Delfina Foundation

Roberto Winter

London: 28/09/15 — 20/12/15

Roberto Winter engages in the production of things that try to make the current state of affairs graspable and eventually lead to its inexorable overcoming. A production that stems from and ends in the concrete realities of words, objects and materials – and their absences.

Recent exhibitions include Ice cream sales cause shark attacks, Mendes Wood DM Gallery, São Paulo, (2013); The State of the Art, Galeria Elba Benítez, Madrid, (2013); Ponto de ebulição, PSM Gallery, Berlin, (2015); It Narratives, Franklin Street Works, New York, (2014); Love and hate to Lygia Clark, Zacheta - National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, (2013); Conversation Pieces, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, (2013). 

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.