Recontextualizing contemporary artistic dilemas, social & historical contexts, and public spaces


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Silvia Gruner lives and works in Mexico City. She has always worked in diverse media such as film, video, photography, painting, performance and art installations. Her work establishes intimate and personal relationships with art and tradition, recontextualizing them within contemporary artistic dilemas, social and historial contexts, and public spaces.


Photo credit: Gustavo Pérez Monzón



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Born  Mexico, 1959

Education │ Masters in Fine Arts Degree (Massachusettss College of Art in Boston, 1984-1986), Fine Arts Degree (Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem, Israel, 1978-1982)

Awards  Grants & Commissions Award from CIFO (2015), Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes- FONCA (Mexico, 2012-2015, 2008-2011, 2002-2005, 1999-2002) , Rockefeller MacArthur Film, Video and Multimedia Fellowship (1999-2000), FONCA scholarship (Mexico, 1990-1991)

Selected Exhibitions  Museo de Arte Moderno (Mexico), Museo Experimental El ECO (Mexico), The Jewish Museum in New York (U.S.A.), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Spain), Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros (Mexico), The Power Plant in Toronto (Canada), The Guggenheim Museum New York (U.S.A.), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (U.S.A.), Kwanju Biennial in Cape Town (Africa), Biennial of Sydney (Australia), Ikon Gallery in Birgminham (United Kingdom), Frankfurter Kunstverein in Frankfurt (Germany), The Institute for Contemporary Art Boston (U.S.A.)



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