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* 27.10.1964, Hockenheim, Germany

 

 

Academic career

 

STUDIES

 

 

2005 - 2011

Participation in courses and seminars with:

 

Gerardo Súter (photography and installation)

Humberto Chávez Mayol (semiotics)

Dr. Manuel Contreras (Lacanian psychoanalysis)

Rafael Penroz (experimental painting)

Monica Dower (video), among others.

 

1991 - 1992

Postgraduate Diploma in Art Therapy (CNAA). Hertford University, St Albans, England.

 

1987 - 1990

Bachelor of Three-Dimensional Design - Ceramic and "highly commended" in Photography. Camberwell College of Arts, London, England. Degree Obtained: BA (Hons.)

 

1985 - 1987

Apprenticeship as a ceramic production thrower in Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany.

 

 

TEACHING

 

 

1998 - 1999

Teaching the subject of Ceramics within the career of "Product Design", Universidad Modelo, Mérida, Yucatán.

2005

Workshop "Ceramics: tradition and innovation", within the framework of DESIGN WEEK 2005, Universidad Modelo, Mérida, Yucatán.

 

2012

Throwing workshop for students of Industrial Design, Universidad Anáhuac Mayab, Mérida, Yucatán

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER (MANAGEMENT / PRODUCTION / BUSINESS)

 

 

 

since 2019

Active supporter and collaborator of VITAL VILLAGE, Oxkutzcab, Yucatán (vitalvillage.community)

2014

Co-founder of NUUP colectivo | art + design in Mérida, Yucatán

 

2010

Co-founder and current president of EdúcaTE Yucatán AC (www.educateyucatan.org)

 

2009

Founder of TAKTO Design Group, together with George Samuelson (www.takto.mx)

2009

Lecture ´On the transformation of the object´ (PROJECT CACAHUATE) within the framework of the 2nd International Peircean Conference, Mérida, Yucatán.

2008

Participation in the International Ceramic Symposium, Camagüey, Cuba

2000/2001

Exchange Program 10 + 10, Mexico - Canada. Convened by FONCA and the Banff Center for the Arts, Canada.

 

1996

Ceramics workshop begins in L'Atelier, Integral Center for the Arts, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.

 

1994

Inaugurates workshop / gallery “Art and Design in Ceramics” in Mérida, Yucatán, México.

 

1993 - 1994

Designer for DRS Cerámica, Mérida, Yucatán, México.

 

 

 

Artistic career

 

 

MOST RELEVANT CURRENT PROJECTS

 

 

2016-19

FRAGILITY - Ceramic installation / photography

Collaborative project with Tatiana Zugazagoitia (contemporary dance)

2016-17 / project in progress

SKYPE PORTRAITS - photographic installation

 

2016-17 / project in progress

30 minutes with Marilyn - photographic installation

 

2007 to date / project in work

RED LINE - photo / video installation

 

2006 to date / ongoing project

Creation of the CACAHUATE PROJECT (multidisciplinary project of exploration and semiotic research)

 

 

 

INDIVIDUAL EXPOSITIONS

 

2011

'JARDÍN SECRETO´, Museum of Contemporary Art of Yucatán (MACAY)

 

2010

'onda azul', ceramic sculpture 1999 - 2010, Museum of Mayan Culture, Chetumal, Q. Roo

 

2007

'trips [routes]' - photography and installation, Visual Arts Center

(CAV), Mérida, Yucatán, México

 

2005

'Skin: Naked Clay' Olimpo Cultural Center, Mérida, Yucatán, México.

 

1999

"Signs of memory". Pinacoteca del Estado Juan Gamboa Guzmán, Mérida, Yucatán, México.

 

1998

"Enigmas". Gallery of the French Alliance, Mérida, Yucatán, México.

 

1994

"Recent work". Gallery "Art and Design in Ceramics", Mérida, Yuc.

 

1992

"2x Schikora". Stadthalle Idstein, Germany.

 

1991

"Mexiko - Licht und Schatten". Limburger Kunstwochen, Limburg, Germany.

