I currently live between Mexico City and Truckee, in California. Master of Visual Arts (UNAM) Mexico, Bachelor of Fine Arts Chelsea School of Arts in London and Complutense University of Madrid and Institut des Beaux-Arts st Luc Brussels. Scholarship (UNAM) Masters in Visual Arts, and Agency of Cooperation and Development of the Mexican Government in Mexico. Art Residences at Casa Wabi, Mexico, Carpe Diem, Portugal and Entrecanales Foundation in Palma de Mallorca, Casa Velázquez in Madrid, Spain.Prizes; Alcobendas Art Center for the Photoespaña festival in Madrid, Talent of the newspaper El País and Honorable Mention Fnac and short listed best photobook photoespaña contest 2019. Exhibitions at the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico, Siqueiros Public Art Room, MUAC in Mexico City, Spanish School in Paris, Sala Alcalá 31, Matadero, El Águila in Madrid, Center for the Arts, Laboral of Gijón, Museums Conde Duque, Tomás y Valiente and Reina Sofia of Madrid, Museo Costagnino de Rosario, Argentina, Matucana 100 in Santiago de Chile. I have exhibited at the Galeries La Taché, Carles Taché, Vacío 9 and New Galerie in Spain, Usagexterne in Brussels and Paris, Butzlab in Hamburg and EXIT and Lahydra in Mexico City. Artfairs; Arco, Madrid Photo, MacoFoto, Voices Off, Unseen, ParisPhoto, PhotoMiami. Head Chef of the laboratory for Alberto García-Alix and Chema Madoz.
My artistic practice has always been linked to places of passage: spaces and cities that I have temporarily inhabited and in which I have shared spaces with other women who followed trajectories similar to mine. The works I made between 2003 and 2015 were photography projects, and only photography. The series Golden West and Reno (Reno, Nevada, USA); Siwah (Ibiza, Spain) and Raval-Berlin (Barcelona and Berlin, Germany) revolve around the portrait of these nomadic women, whose lives are associated with precariousness, migration and spectacle. These series were ways of approaching a space of images dominated by archetypal representations of the feminine. Against this imaginary, I approached my practice as a playful exercise carried out together with them, in which we played with the re-employment of appearances and social gestures. My arrival in Mexico City in 2015 marks the beginning of a change of trajectory in the way I approach my practice and, above all, the materials and means of expression. My work has been moving away from the strictly photographic and I have approached other ways of considering the relationship with the body and the image: thus, I have changed the photo shoot for the workshop or class, the posed for physical work, and photography for the video record of various activities. However, I maintain one of the axes that have defined my work since my first series: a willingness to confront, invert, or simply play with dominant codes that govern our social interaction and determine our positions according to gender.
ESTUDIES, GRANTS, PRIZES 2021 Award granted by the promotion of Culture of the Community of Madrid and PhotoEspaña. Production and exhibition of the exhibition The Mexicanas at the Sala El Águila. PhotoEspaña 2021. Grant of the University of Cadiz. University Extension of the Vice-rectorate of Culture for the realization of the editorial project «The Mexicanas» and production of the individual exhibition at Sala Kursala, Cadiz, Spain. 2019 PICE Grant AC/E Programme for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE) FONCA grant for the production of the piece «I want to dance as Tongolele», Mexico Shortlisted PHOTOESPAÑA Photo Festival. Best photobook published by a foreign editorial (Hydra/Inframundo) 2017-19 Grant Scholarship. Master Degree in Fine Arts. National Autonomous University of Mexico ( UNAM ) Mexico City 2016-17 Grant Scholarship. Artistic creation scholarship from the Office of Cooperation and Development. Government of Mexico, Mexico. 2016 Grant residency at CASA WABI FOUNDATION. Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico. 2015 Grant Art residency at Carpe Diem Arte E Pesquisa, Lisbon, Portugal. 2014 Grant Scholarship. Artistic creation scholarship from the Office of Cooperation and Development. Government of Mexico, Mexico. Finalist Grant Residency at «Casa Velázquez», Madrid, Spain. Finalist Grant «Arte y Desarrollo», Madrid, Spain. 2013 Grant artist residency Fundación Entrecanales, Palma de Mallorca, Spain. 2012 Artistic production grant for production and exhibition by Centro de Arte Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain. Honourable Mention Fnac Photo Prize, Spain. 2002-03 Post graduated scholarship. Institut Superiéur des Beaux-Arts st Luc, Brussels, Belgium. 1997-02 Bachelor of Fine Arts by Complutense University of Madrid. Degree in Fine Arts. Madrid, Spain. 1995-96 Foundation Course at Chelsea School of Arts. London, U.K.
