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(b. 1971, Mexico City) is an artist based in Mexico City. He is interested in the intersection between popular culture, politics, and art production. His work ranges from museum making, “printing” ready-mades, and playing avant-garde sonidero music, to creating record libraries and performing “administrative poetry.” Razo studied art in the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, received an MFA from New York University and attended the Whitney Independent Studio Program. Recent exhibitions include Strange Currencies: Art & Action in Mexico City, 1990-2000, The Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia (2015); and Critical fetishes. Residues of general economy, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid (2010). He has also exhibited in group shows a MoMA PS1, South London Gallery, Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, MALBA in Buenos Aires, The Pinacoteca do Estado in Sao Paulo, among other venues. Razo’s work has been highlighted in anthologies about contemporary Mexican art, including New Tendencies in Mexican Art: The 1990’s (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2004) and The Age of Discrepancies: Art and Visual Culture in Mexico, 1968-1997 (Turner-UNAM, 2006). Razo is the author and editor of the book The Official Museo Salinas Guide (Smart Art Press, 2002)

Tags: visual artist, Mexico City, Museo Salinas