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Claudia Fernández

Born in Mexico City, 1965
Lives and works between Mexico City and Mérida, Mexico.


Since the 1990’s, Claudia Fernández has been examining the legacy of traditional Mexican objects and craftsmanship and their assimilation into diverse cultural contexts alongside the Mexican landscape and abroad. Coming from a family dedicated to art, she considers herself a self-taught artist, although she has formally studied at the Cabañas Cultural Institute in Guadalajara, and at the National School of Plastic Arts at UNAM. Her work is carried out in a wide spectrum of media that ranges from painting, installation, video and photography, as well as community and educational projects in which she proposes models of social participation and art, by relating art to social and natural issues.


Fernández’s work has been exhibited in both individual and group exhibitions in Mexico and abroad. Among her solo exhibitions are Aquí, afuera curated by Vanessa Fernández, Museo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico; El Alimento curated by Alejandra Peña, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico; Cactli-Cacle curated by Viviana Kuri and de_sitio, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico; and Árbol Cósmico curated by Paola Santoscoy, Museo Experimental El Eco, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico. Among her group exhibitions are: Eco: Arte Contemporáneo Mexicano curated by Osvaldo Sánchez and Kevin Power, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Zebra Crossing curated by Magalí Arreola, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany; El aire es azul curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Pedro Reyes, Casa Barragán, Mexico City, Mexico; Hecho en México, curated by Gilbert Vicario, ICA Boston and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA; among others.


Her work is held by the following public collections: Daros Collection, Zürich, Switzerland; Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico; Colección FEMSA, Monterrey, Mexico; Colección Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico; among other private collections.




Claudia Fernández, Ceremonia, Museo Tamayo, 2017. Claudia Fernández, Ceremonia, Museo Tamayo, 2017.Claudia Fernández, Ceremonia, Museo Tamayo, 2017. Claudia Fernández, Ceremonia, Museo Tamayo, 2017. Claudia Fernández, Ceremonia, Museo Tamayo, 2017.

Exhibition view: Ceremonia, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, 2017.