Mauricio Limón
Ciudad De México - México - 1979

Mauricio Limón (México DF, 1979) es un artista interdisciplinario que se desempeña con fluidez entre el dibujo, la pintura, el video y el performance. Su creación artística se encausa en dos vertientes principales. La primera es una exploración en torno a la percepción a través de estudios de la materia, el color y los sentidos; empleando algunos de estos recursos, la segunda se enfoca en estudios antropológicos y sociales a partir de interacciones que el artista realiza con personajes de sectores representativos del vasto entorno urbano de la Ciudad de México, que resulta en la producción de piezas en varias técnicas que, en conjunto, documentan estos sucesos.

Mauricio Limón (Mexico City, 1979) is an interdisciplinary artist that performs fluently between drawing, painting, video and performance. His artistic creation has two main channels. The first one is an exploration around perception through studies of matter, colour and the human senses; employing some of these resources, the second one focuses on anthropological and social studies that come from interactions that the artist generates with characters from representative sections of the vast urban landscape from Mexico City. This results in the production of works in different techniques that document these happenings altogether.

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MAURICIO LIMÓN DE LEÓN

Mexico City, 1979

Lives and Works in Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

STUDIES

BD in Visual Arts, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2014

Promesa Prohibida, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico

Buscando la sombra del árbol, Hilario Galguera Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

 

2012

Batiente.01 Un momento, DESARCUERDO, Un principio, Casa del Lago 

Juan José Arreola (UNAM) México City, Mexico

With All the Respect that You Deserve! Oaxaca Painters’ Museum (MUPO),

Mexico

The first one to laugh. (El primero que ría) Hilario Galguera Gallery, ART COLOGNE - New positions

 

2011

Versus – buscando la sombra del árbol. Projex-Mtl, Montreal, Canada

Divinatory meanings–buscando la sombra del árbol, Vice Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

 

2010

Squeegee, Projex-Mtl, Montreal, Canada

 

2008

Psicotrópico, Hilario Galguera Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

 

2006

And a Big Fellow Too. Trolebús Galeria, Mexico City, Mexico

 

2005

Recipes for disaster (collaboration with Joaquin Segura), Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico 

Arte Contemporáneo, Guadalajara, Mexico.

 

2004

Crepusculitos, Torre Latinoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selection)


2015
Los justos desconocidos (de todas maneras cago), El cuarto de máquinas, Mexico City, Mexico

Maíz, ritual imprescindible, Jardín botánico UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico

Todo por ver, Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City, Mexico


2014

21 Artist Shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize,Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev, Ukraine

INDEX 4: Proposals for the era of simulation, Hilario Galguera Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

Rufino Tamayo XVI Painting Biennial, Mexico City, Mexico

Nocivos festines. Procesos alimenticios en la sociedad contemporánea, Casa del Lago,

Mexico City, Mexico

inSite/Casa Gallina, edition project, Mexico City, Mexico

 

2013

Mesocosmos, MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico

Estocama, historias de Butades, Galeria Metropolitana UAM, Mexico City, Mexico

Videonale.14Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

Confetti Make-up. La decencia y la lujuria, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico

 

2012

Lemexraum, Bristol Biennial, Bristol, England

Desilusión del paisaje, Espacio M, Mexico City

 

2011

Como cosmos, Pintura todo, Mycellium Ingenium, Mexico City, Mexico

Fetiches Críticos.  Lunes negro. (collaboration with Xavier Rodríguez.) Museo

de la Ciudad de México, Mexico City, Mexico

Disponible: A Kind of Mexican Show MFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Tracing the Unseen Border (collaboration with Xavier Rodríguez.)  - La MaMA

La Galleria,  New York, USA

An Exchange with Sol LeWitt. Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art,

North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

 

2010

Disponible: A kind of Mexican show Phase 1. San Francisco Art Institute, San

Francisco, USA

Extreme Painting. Projex-MTL Gallery, Montreal, Canada

Fetiches Críticos.  Lunes negro. 

