Delfina Foundation

Navine G Khan-Dossos

London: 18/03/15 — 05/06/15

From a background in traditional Islamic crafts and art history, Navine deals with the complexities of Orientalism and the Other in both historical and contemporary contexts. In her practice, Islamic art fuses with an interest in digital languages of programming and the Internet, shifting the logic of Islamic geometry to a more universal framework of the grid as a tool for producing images. Her research is diverse and she is currently working on a project about the history of women who dressed as men in order to go to sea.

As a UK Associate, Navine continued her research into cannibalism, crossing through all three of the subthemes of the residency, with cannibalism as sexual fantasy, as health-related, and present at the site’s of disasters when food is scarce. Furthermore, cannibalism allows for a critique of otherness and western moral hegemony, with tribes and non-western communities vilified and stereotyped through portrayals of cannibalism as an act of pure evil.

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.

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.