Cristobal Gracia Talk

Artist and co-director of Bikini Wax

Thursday 26 of November 6 pm 

 

Cristobal Gracia (1987) lives and works in Mexico City.
 
Education;
 
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado “La Esmeralda”, honorable mention 2006 – 2010.
 
SOMA PES, full study program 2011 – 2013.
 
His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Mexico, USA, The United Kingdom, Italy, Ecuador and Argentina.
 
Starting from the research and connection oh historical events, mixing them with a touch of humor, science fiction, irony and violence Cristobal Gracia´s work challenges the construction of a present built and regulated by ideological and power structures imposed over time. He is co-director of Bikini Wax, an independent platform of production, discussion and exhibition of contemporary art in Mexico City. He is a current recipient of the Arte Actual BBVA Bancomer – MACG grant and the Young Creators grant of the National Fund for Culture. In 2012 Cristóbal Gracia was an artist-in-residence at VIR Via Farini (Milan, Italy), in 2015 he was invited to do a residence as part of the Biennial of the Americas by ArtPlant in Denver, Colorado, USA and current artist in residence at Grand Union in Birmingham, UK.
 
Among his exhibitions we can mention; Los justos desconocidos, Galería Hilario Galguera – cuarto de maquinas, México city (2015), Vis à Vis, McNichols building, The Biennale of the Americas, Denver, Colorado, USA (2015), Fragments, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, Colorado, USA (2015), Cristobal Gracia at Venice 6114, Los Angeles, California USA (2014), Horror en el trópico, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City (2014), Sector ACMA, arte contemporáneo del mas allá, Centro Cultural Border / Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico city (2014), Monumento a Balú, Casa Maauad, Mexico city (2014), Una línea de polvo; Arte y Drogas, Arte Actual Flacso, Quito, Ecuador (2014), Made in Mexico, Polo Ralph Lauren in art, culture & fashion, TEP, Divus, London, England /LaEne, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2014), Comedores de loto, Casa del Lago, Mexico City (2013), Demasiado futuro, Centro Cultural España, Mexico City (2013), VIR open atelier, Milan, Italy (2012), My only regrest is that I wont be able to kill you personally, Galeria Centro de las Artes, Monterrey, Mexico.