Delfina Foundation

Élise Atangana

London: 19/10/15 — 20/12/15

Élise Atangana (Cameroon / France) is an independent curator and producer. She is interested in how both physical and virtual mobility, including the movement of persons, ideas, objects and communication means, affect us in our daily life. Her recent exhibition Entry Prohibited To Foreigners, 2015, (Havremagasinet, Sweden), was an introduction to different types of mobilities.

Atangana co-curated Producing The Common, the international exhibition of the 11th Dakar Biennale. She also collaborated with the curator Elvira Dyangani Ose on the Rencontres Picha - Biennale de Lubumbashi 2012/2013. In 2011, she was one of the founding members of the curatorial platform On The Roof with Yves Chatap and Caroline Hancock and now with Vanessa Desclaux.

From 2003 to 2009 she collaborated with Simon Njami on various projects including Check List Luanda Pop at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007, a selection of works by Africa Remix artists at the 9th Havana Biennale (2005) and at Camouflage Art Center in Brussels in 2006. While at Delfina Foundation she explored the concepts of the mobility turn (as defined by John Urry) and the mobility transition within the context of Seven Hills, her project for The 2nd Kampala Art Biennale in 2016.

Recently he won a scholarship for graduate studies granted by the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, where he earned recognition for his teaching activities two consecutive years. Since 2002 he has been part of the Mexican National Creator’s System.
César lives and works in Mexico.

César Martínez’s work tackles the diverse economic, social and cultural tensions that Mexico has faced in the last decades. Departing from the logic of provocation, criticism and uncertainty, and displaying humorous appropriations of language’s conceptual ambivalence, César employs multiple supports to tackle complex topics. From installation and sculpture made of edible materials to performance and conceptual objects he explores social malaise in the face of a frustrating system, the defeat of the institutions, globalization and the submission of the Mexican government to U.S. dictates among others subjects.

 

César has done over 200 performances in International venues, and has also participated in many conferences and round tables. His work is in important art collections such as the Carsten Norman in Germany, Fundació Sorigué in Spain, Colezzione “La Gaia” and Associazione Prometeo in Italy, MUCA UNAM, and various private collections in the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates, among others.

 

Recently he won a scholarship for graduate studies granted by the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, where he earned recognition for his teaching activities two consecutive years. Since 2002 he has been part of the Mexican National Creator’s System.

 

César lives and works in Mexico.