In the video works by Andrea Carrillo Iglesias, Andrew Roberts and Tania Ximena, the Mexican artists give voice to natural elements that give testimony to forms of oppressions embedded in distinct territories. Each work is a materialization of a long-term research project that questions the binary relationship of nature and society. The three videos share the exploration of the land and the personification of nature to denounce colonial, environmental and other exploitative power relations. Accompanying the works is an archive of ideas and references provided by the artists visualized by designer Iván Martinez, presenting the theoretical meeting points between their individual investigations.
The exhibition is accompanied by a program of lecture performances by the artists.
Andrea Carrillo Iglesias (Mexico City, 1986)
Visual artist and graphic designer. Her work combines research and artistic production practices exploring the relationship between image, power, and knowledge, as well as their effects on the ways in which our reality is socially and aesthetically produced. Her work fluctuates between moving image, immersive installations, and performance.
Tania Ximena (Hidalgo, 1985)
Lives and works between Mexico City and Xalapa, Veracruz. Her work approaches the landscape genre from different disciplines, proposing the question: How does one go from experience to image? Tania has a degree in fine arts from the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado “La Esmeralda”, and works in different media, such as installation, drawing, video, and film.
Andrew Roberts (Tijuana, 1995)
His practice takes the form of multimedia narrative and speculative fiction, materialized across space through digital animations and immersive installations. Lives and works between Mexico City and Tijuana, where he co-directs Deslave, a curatorial platform and artist-run space.
Organized by Marielsa Castro, Associate Curator, Museo Jumex.
Image: Graphic research archive (excerpt)
Design by: Iván Martínez
Photo: Ramiro Chaves