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“Maginficent Warning Monument” at FILUX Villahermosa 2019 (June 21-24, 2019)

The work of Máximo González warns about the perverse use of money as the supreme value of representation of the World, and as a symbolic synthesis of everyday reality.
His installation integrates 300+ elements of light in the re-semantization of everyday objects such as plates, glasses, spoons, buckets, toys, cables, etc., relocating them in the contemporary gaze, full of mystery, charm and beauty.
“Magnificent Warning Monument” invites us to become aware of the dangers of plastic in our lives, a real threat to ecosystems and to human health.

The installation can be viewed at Museo Elevado de Villahermosa (MUSEVI) for FILUX.

Magnificent Warning Monument” was awarded Premio Centenario at ZonaMaco, Mexico City 2010.
Part of this installation was commissioned by Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, El Paso, Texas (USA) 2013.


Maximo Gonzalez at Scarborough Town Center for Nuit Blanche Toronto 2018

For one sleepless night, from sunset to sunrise (Sat, Oct 29 7 PM – Sun, Oct 30 7 AM) Toronto is transformed into an artistic playground for a series of exhilarating contemporary art experiences in unexpected public spaces.

Maximo Gonazlez will present his immersive installation “Walk among worlds”, and the performance “Flag-bearers” at Scarborough Town Center.

Scarborough Town Centre
300 Borough Drive
Lower Level, Centre Court
– This project will be extended until October 8th during regular mall hours –

(*) “Walk among worlds” was presented at Enredados in Casa de America, Madrid (2011), Fowler Museum UCLA, Los Angeles CA (2012), Casa Tomada, San Salvador (2013), Scotiabank Toronto Nuit Blanche (2014), Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara, MX (2014), GACX Xalapa, Veracruz, MX (2015), Chalk The Block, El Paso TX (2015), Inlight, Richmond, VA (2017)


Proyecto Changarrito: Selecciones de la Colección 2016 – 2018 de Mexic-Arte Museum

Since 2012, Mexic-Arte Museum has hosted more than 60 local and international artists through its Changarrito Artist Residency Program. During their residencies, artists display their work on the Changarrito cart outside the Museum and other locations throughout Austin. The Museum has acquired a vast collection of artworks ranging from traditional media, such as paintings, prints, and sculptures, to design-oriented collectible pop culture items, like zines, stickers, toys, and even car air fresheners. The upcoming exhibition, Changarrito Project: Selections from the Collection 2016 – 2018 will feature works displaying the diversity and richness found in the styles and techniques of the emerging Latinx artist community of Austin, making for a truly unique and rare insight into the Permanent Collection at Mexic-Arte Museum.


419 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701


Studio Lisboa 018

Maximo Gonzalez (BOOTH 56)

Studio Lisboa 018
Fri, May 18 – Sun, May 20
12 – 10 PM
+34 717 71 22 87

Centro de Convenciones de Lisboa
Praça das Indústrias, 1300-307 Lisboa, Portugal


After the natural order

Curatorial exhibition cycle “After the natural order” coordinated by Irving Domínguez for Pagina en blando, including the artists: Soledad Sánchez Goldar, Karina Villalobos, Cannon Bernáldez, Óscar Sánchez Gómez, Colectivo Estética Unisex, Diana Olalde, and Máximo González


‘Abandonment Research’ workshop within the framework of UNESCO Zapopan Forum

The week of March 13, 2018, together with Iván Buenader, taught the contemporary art workshop ‘Abandonment Research’, within the framework of activities of the UNESCO Zapopan Forum for the “Declaration on cultural policies for the sustainable development of the community” , along with workshops given by Betsabeé Romero, Nadin Ospina, Santiago Gamboa and Sandra Lorenzano.


Máximo at Lisa Sette Gallery / Phoenix Arizona

Lisa Sette Gallery

210 East Catalina Drive

Phoenix, Arizona

Máximo González and Ato Ribeiro

March, 3rd – April, 28th, 2018


ArCo 18

ArCo Madrid 18

International Contemporary Art Fair
‘Aural Galería’
February, 21-25
Artists: Máximo González, Anna Bella Geiger, Concha Jeréz, Fernando Sinaga, Isaac Montoya, Javier Vallhonrat, José Maldonado, Juan José Martín, Luis Gordillo
“Biography” of the Project “Small Money Labyrinth”, 2016
Out of circulation paper money


Changarrito Project / Memory-Book 12 Years / Zona Maco


February, 11th, 2018

We are pleased to present the Memory-Book of Changarrito Project, published with the support of the Prince Claus Fund, the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) and the Contemporary Art Board (PAC). Contains History and Memory of the Changarrito Project through its 12 years of work in Mexico City and other 20 cities around the World. It includes texts signed by Artists, Curators, Researchers and Historians; records of all activities performed as exhibition platform, outreach and research; the books published by Letritas del Changarrito; the International Changarrito Residence and the Changarrito Archive Collection. Presented by Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico (CDMX)

The book can be obtained at EXIT Bookstore


‘Anachronismes’ / Paris


Mairie du 2e arrondissement de Paris
8 rue de la Banque

December 18th 2017 through January 2nd 2018

Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm
Thursday : 8:30 am – 7:30 pm

Artists: Máximo González, Bibi, Lyes Hammadouche and Serene Debs

Curators: Lamia Tlass, Xin Guan and Gabriela Salomón


Untitled yet
Máximo González, 2017
Mixed media installation (detail)
From ‘An immense banyan’, Solo Show at Galería Aural, 2017
Installation developed at Lizieres Artist Residency, 2015
Photo by José Jurado


Lisa Sette Gallery at Art Miami 2017

Lisa Sette Gallery at Art Miami 2017

December, 5 – 10

Artists:  Máximo González, Rachel Bess, Sonya Clark, Angela Ellsworth, Jessica Joslin, Mayme Kratz, Carrie Marill, Ann Morton, Reynier Leyva Novo, Luis González Palma, Ato Ribeiro, Xawery Wolski, y más.

