Jota Castro

1965 born in Lima, Peru
lives and works in Brussels, Belgium
Awards
2009
2004
1983
Winner of the European Festival of Visual Arts in Hospitals
Gwandju Biennale Prize, Korea 
Young Peruvian Poet Prize
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017 “Alea iacta est”, Carrington Gallery, Gent, Belgium
2015 “SACROSANCTUM #8”, curated by Adalberto Abbate, Oratorio di San Mercurio, Palermo, Italy
2013/14 “Gemütlichkeit“, Galleria Umberto Di Marino, Neapel, Italy
2012 “Jota Castro”, Museum Het Domein, Sittard,The Netherlands
“AUSTERITY ÜBER ALLES!”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
2011 “Memento mori”, Umberto di Marino, Napoli, Italy
2010 “Low Cost Tour – Second Stop”, Y3K, Melbourne, Australia
“Low Cost Tour”, Gonzalez y Gonzalez Gallery“, Santiago, Chile
2009 Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
“Low Cost”, Gallery Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain
2008 “Sleep tight”, Elaine Levy Project, Brussels, Belgium
“La Palabra de los Mudos”, Playa Redondo, Miraflores City, Lima, Peru
2007 “Enjoy your travel”, Umberto Di Marino Arte Contemporanea Gallery, Naples, Italy
2006 “No More No Les”s, Galeria Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain
“Row Window”, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
“Born to be alive”, Elaine Levy Project, Brussels, Belgium
“Rear Window”, Kisma Museum, Helsinki, Finland
“Jota Castro”, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2005 “Taking Part”, Stedelijk Museum’s, Hertogenosch, The Netherlands
“Exposition Universelle 1”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
“Exposition Universelle 2”, B.P.S. 22, Charleroi, Belgium
“Introduction to Jota Castro”, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2004 “Bouc-émissaire”, Gallery Kamel Mennour, Paris, France
2003 “Motherfuckers never die”, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy
“LoveHotel”, Maisonneuve Gallery, Paris, France
2002 “Lines and Mobility”, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Germany
2000 “Continental Shift”, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016/17 “Idiosyncrasy: Anchovies Dream of an Olive Mausoleum” curated by Chus Martínez, Centro de Artes Visuales Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain
“The End of the World” curated by Fabio Cavallucci, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
2016 “THE SOUL OF MONEY”, DOX, Prague, Czech Republic
2015/16 “Like fireflies”, curated by Raffaella Barbato, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia
2015 “Fire and Forget. On Violence”, curated by Ellen Blumenstein and Daniel Tyradellis, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
“Icon”, Maison Particulière asbl, Brussels, Belgium
“Schlaflos. Das Bett in Geschichte und Gegenwartskunst”, curated by Mario Codognato, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria
2014 “Zeichen gegen den Krieg. Antikriegsplastik von Lehmbruck bis heute”, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
“Summerstage”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
“Slow Future”, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Poland
2013 “Emergency Pavillion: Rebuilding Utopia”, 55th international art exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Italy
“Tell Me Wohm You Haunt. Marcel Duchamp And the Contemporary Readymade”, Blain|Southern, London, UK
“Order, Chaos and the Space Betweein”, Phoenix Art Museum, Pheonix, USA
“Economics In Art”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakau, Poland
2012 “Radici – Memoria, identità e cambiamenti nell’arte di oggi”, curated by Eugenio Viola, Fondazione Malvina Menegaz, Castelbasso (Teramo), Italy
“More to Tell”, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands
“Copa América”, Projeto 5×5, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brasil
2011 “Terrible Beauty: Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance”, Dublin Contemporary 2011 curated by Jota Castro and Christian Viveros- Fauné, Dublin, Ireland
“West End?”, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
2010 “Trasparenze”, MARCO, Museo d‘Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rone, Italy
“Optimismo Radical”, Bienvenu Gallery, New York, USA
2009 “Pabellón de la Urgencia, Murcia. The Fear Society”, curated by Jota Castro, Biennale Venezia 53rd International Art Exhibition, Italy
“El Dorado – Menschenrechte zwischen Ideal und Wirklichkeit”, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany
Second Biennial of the Canary Islands, Architecture, Art and Landscape
“All’s fair in Art and War”, 21c Museum, Kentucky, USA
