mILENA MUZQUIZ

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The LA-based artist was born in Tijuana, Mexico, in 1972. She currently divides her time between Los Angeles and Guadalajara, Mexico.

In 2019, Muzquiz has her first major UK solo show at David Gill Gallery and is working on projects at LUMA Foundation, Zurich. She also has a solo exhibition at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Museum of Art.

Muzquiz joined forces with the Argentinian artist Martiano Lopez-Crozet in San Francisco in the mid-1990s, to collaborate as the art duo Los Super Elegantes (LSE). They mixed performance art with theatre, dance and music, creating a sound that has been described as ‘punk-mariachi-hiphop.’ Performing all over the world, at venues including the Whitney Biennale, Frieze Art Fair, BALTIC Centre from Contemporary Art, Miami Basel and the Musee d’Art Modern, Paris, they became a highly sought-after art world fixture. LSE began releasing music in 2001, with their final album produced in 2009, after which Lopez-Cortez left to design handmade footwear (Martiano Shoes) and Muzquiz began her sculptural practice. LSE reunited for a moment, in 2017, with an installation and performance entitled Calder Mobile.

Muzquiz has had solo exhibitions at The Tuk Tuk Flower Studio, London (2015); Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, Spain (2014); Travesía Cuatro, Guadalajara, Mexico (2014); Pantaleone Gallery, Palermo, Italy (2010); Interior Projects, Los Ángeles (2008) and Deitch Projects, New York, USA (2000). Her work has been presented in individual projects at Frieze New York (2015) and ARCO Madrid (2016). She has participated in group shows in the following institutions, galleries and biennials: Peter Kilchmann (2015); 6th Liverpool Biennial (2010); 28th Bienal de Sao Paulo (2008); Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris (2007); Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2007); Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and MUSAC, Castilla y León, Spain (2016).


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