ALBERTO ORTEGA-TREJO


Mexican artist and architectural designer based in Chicago, US and Pachuca, Mex. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow (Anti Racism and Global Architecture History).

His work uses architectural drawings, writing, video and performance to address histories of social struggles, racialization and class dynamics in the Americas. He has been a grantee of the New Artists Society of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Jumex Foundation for Contemporary Art, the John W. Kurtich Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He is a member of the Global Architecture History Teaching Collaborative of the Department of Architecture at MIT. His work has been shown in venues as the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, the Chicago Design Museum, Extase, SITE Galleries, SpaceP11 and the Centro de Arte y Filosofia.






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AO


México, 1989

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow

Member of the Global Architecture History Teaching Collaborative

Master of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Jumex Foundation for Contemporary Art Grantee New Artists Society Scholarship Grantee at SAIC

John W. Kurtich Scholar

Alberto Ortega is an artist and designer. His work uses architecture and performance to address histories of social struggles, racialization and class dynamics in the Americas. He writes for leading Mexican and Spanish critical journals on contemporary culture. He holds an MFA in Architecture with support of the New Artists Society at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has been a Jumex Foundation for Contemporary Art Grantee and a John W. Kurtich Scholar. He has lectured for the American Institute of Architects Chicago Chapter, the University of Illinois Chicago and his work has been part of individual and collective exhibitions in Chicago, Mexico City, Berlin and the 16th Venice Architecture Biennial.

Upcoming: Urban Toxicity and Environmental Justice, with Joshi Radin for the Goethe Institut.


Former co-founder of Aparato Arquitectónico.
I think of these as artifacts.