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

 

2013

Qualifying Jury member, First Yucatan Ceramic Biennial

 

2012

Qualifying Jury member in the thirty-sixth edition of the National Ceramic Prize, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco

 

2011

Selected in Installation, V National Biennial of Visual Arts Yucatan 2011

 

2007

Selected in Photography, 2nd National Visual Arts Biennial, Mérida, Yuc. Mexico

 

2005

Honorable Mention, Biennial of Ceramic Art 'Nuevo León Award', Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

 

2004 Honorable mention, Contemporary Ceramics section. XXVIII National Ceramic Prize, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco.

 

2000/2001

FONCA Scholarship for the Mexico - Canada Ceramic Creation Program. Convened by FONCA and the Banff Center for the Arts, Canada.

 

2000

Recipient of the Medal of Artistic Merit by the Government of the State of Yucatan.

 

1st place, acquisition prize in sculpture, Second Biennial of Painting and Sculpture of the Southeast, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico.

 

2nd place in sculpture, VIII Biennial of Visual Arts 1999, Mérida, Yucatán, México

 

1998

1st place in sculpture, First Biennial of Painting and Sculpture of the Southeast, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico.

 

Honorable Mention, Second International Biennial of Ceramic Art, Monterrey, Mexico.

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

 

2016

"PENÍNSULA # 1", Creators in Yucatan, La Cúpula Cultural Center, Mérida Yuc.

 

2013

"Painting and Sculpture of the Nation", Center for Visual Arts, Mérida Yuc.

 

2011

"Abstraction in Yucatan", Manuel Felguérez Museum of Abstract Art,

Zacatecas City, Zacatecas

 

2010

"Colombia, Yucatan, Central Valleys", Museum of Oaxacan Painters, Oaxaca, Oax.

 

"Ein Fest für Pinguine", Penguinfactory, Vienna, Austria

 

2009

"On the transformation of the object" (CACAHUATE PROJECT), Manolo Rivero Gallery, Mérida Yucatán

 

2008

Ceramic symposium final exhibition, UNEAC gallery, Camagüey, Cuba

 

2005

Biennial of Ceramic Art "Premio Nuevo León 2005", Monterrey,

Nuevo Leon, Mexico

 

"Contemporary Art in Yucatan", 33 Festival Internacional Cervantino, Ciudad de Guanajuato, México

 

National Ceramic Prize, Tlaquepaque, Jal., Mexico

 

2002/2003

"Mexican Ceramics - Tradition and Innovation". Museum of International Ceramic Art, Grimmerhus, Denmark.

 

Biennial of Ceramic Art "Premio Nuevo León 2005", Monterrey,

Nuevo Leon, Mexico

 

2002

“BOX BLUES - a Berlin project" (with Petra Lutnyk, Austria and Jong-In Kim, Korea). Event hall, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Berlin, Germany.

 

2001

"Exchange 3 and 2, ceramic in a small format". Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico.

 

"10 plus 10". Eric Harvie Theater, The Banff Center, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

 

2000

"Ceramic of Talavera". Poblano Museum of Viceregal Art. Puebla, Mexico.

 

"Signs of memory". Gallery of the University of Campeche (within the framework of the German Cultural Week).

 

1999

"From the same land." National Exhibition of Ceramic Art, House of Culture of Nueva León, Monterrey, NL

 

"VIII Biennial of Visual Arts" (selected work). Museum of Contemporary Art of Yucatan, MACAY, Mérida Yucatán, México.

 

1998

"Sample of Mexican ceramics". Central Library of the City of Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

 

Exchange 3 - ceramic in a small format. Braulio Salazar Gallery, Valencia, Edo. Carabobo, Venezuela.

 

"Second Biennial of Ceramic Art". Alfa Cultural Center, Monterrey, Mexico.

 

"Sonnentanz". Take Away Kunst Gallery, Darmstadt, Germany.

 

"I Biennial of Painting and Sculpture of the Southeast". Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico.

 

1997

Exchange 3 - ceramic in a small format. Alfa Cultural Center, Monterrey, Mexico.

