Bio

Bio

MARISOL ROJAS (Mexico City, 1986)


Visual Artist and Researcher



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Marisol Rojas is an interdisciplinary visual artist and researcher who has spent the past ten years experimenting in traditional techniques such as printmaking, drawing, and watercolor and their intersection with new methods like animation, digital video, photography and different possibilities for printing on diverse supports. Her early work addressed issues such as rural communities and portraiture. Currently, she works on topics related to women’s empowerment from different perspectives. In addition to her work as an artist, she does research and critical writing on issues of art and politics, particularly on drawing, printmaking, and installations, on which she has presented papers and has publications in press. She has also done curatorial work related to experimental art of the 1970s in Mexico and queer cinema. Her work as a visual artist has been exhibited in Mexico, Ecuador, Cuba, Japan, and Spain, and she has obtained diverse scholarships for her B.A. and M.A. degrees, and for the development of research and visual art projects.

ACADEMIC TRAINING

2018
Master’s Degree in Art Studies, Universidad Iberoamericana
2014
Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts, Arts and Design Faculty, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National Autonomous University of Mexico)

ACADEMIC EXCHANGE , RESEARCH AND ARTISTIC RESIDENCIES

2017
City University of New York, EU
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, EU
2016
Faculty of Arts and Letters in La Habana, Cuba
La Ceiba Gráfica, México
2013
The Art Students League of New York, EU
2008-2009
Fine Arts Faculty, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain (Politechnic University of Valencia)

CURATORSHIP AND EXHIBITION DESIGN

2017
Exhibition: No calles, manifiéstate (Don’t Be Silent, Act), Andrea Pozzo Gallery, Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City (Ibero-American University)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018
Co-organizer of the First International Printmaking Congress of Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico City
2016
Art and still photography for the documentary film Viviana Rocco yo Trans by Daniel Reyes
2015
Research, Museo Nacional de la Estampa (National Print Museum), Mexico City
2011-2012
Research and educational assistant, Antiguo Palacio del Arzobispado (Museum of the Former Archbishop’s Palace) and Palacio Nacional (National Palace), Mexico City
2007-2008
Participation in the team of assistants of Luis Nishizawa and Alfredo Nieto for the elaboration of the murals of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, Mexico
2006-2007
Participation in the team of assistants of Luis Nishizawa and Alfredo Nieto for the elaboration of the murals in the Parthenon of the Universidad Autónoma de Chapingo, Mexico

AWARDS AND OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

2018
Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial, selection, Tama Art University Museum, Japan
2017
First Biennial of Small Format Print of Latin America and the Caribbean, first place, Museum of the Universidad Central de Ecuador, Ecuador
2016
56-92 Encounter of an Artistic Generation, selection, Museo de la Academia de San Carlos (Museum of the Former Academy of San Carlos), Mexico
2013
A tiro de fuego (Within Gunshot), 2nd Meeting of Contemporary Graphic Workshops, selection, National Print Museum, Mexico
2010
XVII National Engraving Contest José Guadalupe Posada, selection, Guadalupe Posada Museum, Aguascalientes, Mexico
2009
7th National Biennial of Painting and Engraving Alfredo Zalce 2009, selection, Alfredo Zalce Contemporary Art Museum, Michoacán, Mexico 2006
Mail-Art Project. Florean Museum. Rumania.

EXHIBITIONS

2019
Bez Jasného Směru 22 Současných Grafických Esejí (Without Direction: 22 Contemporary Printmaking Essays), Gallery HYB4, Kampus Hybernská, Universita Karlova, Prague, Czech Republic
2018
Fronteras y resistencias (Borders and Resistance), Center for Exploration and Critical Thinking, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City
First Biennial of the Small Format Print of Latin America and the Caribbean, Museum of the Former Archbishop’s Palace, Mexico City
2016
Metáfora impronunciable de los límites (An Unpronounceable Metaphor of Llimits), On-site Intervention, Miguel Lerdo de Tejada 77, Azcapotzalco, Mexico City
2015
Arte contemporáneo, nuevas propuestas (Contemporary Art, New Proposals), Traeger & Pinto Gallery, Mexico City
A tiro de fuego (Within Gunshot), 2nd Meeting of Contemporary Graphic Workshops, Art Museum of Sinaloa, Mexico
2014
A tiro de fuego (Within Gunshot), 2nd Meeting of Contemporary Graphic Workshops. Clavijero Cultural Center in Michoacán, Mexico
2013
Litografía 6 talleres (6 Lithography Workshops), El Juglar Cultural Center, Mexico
2012
6 Años del TIR (6 Years of the TIR), History Museum of Tlalpan, Mexico City
Exposición del taller de Litografía-FAD (Exhibition of the FAD Lithography Workshop). Jaime Sabines Cultural Center, Mexico City
2011
100 años de apatía (100 Years of Apathy), screening of this short film in the context of the International Day of Animation at San Carlos Academy, Radio UNAM and in the National School of Visual Arts, Mexico City
A tiro de fuego (Within Gunshot). First Meeting of Contemporary Graphics, Ollin Yoliztli Cultural Center, Mexico City
Exposición 5° aniversario del taller La Imagen del Rinoceronte (5th Anniversary Exhibition of The Image of the Rhinoceros Workshop), Cultural Center of the Forest of Tlalpan, Mexico City
2009
Impresiones sobre papel (Prints on Paper). Lumen del Valle, Mexico City
Calaveras y catrinas (Skulls and Catrinas). Mictlantecuhtli Collective. History Museum of Tlalpan, Mexico City

