 , Toasting Agency, Paris

La Maman et la Putain, exhibition catalogue, web publication


NAAP, website, Nuevo

Archivo de arte público (

Creación en Movimiento, exhibition catalogue, FONCA


Lasser Moderna. EP Vynil record by Nuevos Ricos

Nuevos Ricos. CD record label compilation, 2000, 2004 Espejismos, ESETÉ, n °15, Bilbao


GNS, exhibition catalogue, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Ideas, Versions n °5, Gabriela Vanga & Mircea Cantor, Paris