Pequod Co. presented Espectadora específica by Carmen Huízar (Jalisco, 1995), a reflective project around site-specific art and authorship. While abstracting aesthetic references from her hometown of Colotlán (Jalisco), the artist uses different materials (spray paint for the first time in her work) to translate public spaces into abstract paintings.
The invisible, the peripheral and the feminine in Huízar’s practice, can be understood as synonyms. Through the use of these adjectives the artist points to the masculine and central structures as transmitters of the legitimate, and highlights their close relationship with institutions: museums, schools, churches, families, etc.
BFA (Honors) by Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado “La Esmeralda” in Mexico City. She has shown her work in Mexico at Museo Experimental el Eco, Museo Universitario el Chopo, Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Museo de Arte Popular, Fundación Alumnos 47, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, El Colegio Nacional and artist-run spaces like Pandeo, Tepetongo Balneario Critico and RRD Vicente Guerrero. In 2016 and 2019 she was awarded a Jóvenes Creadores PECDA fellowship.
Her books No haga caso de malos mexicanos (Ignore Bad Mexicans) and Sin hacer daño a la persona (Without inflicting harm on the person) were published by Gato Negro Ediciones.
She co-directs nohacernada.org, a curatorial and art project in collaboration with other young artists.