SOLO EXHIBITION 2022 La fábrica, Madrid. Spain Next solo show, Salón Silicón, Mexico City, Mexico. 2021 The Mexicanas, Sala Kursala, Cádiz, Spain. Pájaras, La Taché Gallery, Barcelone, Spain. The Mexicanas, PhotoEspaña 2021, El Águila Exhibition room, Madrid, Spain. 2020 I want to dance Like Tongolele, Libertad Gallery, Enfoque 2020 PhotoFair, Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico. 2019 I want to dance Like Tongolele, Photo Fair FotoVisión 2019, Centro de las Artes San Luís Potosí, San Luís Potosí, Mexico. 2018 Mambo lesson, Centro Cultural De España en México, Mexico City, Mexico. 2016 No es mesa, Photoespaña 2016, Centro Cultural Tomás y Valiente, Madrid, Spain. 2015 Carpe Diem Arte E Pesquisa, Lisbon, Portugal. 2014 Cleopatra Stomp, AVAM Space at «Matadero», Madrid, Spain. Center of Art Laboral, Gijón, Spain. 2013 Raval Berlin à Paris, Colegio De España in Paris, Paris, France Golden West, Exhibition Grant awarded By Centro de Arte Alcobendas. PhotoEspaña 2013, Madrid, Spain. 2012 Raval-Berlín, La Taché Gallery, Barcelone, Spain. 2008 EGO, Exhibition Room Alcalá 31, Madrid, Spain. 2007 Photoespaña 2007, Vacionueve Gallery, Madrid, Spain. 2006 Waiting on you, Butzlab Gallery, Hamburg, Germany. 2003 Ella ama, Vacío 9 Gallery, Madrid, Spain. Once upon in Paris, Usagexterne Gallery, Paris, France. 2002 Mis mujeres exquisitas, Usagexterne Gallery, Brussels, Belgium. Mis mujeres exquisitas, Usagexterne Gallery, Paris, France.
GROUP EXHIBITION 2021 Queereme. Salón Silicón. Curated by Nerea Ubieto and Salón Silicón. Mexico City, México. Queereme. Factoría de arte y desarrollo. Curated by Nerea Ubieto in collaboration with Arte informado and David Trullo. Madrid, Spain. ArtPhoto Barcelona. Ars Santa Mónica. Carles Taché Gallery. Barcelona. ZonaMaco Art Fair, Salón Silicón, Mexico City, Mexico. 2020 Acción por el arte, curated by Alejandro Castellote, Madrid, Spain. Entre amigos, Exit Gallery, curated by Rosa Olivares, Mexico City, Mexico. 2019 Printed Matter´s art Book Fair, MOMA PS1, N.Y, USA. Les Rencontres dÁrles, Photo Fair, Arles, France. Biblioteca Nacional de España, Photoespaña 2019, Madrid, Spain. LA Art Fair, La Hydra Gallery (Mexico), L.A, USA. Folio photo festival, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico. ZonaMaco Art Fair, La Hydra Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico. 2018 PARISPHOTO, La Hydra Gallery (Mexico), Paris, France. The family of no man, Les Rencontres d`Arles, Arles, France. Modelo colectivo para una institución afectiva, Sala Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico. About Fotolibro, La Hydra, Curated by Ana Casas, Mexico City, Mexico. Unseen Fair, La Hydra (Mexico City), Amsterdam, Netherlands. Macofoto, La Hydra Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico. Escuela de Arte Útil, with Tania Bruguera, MUAC, Mexico City, Mexico. Capital Animal, Sala Las Cigarreras, Alicante, Spain. 2017 MacoFoto, Exit Gallery, Mexico City 2016 From Madonna to Madonna, Castagnino Museum, Rosario, Argentina. Capital Animal, Casa Encendida, Curated by Rafa Doctor, Madrid, Spain. Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña. PhotoEspaña Photo Fair 2016, Madrid, Spain. 2015 From Madonna to Madonna, Centro Cultural Matucana, Santiago de Chile, Chile. Tijuana International Photo Festival, Tijuana, México ZonaMaco ArtFestival, Slowtrack Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico. Solo Project Site Specific Antara ZonaMacoMacoFoto. Curated by Pablo Del Val, Mexico City, Mexico. Avam Prize video session with the piece Cleopara Stomp, MNCARS. National Museum Of Contemporary Art Queen Reina Sofía. Madrid, Spain 2014 Voices OFF, Reencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France. PhotoEspaña 2014, Telefónica Fundation, Curated by Alejandro Castellote y Nerea Ubieto, Madrid, Spain. Center of Art Laboral, Gijón, Asturias, Spain. Arco Art Fair, Carles Taché Gallery, Barcelone, Spain. 