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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The Smallest Things and
D-Zero are two-minute portraits of the abstract and physical labor performed by physicists at the FermiLab Particle Accelerator in Batavia, Illinois.

These portraits were premiered at the screening of “Labour in a Single Shot” for the exhibition Re-Working Labor at Sullivan Galleries. Labour in a Single Shot is a travelling platform started by Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki in 2011.