Mauricio

Limón

Mexico City, 1979

Mauricio Limón explores ethnological-urban interactions, sexuality, and power through long-term, open-ended, collaborative research that considers class struggle through the lens of psychoanalysis. For years, he has been closely involved with a group of people that inhabit social margins, improvise their way of life, work in public spaces, and often participate in marginal activities.

Recognition, protection, and fantasy draw him to these subjects, as well as the skills and knowledge they have developed from living at society's edges. His work gives form to this iterative research through different media, including video, performance, painting, and installation.

Bio

Mauricio Limón explores ethnological-urban interactions, sexuality, and power through long-term, open-ended, collaborative research that considers class struggle through the lens of psychoanalysis. For years, he has been closely involved with a group of people that inhabit social margins, improvise their way of life, work in public spaces, and often participate in marginal activities.

Recognition, protection, and fantasy draw him to these subjects, as well as the skills and knowledge they have developed from living at society's edges. His work gives form to this iterative research through different media, including video, performance, painting, and installation.

A current resident at Fondation Fiminco, Paris, Mauricio Limón 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 Graphic Collection Department of the Kunstpalast, the Oehmen Collection, ESPAC, 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 Cité international des arts, Paris; Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido; Casa Gallina, Mexico City.

Selection of Works

Sin título
Xylography on cotton paper
31.50 x 23.62 in (each one)
2021
2
Wiki-Wiki: Trompe l'œil de la vérité (Still)
4K video
12'06"
2021
3
And a Big Fellow Too
Installation; Cotton candy and fluorescent lights (Installation view at Trolebus Galeria)
Variable Dimensions
2006
22
Cerniendo el azúcar [Sifting Sugar]
HD Video; 9'15"
https://vimeo.com/51462102
2011
25
Dientes rotos [Broken Teeth]
Video 4K; 15'50" (commissioned by inSite_Casa Gallina)
https://vimeo.com/202806406
2014-2015
27
Someshapesarepornsomeshapesarenotpornsomepornshapesarenotporn
Installation view at Rijksakademie; Henequen curtains, silicon shapes, volcanic rock molds and painting
Variable Dimensions
2017
16
Buscando la sombra del árbol [Looking for the Shade of the Tree]
Fanzine; digital printing on recycled paper (40 copies)
17.32 x 12.2 inches (84pp)
2020
12
A set of nonverbal fantasies
Producing the red clay bricks at Casa Wabi residency
Variable Dimensions
2018
19
Buscando la sombra del árbol [Looking for the Shade of the Tree]
Fanzine; digital printing on recycled paper (40 copies)
17.32 x 12.2 inches (84pp)
2020
11
Promise Prohibited
HD Video; 19'50"
https://vimeo.com/187808161
2013-2014
10
Buscando la sombra del árbol [Looking for the Shade of the Tree]
Fanzine; digital printing on recylced paper (40 copies)
17.32 x 12.2 inches (84pp)
2020
13
Le premier qui rira [The first one to laugh]
HD Video; 9'02"
https://vimeo.com/68917396
2013
14
Someshapesarepornsomeshapesarenotpornsomepornshapesarenotporn
Installation detail; Oil and natural resins on canvas
47.24 x 63 inches
2017
17
Someshapesarepornsomeshapesarenotpornsomepornshapesarenotporn
Installation detail; Henequen, silicon shapes, volcanic rock molds
Variable Dimensions
2017
18
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
20
And a Big Fellow Too
Installation; Cotton candy and fluorescent lights (Installation view at Trolebus Galeria)
Variable Dimensions
2006
23
Untitled
Performance; 20 minutes
Performers: Alan García and Arnoldo Arroyo
2010
24
Dientes rotos [Broken Teeth]
Video 4K; 15'50" (commissioned by inSite_Casa Gallina)
https://vimeo.com/202806406
2014-2015
28
Dientes rotos [Broken Teeth]
Video 4K; 15'50" (commissioned by inSite_Casa Gallina)
https://vimeo.com/202806406
2014-2015
30
The Permutable Objectuality
HD Video; 2'06"
https://vimeo.com/410313186
2019
5
Dientes rotos [Broken Teeth]
Video 4K; 15'50" (commissioned by inSite_Casa Gallina)
https://vimeo.com/202806406
2014-2015
29
Performing White Skin
4
Performing White Skin
Oak wood, oil paint, and natural pigments
14.96 x 10.24 x 5.91 inches, collection of 27 masks
2019
8
A Gigantic Broom to Uncover Compelling Narratives
Performance
20 minutes
2019
7
Le premier qui rira
9
Sexuality and power
15
With all the Respect that You Deserve Me!
21
Dientes rotos [Broken Teeth]
26

Shows at Pequod