Abraham Cruzvillegas (México City, 1968) is a member of The International Taoist T’ai Chi Society; studied pedagogy in the National University of Mexico; and was a member of Gabriel Orozco's workshop from 1987 to 1991. He also participated in diverse artist-run projects, like Temístocles 44, La Panadería, and he is the founder of La Galería de Comercio in 2010.
His work has been shown in the Houston Contemporary Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Redcat in Los Angeles, Tate Modern Gallery in London, Cove Park/ CCA Glasgow, Wattis Institute in San Francisco, the South London Gallery in London, the Centro Cultural Monte Hermoso in Spain, the New Museum in New York, the Museum of Modern Art/Oxford, Le Grand Café in Saint Nazaire, the Porn Film Festival in Berlin, and Media City/Seoul, among others.
In 1994, he participated in the 5th Havana Biennial; in the XXV São Paulo Biennial (2002); in the 50th Venice Biennial (2003); in the 1st Torino Triennale (2005); in the Bienal de Cali, Colombia (2008); in the X Havana Biennial, and the VII Bienal do Mercosul in Portoalegre; and in 2011, the Istanbul Biennial. In 2012 he was part of [d]ocumenta 13, in Kassel; the IX Gwanju Biennale; and the IX Shanghai Biennale.
Since 1990 Cruzvillegas has taught, lectured, given tutorials, and coordinated seminars and workshops at the DIA Art Foundation, Malmö Art Academy, Ruskin College/Oxford, Duke University, NYU, Glasgow School of Art, CalArts, the New Museum, California College for the Arts, the Nasher Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Tate Modern, the Guggenheim Museum, the University of Houston, Universidad Nacional Iberoamericana, Universidad de Guanajuato, Tamayo Museum, Centro de la Imagen, Centro Nacional de las Artes, Universidad de Sonora, Universidad de Las Américas, San Francisco Art Institute, UCLA, UCSD, ENAP-UNAM, and La Esmeralda, among others.