Come back to me, Collage: out-of-circulation currency, 35.75″ x 28.5″ framed


Pangea / 1708 Gallery / Richmond, Virginia


Installation located at
128 W Broad St, Richmond, VA

a 1708 Gallery exhibition


Friday, Nov 3

7 pm – midnight

In the installation Pangea (2017), visual artist Máximo González (Argentina, 1971) seeks to draw a “new” world map that resembles Pangea, the supercontinent that was made up of nearly all the landmasses on Earth, in order to confront the geopolitical constructs that shape our society and to reflect on the degree to which these can be shifted.
The floor of the exhibition venue–a picturesque shop from the early 20th century–is covered with 1000 inflatable balls that resemble world globes and that are remains of the 7000 used for González’s emblematic installation Camino entre mundos [Walk Among Worlds] (2011). The visitors are inevitably immersed in the piece as they make their way through the inflatable balls, forced to move them around and to intermingle with other people to view and experience the work. Through this interaction that can be simultaneously playful, uncomfortable and chaotic, the spectator becomes aware not only of the materiality of the plastic balls filled with air–some of which might have been deflated by the constant manipulation of visitors–but also of his or her corporality in this space and in relation to the world. In what manner are we using the natural resources we share with other human beings? It is not about each individual inflatable ball, but about what is generated when 1000 of them are assembled in the same space. The plastic globes are rearranged over and over with the passing of new visitors; each configuration speaks of the multiple possibilities of relating to the world.
One of the walls of the space is covered with over one hundred red light bulbs, each representing the capital of a country belonging to the United Nations. These different cities are interconnected by copper wire, which demarks the shortest possible aerial route between them. When these individual light bulbs are linked by the wire, the outline of a form is created and each distinct city becomes part of a shared whole. Via this visual structure that inevitably reminds us of Pangea, González prompts us to envision a “bigger picture,” to think about the collective, and to reflect on how we have come to configure our world, as well as on the possibility of working towards the creation of a new model, one that perhaps is not delimited by political divisions, but rather conformed by conjunctions. If we were capable of configuring these manmade boundaries, are we not capable of reconfiguring them as well?

–Othiana Roffiel

Seven year unfinished art project stolen in Los Baños, California

Seven year unfinished art project stolen in Los Baños, California

An art thief is holding more than 250 paintings and drawings of dead trees. They were stolen Friday night out of truck parked at a hotel in Los Baños. Artist Máximo González has spent the past seven years working on his tree project.
His biggest fear now is the thief will pitch all seven boxes of art work in a dumpster or on the side of the road. González is hurt and hopes his stolen paintings and drawings will be recovered.
The 268 paintings and drawings are part of his ecological art project. “Its goal is to create consciousness about the devastation that is being done of our woods, of our nature, of our environment.”                                                                         González was planning to display his project at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga.
He says the paintings and drawings have little value if they are separated. This past weekend the art community reached out in Los Baños. Members searched for art in dumpsters. They also put out an alert at area churches.
González hopes the thief has a conscience. “We hope this person who don’t know about art, who don’t know about these paintings, please put these paintings somewhere where we can find them.”
The Los Baños Police Department is investigating the stolen artwork. If you have any information on the case call 209-827-7070 Ext. 0


‘Imbalance’ / Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art / Gdansk, Polonia

Exhibition “Imbalance”

Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art (Gdańsk, Polonia)

September, 22nd / November, 11th

Curator: Blanca de la Torre

Artists: Xavier Ribas | Manuel Vázquez | Sergio Belinchón | Oligatega Numeric | Kamila Chomicz | Lúa Coderch | Julius Von Bismark | Perejaume | Philip Fröhlich | Jun Ngunyen-Hatsushiba | Cecylia Malik | Allan Sekula | Joan Fontcuberta | Máximo González | John Gerrard | Jennifer Steinkamp | Antoni Muntadas | Superflex | Federico Guzmán | Marjetica Potrč | Andreas Gursky | Anri Sala | Lara Almarcegui | Chus García Fraile


TITLE: Fiath Abarth/Kiwi, Citröen Ami 8/Pear and Helicopter/Grape, from the series ‘Project for the reuse of obsolete vehicles after the extinction of oil’
DATE: 2008
TECHNIQUE: Drawing, graphite, watercolor and colored pencils on paper. Variable measures


An Immense Banyan / ‘Galería Aural’ / Alicante, Spain

An Immense Banyan
‘Galería Aural’
Labradores 17 Bajo
Alicante, Spain
July, 8th / September, 23rd 2017

Some of the works in the exhibition have been developed during the residency of the artist in Lizieres (Epaux-Bézu, Francia), the residency in Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago, USA)


Stranger Lands / 500X Gallery / Dallas, TX

Stranger Lands / 500X Gallery / Dallas, TX

Opening Reception

May, 6th

19 to 22

Curator: Julie Libersat

Artists: Máximo González, Krista Caballero, Sean Miller, Lexie Mountain, Patrick O’Neil, Trudi Lynn Smith and Kate Hennessy, William Sarradet, Carolyn Sortor, Karina Skvirsky, Jenny Vogel, Gloria Wyatt and Longui Zhang