Wednesday 18 July 2012
- Saturday 29 June 2013
Earlier this year, Cove Park, CCA and Chisenhale Gallery, London were awarded funds from the Henry Moore Foundation to enable Berlin-based Mexican artist Mariana Castillo Deball to undertake two research and production residencies at Cove Park. The first of these residencies will take place in August 2012. The artist will develop new work for her first solo exhibitions in the UK. The exhibitions will take place at CCA in April/May 2013 and at Chisenhale Gallery in May/June 2013.
Residency: Mariana Castillo Deball
6 – 31 August 2012
This Henry Moore Fellowship was organised in partnership with Cove Park, Argyll and Bute, and Chisenhale Gallery, London. The Fellowship will enable Berlin-based Mexican artist Mariana Castillo Deball to research and develop new work during a two-part residency at Cove Park. This work will be shown in two solo exhibitions at CCA and Chisenhale Gallery in 2013.
Mariana Castillo Deball’s work is rooted in an idea of sculptural form and social space. Interested in the biography of objects, she has stated that her practice is based in a kaleidoscopic approach to language, acknowledging that different disciplines and ways of describing the world collide with each other, generating a polyphonic voice. She is concerned with the process of exchange itself and, through this, her work has explored archaeology, science, literature and technology, ‘to observe that the principle of reciprocity is never equal, that every exchange implies a transformation of all the parties involved.’ She describes her approach as playful, adopting methodologies from other disciplines but maintaining an awareness of the potential for humour within this process. It is this approach that allows her to play ‘this intermediate game, between science, storytelling, fiction and visual arts’.
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Mariana Castillo Deball
Born 1975, Mexico City, lives and works in Berlin.
Mariana Castillo Deball received an MA in Fine Art from the National University of Mexico in 1997, an MA in philosophy at the Ibero-American University, Mexico City, in 1999, and went on to study at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht in 2002.
Since 2003 Deball has participated in a significant number of group exhibitions in centres such as Amsterdam, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cologne, Lisbon, Mexico City, New York and Paris. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Maastricht; the Museum of Contemporary Art Carillo Gil, Mexico City; Barbara Wein, Berlin; the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California and Pinksummer, Genoa, Italy. She is participating in Documenta 13, Kassel, from 9 June – 16 September 2012.
Deball’s CCA, Glasgow and Chisenhale Gallery exhibitions in 2013 will be her first solo exhibitions in the UK.