CA2, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo. Madrid, Spain

Draw. Museo de la Ciudad de México. Mexico City

 

2009

Lunes Negro.  Simposium Internacional de Teoría de Arte Contemporáneo, Sur, sur, sur sur…

(SITAC VII), Mexico City, Mexico

VIBA 2009 ThisIsNotAGallery. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dos maletas… nada que declarar. Centro Cultural de Cali. Cali, Colombia

“Vídeos para WC” Livraria/Café Gato Vadio Projecto Videolab, Porto, Portugal

Hecho en Casa, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico

Projex-MTL Galerie. El libro de las letras, Montreal, Canada

Dioramara, MUCA Roma, Mexico City

The Mexicans, New Art Lab, Hong Kong, China

Imperium / Kapitel 1: Qué VivaMéxico! Hilario Galguera Gallery, Leipzig, Germany

 

2008

Index 2: Pulsión, Hilario Galguera Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

I-D Entity. Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington D.C., USA

Electrochoc Festival. Rhóne, Alpes, France

Detour. Moleskine. Printemps Design, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

ZOOTROPO, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico

LATINOLATINO. Fortino di Sant Antonio, Bari, Italy

Index: Esperando a los Barbaros, Hilario Galguera Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

 

2007

Little did he know, Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City, Mexico

35 Festival Internacional Cervantino, Guanajuato, Mexico

Suitcase Illuminated#5, Bizco Merolico Chorus, P74 Center and Gallery,

Ljubljana (Slovenia) 

Musee d'art Contemporain du Val de Marne, Paris 

Vídeo Arte Latinoamericano, IVAM, Valencia, Spain

Glorieta, EX -Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico

 

2006

Video_dumbo: Mexico D.U.M.B.O., Arts Center, Brooklyn, USA

Distor. Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico 

Come Closer, Espace Piano Noville, Geneve, Switzerland 

 

2005     

Come Closer, Isola Art Center, Milan, Italy  

Come Closer, Künsterhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

Mexican Report: Curator's Office Micro Gallery, Washinton D.C., USA

Declaraciones, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

YOU&ME&ART&IDEA, Art&Idea, Mexico City, Mexico

 

2004

Móvil, tiempo diferido, Ex-Teresa arte actual, Mexico City, Mexico

Habeas Corpus, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico

Mexican Report Contemporary Art Blue Star Center, San Antonio, USA

Sábado #6 Bordermates / Revillagigedo 37, Mexico City, Mexico

MHN.03. Museum of Natural History, Mexico City, Mexico

 

2003

Dadapsicodeli,  Ex-Teresa arte actual, Mexico City, Mexico

MHN.02 Modificaciones, Museo de Historia Natural, Mexico City, Mexico

MHN.01 Especímenes, Museo de Historia Natural, Mexico City, Mexico

Cámara, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico

 

2002

X Biennial of Photography, Centro de la imagen, Mexico City, Mexico

 

 

GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES

 

2015 - 2016 

Rijksakademie Residency, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Netherlands 

 

2014

Future Generation Art Prize, Victor Pinchuk Foundation

 

2011

Jóvenes creadores - FONCA Annual Grant

 

2010 

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Annual Grant

 

2009

Pocket Utopia international

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 

 

2005

Bienal de pintura Alfredo Zalce. Honorable mention

 

2002 

Bienal de Yucatán. Honorable mention

X Bienal de Fotografía.Honorable mention

 

2001

Bienal de pintura de Tamaulipas. Honorable mention

Bienal Alfredo Zalce. Honorable mention

 

PROJECTS AS CURATOR

 

2006-2007

Museo Experimental El Eco, Monthly video shows

 

2006   

We are nothing but the nerds they say we are. Pictorial projects according with

a construction work context, Mexico City

 

2005

Coordination and work selection for Declaraciones, Curated by Guillermo

Santamarina. Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, ARCO 2005

 

2004     

They’re motherfuckers... don’t you know? Curatorial collaboration with Joaquín Segura. Casa Frissac, Mexico City, Mexico

 

2003

MHN, 01/02/03, Site projects-Museum Of Natural History, Mexico City, Mexico

 

PUBLICATIONS (selection)

 

2013

Mesocosmos, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (MARCO), Mexico

Videonale 14, Festival for Contemporary Video Art. Bonn

 

2012

Carga útil 39. Contemporary artists at the Modern Art Museum, Mexico City.

