Renzo Ortega (Lima, Perú 1974)

Lives and Works in Carrboro, North Carolina.


2014 MFA Hunter College CUNY, Painting. New York. 
2000/04 Painting, Mix media and Composition, Art Students League of New York.
2000 BFA Escuela Nacional Superior Autónoma de Bellas Artes del Perú, Lima, Perú

Solo Exhibitions

2022 [Nothing But] Flowers, TW Fine Art, Palm Beach
2021 Art Will Save Us Again, LUMP Gallery. Raleigh, North Carolina.
2020 Amor de Lejos, Espacio Venancio Shinki at Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano. Lima, Perú.
2019 When It’s Time to Leave, Vox Populi Gallery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
2019 What I Left and What I Brought, Power Plant Gallery at Duke University. Durham, North Carolina.
2018 Más allá de las Estrellas / Beyond The Stars, The ArtsCenter. Carrboro, North Carolina 
2018 Selected Paintings, The John & June Allcott Gallery, UNC-Chapel Hill. North Carolina
2017 Two Artists / One Space. Bi-personal exhibition with Antoine Williams. GreenHill Center for NC Art. Greensboro, North Carolina.
2017 Journey to Infinity, Flushing Town Hall, New York

2015 El Mar, el Viaje y Otras Tragedias, Galería Fundación Euroidiomas, Lima-Perú
2013 Pinturas Negras, Terror Gallery, Lima-Perú
2013 Ship me to Mexico, Reverse Art Space, Brooklyn, New York
2009 Almost 10 years of hits, Solo Show AES Gallery. LIC, New York

2006 MASS Production. Repetti Gallery, Long Island City, New York
2003 Paintings-paintings. Local Project, Long Island City, New York
2001 Join Us, Installation Charas Community Center, LES, New York

1997 Con Fe, San Marcos University Gallery, Lima-Perú
1997 Con Fe, Installation, Museo de Arte de Cusco,
1996 Pie de Limon, ICPNA Gallery, Lima-Perú
1995 Yo? Plastico, San Marcos University Gallery, Lima-Perú

Museum Exhibitions

2022 Reckoning and Resilience: North Carolina Art Now NASHER Museum of Art at Duke University
2020 Escapes and Revelations – NC Artist Fellows, SECCA Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. Winston Salem, North Carolina.
2017 Art on Paper 2017 Biennial, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina. Greensboro, NC
2007 S-Files Biennial, El Museo del Barrio. New York, NY.
2006 Queens International Biennial, Queens Museum of Art. New York, NY.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 Truth and Memory, Craven Allen Gallery. Durham, North Carolina.
         The Lapdogs of War, curated by Raul Zamudio art Empty Circle. Brooklyn, New York.
2021 Selections from the New Wave Residents. Gavlak Gallery. Palm Beach, Florida.

         COSO Contemporary South, VAE, Raleigh, NC
2019 Dirty South, The ArtSpace. Raleigh, North Carolina.
2018 Contemporary Art Exhibition, Juan Pardo Heeren Gallery at the Instituto Cultural Peruano
         Norteamericano. Lima, Perú.
         Two generations-Drawing Exhibition, John Harriman Gallery at the Instituto Cultural
         Peruano. Británico, Lima, Perú.
2017 MEZCLA, The Carrack Modern Art. Durham, North Carolina.
2016 We Still Imagine, make and read books, SPACE 776. Brooklyn, NY.

