Israel Meza Moreno “Moris” has a bachelor in Fine Arts at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving “La Esmeralda” (Mexico City). He is co-founder of the collectives Viernes and Segundo Piso. His work focuses on the transition between violence and power imbalances. Some of the elements of his production are taken from specific contexts, building a record of illegal and violent dynamics and activating an experience when the viewer is confronted with objects from apparently invisible environments that have been disrupted by communal violence. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions: Prey and Predator, Register of llegality and Violence and A Monster Walks Among You, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros (Mexico City, Mexico, 2014); The beast will have its day, Michael Sturm Gallery (Stuttgart, Germany, 2013); 30 Bienal de Sao Paulo: The imminence of poetry, (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2012); The Vultures are Already Circling, Arróniz (Mexico City,Mexico, 2012); When the Lion Kills, the Jackal Benefits (Sleeping with predators ), I-20 Gallery (New York,USA); Living in Evolution, Busan Biennale (Busan, South Korea, 2010); Viva la Revolución: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape, Museum of Contemporary Art (San Diego, USA, 2010); My House is your House, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), Geffen Contemporary (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA, 2008); Zwischen Zonen: La Coleccion Jumex Mexiko, MUMOK (Vienna, Austria, 2008); An Animal Is Killed Because Other Is Hungry, Museo Experimental El Eco (Mexico City, Mexico, 2008) among others.

Armas (Weapons)

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Courtesy of Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo Gallery, Mexico City