Orbis Tertius -Hlaer-to-Jangr-

May 14 – June 30, 2021
ICA Gallery

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Orbis Tertius -Hlaer-to-Jangr- is the tangible result of the exhaustive cataloging of an illusory universe, which has overflowed towards reality due to its weight. The exhibition borrows from the short story "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius," by the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges, creating a visual allegory that seeks to show the exact point where his world and TLaloC’s converge.

This immersive experience invites the viewer to dive into a world that seems to have devoured the construction of the gallery itself, even transgressing its limits. Its presence bleeds through to places outside of the gallery, sometimes even opening portals to spaces never seen before.

Orbis Tertius -Hlaer-to-Jangr- is TLaloC's fifth solo exhibition (his first in the United States) and is intended to contain the breadth of his interdisciplinary work. The exhibition contents make use of different processes and materials such as sculpture, illustration, animation, installation, neon, and light artworks, which work together to create a multi-sensory and otherworldly experience.


TLaloC, aka Eduardo Corral, is an interdisciplinary artist, award-winning illustrator, graphic designer, and educator born in the industrial city of Monterrey, Mexico. He has participated in 40+ collective international exhibitions (in México, China, Germany, Colombia, USA, among other countries) and four solo exhibitions. Among other projects and distinctions, he designed the Trophy Award of the inqugural SPOTIFY Awards in 2020. He has won Gold and Silver awards in Latin American Design Awards (LAD Awards) in 2019 and 2020 respectively. He was selected winner of the 01 (2018) and 02 (2020) PICTOLINE Illustration Biennial in Latin America. He was a selected winner for Society of Illustrators 62 and 63 UNCOMMISIONED SHOW/SOI128 and “Chosen winner” for American Illustration 38 AI-AP. He has been selected as winner at AI-AP (American Illustration/American Photography) - Latin American Ilustración 2, TR3S, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 consecutively, and also in the itinerant exhibition “Los Diez” (Orensanz N.Y. Foundation). He holds an MFA in Illustration from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and was a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship, granted by Fulbright Comexus-García Robles Program for Studies Abroad. He currently works as a full-time professor in the First Year Experience department at MICA.

ICA Baltimore -

ICA Baltimore is a collaboration of volunteers working to stage contemporary art exhibitions in available spaces in Baltimore. Orbis Tertius -Hlaer-to-Jangr- is the thirty-third exhibition by the ICA since 2011, and the final exhibition in our gallery at the North Ave Market.

photo credits: Vivian Meyer Photography, courtesy of