Raúl Ortega Ayala

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The Zone

Dürst Britt & Mayhew is delighted to present Mexican artist Raúl Ortega Ayala ‘s first solo exhibition at the gallery. Ortega Ayala will premiere his new videowork ‘The Zone’, which deals with the 30-kilometre radius uninhabited area in the Ukraine directly affected by the Chernobyl nuclear accident of 1986. For four years Ortega Ayala has been […]

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LOOP Barcelona

At LOOP Barcelona 2016, Dürst Britt & Mayhew presented a solo exhibition by Raúl Ortega Ayala. His video work ‘Field-note 25-01-16 (unintended anthropometric and behavioural study material)’ consists of footage from VHS tapes that were abandoned in a dusty corner in the storage of a film set in Mexico City. The tapes contained many different […]

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Raúl Ortega Ayala

Raúl Ortega Ayala (1973) studied Painting at ‘La Esmeralda’ in Mexico City after which he traveled to the Glasgow School of Art for a Master in Fine Arts. During his master’s degree, he moved away from painting and veered his practice towards Anthropology and began working with the ethnographic method of ‘participant observation.’ Since then, […]