2008 “U-Turn”, Quadrennial for Contemporary Art, Nicolaj CCAC, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Latinolatino”, Castle of Barletta, Bari, Italy
“Madrid Abierto 2008 – Artists Interventions in Madrid 5th Edition”, Madrid, Spain
“Gravity”, Museo Artium, Vitoria, Spain
“Black-Paris, Black-Bruxelles”, Musée d‘Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium
“Art in the life World”, Dublin, Ireland
“Arte e Omosessualità”, Firenze, Italy
“Fate Presto”, Complesso Monumentale S.Sofia, Salerno, Italy
2007 “First Anniversary Group Show”, Elaine Levy Project, Brussels, Belgium
“Emergency Biennale in Chechnya world tour – stop 9”, 10th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey
“ArteDove – cultural platform”, Fosdinovo, Massa Carrara, Italy
“Arte e Omosessualità”, Palazzo della Ragione, Milan, Italy
“Young Talent”, Art Brussels 2007, Brussels, Belgium
“We are your future”, 2nd Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
“Atlante latinoamericano”, Centro de las Artes, CONARTE, Monterrey, Mexico
“Informacion Contra Informacion”, CGAC, Spain
“Construyendo el mundo”, Marco Museo de arte contemporaneo de Monterrey, Mexico
“Confine”, MAN – Museo di arte di Nuoro, Sardeigna, Italy
2006 “Being in Brussels”, Argos – Centre for Art & Media, Brussels, Belgium
“Uscita Pistoia”, Spazio A Contemporanearte, Pistoia, Italy
“Black Paris”, Iwalewa Haus, Bayreuth, Germany
“People”, Museo Madre, Naples, Italy
“Team show”, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan
“Ars 06”, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland Tirana Biennale, Albania
2005 “Travel”, W139, Amsterdam, Netherlands
3rd Tirana Biennale, Albania Prague Biennale, Prague, Czech Republic
Brussels South Airport, Krinzinger Projekte, Wien, Austria
“Interessi Zero”, performance, Trento, Italy
“Risk”, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, UK
“Disobedience”, Play Gallery, Berlin, Germany
“On Mobility”, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“Posture…Say Again”, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2004 “Point Break, BND TomasoRenoldiBracco ContemporaryArtVision, Milan, Italy
“Pour Amiel”, La Criée, Rennes, France
“Z.O.U.- Zone of Urgency”, Reggio Calabria, Italy
“Storage”, B.P.S. 22, Charleroi, Belgium Public Art Project, De Pijp-Skor, Amsterdam, Netherlands
4th Kwangju Biennale, Korea, Biennale Price
“Troubled Times”, Gruppo 78, Trieste, Italy
“Produciendo realidad”, Chiesa di San Matteo, Lucca, Italy
“Seven Sins”, Museiom, Bolzano, Italy
“Shake II”, Villa Arson, Nice, France
“Shake”, OK Centrum, Linz, Austria
“Perspective ‚04 – attualità dell‘arte contemporanea”, Protagonisti dell‘arte 2004, Molfetta, Italy
“Quick Sand”, De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2003 “U-Topos”, 2nd Tirana Biennial, Albania
“Z.O.U.”, 50th Venice Biennial, Italy, Survival Guide for Demonstrators
“Hardcore”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2002 “Et si c’était à refaire”, Palais de Tokyo, Tokyorama, Paris, France
Shows curated by Jota Castro
 2011 “Terrible Beauty: Art, Crisis, Change & the Office of Non-Compliance”, Dublin Contemporary 2011 curated by Jota Castro and Christian Viveros- Fauné
Publications
2009 Ana Finel Honigman, “Jota Castro”, Artforum.com, 20.02.2009
Fernando Castro Flórez: “El sueno desenmascarado”, ABC Las Artes y las Letras (ABC), p. 32
Spunk Seipel, “Das Wesen der Menschenwürde – Zur Einzelausstellung von Jota Castro”, Kunst Magazin Berlin, 0902, S. 6-9
Claudia Wahjudi, “Der Fuchs weiß es besser”, Der Tagesspiegel, 14.02.2009, S. 21
2008 Bettina Krogemann, ‚Du siehst, wohin Du siehst, nur Eitelkeit auf Erden‘, WELT ONLINE, November 2008
Alta Tecnologia Andina, “La Palabra de los Mundos – An action by Jota Castro”, e-flux, April 2008
2007 Simona Cappellini, “Jota Castro”, art-pool.it, June 2007
2005 The Guardian, “Emergency Biennale”, Dan Hancox, April 2005
DeMorgen, “Jota vat de dingen”, Luk Lambrecht, March 2005
La Libre Belgique, “Castro politiquement incorrect”, Claude Lorent, March 2005
La Libre Belgique, “Portrait”, Claude Lorent, March 2005
Metro, “Jota Castro: Le chercheur de problèmes”, Mélanie Roero, Feb 2005
Le Soir, “Le Paris-Charleroi de Jota Castro”, Dominique Legrand, March 2005
Le Monde, “Le Florilège provocant de la répression selon Jota Castro”, Philippe Dagen, March 2005
Commission en direct, “Jota Castro: un art militant”, March 2005
2004 Redux, Entretien avec Amiel Grumberg‘, March 2004
Le Monde, “Galeries”, Harry Bellet, May 2004
Rebel Art, “Jota Castro exit exil”, Alain Biebe, 2004
Flash Art, “Many Hands Make Art Work”, Andrea Bellini, Dec.
