Rodrigo Azaola

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My work is an ongoing research on the intersection of art and historical narratives. My interests lie in financial structures and political economy and their factual repercussions over biological timelines and entities.

Among my recent projects are Debt Architecture, Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, Berlin; Microtransactiones (MoneyLab #13), NeMe Arts Center, Limassol;Tremor (Systèmes de circulation), La Chaufferie, Montréal (2023); HCRH 1947-2017, Museo del Eco (2022); Impunity landscapes, École Supérieure d'Art et de Design d'Orléans (2020); Armida, C3 Contemporary, Melbourne (2019);  A little better, Airspace Projects, Sydney (2018); 1812-2016, Muca Roma, Mexico (2017); Phantom Pain, SIART La Paz Biennial (2016); etc. Some of the venues where I have also exhibited are the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; Centre d'Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona; Havana Biennial, Cuba; Jumex Museum, Mexico City; AS/COA, New York; National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow; X-Teresa Museum, Mexico City; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, among others.

I’m a founder member of Modelab, an artistic initiative that explores public space by attending its past and current dynamics, with recent exhibitions at Chicxulub (2022); Les Traversées du Marais Festival, Paris (2019); Taipei Artist Village, Taipei (2019); Manila Biennale, Philippines (2018), etc. In response to the pandemic lockdown, I launched Radio Ensayo, a decentralized web radio station focused on experimental sound practices and visual arts. Before, I worked with the H. Committee of Human Vindication, an arts collective that operated as a universal pseudo-organization founded in 1947.

Recently, I've been awarded the Mexican Endowment for Art Creators 2021–2023 (SNCA).

My writing on art, culture, and politics has been published in international magazines, such as Letras Libres, Nexos, Foreign Affairs, Artslant, etc.

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