Timeline

1965
Born in Poole, England
1984
B.A. Fine Art, Reading University, England
Lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico

Exhibitions

2013
Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK (solo)
2012
CAMH, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, cur. Bill Arning, Nov. (solo)
2012
Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico, April (solo)
2012
Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland, April 26 – June 2 (solo)
2012
Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany, April 22 – June (solo)
2012
“Ciudad total”, IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia, Spain, March 5 – July 8
2012
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Canada, cur. Wayne Baerwaldt
2011–2012
“Sueños de la Nacion”, Museo Nacional de Arte, MUNAL, Mexico City, Mexico, Nov. 11 – Jan 29
2011
“8th Mercosul Biennial: Essays on Geopoetics”, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sept. 9 – Nov.
2011
“Wall-Eyed”, Galerie Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Aug. 18 – Sept. 13 (solo)
2011
“5th Jafre Biennial”, Jafre, Spain, cur. Mario Flecha, Aug. 6
2011
“Universo vídeo”, Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain, cur. Maria del Carmen Carrión, July 8 – Oct, 31
2011
“Before the Hangover”, MUAC, Mexico City, Mexico, June 30 – Nov. 27
2011
“Another Victory by the Sun”, MCA Denver, Denver, US, June 9 – Aug. 21
2011
“Red Square Impossible Pink”, Mexican Pavilion, 54th International Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, cur. José Luis Barrios, June 4 – Nov. 27 (solo)
2011
“Dialéctica del Paisaje”, Museo Mural Diego Rivera, Mexico City, Mexico, March 21 - July 17
2011
“The Smithson Effect”, Uta Museum, Salt Lake City, US, cur. Jill Dawsey, March 10 – June 26
2011
“Bulto”, MALI, Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima, Peru, Feb. 15 (solo)
2010
Xilitla, El Eco, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
2010
Die Nase des Michelangelo, Galerie Peter Kilchmann at Marktgasse, Zurich, Switzerland
2010
Mexico Beyond Its Revolution, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA, US
2010
Model Kits, Musac Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Castilla y León, León, Spain
2010
The Library of Babel/In and Out of Place, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
2010
Changing the Focus: Latin American Photography 1990 - 2005, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, US
2010
“Sin techo esta pelon”, Fundacion/Coleccion Jumex, Mexico, cur. Michael Blancsubé, Oct. 15 – March 6
2009
For You / Para Usted, Daros Exhibitions, Zurich, April 25 – Sept. 6
2009
Great Expectations – Contemporary photography looks at today’s Bitter Years?, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg, cur. Enrico Lunghi / Pierre Stiwer / Paul di Felice, Mar. 28 – June 14
2009
Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima (solo)
2009
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge (solo)
2009
Spiral City and other Vicarious Pleasures, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, USA (solo)
2008
Parres Trilogy, in collaboration with Rafael Ortega, Miami Art Museum, Miami (solo)
2008
grey (negative) rectangle on white background, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, (solo)
2008
¡Viva la muerte!, CAAM – Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Cran Canaria, cur. Gerald Matt / Thomas Mießgang / Álvaro Rodríguez Fominaya (group)
2008
Resiste, Galería Alberto Sendrós, Buenos Aires (solo)
2008
Urban Views, Patrick Painter, Santa Monica (solo)
2007
Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA (solo)
2006
Tate Britain. Lightbox series. Parres Trilogy (solo)
2006
Invisible Cities – curated by Sabrina Van Der Ley Zamosc Poland, Potsdam, Germany (group)
2006
Spiral City and other Vicarious Pleasures, MUCA Campus, Mexico City (solo)
2006
Pasión/Provocación – fotografia & video en la Collección de Teofilo Cohen, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City
2006
What makes you and I different, Tramway Glasgow, Glasgow
2005
Beyond Delirious / Indeterminate States, Cisneros Fontanais Art Foundation, Miami
2005
inSITE 2005, inSITE San Diego/Tijuana, Mexico/USA
2005
Eco: Arte Contemporaneo Mexicano, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
2005
Parres, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich (solo)
2004
Cerca Series: Melanie Smith, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (solo)
2004
MADE IN MEXICO, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Boston, MA
2004
Museo Tamayo, Mexico D.F.
2004
SIX STEPS TO THE UNPREDICTABLE, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA (solo)
2004
Sodio y asfalto, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporánea, Mexico City
2004
FROM ABOVE, Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna
2004
Made in Mexico, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
2003
SIX STEPS TO REALITY, UNTITLED (WORKS WITH NO SENSE) Galeria OMR, Mexico D.F. (solo)
2003
COSTA VECE, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich (solo)
2003
…Galeria Marco Noire, San Sebastiano, Italy (solo)
2003
MEXICO ILLUMINADO, Freedman Gallery, Reading, PA
2003
MEXICO ATTACKS LUCCA, Festival of Contemporary Images, Tolouse
2003
GALLERY ARTISTS, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
2003
VACIO9, Madrid, Spain
2003
FUORI USO, Pescara, Italy
2003
PRAGUE BIENNALE, Prague
2003
VII HAVANA BIENNAL, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Wilfredo Lam, Havana, Cuba
2003
MEXICO ATTACKS, Lucca, Italy
2002
SIX STEPS TO ABSTRACTION, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich (solo)
2002
SIX STEPS TO REALITY, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico D.F. (solo)
2001
100% ACRILIO, Galeria OMR, Mexico D.F. (solo)
2001
…Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich, Switzerland (solo)
1997
ORANGE LUSH, The Anglo, Mexico D.F. (solo)
1996
RECENT WORKS: 1916-1996, Galeria OMR, Mexico D.F. (solo)

