DIEGO BERRUECOS

(Mexico City, Mexico 1979)

STATEMENT
Diego Berruecos’s work is almost always related to the historic anecdote, linked to his personal experience. He has mainly focused on the research and reflection of the political in Mexico, through unpublished and archive photographic images. Through his work, he shows the visualization of myths, supposed acts of power abuse, cases of nepotism and short stories that refer to historical problems that are still happening in the country. His main body of work consists of the series PRI: genealogy of a party [PRI: genealogía de un partido], in which he’s working since 2008 with the objective of using photography to ponder upon the 71 years that the PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party) stayed in power.

BIO
He studied at the Active School of Photography and made a BA in the London College of Printing, in London. He has participated in collective exhibitions such as Celemania in FRAC de Pays De La Loir. Localisms [Localismos], the XII Photography Biennial at the Centro de la Imagen and Spectrographies: paradoxes of history [Espectografías: paradojas de la historia], at the MUAC; also in Shattered Glass in The Americas Society, New York and Resisting the Present (Museo Amparo/ARC/MAM- VP), in Paris. His individual exhibitions include Ebb, in Proyectos Monclova, PRI: genealogy of a party [PRI: genealogía de un partido] and The political use of the solar phenomenon [El uso político del fenómeno solar], both in Gaga gallery. He lives and works in Mexico City.

EDUCATION
2000-2003  BA HONS Photography; London College of Printing; London, United Kingdom.
1998-2000  Active School of Photography; Mexico City.

EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS
2017      Exhibition; Monuments, Anti-Monuments and New Public Sculpture [Monumentos, Anti-Monumentos y Nueva Escultura Pública]; Curated by Pablo León de la Barra; Museo de Arte de Zapopan; Zapopan, Jalisco.
2017      Exhibition; Sample [Sample]; Zona MACO; Mexico City.
2016      Winner; XVII Photography Biennial; Centro De La Imagen; Mexico City.
2016      Exhibition; Floating Rocks [Piedras Flotantes]; Galería Machete; Mexico City.
2016      Exhibition; Persistence [Persistencia]; MUCA Roma; Mexico City.
2015      Solo show; 1440 Minutes [1440 Minutos]; Centro de la Imagen; Mexico City.
2014-15  Exhibition; Celemania; Frac de Pays de la Loire; France.
2013      Solo show; GAGA; Mexico City.
2013      Exhibition; Cinema Museum [Museo del Cine]; National Film Archive; Mexico City.
2013      Exhibition; All the Memory in the World [Toda la Memoria del Mundo]; Casa del Lago; Mexico City.

2012      Exhibition; Resisting the Present; ARC/MAMVP; Paris, France.
2011      Exhibition; Resisting the Present; Amparo Museum; Puebla, Mexico.
2010      Exhibition; Spectrographies: paradoxes of history [Espectografías: paradojas de la historia]; MUAC; Mexico City.
2010      Exhibition; Shattered Glass; The Americas Society; New York.
2009-10  Exhibition; Current Art Program; Bancomer-Carrillo Gil; Mexico City.
2009      Solo show; PRI: genealogy of a party [PRI: genealogía de un partido]; GAGA, Mexico City.
2009      Grant; Current Art; Bancomer- Carrillo Gil Museum Foundation; Mexico.

2008      Group show; Emotional Gallery [Galería Sentimental]; Tensta Konsthall; Suecia.
2007-8  Grant; FONCA Young Creators Program, Photography; México.

2007      Exhibition; L’Isola Di, Artlab#3; Venice, Italy.
2007      Residency; Artlab; San Servolo; Venice, Italy.

2006      XII Photography Biennial; Centro De La Imagen; Mexico City.
2006      Exhibition; MACO; Proyectos Monclova Gallery; Mexico City.
2006      Solo show; Ebb; Proyectos Monclova Gallery; Mexico City.

2005      Exhibition; Pilot #2; International Art Fair; London, United Kingdom.
2005      Exhibition; Artificial Landscape [Paisaje Artificial]; Casa del Lago; Mexico City.
2003-10  1440 Minutes, 1440 People [1440 Minutos, 1440 Gentes]; Series in process.

2004      Exhibition-Workshop-Residency; Localisms [Localismos]; Mexico City.
2004      Exhibition; Love Hotel [Hotel De Paso]; Hotel Señorial; Mexico City.
2003      Exhibition; You are here [Usted esta aquí]; La Rebeca Space, Colombia, New York y London.
2001      Exhibition; Delirious and Illusions; Etnographic Museums; Sweden, Lithuania and Estonia.