        Stamp-Manifest, Gowanus Print Lab. Brooklyn, NY.
        En la Cresta de la Ola, Surf Art, Galería delBarrio, Lima-Perú
2015 Who, a look at contemporary portraiture. Leslie Heller Workspace, LES, New York.
         New Work New York, Survey of work by NYC MFA recent graduates
         Curated by Kat Griefen. Saint Nicks, Brooklyn, New York

        Terremoto, Galería delBarrio, Lima-Perú
        Shangri-La in L.I.C., Long Island City Arts Festival, The Factory, Queens, New York
        Lima Lands of Terror, 17FROST Art Space/Terror Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2014 Hunter MFA Thesis Exhibition, Hunter College 205 Hudson Gallery, New York
        The Basel Break off, Kill Your Idol Art Space, Miami Beach.
        If these walls could talk, mural art exhibition, ABC no Rio, Local Project
        Art Not Without _____, Amos Eno Gallery, Bushwick, Brooklyn-New York
2013 Save Fail, Bullet Art Space “abc no rio in exile”, LES, New York
        Performeando, Grace Performance Space, New York
        Sell Out, Performances, No Longer Empty, LIC, New York
2012 Desplazamientos, Galeria Conejo, Santiago, Chile
        TONIGHT. (VIE), Lust Gallery, Vienna, Austria
        Latin Labor Day Art Fest, White Box Gallery, New York
        THE TRIP, Autonomous Art Show, Bushwick Open Studios, New York
2011 ENVIO/SHIPPING, works on paper, Terminal 1 Art Space, Santiago, Chile
        Enfrentamientos (video Art Exhibition), Espacio G at Ateliê 397 São Paulo, Brasil.
        Surrounded, ONE Art Space, Tribeca, New York
        Fashion Is For Ugly People, Illuminated Metropolis Gallery, New York
2010 Alternative Histories, EXIT Art, New York
        Autosemblematic, Local Project, LIC, New York
        BABEL, Space 37, QMAD, Jackson Heights, New York
        33 open Doors, Newark Council On the Arts, New Jersey
        The Last Day On Earth, Viiideo Gallery. Brooklyn, New York
2009 Portraits as an intimate connection, Local Project, L.I.C., New York
2008 Latino Art Collectives in a Post Movement Millennium, NYU, New York
        The place in place of the place, Spanic Attack Art Collective, South Bronx
2007 MISC Video & Performance, New York Studio Gallery, New York
2004 Post Platano, Longwood Art Gallery, Hostos Community College, New York
2000 Expressionism in Perú, Museo de la Casona de San Marcos. Lima-Perú

1999 El Ultimo Lustro, Centro de Artes Visuales de la Municipalidad de Lima. Lima-Perú
1998 Salon Regional, Bienal de Lima, Centro de Artes Visuales de la Municipalidad de Lima. Lima-Perú

Awards and Residencies

2020 New Wave Art Wknd artist-in-residence program, West Palm Beach, Florida.
2019 Visiting Artist Residency, Rubenstein Arts Center at Duke University. North Carolina
2018-19 North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award
2018-19 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grant. Durham Arts Council.
2018 Orange County Arts Commission, Artist Project Grant
2017 Orange County Arts Commission, Artist Project Grant
2017 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
2017 SpreadArt Detroit. Artist in residency subsidized in part by the Sustainable Arts Foundation
2016 Cultural Envoy Program, US Department of Cultural Affairs.

2016 New Work Grant, Queens Council on the Arts
2013 Kossak Travel Grant, Hunter College MFA


2017-19 Juror/Guest Curator, of Emerging Curators Open Call Program at Local Project. L.I.C., New York
2016 Juror of the 25th Painting Biennial. Tegucigalpa-Honduras.

2015 Deep Breath, printmaking exhibition, Local Project, L.I.C., New York
2013 The Wall, mural program at Local Project.
         The Impossible Project, Art Talks, Reverse Art Space, Brooklyn, New York
2012 The Impossible Project, Art Talks, Reverse Art Space, Brooklyn, New York
2011 InQbate, Sound Art Residency, Queens Museum of Art
2010 Elektra KB / Bang Geul Han, Local Project Gallery, L.I.C., New York
2009 Queens Sky, Queens Art Express, Local Project Gallery, L.I.C., New York
         Portraits, Armory Arts Week, Local Project Gallery, L.I.C., New York
2006 Urban Logbooks, Local Project Gallery, L.I.C., New York
2005 Black, Local Project Gallery, Long Island City, New York