Delfina Foundation

Marina Noronha

London: 11/01/16 — 03/04/16

Marina Noronha (Brazil) is a researcher and curator. Her research focuses on the role played by the processes of accumulation and deaccessioning in the formation and mobility of collections. As an independent curator, Marina puts forward the relationships between permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, including display methods that experiment with exhibition props and environmental features, such as light, sound and plants.

Marina is currently preparing a PhD in Collecting/Curating Theory at Aalto University, Helsinki. She has collaborated with institutions such as El Museo del Barrio, New York and Fundacao Municipal de Cultura, Brazil and has been the co-curator of exhibitions at Konsthall C, Sweden, Moderna Museet, Sweden and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin.

 

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.