Trolebús 2005-2009. And a big fellow too. Mexico

The Detour Book, Moleskine

 

 

2011

Dialéctica del paisaje urbano. Museo Mural Diego Rivera. La paz

 

2010

Draw. Museo de la Ciudad de México, Agua Blanca

Fetiches Críticos, Residuos de la economía general. Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo (CA2M)

 

2009

South, south, south, south. Simposio Internacional de Teoría sobre Arte

Contemporáneo, SITAC VII. Lunes negro


GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES:

2015

Selected for Rijksakademie Residency 2016


2014

Victor Pinchuk Foundation / Future Generation Art Prize 2014  ShortList


2011

Jóvenes creadores-FONCA Anual Grant

 

2010

Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Annual Grant

 

2009

Pocket Utopia international residency, Organized by Omar Lopez-Chahoud

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Fundación-Colección Cisneros, Mexico City, Mexico  

Museo de Memoria y Tolerancia, Mexico City, Mexico

MUAC, Mexico City

Graeme W Briggs, LARA/Asiaciti Trust

María Paz Gaviria Collection 

Gilberto Borja Collection 

Catalina Casa - Galeria Casas Riegner

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico

Museo de Arte Moderno, MAM, Mexico City, Mexico


PUBLICATIONS (selection):

 

Books and Catalogues: 

2013

Mesocosmos, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey (MARCO) Pg, 88-95, 150

Videonale 14, Festival for Contemporary Video Art. Bonn. Pg, Cover, 96-97


2012

Carga útil 39. Contemporary artists at the Modern Art Museum, Mexico City. Pg. 56-61

Trolebús 2005-2009. And a big fellow too. Pg. 32-35

The Detour Book, Moleskine. Pg, 254, 255, 340

Dialéctica del paisaje urbano. Museo Mural Diego Rivera. La paz. Pg.104-105

 

2010

Draw. Museo de la ciudad de México, Agua Blanca.

Fetiches Críticos, Residuos de la economía general. Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo (CA2M) 62, 63

 

2009

South, south, south, south. Simposio Internacional de Teoria sobre Arte Contemporáneo, SITAC VII. Lunes negro, por M-X. pg. 262-265 


CURATORIAL PROJECTS:


2006-2007

Museo Experimental El Eco, Monthly video shows, over 40th artists was showed from México, USA and Europe.

 

2006   

We are nothing but the nerds they say we are. Pictorial projects according with a construction work context. Mexico City

 

2005

Coordination and work selection for-Declaraciones, Curated by Gulliermo Santamarina. Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Madrid. ARCO 2005

 

2004     

They’re motherfuckers... don’t you know? Curatorial collaboration with Joaquín Segura. Casa Frissac. Mexico City, Mexico

 

2003

MHN, 01/02/03, Site projects-Museum Of Natural History, Mexico City,  With the Collaboration of Marti Manen and Joaquin Segura 

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES:


2014 - 2015 

Ongoing - inSite / Casa Gallina, commissioned project, Mexico City, Mexico

(http://insite.org.mx/wp/blog/ct_barrio/proceso-de-investigacion/)

Ongoing - Artist Pension Trust Mexico City, Mexico

 

2006 - 2008

Interviews for Celeste Magazine with Marcel Dzama, Sean Landers, Bohnchang Koo, Sam

Samore and Vik Muniz. Celeste Magazine