Mariana Paniagua

Mariana Paniagua

Country: Mexico
Themes explored: Temporal accumulations, embodied forces, iterative creation

Biography

For Mariana (Mexico City, 1994), her work is an accumulation of layers of time, materialities and forces, like parts of a process that sediment until they become an object. She refers to the moments of encounter between the body itself and the forces of the world, intending to convey that weight through the material.

Mariana believes that her work is defined by all its limitations and mistakes, which are drawn and erased, painted-sanded, cut and pasted. She is interested in delving into the bodily gesture of creating and undoing, as a metaphor for a vital act, repeated cyclically, always returning to the starting point.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts and a Diploma in Editing from the Faculty of Arts and Design at UNAM.

She has presented the solo exhibitions: “Yo pasé entre los dos colmillos” (ISLERA, 2023), “Como renuncia a ser flor lo que es hierba” (Nixxxon, 2022), “Una estrella es siempre una suerte de ruina” (Interior 2.1, 2021), “Un vacío ceñido con las manos” (Casa equis, 2019), and “Una casa que dejé, una casa que me dejó” (Galería Tu Mamá, 2018). She has participated in various group exhibitions inside and outside her country, including: “Eje Neovolcánico” (Museo de Arte Moderno, CDMX, 2023), “En el borde terrenal del cielo” (Lanao, 2022), “Hacer algo de la nada” (Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, 2021), “Le teme a la noche quien olvida” (Córdoba Lab, 2021), and “Old friends, new friends” (Collective ending, 2021).

She was selected in the biennials: Alfredo Zalce, Julio Castillo, and José Atanasio Monroy in 2022, in the National Meeting of Young Art in 2017, and has been granted the Young Creators scholarship from FONCA in three editions: 2021, 2018, and 2016.

She participated the art fairs MATERIAL (2021) in CDMX and FAMA (2019) in Monterrey.

Works by this artist

    Corazón ofrecido al sol

    Corazón ofrecido al sol

    $340
    Or in up to 10 installments
    En el aire obscuro

    En el aire obscuro

    $340
    Or in up to 10 installments