EL ASUNTO URBANO in collaboration with PROYECTOR present the II edition of the Salon of Art and the City, a space of intersection between architecture and visual arts, which exhibits projects and works whose main interest lies in topics related to architecture, urbanism and landscape. Architects and visual artists inspired by the social, economic and technological landscape of contemporary cities.
Architects making art and artists reflecting on architecture. The result is an interesting amalgamation that not only shows the way in which both disciplines are indissolubly linked, but also helps us to understand the processes of artistic research in relation to architectural and urban research and the aesthetic forms through which it is represented.
For its second edition, El Asunto Urbano summoned a curatorial board made up of Pamela Desjardins (Curator, Tamayo Museum), Iñaki Herranz (Curator, Palacio de Bellas Artes Museum), Helena Lugo (independent curator), Paola Santoscoy (Director of the Echo Museum), Tania Tovar and Juan Espinosa Cuock (Founders of Proyector Gallery) and Isaac Torres (Director of El Asunto Urbano). Through a process of nomination and deliberation, the selection of participating artists and architects was integrated. The artists and architects who will participate in the exhibition are Daniel Alcalá, Inés Benítez, Miguel Buenrostro, María Campiglia, Derzu Campos, Manuela G. Romo, Sumie García, Arturo Hernández, Erika Loana, Tlahuac Mata, Rozana Montiel, Pavel Mora, Diego Ortega, Edgar Ortega, Diego Rivero Borrell and Edgar Solórzano.
He has a degree in Plastic Arts from the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving "La Esmeralda" (INBA, Mexico DF, 2002-2007), a Master of Fine Arts from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (2001), and a professor at the "Rubén Herrera" School of Plastic Arts at the Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Saltillo (2000). He has been a scholarship holder for Young Creators of the FONCA in the period 2007-2008 in the discipline of Graphics, and is currently a member of the National System of Creators.he has exhibited individually at the Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, at the WU Gallery, Lima, Peru, Nueveochenta Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia, Oscar Cruz Gallery, São Pablo, Brazil, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, Ma, Wendt + Friedmann Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
Inés has enriched her architectural practice with other disciplines such as painting and ceramics, literary creation, photography, fashion and design. Her interests are contemporary art, the collision of the above in architectural practice, traditional craftsmanship and words as meaningful materials. She has worked in museum design (Museo de la Libertad y los Derechos Humanos de Panamá, 2017-), support to artistic production (Kurimanzutto, 2017), research, design and construction of educational and corporate spaces (SpAce Arquitectura, 2013- 2016), as well as in coordination and art production (Tornel Workshop, 2015), and in several architectural projects. She holds a Master's degree in Art, Design and Public Domain from Harvard University where he is currently an Irving Innovation Fellow.
Documentary filmmaker and visual artist, focused on the practice of space through the language of film. His work reflects on memory, migration and the archive as a political language. Born in Tijuana, Baja California, he currently resides in Germany, where he obtained a Master's degree in Public Art and New Strategies from Bauhaus University in Weimar. His work has been presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver Colorado (2014) Cannes Film Festival (2015) Biennale di Architettura de Venezia (2016) Armory Center for the Arts, Los Angeles CA (2017) Museo Numismático Nacional, Mexico (2018) Portland Underground Film Festival (2018) Imaginary Bauhaus Museum (2019) Museo de Historia de Tijuana (2019) Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (2019).
She received his PhD from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona, (Cum Laude). Shee is a member of the National System of Art Creators, and works in the field of research, teaching and artistic production. She is a professor at ENPEG "La Esmeralda," has been a full-time professor and researcher at the University of the Cloister of Sor Juana, and has taught several courses at the Universidad Mesoamericana. She has been awarded scholarships by the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACyT), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (MAEC-AECI), the Program to Support Teaching, Research and Dissemination of the Arts (PADID), the Lorena Alejandra Gallardo Foundation (FLAG), and the Secretariat of Public Education (SEP).
His work revolves around the exploration of apocalyptic scenarios through a mixture of science fiction and underground culture. His installations and videos deal with a world dominated by a fear that is beginning to collapse, where the vestiges of the past and the future that tormented history are finally redeemed in order to think of a new world. He studied a Master of Visual Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London. His work has been exhibited in Mexico, Switzerland, Spain and England. He was awarded the Fonca Study Abroad Scholarship (2014-15) and the Fonca Young Creators Scholarship (2010-11) and the Goldsmiths Enterprise Award in London. He was nominated for the Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise in London.
