(b. 1974, Mexico City)
The work of Javier Hinojosa is an investigation into the formal connections between objects, constructions, and materials that together make up urban geographies and public space. Employing materials and objects from urban environments—dislocated “ambiguities” as he calls them—Hinojosa drives urban elements to their formal limits in a way that both posits a new urban topography and demonstrates the ultimate fragility of our social, cultural, and political centers. Hinojosa’s work has been featured in exhibitions with Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico City), Casa del Lago Museum (Mexico City), La Celda Contemporánea (Mexico City), Colegio San Ildefonso (Mexico City), Museo Experimental El Eco (Mexico City), Ex Teresa Arte Actual (Mexico City), Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid), and Mexican Cultural Institute (Paris), among others. Select grants awarded to Hinojosa include the Programa de apoyo a la Difusión, Investigación y Docencia (PADID) from the Centro Nacional de las Artes, Intervenciones Arquitectónicas from Centro Nacional de las Artes, and Para atender el taller: Fotografía y medios alternativos from the Fundación Jumex. Hinojosa graduated with honors from La Esmeralda: Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado (ENPEG) .
Funcionalismo tropical, 2017
Concrete, wood and petate weave