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Isa Carillo

(b. 1982, Guadalajara)

The work of Isa Carrillo has been defined by a research of hidden and enigmatic aspects of the collective unconscious and a connection to a critical and empirical vision of pseudoscience 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 and Bessarabska Square, Kiev Ukraine, among others.

She received the Jóvenes Creadores grant, (2009-2010) from the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes and the Consejo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes grant (2013-2014). In 2014, she was a beneficiary of the PROYECTA Jalisco, for the publication of the book “Fuera de los asuntos del mundo” and PAOS Residencies, (2015) from the Secretaría de Cultura 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.

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