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Guadalupe Salgado

Guadalupe Salgado was born in Mexico City in 1991. She studied at the Benito Juárez Autonomous University of Oaxaca a Bachelor of Plastic and Visual Arts with a specialty in Painting. In 2014-15 she obtained the Young Creators scholarship from the National Art and Culture Fund (FONCA) in the photography category.

She participated in the National Meeting of Young Art of Aguascalientes (2015-2022) and in the 3rd Meeting of Plastic Arts of Tabasco in 2016. She has done artistic residences in No Lugar, Quito (2016), at the Tokyo Gei-Jutso Daigaku in Tokyo (2016), at Art Project Residence in Playa del Carmen, Mexico (2021) and at Atelier Mondial in France-Switzerland (2023). Her work has been exhibited in Mexico, NY, Tokyo, and Quito. She's currently directing Estudio Abierto, an Artistic Residency space for contemporary artistic production and research in Oaxaca.

Guadalupe Salgado's work alludes to the state of personal, seasonal and system ruin. Her iconography comes from a collective baggage that shows us satire in tragedy. Formally, her series begin as drawings that overflow by themselves, becoming sculptures (or sculptural messages), using metal and textiles that converge as assemblages juxtaposing time-space annotations. Salgado occupies the construction material as leftover views of a glory, while the textile works as annotations of daily life, rethinking the perception and meaning of what we assume. Together they are visual tropes of humanity that question the broken and the useless as a feat of survival. The works generate a falsely candid narration of the human condition in the face of the collapse of their own cultures and consumption.

From April to July Guadalupe was at the Atelier Mondial Studio in Mulhouse and since August she has been living and working at the Atelier in Basel.

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Further information

Origin: Oaxaca, Mexico

Destination: Basel, Schweiz

Time period: 01.04.2023 - 30.09.2023

Exchange: Incoming

Programme type: Visual Arts

Grant type: Studio