Yolanda

Ceballos

Monterrey

Yolanda Ceballos’ main interest is the construction and functionality of memory as a narrative mechanism for reality and fiction, and the influence that time has on them.

Her practice is intimately linked with architecture, having a particular focus on the practical and symbolic connections that exist between her body and the physical and mental spaces.

Bio

Yolanda Ceballos’ main interest is the construction and functionality of memory as a narrative mechanism for reality and fiction, and the influence that time has on them.

Her practice is intimately linked with architecture, having a particular focus on the practical and symbolic connections that exist between her body and the physical and mental spaces.

Lives and works in Monterrey.

Since 2014, Yolanda Ceballos has been producing an indexical record in which she tries to keep her memory in the present. Her process consists of three phases: destruction (the record of a site), habitation (the memorization of a time and space) and reconstruction (the construction of a memory in the present time). This works similarly to memory’s basic stages: codification of experiences, storage of information and recovery of the latter translated as memories.

Ceballos’ theory has Frederick Kiesler’s Endless House (1950-59) as its main reference. In it, he explains organic architecture as something that grows corresponding to each individual proportions and needs. Ceballos has been building spaces according to her own proportions, needs, and memories. Her architecture is endless, just like Kiesler’s house; it is in an eternal state of transition and its sole purpose is to document a body in site at specific frames of times.

Yolanda Ceballos works with construction materials such as concrete, plaster, steel, wire, graphite and chalk among others.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey. She worked with architects Mauricio Rochaand Agustín Landa. On two occasions, she was granted the scholarship Programa de Estímulo a la Creación y al Desarrollo Artístico (PECDA) Nuevo León, in the category of young creators in plastic arts. She participated in the Bienal Nacional de Monterrey, Artemergente and in the XII Bienal FEMSA in the curatorial program. She was part of the fifth edition of the program Bancomer-MACG Arte Actual. She obtained the scholarship of Jóvenes Creadores FONCA in the field of sculpture.

Her work has been shown at Museo de Arte Carillo Gil in Mexico City, Museo Metropolitano, Centro de las Artes, Galería Ladrón Norte, FIFI Projects, Jerónimo Siller 11 in Monterrey and El cuarto de máquinas in Mexico City, among others. In recent years it has been included in private collections such as Phillips/Yuyito.

Selection of Works

050916-160819
Plaster and Annealed Wire on Canvas
71 x 71 inches
2019
8
050916-200419
Plaster, Annealed Wire, Steel and Water
Variable Dimensions
2019
12
81
Plaster and Annealed Wire on Canvas
77 x 77 x 3 inches
2019
9
81-486
Wax and Black Natural Pigment on Canvas
71½ x 71½ x 2 inches
2019
10
Habitación #1
Graphite on Tracing Paper
2018
6
Habitación #1183
Charcoal on Rubber Tarpaulin
Variable Dimensions
2019
11
Habitación #108
Chalk and Paint on Sheetrock
11 x 20 feet
2019
4
Habitación #125-1
Chalk and Paint on Sheetrock
97 x 97 inches
2018
5
Proceso #1
Photography
2020
15
Proceso #2
Photography
2020
16
Reconstrucción escala 1:20, 7/81 - 12/81
Plaster, Annealed Wire, Steel and Water
Variable Dimensions
2019
7
Reconstrucción 8/14
White Cement, Marble Powder, Construction Rod, Steel and Water
2019
3
Reconstrucción
White Cement, Marble Powder, Construction Rod, Steel and Water
82½ x 16½ x 16½ inches
2019
1
Reconstrucción
White Cement, Marble Powder, Construction Rod, Steel and Water
82½ x 16½ x 16½ inches
2019
2
Teoría de la transición: destrucción, habitación, reconstrucción
Charcoal on Sheetrock
8 x 8 x 8 feet
2018
13
Teoría de la transición: destrucción, habitación, reconstrucción
HD Video
2018
17
Teoría de la transición: destrucción, habitación, reconstrucción
Costruction Rod and Clay
7 x 7 x 7 feet
2018
14

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