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

2015
Yo, el Rey, la monarquía hispánica en el arte (I, the King, the Hispanic Monarchy Through Art), National Museum of Art, Mexico
2011
Pintura al temple sobre fondo de oro (Tempera on Gold Background), Arts and Design Faculty, UNAM
2010
Dibujo de la figura humana (Human Figure Drawing), San Carlos Academy, Arts and Design Faculty, UNAM 2008
Dibujo y técnicas pictóricas (Drawing and Pictorial Techniques), San Carlos Academy, Arts and Design Faculty, UNAM
2005
Investigación y restauración de pintura de retablos del siglo XVI en México y España (Research and Restoration of Sixteenth Century Altarpiece Painting in Mexico and Spain), Institute of Aesthetic Research of the UNAM and National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museography
La luz en la acuarela (Light in Watercolor), Arts and Design Faculty, UNAM
El retrato (The Portrait). Traditional painting techniques, Arts and Design Faculty, UNAM

LECTURES

2018
Voces de mujeres (Women’s Voices). Print National Museum, Mexico City
Mujeres disidentes (Dissident Women). Moderator of the final research presentations of the Bachelor’s Degree in Art History, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City
2017
Gráfica en circulación: entre la rebeldía y la represión (Graphics in Circulation: Between Rebellion and Opression). Andrea Pozzo Gallery, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City
Imágenes en resistencia: la estampa y su inserción en el espacio público (Images In Resistance: Printmaking and its Insertion in Public Space). XXXI Colloquium of the Graduate Program in Art, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City
Los procesos de producción, reproducción y exposición de la estampa en las prácticas de intervención urbana (The Processes of Production, Reproduction and Exhibition of Printmaking in Urban Intervention Practice). XXX Colloquium of the Graduate Program in Art, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City
2016
Duelos de presencia y ausencia: la estampa contemporánea y su inscripción en la estética y la política (Duels of Presence and Absence: Contemporary Printmaking and its Inscription in Aesthetics and Politics). XXIX International Colloquium of the Graduate Program in Art, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City

PUBLICATIONS THAT INCLUDE MY ARTISTIC WORK

Comisarenco, Dina, ed. Nierika, revista de estudios de arte, Number 12, Year 6, July-December 2017 (Cover Image).
Fuentes Rojas, Elizabeth, comp. 2016. 56-92 Encuentro de una generación artística. Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Valdez, Humberto, et al. 2015. A tiro de fuego. Segundo encuentro nacional de talleres de gráfica contemporánea. Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Fuentes, María Eugenia et al. 2009. Séptima Bienal Nacional de Pintura y Grabado Alfredo Zalce. Morelia, Michoacán: Secretaría de Cultura, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Alfredo Zalce.

JOURNALISTIC REFERENCES TO MY ARTISTIC WORK

“El Departamento de Arte y la maestrante Marisol Rojas invitan a la itinerancia de la 1a Bienal de la pequeña estampa de América Latina y el Caribe”. 2018. Art Department of the Universidad Iberoamericana, March 21, News section.
Cabrera, Iván. 2017. “Estudiante de Maestría gana premio con obra artística que da voz a las mujeres”. Universidad Iberoamericana, November 8, Press section.
Pérez, Álvaro. 2017. “La Bienal de la Pequeña Estampa está en el MUCE”. El Telégrafo, October 19, Culture section.
“Marisol Rojas gana Bienal de la Pequeña Estampa”. 2017. La Hora, October 27, Culture section.
González Rosas, Blanca. 2015. “Nuevas propuestas en gráfica y pintura”. Revista Proceso, May 30, Culture and Entertainment section.

WORK IN COLLECTIONS

Fundación Barrilito Collection, Mexico
Lumen Collection, Mexico
Carmen Arozena Collection, Spain
Tama Art University Museum Collection, Japan
Universidad Central del Ecuador Collection
Private collections in: United States of America, Spain, Cuba and Mexico








































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