Jorge Méndez Blake (°1974, Mexico) uses literature as a conceptual tool. His work explores the potential connections between literature, architecture and culture in general. He creates associations between these different disciplines to question history and the notion of fiction. Formally, his works oscillate between minimalist radicality and symbolic actions, such as the action undertaken in New York in 2012 when he lent in one day all the books of Jorge Luis Borges from the Manhattan libraries to deposit them on Meessen De Clercq’s booth at Frieze New York.
Jorge Méndez Blake had solo exhibitions at Marfa contemporary, Marfa, at the MCA Denver and the Museum of Latin American Art in Los Angeles (USA), the MUAC and Museo Tamayo in Mexico City (Mexico) at the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce in Genova (Italy), Kunsthalle Mulhouse (France). He created a site-specific work for the Bass museum, Miami in 2022 as well as for the Palm Springs Museum in 2023. Solo exhibitions are planned in Museo Cabaña, Guadalajara (Mexico, 2023), MARCO, Monterrey (Mexico, 2024) and Buffalo AKG Art Museum, Buffalo (USA, 2025).