b. Guadalajara, Mexico, 1978, where she lives and works.

Biography

The work of Cynthia Gutierrez denotes a constant search to analyze memory at different levels, generating tensions or fissures in established schemes. Her reflections and processes depart from situations of conflict; from indefinite, unstable terrains with a vulnerable condition that allows movement in multiple directions. From fragments, she reconfigures images that alter habitual trajectories and destabilize structures offering alternatives that simultaneously operate between reality and fiction. She articulates historical elements from a new posture with distorted chronologies that evidence the impossibility of generating accurate memories, and reveal the transience of history.

With a background in Visual Arts at the University of Guadalajara she has had several solo exhibitions such as Paráfrasis del estrago, Museo de Arte Raúl Anguiano (2016, Mexico), Coreografía del colapso, Proyecto Paralelo (2014, Mexico), Notas de Carnaval, MAZ (2011, Mexico), Escuela para cadáveres, Museo de las Artes (2008, Mexico), and has participated in group exhibitions such as Social Contract, Izolyatsia Platform for Cultural Initiatives (2016, Ukraine), Overburden, CCS Bard Hessel Museum (2016, EUA), A Certain Urge (Towards Turmoil), EFA Project Space (2016, USA), Reconstrucción, Museo de Arte de Zapopan (2016, Mexico), Como fantasmas que vienen de las sombras… y en las sombras, se van, ESPAC (2015, Mexico), Objectsfoodrooms, Proyecto Paralelo (2015, Mexico), Celemania, Frac des Pays de la Loire (2014, France); the Berlin Biennale 8, KW Institute for Contemporary Art (2014, Germany), Algunas Lagunas, Proyecto Paralelo (2013, Mexico City), Crossing Boundaries, II Moscow International Biennale For Young Art (2010, Russia), and Hecho en casa, Museo de Arte Moderno, (2009, Mexico). She was invited to the Frac des Pays de la Loire 28th International Ateliers (2014, France), the A+D Arte y Desarrollo residency at Laboral Centro de Arte (2009, Spain), and received the Jóvenes Creadores FONCA grant (2013-2014). She is currently a member of SNCA grant (2016).

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Education

2001-2002 Contemporary art course “Duchamp’s Legacy” by artist Cristián Silva, Guadalajara, Mexico.
1997-2001 Degree in Visual Arts, University of Guadalajara, Mexico.

Solo exhibitions

2016 Paráfrasis del estrago, Museo de Arte Raúl Anguiano, Guadalajara, Mexico.
2016 Pop-up Summer, Proyecto Paralelo, Mexico City.
2015 Abismo flotante, Batiente 0.6, Casa del Lago, Mexico City.
2014 Coreografía del colapso, Proyecto Paralelo, Mexico City.
2012 Casi puedo recordar el inútil paso del tiempo, WARE, Leon, Mexico.
2011 Notas de carnaval, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Zapopan, Mexico.
2010 Line out, La Vitrina, Guadalajara, Mexico.
2009 Hombre muerto caminando la Luna, Las Monas, Leon, Mexico.
2008 Escuela para cadáveres, Museo de las Artes, Guadalajara, Mexico.
2007 No pulp, just fiction, Museo de Arte Raúl Anguiano, Guadalajara, Mexico.
2007 Milking a dead cow, Charro Negro Gallery, Zapopan, Mexico.
2005 Motores vegetales, Arena México Arte Contemporáneo, Guadalajara, Mexico.

Selected group exhibitions

2016 Social Contract, Izolyatsia Platform for Cultural Initiatives and former site of the Lenin monument on Taras Shevchenko Blvd, Kiev, Ukraine.
2016 Overburden, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, New York, USA.
2016 A Certain Urge (Towards Turmoil), EFA Project Space, New York, USA.
2016 Reconstrucción, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Zapopan, Mexico.
2015 Objectsfoodrooms, Proyecto Paralelo, Mexico City.
2015 Como fantasmas que vienen de las sombras… y en las sombras, se van, ESPAC, Mexico City.
2015 ¿Por qué no lo llamas entropía?, Galería Tiro al Blanco, Guadalajara, Mexico.
2014 Celemania, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France.
2014 Berlin Biennale 8, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany.
2014 Leviatán, Museo de Arte Raúl Anguiano, Guadalajara, Mexico.
2013 Grit: Contemporary Mexican Video – an arbitrary selection 1996-2012, Meet Factory, Praga; Goleb, Amsterdam, Forum Box, Helsinki.
2013 Sin necesidad de profecías, Diéresis, Guadalajara, Mexico.
2013 Tinnitus y Fosfenos. De lo sonoro a lo visual, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Zapopan, Mexico.
2013 Algunas Lagunas, Proyecto Paralelo, Mexico City.
2012 Zona Maco Sur, Centro Banamex, Mexico City.
2011 Fuerzas básicas, Formas del dibujo reciente en Jalisco, Museo de la Ciudad, Guadalajara, México.
2011 NOW, La Colección Jumex, Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara, México.
2011 Disociación y forma, Arena México Arte Contemporáneo & Roxy Cultura Urbana, Guadalajara, México.
2011 Everything must go!, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York.
2010 No me interesa el arte sino los artistas, Matchbox, Laboral Centro de Arte, Gijón, España.
2010 ¡Sin techo está pelón!, Jumex / Guanajuato University, Guanajuato, Mexico.
2010 Crossing Boundaries, “Qui Vive?” II Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Winzavod Moscow Centre for Contemporary Art, Red Hall, Moscow.
2010 Alegorías de la migración, Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico; Laboral Centro de Arte, Gijon, Spain.
2009 Hecho en casa, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City.
2008 Firulais, Museo de la Ciudad, Guadalajara, Mexico.
2008 El Norte del Sur, Galería Baró Cruz, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2007 YÄQ, La Planta, Guadalajara, Mexico.
2007 One foot high and rising, The Balmoral, Venice, CA.
2006 Asimétrica, Instituto Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico.
2006 …un minuto por favor, Casa Taller José Clemente Orozco, Guadalajara, Mexico.
2005 This Peaceful War, The Jumex Collection, Tramway, Glasgow International,Scotland, UK.
2004 Guadalajara de día, Galería Ramis Barquet, Monterrey, Mexico.
2003 México Iluminado, LIPO Collective, Freedman Annex Wharehouse, Reading, PA.
2002 Caída libre, La Automovilística, Guadalajara, Mexico.
2002 Tabula Rasa, Haus der Kunst, Guadalajara, Mexico.

Grants and rewards

SNCA. 2016
Winner of the Izolyatsia Platform for cultural Initiatives Social Contract open call for interventions, Kiev. 2016
FONCA. 2013-2014
CECA. 2010-2011
PECDA. 2010-2011
PECDA. 2006-2007

Residencies

201428 International Ateliers, Frac Des Pays de la Loire, France.
2009A+D residency, LABoral Centro de Arte, Asturias, Spain.

Other activities

2005Cofounder of Clemente Jacqs Laboratory.