MANUELA G. ROMO
She lives and works at CDMX. Her work problematizes the notion of space from the image-object binomial. On the one hand, by stressing the limits and convergences between abstraction and figuration; and on the other, by emphasizing the objectivity of the pictorial support and its location in the exhibition space. She is a graduate of the Visual Arts degree from the Faculty of Arts and Design (UNAM). She was a scholarship holder of the Young Creators program of FONCA 2016-2017. She has had several individual and collective exhibitions such as "Evocaciones interiores: Metáforas sobre el espacio" at Casa Galería, "El cubo y sus sombras" at 90o Galería and "Vestigios inmarcesibles" at the Galería de Cultura Colectiva. His work has been presented at the Biennial of Monterrey ARTEMERGENTE and the XII Biennial Joaquin Clausell of Campeche.
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Directing (BFA, 2011). Her work as a visual artist has been recognized in group and solo exhibitions in galleries and national and international fairs. His participation in international exhibitions includes the OCCenter of Contemporary Art in California (2014), Pink Art Fair in Seoul, South Korea (2015), ACME Salon No. 6 and No. 7 in Mexico City (2018, 2019), La Acacia Gallery in Havana, Cuba (2018) and Zuecca Project Space Ridotto at the Venice Architecture Biennale (2018). She has received the Young Creators grant from FONCA on two occasions; in 2015-2016 and 2017-2018.
ARTURO HERNÁNDEZ ALCÁZAR
He studied Visual Arts at La Esmeralda (1996-2001). He has collaborated, managed and exhibited at Casa Emergente (Cuernavaca), Laalvaca, Noordkaap Werkstaat (Dordrecht, Holland), Ignacio Mejía (Paris), Temporary Home (Kassel), Archivo en Proceso (Mexico), Bordermates (Uruguay-Mexico), Dusseldorf Academy and Am_Phoenix, Berlin. His work has been shown in international museums and galleries such as the 5th edition of the Moscow Biennial, 10th edition of the Istanbul Biennial, MUAC, San Francisco Art Institute, Fine Arts Museum of Boston, Museo Amparo, Musée d'Art Moderne of Paris, Museo de Arte Moderno (Mexico), Vadehra Art Gallery (New Dehli, India), Galería Le Laboratoire and in the Marso Gallery in Mexico City.
Erika Loana is a multidisciplinary architect. Her explorations are born from the idea of the emptiness and abandonment that result from the sudden changes that big cities experience. She is currently part of the Somosmexas collective, a group of young architects working in and for the city. It is developed through ATEA, a multidisciplinary experimental space where Erika coordinates exhibitions and installations, as well as carrying out her own urban research projects. Erika has specialized in museographic productions for which she has collaborated with artists such as Minerva Cuevas, Demian Flores and Perla Krauze while working at the Mexico City Museum. She was a 2011-2012 FONCA "Jóvenes Creadores" scholarship recipient, and currently coordinates architectural and museum projects at the Ministry of Culture of the State of Morelos.
Tláhuac Mata investigates and reflects on urban voids without function and their relation to biological and political processes. His work approaches the problem of the contemporary landscape, highlighting its quasi-documentary role in the representation of the environment and its historical dimension. He uses digital and virtual media for his production. Mata is a graduate of La Esmeralda and a FONCA scholarship holder. His work deals with the problem of the contemporary landscape, highlighting the quasi-documentary role played by the representation of the environment and its historical dimension. He uses digital and virtual media, as well as drawing, painting and sculpture.
Rozana Montiel is the founder of the firm Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura, which specializes in architectural design, social architecture and public domain. Among her latest interventions, "Fresnillo Playground" built in Zacatecas (2017), "Common-Unity" built in San Pablo Xalpa, Mexico City (2016) and "Court" built in Veracruz, Mexico (2016), she rehabilitated the common spaces, working with the community. He studied Architecture and Urban Planning at the Universidad Iberoamericana, and studied a Master's Degree in Architecture Theory and Criticism at the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña in Barcelona. Montiel has taught at the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture and currently teaches a course in collaboration with Dellekamp Architects at Cornell University.
