Joaquín

Segura

México City, 1980

Joaquín Segura has built his artistic imaginary through a symbolic dismantling of great notions such as history, truth, and power in the context of diverse ideological systems from the 20th and 21st Centuries.

He channels his obsessions through propaganda objects, memorabilia and the iconographic legacy of the radical as a starting point for the development of new lectures on the contradictions that exist in geopolitical structures in the contemporary world.

Bio

Joaquín Segura has built his artistic imaginary through a symbolic dismantling of great notions such as history, truth, and power in the context of diverse ideological systems from the 20th and 21st Centuries.

He channels his obsessions through propaganda objects, memorabilia and the iconographic legacy of the radical as a starting point for the development of new lectures on the contradictions that exist in geopolitical structures in the contemporary world.

Lives and works in Mexico City.

His action, installation, intervention and photographic work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Mexico, USA, Europe and Asia.

Some spaces that have featured his work include Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, La Panaderia and Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City, along with El Museo del Barrio, Anthology Film Archives, White Box and apexart (New York, NY), LA><ART, MoLAA (Los Angeles, CA) Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid, Spain), National Center for Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia), the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Denver, CO and the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, Australia). In recent years it has been included in public collections such as Colección Fundación M, KADIST, Museo de Arte Moderno of Mexico Collection, and Phillips/Yuyito.

His work has been widely reviewed & featured in local and international art publications & major newspapers such as Artforum, Flash Art, Adbusters, Art Papers, Código, Art Nexus, Discipline, Celeste & The Washington Post, among many others.

In 2008/09, Segura was an artist- in-residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, NY and at the 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA. Between 2012 and 2017, he undertook artistic residencies and research stays at Hangar –Centre de Producció i Recerca d‘Arts Visuals (Barcelona, Spain), MeetFactory – International Center of Contemporary Art (Prague, Czech Republic), Impakt Foundation (Utrecht, Netherlands), Casa Wabi (Oaxaca, Mexico) and Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon (Seoul, South Korea).

In 2018, he’s appointed as a fellow to the National System of Artistic Creators /FONCA (Mexico).

He’s a founding member and board advisor of SOMA, Mexico City.

Selection of Works

Sobre la práctica
Intervened Pamphlet
37½ x 29½ inches
2018
14
Sin título (Bomba de tubo)
Pigment Print on Dibond
29 x 59 inches
2014
16
Los anarquistas y las bombas
Single Channel HD Video
11'51"
2013
21
Cancelaciones y encubrimientos #2
Handwoven Haute-lisse Tapestry
79¾ x 58½ inches
2015
5
Sin título (Paloma blanca)
Taxidermied Dove, Hand Grenade and Safety Pin
Variable Dimensions
2008
19
Sin título (Paloma blanca)
Taxidermied Dove, Hand Grenade and Safety Pin
Variable Dimensions
2008
17
Cuatro tesis filosóficas
Oil on Canvas
43 x 67 inches
2014
10
Rebajas ideológicas (Marx, Lenin, Mao)
Site-specific Installation of Handwoven Haute-lisse Tapestries
Variable Dimensions
2015
11
Ensayo sobre reconstrucción (José Martí)
HD Video | 3 Channels
2014
17
Biblioteca definitiva para una revolución fallida (Citas del Presidente Mao Tse Tung)
Pigment Ink Print on Dibond
44 x 59 inches
2012
12
Exigimos justicia para Francisco Ramirez, José Luis Ramirez y Alvaro Jacinto, quienes fueron asesinados por paramilitares del MULT-PUP - UBISORT-PRI
Synthetic Polymer Paint on Recovered Banner
47 x 81 inches
2012
7
Notas sobre México
Recovered Projectile and Paper
6 x 8 x 6 inches
2014
15
Pira
Wood, Recovered Tires & Combustible Fluid
Variable Dimensions
2016
6
Empirismo y dogma #2
Acrylic Paint on Recovered Pamphlet
6 x 4 inches
2020
3
Complejo de mesías #8
Charcoal on Cotton Paper
19½ x 27½ inches
2013
14
Cinco estados (De la serie Bellum omnium contra omnes)
Recovered Bullet and Intervened Wall
Variable Dimensions
2017
2
Cinco estados (De la serie Bellum omnium contra omnes)
Recovered Bullet and Intervened Wall
Vairable Dimensions
2017
1
Trabajo asalariado y capital
Oil on Canvas
86½ x 60 inches
2020
4
Como un solitario capullo de magnolia doblándose al viento
Intervened Newspaper and Magnolia Branch
16 x 24 x 4 inches
2017
8
G8
Synthetic Fabric and Wood
8 x 10 x 16 feet
2013
9
Estudio material sobre la revuelta #1
Pigment Prints on Cotton Paper
18 x 27 inches/ea
2014
20
El discurso inaugural
Intervention
10 x 4 x 8 inches
2009
22

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