Literature

2011
“ILLUMInations”, Helena Chavez, 54th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia [ex. cat.], Venice, 2011, pp. 400 – 401
2010
“Mexico Beyond it's Revolution”, Adriana Zavala, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, ex. cat., pp. 88 - 89
2010
“Sin techo esta pelon”, Michel Blancsubé, Fundacion/Coleccion Jumex, Mexico, pp. 36-37
2010
“Mexico Beyond Its Revolution. Mexico Alla De Su Revolucion”, Adriana Zavala, Amy Ingrid Schlegel, TUFTS University Art Gallery, Medford, USA, pp. 21-23, 88-89, ex. cat.
2010
Changing the Focus: Latin American Photography 1990 - 2005, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, US, pp. 58 - 59, ex. cat.
2009
For You/Para Usted. Videos aus der Daros-Latinamerica Sammlung, Cuauthémoc Medina, Daros Exhibitions, Zurich, p. 28, ex. cat
2007
Melanie Smith, Turner, Madrid, ex. cat.
2005
Das richtige Bild im falschen. Wie wirklich ist die Wirklichkeit? - Identitätsfragen in vier Zürcher Fotogalerien, Sonja Eisl, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich
2005
Peter Kilchmann, Zürich, Katrin Bachofen, HandelsZeitung, Zurich
2005
Eco: Arte Contemporaneo Mexicano, Cuauthémoc Medina, Museo Nacional Centro de ArteReina Sofía, Madrid, ex. cat.
2004
Mexico joins global club, Christopher Knight, Geo Topics, Los Angeles
2004
ICA`s Made in Mexico, Linda Saltz, Newbury Street & Bak Bay Guide, Boston
2004
Mexican Conceptualists, None Especially Mexican, Ken Johnson, The New York Times, New York
2004
Made in Mexico, Gilbert Vicario, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston, ex. cat.
2003
…European Photographer, Spring Issue.
2003
Macri, Teresa. Mexico Attacks. Exhibition Catalogue.
2002
Biesenbach, Klaus. Mexico City: An Exhibition About the Exchange Rates of Bodies and Values.
2002
Medina, Cuauhtémoc. Twenty Million Mexicans Can’t Be Wrong. Exhibition Catalog.
2002
…Hier is Dort. Exhibition Catalogue.
2002
Martin, Patricia. Parachute.
2001
Ebony, David. “Report from Mexico City”, Art In America, December.
2000
Medina, Cuauhtémoc. Flash Art, Spring.
1998
Gallo, Ruben. “Review”, Flash Art.
1998
Keith, William E. “Chromaform at UTSA”, Voices of Art.
1998
Graves, Jen. “Chromaphobia”.
1998
Graves, Jen. “Coloring Between the Lines”, Dallas Entertainment Chronicle.
1998
Daniel, Mike. “Pigments of Their Imagination”, Dallas Morning News.
1998
Akhtar, Suzanne. “Contemporary Art by Way of the Discount Store”, Star-Telegram.
1997
Jones, Kellie. Life’s Little Necessities. Exhibition Catalogue.
1997
Tejada, Roberto. “Esemplastic Negativism”, Orange Lush.