Join us on Wednesday, September 29 at 5:30 PM MST for a Charla with Guadalajara-based Isa Carrillo.
Isa Carrillo’s work has been defined by research of hidden and enigmatic aspects of the collective unconscious and a connection to a critical and empirical vision of pseudosciences applied to individuals. Her interest in hidden or invisible phenomena began to develop at the start of her career by combining themes referring to the subconscious present in everyday life.
Through the collection of elements such as personal files, photographs, and graphic material among others, the artist stores images and information that she later uses as catalysts to develop her projects. In this way, the point of departure becomes the place of union between memory and form thus proposing a bridge towards the invisible.
She has exhibited individually and collectively in institutions such as Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Museo Taller Clemente Orozco, Museo de Arte Raúl Anguiano, Centro Cultural de Arte Moderno in Guadalajara, Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli, Mexico City and Museo de Pintores in Oaxaca, Mexico. In Giorgio Cini Foundation, Venice, Italy, Cuadro22, Chur, Switzerland, Bass Museum of Art in Miami, Pomona College Art Museum, Claremont, United States, Bessarabska Square, Kiev Ukraine and OVAL, Lingotto Fiere, Turin, Italy, among others.
She received the Jóvenes Creadores grant, (2009–2010) by the FONCA (National Fund for Culture and the Arts) and the Consejo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes grant (2013–2014). In 2014, she was a beneficiary of PROYECTA Jalisco’s fund, for the publication of the book Fuera de los asuntos del mundo and from PAOS Residencies, and in 2015 she was beneficiary of the Secretaría de Cultura Jalisco. She obtained the Programa de Estímulos a la Creación y Desarrollo Artístico (2015–2016). Winner of Social Contract, Izolyatsia (2017). In 2018 she carried out the artistic residency Abierto-Abierto in Nave Oporto, Madrid, and the residency BAR Project in Fabra i Coats, Barcelona, Spain. In 2020 winner of the artistic residency Untitled Projects | The Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX, USA, the National System of Creators Grant and the MUAC-SOMA Support Fund, in Mexico.