April 25, 2016
(American, (1962-2016) born in Mexico City, Mexico - lived and worked in Brooklyn, NY.
Multi-disciplinary artist (photography, film, video, installations, soundtracks) whose work is as aesthetic as it is informed by a preoccupation with social structures, deepened by undertones of wry humor. For his installation Early 21st Century, American, Doring concocted an abject scene of television-watching indulgence, at the heart of which is his own, loosely narrative video, Coming Soon, Coming Soon to a Theater Near You which plays continuously. Most recently, ‘Coming Soon’ coming soon to a theater near you was acquired for the permanent collection of the Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea in Rome, Italy, and was exhibited at the White Box Art Center in New York during the ARMORY show 2014.
Adolfo Doring has been behind the camera since he was a teenager in Mexico City, where he shot his first documentary about the stark divide between rich and poor. Since then he has built flourishing career making films, documentaries, and music videos, taking photographs, and crafting art installations centered upon his videos. He studied law at Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City, Mexico, and sociology and film at Columbia University, New York, NY. His work in music video has earned him an MTV Music Video Award. His narrative films and documentaries have earned him critical praise (Metro premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2009), and his video installations have travelled the world over. Since 2010 his works were featured in many Whitebox Center shows as well as in other exhibitions curated by Raul Zamudio – in Shanghai, China; Monterrey, Mexico; San Jose, Costa Rica; and Saint Angelo, Italy.
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