2004 Art in America, “Fiac”, David Ebony, Dec. 2004
The Japan Times, “An Eastern Art Show to Rival Venice”, Kate Thomson, Sep. 2004
The Guardian, “Her Dark Materials”, Adrien Searle, Sep. 2004
L’oeil, “Jota Castro: Mourir pour des idées, d’accord, mais…,” Amiel Grumberg, Jan. 2004
Janus, “Sooner or Later Someone Will Try to Understand What You Are Trying to Express”, + reloaded, March 2004
Le Monde, “Poitou-Charentes ne veut pas du librettiste Berlusconi”, Harry Bellet, Jan. 20, 2004
La Libre Belgique, “Artbrussels bien dans ses marques”, April 1, 2004
2003 Le Monde, “L’art adulte de Jota Castro”, Harry Bellet, Aug. 16, 2003
Nudus, “Art Sexe et Culture”, spécial LoveHotel, Marie-Charlotte Arraul, May-June 2003
Le Figaro, “Sarkozy, cible des activistes”, Ivan Rioufol, May 14, 2003
L’art Aujourd’hui, “Sarkozy très exposé”, Frédéric Maufras, March 21-27, 2003
L’Echo des Savannes, “Dans l’ombre de Sarko”, entretien avec Olivier Chini, April 2003
Nova Magazine, “Capitale Risque – Jota Castro artiste Sarkomane”, April 2003
L’oeil, “L’art de résister”, Thomas Schlesser, April 2003
Art Presse, “Hardcore”, Paul Ardenne, May 2003
Beaux Arts Magazine, “Questions à Jota Castro: une belle rebellion”, Sabrina Weldman, June 2003
Blast, “Kidnapping par Jota Castro”, March-April 2003
Mouvement, “Guide Survie pour Manifestants”, portfolio: Jota Castro, March-April 2003
DN Kultur, “Radikal konst i dag är som piratradio”, Lars O Ericsson, March 25, 2003
Art Review, “Look Back in Anger”, Charles Darwent, May 2003
Elle, “Art: Une Chambre en Ville”, Florence Tredez, May 5, 2003
El Pais, “Los hackers de lo real”, Octavi Martì, Jan. 2003
Numéro, “Chambre Close”, Nathalie Fraser, June 2003
Lui, “50 Jours/50 Nuits: l’Art et les Cochons”, June 2003
Bolero, “50.Biennale Venedig”, June 2003
Modzik, “Sex in the City”, Audrey Mascina, 2003
Janus, “At the Consilience Salon”, Marina Damestoy, 12, 2003
Flash Art (versione italiana), “Jota Castro”, 243, Dec. 2003-Jan. 2004
Tema Celeste (versione italiana), “Jota Castro”, 100, Nov.-Dec. 2003
Catalogues
2015 “Zeichen gegen den Krieg”, Lehmbruckmuseum Duisburg, Dr. Söke Dinkla (Hrsg.), Wienand Verlag, Cologne, 2015, pp. 168 – 171
2013  “Economics in Art”, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow (Ed.), Krakow, 2013
“Order, Chaos, ant the Space Between”, Contemporary Latin American Art from the Diane and Bruce Halle Collection, The Phoenix Art Museum (Ed.), New York, 2013
2005 “Jota Castro”, catalogue, Paris Musées, 2005
2004  “Jota Castro”, catalogue, Paris Musées, 2005 2004
“Gwangju Biennale”, catalogue, 2004
“Seven Sins”, catalogue, Museion, 2004
“Trouble Times”, catalogue, ed. Juliet, 2004
“Produciendo Realidad”, catalogue, Prometeo Arte Contemporanea, 2004
“2ième Tirana Biennale”, catalogue, 2004
“Quick Sands”, catalogue, De Appel, 2004
2003 “Hardcore”, catalogue, Palais de Tokyo, 2003 “50th Biennale di Venezia”, catalogue, 2003
Texts by Jota Castro
2009 Jota Castro on Broodthaers: “A Beer in Schuman”, FlashArt, November-December 2009