MARCOS CASTRO

(Mexico City, Mexico 1981)

BIO


Born in 1981 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Lives and works in Mexico City,

He studied Visual Arts in the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving “La Esmeralda” in Mexico City.

He has presented various solo exhibitions, both in Mexico and internationally, such as : El Color del Sur [The Color of South], Machete Galería, Mexico City (2017), Necessary Objects at Dot Fiftyone Gallery in Miami (2014), Futuras Ruinas [Future Ruins] at Galería Luis Adelantado in Mexico City (2013), Negras Tormentas [Black Storms] at the Clauselito in the Museum of Mexico City (2012), Número Bestial [Bestial number] at the Ex Teresa Current Art Museum (2012), among others.

Among his group exhibitions are: Estudio de Trazo [Study of Trace], Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City (2014), Panorámica [Panoramic] At the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City (2013), Ruta Mística [Mystic Route] MARCO Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey (2013), Historia de A [History of A] at the Amparo Museum in Puebla (2013).

He has been awarded the Young Creators grant by FONCA twice, in 2007 and 2014. In 2007 he did a residency at 18th street Art Center in Los Angeles. In 2014 he was chosen to take part in the OMI in New York and in 2016 he was a part of the Skowhegan residency.

He currently lives and works in Mexico City, where he is founding member and co-director of the cultural space Obrera Centro.

His works can be found in several collections in Mexico: JUMEX Foundation Collection, Museum of Modern Art, University Museum of Contemporary Art, 47 Students Foundation and Amparo Museum. In USA, his works are held in the collections of the Perez Art Museum and Patricia Phelps de Cisneros.


STATEMENT

The images I create come from my own experience and connection with nature. There is also an influence in my work from my cultural context, for instance, the importance of rituals. All of my work appears to be a story, permanently incomplete because there is no end or beginning. It is a story that takes place day by day, that is constantly evolving and continually created. In this way, each painting, drawing, and sculpture appears as a fragment, an episode within the same world.

SOLO SHOWS

2017 El Color del Sur [The Color of the South], Galería Machete, Mexico City, Mexico. 2015 Gama Velorum, Neter, Mexico City, Mexico.
2015 The Phantom of Liberty, Chalton Gallery, London, U.K.
2014 Necessary Objects, Dot fifty-one Gallery, Miami, EE.UU.
2013 Futuras Ruinas [Future Ruins], Galería Luis Adelantado, Mexico City, Mexico.
2012 Número Bestial [Bestial Number], Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico.
2012 Negras Tormentas [Black Storms], Clauselito. Museo de la Ciudad de México Mexico City, Mexico.
2012 Sobreviviendo al fin del mundo [Surviving the end of the world], Galería Luis Adelantado Valencia, Valencia, Spain.
2012 Mi futuro está en tus manos [My Future is in your hands], Project with María Isabel Rueda; Galería Jenny Vilà, Bogota, Colombia.
2010 Pater/ Padre. El paisaje como ciclo. [Father, The landscape as a cycle] Galería Luis Adelantado, Mexico City, Mexico.
2010 SOLVE ET COAGULA. Museo experimental el ECO, Mexico City, Mexico.
2008 Número Bestial [Bestial Number], Proyectos Monclova. Mexico City, Mexico. 2007 Fabulario, Casa del Lago, [Fabulario: Lake House] Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico.
2006 Marcos Castro, Panteón de Belén, Guadalajara Jalisco. Mexico.
2005 La decadencia de la Mentira [The decay of lies], Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico.

GROUP SHOWS

2017 Tlaxotlali / Alternancia de Ciclos, [Taxotlali / Cycle alternation] Casa del Lago. Mexico City, Mexico.
2016 Mutaciones [Mutations], Galería Metropolitana. Mexico City, Mexico. 2016 Traded. Lawndale Art Center. Houston, Texas. USA
2016 Tira Líneas [Draw lines], Centro Cultural Británico. Lima, Perú.
2015 Constructed Otherness. Londres U.K.
2015 Solo Project. PINTA MIAMI. Miami, USA
2014 Estudio de Trazo [Trace study], Museo de Arte Moderno México, Mexico City, Mexico.
2013 Ruta Mística [Mystical route], Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico.
2013 Panorámica [Panoramic], Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico.
2012 Percepciones en torno al porvenir [Perceptions about the future], Centro Cultural Británico, Lima, Perú.
2012 13.0.0.0.0 RH Gallery, NY, EE.UU.
2012 Proyecto Correspondencia [Correspondence Project], Galería Abraço, Lisboa Portugal.
2012 Mitos Oficiales [Official Myths], La Curtiduría, Oaxaca, Mexico.
2011 Zoologías Contemporáneas [Contemporary Zoology], Centro Cultural Vlady, Mexico City, Mexico.
2011 Historia de A (Obras de la Colección Jumex) [Stories of A (Artworks of the Jumex Collection)] Museo Amparo, Puebla México.
2010 Draw, Museo de la Ciudad de México. Mexico City, Mexico. 2010 Mother of Hedone, Jaus Art Space. Los Ángeles, EE.UU.
2006 México, Bienal Tamayo 2006, [Mexico, Tamayo Biennal 2006], Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico.
2006 Barajar y de nuevo a la pared [Shuffle and back to the wall], Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico.
2006 Inmaterialidad sensible [Sensitive Immateriality], Casa del lago, Mexico City, Mexico.

PUBLICATIONS

2011 100 New Artists. Francesca Gavin
2009 Younger than Jesus: Artist Directory. Editorial Phaidon. Editado por Lauren Cornell, Massimiliano Gioni y Laura Hoptman.

RESINDENCIES AND AWARDS

2016 Residency Skowhegan. EE.UU.
2014 Residency OMI International Art Center, USA.
2014 Beca Jóvenes Creadores [Young Creators Grant], FONCA, Mexico.
2008 Residency, Artist in Residence at 18th Street Art Center. , Los Ángeles, USA.
2007 Beca Jóvenes Creadores [Young Creators Grant], FONCA, Mexico.
2006 Selección Oficial Bienal Tamayo [Official Selection Tamayo Biennal], Mexico City, Mexico.

ARTWORK IN COLLECTIONS

Colección Patricia Phelps Cisneros
Fundación JUMEX
Jorge Perez Art Museum
Colección Alejandro Castaño
Museo de Arte Moderno de la Ciudad de México