DANIELA ELBAHARA     ( Huichapan 1–1, Hipódromo, 06100, CDMX — Tuesday to Friday (By appointment only) – Press / appointments: danielaelbahara@gmail.com, @danielaelbahara )

Jim Ricks is a conceptual artist, curator, and writer.  His education is in equal parts: Montessori, Activist, Jesuit, 90's Graffiti, Art School, and Artist-run.  From San Francisco, he is naturalised Irish after arriving there for an MFA more than a 14 years ago.  He currently lives in Mexico City and is represented by Daniela Elbahara. Ricks has multiple practices. Primarily, he problematizes preconceptions about identity and value with an astute Marxist epistemology. His work is research driven, publicly engaged, and site specific. He believes creolization is beautiful and actively seeks out examples of the 'everyday'. Projects include a Bouncy megalithic tomb, a global search for the Truth, drone war rugs made in Afghanistan, a gable-end mural in Derry, 'Synchromaterialism', Art Fair interventions, creator of the Centro Ontologia Nacional in Mexico City, the Museo Ambulante Sebastian, and a giant baseball in Cuba to collect autographs of the local residents.

He has had solo shows at:
-Casa Maauad (Mexico City)
-Pallas Projects (Dublin)
-Hugh Lane Gallery (Dublin)
-Onomatopee (Eindhoven)
-126 (Galway)

Shown in a number of group shows including at:
-Centre Culturel Irlandais (Paris)
-Imperial War Museum (London)
-Jack Shainman Gallery (NYC)
-Ulster Museum (Belfast)
-Temple Bar Gallery & Studios (Dublin)
-Royal Hibernian Academy (Dublin)

And public projects in:
-Galway International Arts Festival (Galway)
-Art Basel Miami Art Public (Miami)
-The Limerick City Gallery of Art (Limerick)
-Cranbrook Art Museum (Detroit)
-Museo Tamayo (Mexico City)
-Museo Anahuacalli (Mexico City)
-Hirshhorn Museum (Washington DC)