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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Studies for Parasitical Relations
On infrastructures as ideological frameworks.
Work in progress

This is an ongoing research on how ideological frameworks as means of (re)production establish the ways we interact with the built environment and with(in) the social. Using PLA and Mycelium culture as a material and conceptual thread, a series of 3D printed and found objects, images and actions, are used to narrate on how the macro is conditioned by the particularities of the nano and its modes of establishing relations, whereas those are that of a mutualist scenario, or as it has been for a long time, a parasitic one.