Delfina Foundation

José Vera Matos

London: 18/08/15 — 28/09/15

José Vera Matos (b. 1981) lives and works in Lima, Peru.

José Vera Matos studied at the School of Visual Arts Edith Sachs and in the National School of Fine Arts of Peru. He received the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation Fellowship for Latin American Artists in 2012. His work has been shown in Lima, Mexico City, Barcelona, Madrid, Basel, Bogota, New York, Turin, Buenos Aires, among others.

Selected Exhibitions include: Nuevas Adquisiciones Museo de Arte de Lima, MALI; Nueva Era, OFICINA 1, Caracas, Venezuela; Bienal del Fin, el 52, Mexico DF; El placer es mas importante que la victoria, Tasneem Gallery, Barcelona; Armory Show, NY, USA; Superreal, Alternative Realities in photography and video, El Museo del Barrio, New York; Color & Unrest, a survey of Latin American video Production curated by Proyectos Ultravioleta, New York; Bajo el sol de la muerte, Espacio Mínimo Gallery, Madrid; Tierra Incógnita, Centro Cultural de España, Lima; El sol del Mundo Natural es Puro Fuego, Revolver Galeria, Lima; Metabolismo de Utopias, Garùa, Lima; LISTE. Solo Projects, Basel.

His work is part of public and private collections such as Lousiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark and MALI, Museo de Arte de Lima.

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.