26.OCT.2024 - 05.JAN.2025

Débora Delmar (Mexico, 1986) investigates the physical and symbolic impacts of architecture present in gentrification, consumerism and surveillance in the urban environment. In Liberty and Security Delmar delves into the effects of globalization on everyday life, based on a critique of the privatization and homogenization of public space.

In a series of new works, Delmar reflects on how the gallery, the museum, and its neighborhood are tied to both consumption and identity, and the way in which its borders define class via access and control. Employing fences, security devices and commercial sign painting in her assemblages, each element is a signifier of the ideologies of homogenization, internationalization and globalization that are steeped in the everyday.

Débora Delmar’s practice presents the circulation of objects, images and people within the realms of globalization, immigration and property via the physical and symbolic barriers that order it. Her installations often refer to the non-places that appear utilitarian and are instrumental in promoting uniformity through the use of a minimalist aesthetic.

Currently she is a Stanley Picker Gallery Fellow at Kingston University in London, UK, where she is preparing a solo exhibition for 2025. She was a recipient of the Fundación Jumex Scholarship for Studies Abroad (2016-2018) and the Young Creators Scholarship, FONCA CONACULTA (2012-2013). Her work has been included in the Femsa Biennial, Michoacán (2020-2021); the Berlin Biennial (2016) and the Biennial of the Americas (2015). Solo exhibitions include Castles, LLANO, Mexico City (2023); Liberty, GALLLERIA PÌU, Bologna (2022); [ ], Interface Gallery, Oakland (2020); among others.

Débora Delmar, Installation view LIBERTY, 2022

Organized by Museo Jumex.

Curated by Marielsa Castro Vizcarra, Associate Curator, and Adriana Kuri Alamillo, Curatorial Assistant.