How I became an artist: Gabriel Kuri

As told to Skye Sherwin

Ahead of his major solo show at WIELS, the Mexican artist reflects on trash, value, and learning from the YBAs


Gabriel Kuri, Untitled (tongues and holes I), 2018 (detail). Photo by Art Basel.
Gabriel Kuri, Untitled (tongues and holes I), 2018 (detail). Photo by Art Basel.
Gabriel Kuri, Shelter, 2011. Courtesy the artist; Sadie Coles HQ, London; kurimanzutto, Mexico City, New York; Galleria Franco Noero, Turin; Esther Schipper, Berlin. Photo: Andrea Rossetti.
Gabriel Kuri, Shelter, 2011. Courtesy the artist; Sadie Coles HQ, London; kurimanzutto, Mexico City, New York; Galleria Franco Noero, Turin; Esther Schipper, Berlin. Photo: Andrea Rossetti.
Gabriel Kuri, Untitled (scratch lotto oysters), 2019. Stainless steel and Plexiglas lightbox, oyster shells, scratch cards. Courtesy the artist. and Esther Schipper, Berlin Photo: Andrea Rossetti
Gabriel Kuri, Untitled (scratch lotto oysters), 2019. Stainless steel and Plexiglas lightbox, oyster shells, scratch cards. Courtesy the artist. and Esther Schipper, Berlin Photo: Andrea Rossetti