Delfina Foundation

Marianna Liosi

London: 28/09/15 — 20/12/15

Marianna Liosi (b. 1982, Italy) is an independent curator currently living in Berlin. In her research she explores the aesthetics of social, economic and political dynamics, with specific attention to media, technology and the question of spectatorship and its generative role. Architecture and labour, exploitation of the landscape, the financial crisis, production and vision are the topics that she has investigated in collaboration with artists, curators or researchers form different disciplines.

She has curated exhibitions, film programmes, and workshops. Among them: Leisure Complex, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, Germany (2014); When spectators work, workers observe, Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, The Netherlands (2014); The imagination sees and Mandragora, a two year exhibition project conceived for and curated at International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy (2011-2012); and the film programme as part of Do you remember Olive Morris?, curated by Anna Colin and Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre, Gasworks, London, United Kingdom (2009).

Forthcoming projects include participation in A Collective Memory: a process of construction in constant deconstruction, Salon fuer Aesthetische Experimente, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (5th October 2015) and she will curate the exhibition Regarding Spectatorship: Revolt and Distant Observer, at Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien, Berlin together with Boaz Levin (21st November -16th January 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.