He studied the Bachelor of Arts at the Centro Morelense de las Artes, where he did a postgraduate course in contemporary art and criticism. He has won several graphic contests; presented at the Bienal Internacional de Grabado José Guadalupe Posadas and the Bienal Nacional de Artes Gráficas Shinzaburo Takeda. He was awarded the Acquisition Prize of the first Graphic Arts Triennial (2019) and the XXXV National Youth Art Meeting (2015). He has been a beneficiary of the Young Creators program of FONCA (2009, 2013 and 2018), and the PECDA, Morelos (2011). He has exhibited at the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, the Miguel Salinas Library, Jardín Borda, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros La Tallera, the JPG Museum, the Mexican Cultural Center in New York, LAC Gallery, Miami and CMA Gallery.
Visual artist. He studied a Bachelor's degree in Animation and Digital Art and is currently studying a Master's degree in Photography and Visual Studies. She was part of the Initiation to Artistic Practice Program at Centro ADM. Her work makes use of digital animation, video and photography. Her lines of interest are focused on the explorations of identity in virtual bodies, the flow of information on the Internet and the material possibilities of digital objects. He has participated in exhibitions at Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Festival Abandon Normal Devices, Winchester School of Art, Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro, Proyectos Espectra, Super Art Modern Museum and Centre National d'Exposition.
PECDA Morelos 2018 scholarship holder. He obtained a degree in Visual Arts from the Centro Morelense de las Artes. His work has been exhibited in Mexico and abroad in spaces and projects such as Biquini Wax, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros+La Tallera, Museo El Centenario, Camera Matteotti Vienna, Deadline MTY, Galería Los 14, Palmera Ardiendo, Espacio Cabeza, Galería de Magdalena Madrid, El Expendio Proyectos, Centro Cultural Jardín Borda, National Center of the Arts, Kaeshmaesh Vienna, The Central Gallery, BUAP, ZonAutonomous Puebla, Gallery of the Morelos Center of the Arts, Luis Nishizawa FAD Gallery, The (P)residence, the National Stadium of Santiago, Art Real Estate, Arte 40, National Meeting of Young Art, and the Biennial of Art of the UNAM among others.
DIEGO RIVERO BORREL - TANAT
He is the architect director of TANAT, a research, architecture and art practice focused on the symbolic, ethical and aesthetic relationships of the being with its context, its time and with itself. TANAT is both word and symbol, nourished by what his practice builds, working between architecture, art and research, proposing schemes of thought and collective creation, and imagining ways to resignify ethical symbols in the relationship of being with its time with its context and with itself.
He was born in 1989 in Mexico City, where he currently lives and works. He studied Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture - UNAM and did an exchange program to the Bauhaus Universität Weimar where he started his current artistic exploration. He has exhibited individually and collectively in Mexico, Germany, the United States and Colombia. His work is part of private collections in Mexico, Colombia and the United States.
CURATORIAL BOARD | Juan Carlos Espinosa Cuock, Pamela Desjardins, Iñaki Herranz, Helena Lugo, Paola Santoscoy, Isaac Torres and Tania Tovar Torres
ARTISTS | Daniel Alcalá, Inés Benítez, Miguel Buenrostro, María Campiglia, Derzu Campos, Arturo Hernández Alcázar, Erika Loana, Manuela G. Romo, Sumie García, Tlahuac Mata, Rozana Montiel, Pável Mora, Diego Ortega, Edgar Ortega, TANAT y Sergio López, Edgar Solórzano.
ESTRUCTURAL SONIDOS URBANOS | Elisha Enríquez, Post Kaput, Manuel Rocha Iturbide, Amador Quero, Puzz Amatizta, Rocío Cerón, Jippies asquerosos (Willy Kautz, Sonautómata (Ricardo Rendón), La Conquista del Pedregal (Gabo López, David Miranda y Julio García Murillo).
PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS | Lídice Cuatecontzi Galicia, Scarlet Barba Romero, Edgar González Fuentes
COORDINATION | Proyector and El Asunto Urbano
GRAPHIC DESIGN | Estudio P
PHOTOGRAPHY | Zaickz Studio
- El Asunto Urbano
- Centro ADM
- Xolo Foro Bar
- Ibero 90.9