2013 La New Gallery, Madrid, Spain. ARCO, La Taché Gallery, Barcelone, Spain. Paddle 8. New York, U.S.A. From Madonna to Madonna, Da2 Museum, Salamanca, Spain. Centro Cultural De España in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 2012 ARCO. Carles Taché Gallery. Barcelona, Spain. 2011 ARCO. Carles Taché Gallery, Barcelona, Spain 2010 Porfolios collection with Albero García-Alix, Ramón Massats, Luis Baylón, Javier Camapano, Manel Esclusa, Bernard Plossu, Nicolás Combarro y Paola Bragado. Carles Taché Gallery, Barcelona, Spain. 2006 ARCO Art Fair. Vacío 9 Gallery. Madrid. ZonaMACO ART FAIR. Vacío nueve Gallery, México City, Mexico 2005 ARCO. Vacío 9 Gallery, Madrid, Spain 2004 Tiempos de crisis. Edición Madrid, Madrid, Spain. 2003 Compémentaires. Photography. Vacío 9 Gallery, Madrid, Spain. 2000 II Edition Complutense University Foundation of Fine Arts Award. Museum of Antropology of Madrid, Madrid, Spain. Mujer e igualdad Show. Conde Duque Museum, Madrid, Spain. 1999 I Edition Complutense University Foundation of Fine Arts Award. Museum of Antropology of Madrid, Madrid, Spain. 1995 Final show, Chelsea School of Arts. London, U.K.
OTHER ACTIVITIES 2019 Coordination Exhibition, Accidents in the border, by artists Nico Munuera and Carlos Maciá. Marso Foundation, Mexico City, Mexico. Pice Grant 2017 Direction and coordination for the piece Pu. Collaboration of the artist Carlos Maciá for the brand Purificación García México. Stand for Maco Foto Mexico, Purificación García Boutique in Antara and Palacio de Hierro de Polanco. 2015 Photo direction » Reconstructions » Luís Úrculo, Video Piece at Met Museum, NY 2010-15 Head chef of the laboratory for Chema Madoz 2006-10 Head chef of the laboratory for Alberto García-Alix 2014 Exhibition and catalogue coordination Chema Madoz exhibition Rencontres D Árles, Árles, France. 2013 Editorial coordination: » Ars combinatoria » Catalogue, Chema Madoz exhibition, La Pedrera, Barcelone, Spain 2012 Editorial coordination: Catalogue Chema Madoz exhibition Hermitage Museum Kazan, Russia 2011 Editorial coordination: Chema Madoz at “ Chema Madoz “ International House of Photography, Moscú, Russia 2008 Editorial coordination: “Siempre el mismo cielo” Alberto García-Alix. Carles Taché Gallery. Barcelone, Spain “Far from home” Alberto García-Alix and Daido Moriyama. Kamel Mennour Gallery, París, France “De donde no se vuelve” Alberto García-Alix. Nationa Museum Of Contemporary Art Queen Reina Sofía. Madrid, Spain “Moriremos mirando” . Alberto García-Alix. La Fábrica Editorial, Madrid, Spain Production coordination: “La línea de sombra.” Nicolás Combarro exhibition. Moriarty Gallery, Madrid, Spain “De donde no se vuelve..” Alberto García-Alix. Show. MNCARS.National Museum Of Contemporary Art Queen Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain 2007 Still image for the film “De dónde no se vuelve” written and directed by Alberto García-Alix. Editorial coordination: “Siempre el mismo cielo” Alberto García-Alix. Carles Taché Gallery. Barcelona, Spain. 2003-10 Regular contributor to Rolling Stone, FM, MTV, Ruta 66, Rojo (Barcelona), Onboard (Chamonix), Tendencias, Vanidad and Neo 2 magazines and national newspaper El Pais. Backstage photographer for EGO de Cibeles in Madrid Cibeles Fashion Week for sponsor CocaCola. Contributor to Record Companies: EMI Music, Virgin Music, Universal Music, Subterfuge, El Volcán, Locomotive and SZNA Records for CD Covers and promo photos for bands such as Sex Museum, G-5 and Kiko Veneno, Los Delincuentes, Los Coronas, Pitingo, La vacazul, El buho real, Poliéster, Loca María, Conchita, Hanna, La ley de Murphy, Adrede and Josete, for the Record Company: EMI Music, Virgin Music, Universal Music, Subterfuge, El Volcán, Locomotive and SZNA Records