Tezcatlocan

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Thursday, 8 November 2018 to Friday, 1 March 2019
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Thursday, 8 November 2018 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

CURRO presents the first solo show of Claudia Peña Salinas (1975) in Mexico. In recent years, the artist has developed a significant body of work that reflects indigenous thought alongside modern and minimalist structures. Her practice, which includes sculpture, installation, painting, video, publications and photography, highlights the use of natural fibers, while at the same time relates to the symbols, colors and materials used by pre-Columbian peoples. Through processes of research, travel, dérive and collection, Claudia generates a personal narrative, both political and aesthetic, that reconnects her with her native country.

Since 2013, Claudia has begun working with topics related to the Aztec water deities Tláloc and Chalchiuhtlicue, leading to individual and collective exhibitions in Puerto Rico, Michigan, and more recently, at the Whitney Museum in New York. Her research takes as a starting point the monolith located at the entrance of Mexico City’s National Museum of Anthropology, commonly known as the "Tláloc", the god of rain. The artist explores the origin and meaning of this cult, as well as the extraction of the monolith by the Mexican government to decorate the museum. Claudia focuses mainly on the debate with regard to the interpretation of the monolith and its possible iconographic identification with the female deity of water and fertility, Chalchiuhtlicue. 

Title: Acapulco Hilton
Artist: Claudia Peña Salinas
Dimension: 40.6 × 2.5 × 50.8 cm


Title: Penacho
Artist: Claudia Peña Salinas
Dimension: 50.8 × 2.5 × 40.6 in


Title: Amistad Dam
Artist: Claudia Peña Salinas
Dimension: 40.6 × 2.5 × 50.8 in


Title: Tlaloque Este
Artist: Claudia Peña Salinas
Dimension: 61 × 61 × 61 cm


Title: Tlaloque Norte
Artist: Claudia Peña Salinas
Dimension: 61 × 61 × 61 in


Title: Tlaloque Sur
Artist: Claudia Peña Salinas
Dimension: 61 × 61 × 61 in


Title: Tlatl
Artist: Claudia Peña Salinas
Dimension: 60.9 × 1 × 429.2 cm


Title: Tlachacan
Artist: Claudia Peña Salinas
Dimension: 0 × 0 × 0 m


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In the last years, Claudia Peña Salinas has developed a significant body of work composed of sculpture, installation, painting, video, publications and photography. After a residency at SOMA México, the artist has been reunited with her native country, finding in its territory a fertile and extensive ground for her work. The process of documentation, travel, collection, accumulation and discovery in the artistic practice of Claudia points towards a spatial, material and temporal reflection; it is an intimate and personal way of relating to Mexico, which reaches cultural and political dimensions.

Born in Montemorelos, Nuevo León, she currently lives and works between Brooklyn and Mexico City. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and obtained her MFA from Hunter College, New York. Her work was exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2018); Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (2015); Queens Museum of Art (2012); Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (2006); and El Museo del Barrio (2005) in New York. 

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+52-33-3611-1967

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Boulevard Puerta de Hierro 5210-PB / 45116, Jalisco, Guadalajara

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