Fernando Ortega was born in Mexico, where he lives and works. He has had solo exhibitions at Bonner Kunstverein, Germany; Ludwig Foundation, La Habana, Cuba and Centro de la Imagen, México City. He has exhibited in group exhibitions world-wide including Malmö konstmuseum, Malmö; Istanbul Modern, Turkey; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Palais de Tokyo, Paris;and BE-PART, Platform voor actuele kunst, Waregem, Belgium.
Working with a diverse range of media, Ortega often directs his gaze to situations that normally go unnoticed, by ordering images or objects into scenarios that suddenly generate powerful encounters, bridging sensory and intellectual experiences. Seeking a sense of equilibrium while undermining conventional assumptions, Ortega’s works play between the factual and the intangible. He carefully rearranges everyday objects and images into new configurations, resulting in sculptures and installations that investigate the limits of visual representation and the borders of sound and the audible.