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Mariana Castillo Deball (b. 1975, Mexico City, Mexico)
In her sculptures, drawings and editorial projects, she explores the role objects have in our understanding of identity and history. She takes a kaleidoscopic approach to her practice, drawing trajectories betweenarchaeology, anthropology and science through research and collaboration, creating works that arise from the collision of these different languages.
Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at the Amparo Museum, Puebla, Mexico (2018), SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah Georgia, USA (2018), Galerie Wedding, Berlin, Germany (2017), San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA (2016), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, Mexico (2015), Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany (2014); CCA, Glasgow, UK (2013); Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK (2013); Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City, Mexico (2011); and Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, USA (2010). Group exhibitions include the 32nd São Paolo Biennale, Brasil (2016); Liverpool Biennale, UK (2016); 8th Berlin Biennale, Germany (2014); Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany (2013); and 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Germany (2011).
Mariana Castillo Deball earned an MA in Fine Art from the UNAM, Mexico City. In 2003, she completed a postgraduate program at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Deball was awarded the Prix de Rome, Amsterdam (2004), Zurich Art Prize (2012), Henry Moore Fellowship (2012), and Preis der Nationalgalerie für Junge Kunst, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2013). She completed a DAAD residency in Berlin in 2011.
Castillo Deball is professor at the Münster Art Academy in Germany, and currently a Tinker Visiting Professor at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago. Her solo exhibition Petlacoatl will be on view from November 16, 2018—January 13, 2019 at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago.