Mauricio Limón de León
Mexico City, 1979
Bio

Mauricio Limón de León explores ethnological-urban interactions, sexuality, and power through long-term, open-ended, collaborative research that considers class struggle through the lens of psychoanalysis. Limón de León has been closely involved with a group of people who inhabit social margins, improvise forms of living, work in public space, and often participate in marginal activities.

In recent years, Limón de León’s work reconciles craft work against the overproduction of utilitarian objects and artifacts. Thus, it interweaves a sense of domesticity and satire throughout an exploration of devices, materials, techniques, and informal economies. His work gives form to this iterative research through different media, including video, performance, painting, and installation.

Lives and works in Mexico City.

Limón de León is an alumnus of Rijksakademie, Amsterdam generation 2016-2017. He has a bachelor's degree in visual arts at Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, UNAM in Mexico City.

His work has been shown at Museo Universitario del Chopo, Museo Tamayo, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil and Casa del Lago, Mexico City; Wild-Palms, Dusseldorf; Ellen de Brujine Projects, Amsterdam; Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev; KunstMuseum, Bonn; Y-Gallery, New York; San Francisco Art Institute; Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (CA2M), Madrid; Art Rotterdam; Videonale.14, Bonn, among others. In recent years it has been included in public and private collections such as the Colección Cisneros; Frank Demaegd Collection; Graphic Collection Department of the Kunstpalast; the Oehmen Collection; ESPAC; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo MUAC; and Alain Servais Collection.

He has curated shows at El cuarto de máquinas, Museo Experimental el Eco and Museo de Historia Natural, Mexico City; Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid.

He was shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize by Victor Pinchuk Foundation, and awarded the Jóvenes Creadores del FONCA grant and the annual grant by Pollock-Krasner Foundation.

He has been a resident artist in Fondation Fiminco; Cité international des arts, Paris; Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido; Casa Gallina, Mexico City.

Selection of Works
Mauricio Limón de León
Desplazamiento de economías sentimentales
Oil on canvas
120 x 213 x 4 cm
2023
Mauricio Limón de León
Masque mul I
Potassium allum on triplay wood
23.6 x 14 x 0.7 inches
2022
Mauricio Limón de León
Masque mul III
Potassium allum on triplay wood
11.3 x 19.7 x 0.7 inches
2022
Mauricio Limón de León
Leftover (from the series Disjointed gestures)
Potassium allum on Walnut wood
38.5 x 19.3 x 0.9 inches
2022
Mauricio Limón de León
Les petits pois sont verts
Potassium allum on Zanhualica wood
31.3 x 8.5 x 1.1 inches
2022
Mauricio Limón de León
Disjointed gestures
Xylography on Hahnemühle paper
88.9 x 51.5 x 1.4 inches
2021
Mauricio Limón de León
WikiWiki - trompe-l'œil de la vérité
4K Video
12:06 minutes
2021
Mauricio Limón de León
Visage 1 “from the series disjointed gestures”
Xylography on cotton paper (edition of 10)
31.5 x 23.6 inches
2021
Mauricio Limón de León
Visage 4 “from the series disjointed gestures”
Xylography on cotton paper (edition of 10)
31.5 x 23.6 inches
2021
Mauricio Limón
The Permutable Objectuality (Still)
HD Video; 2:06 minutes
https://vimeo.com/410313186
2019
Mauricio Limón
Performing White Skin
Mauricio Limón
A Gigantic Broom to Uncover Compelling Narratives
Performance
20 minutes
2019
Mauricio Limón
A set of nonverbal fantasies
Installation view at Ellen de Brujine Projects; Henequen curtains, silicon shapes, volcanic rock molds, paintings, and red clay bricks
Variable Dimensions
2018
Mauricio Limón
A set of nonverbal fantasies
Producing the red clay bricks at Casa Wabi residency
Variable Dimensions
2018
Mauricio Limón
Someshapesarepornsomeshapesarenotpornsomepornshapesarenotporn
Installation detail; Oil and natural resins on canvas
47.24 x 63 inches
2017
Mauricio Limón
Someshapesarepornsomeshapesarenotpornsomepornshapesarenotporn
Installation detail; Henequen, silicon shapes, volcanic rock molds
Variable Dimensions
2017
Mauricio Limón
Someshapesarepornsomeshapesarenotpornsomepornshapesarenotporn
Installation view at Rijksakademie; Henequen curtains, silicon shapes, volcanic rock molds and painting
Variable Dimensions
2017
Mauricio Limón
Dientes rotos [Broken Teeth]
Video 4K; 15'50" (commissioned by inSite_Casa Gallina)
https://vimeo.com/202806406
2014-2015
Mauricio Limón
Dientes rotos [Broken Teeth]
Video 4K (commissioned by inSite_Casa Gallina)
15:50 min. https://vimeo.com/202806406
2014-2015
Mauricio Limón
Dientes rotos [Broken Teeth]
Mauricio Limón
Dientes rotos [Broken Teeth]
Video 4K (commissioned by inSite_Casa Gallina)
15:50 min. https://vimeo.com/202806406
2014-2015
Mauricio Limón
Promise Prohibited
HD Video
19:50 min. https://vimeo.com/187808161
2013-2014
Mauricio Limón
Le premier qui rira [The first one to laugh]
HD Video
9:02 min. https://vimeo.com/68917396
2013
Mauricio Limón
Cerniendo el azúcar [Sifting Sugar]
HD Video; 9'15"
https://vimeo.com/51462102
2011
Mauricio Limón de León
And a Big Fellow Too
Installation; Cotton candy and fluorescent lights (Installation view at Trolebus Galeria)
Variable Dimensions
2006
Mauricio Limón
And a Big Fellow Too
Installation; Cotton candy and fluorescent lights (Installation view at Trolebus Galeria)
Variable Dimensions
2006
Exhibitions at Pequod
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