"Contemporary Mexican Ceramic". Galerie Hinteregger, St. Pölten, Austria.

 

1996

"Deuxième Biennale de Céramique de Sarreguemines". Casino des Faïenceries de Sarregemines, France.

 

"I Biennial of Art in Ceramics". Alfa Cultural Center, Monterrey, Mexico.

 

1995

Exchange 3 - ceramic in a small format. Museum of Contemporary Art, Puerto Rico.

 

Deutsche Keramik - Westerwaldpreis. Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany.

 

North American Free Clay Agreement. University of Texas, El Paso, Texas, USA (Ceramic).

 

"Art in Ceramics". Museum of Contemporary Art Ateneo de Yucatán, MACAY, Mérida, Yucatán, México.

 

1994

"Salón Abril". X April International Photography Month, Merida, Yucatan (Photography).

 

"Selection of the X April International Photography Month". Ramón Alba de la Canal Gallery, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.

 

1993

"Vortex". Cozumel Island Museum, Q. Roo, Mexico (Ceramics and photography).

 

1992

"Propositions - New Yucatecan Plastic". The Gallery, Mérida, Yucatán, México (Photography).

 

1988

"Table ware wear where". Central College of Arts, London, England (Ceramics).

 

 

 

Commissioned Work

 

2016

Mural composition ´HENEQUENES´ (4.50 x 3.50 m) for Hotel MOON PALACE, Cancún, Q. Roo

 

2013-2014

Three murals for the Buenfil Canavati family residence, Merida, Yuc.

 

2009-2010

Mural (15m2) for the Abraham Chapur family residence, Merida, Yuc.

 

2008

25m x 5m ceramic lattice for Hotel Club de Patos, Sisal, Yucatan, Mexico.

 

2004

Mural (10 mx 1 m) for Lobby Bar, Hotel Iberostar Paraíso Etapa IV, Riviera Maya, Mexico.

 

2002

Mural decoration (18 linear meters) for Lobby Bar, Hotel Kantenah Fiesta, Riviera Maya, Akumal, Mexico.

 

Mural (3 m2) for reception area, Hotel Spa Palace, Riviera Maya, Mexico.

 

2001

Mural (6 m2) for the Cuevas Family residence, Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico.

 

2001

Mural (3 m2) for the Familia Garza residence, Cancun, Mexico.

 

2000

Three murals (6 m2) for the IBEROSTAR PARAISO Hotel, Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

 

Mural for the general office of the 'Healthy Ice and Beverage' plant, Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

 

1999

Mural for Fam. Abraham Chapur residence, Cd. Del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico.

 

nineteen ninety six

Ceramic mural for the "Fiesta Americana" hotel, Merida, Yuc, Mexico

 

nineteen ninety five

Ceramic mural (3 x 1.50 m) for the “Casa Rosa”, Cancun, Mexico.

 

Six ceramic murals for the restaurant / bar "Spasso", Hyatt Regency Hotel, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

 

 

 

Publications

 

• 52 women in Mexican Art, a social and gender vision,

Ministry of Social Development, 2005, p. 128

 

• Merida, words and looks. Photo book. 2004.

 

• Mexicansk Keramik - tradition & fornyelse, Danmarks

Keramikmuseum, 2002, p.16.

 

• Dark Room Magazine. 1998 (Photography).

 

• Neue Keramik Magazine (Germany) 7/97, ​​p.386

 

• Ceramics Monthly Magazine (USA), April 1996, p.33 (Photography).

 

• Westerwaldpreis Catalog, Germany, 1995.

 

 

 

Collections

 

• Institute of Culture of Yucatan, Mexico

Artwork: Rock Stele (1999)

 

• Town Hall of the City of Sarreguemines, France.

Work: “Boite à rêves”

 

• Candina House, Puerto Rico

 

• DANMARKS KERAMIKMUSEUM / Museum of International Ceramic Art, Denmark

Work: “Guerrero Coronado” (1999), Urna rupestre I (1999)

 

• Private collections in England, Germany, Belgium, France,

Canada, Brazil, USA, Spain, Austria and Mexico.