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Pablo Llana


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Pablo Llana was born in 1980, and lives and works in Tijuana, Mexico. He graduated in arts at the House of Culture of Tijuana. From 2000 to 2002 he was a student of the “Artistic Professionalization Program for Visual Artists” (PROPAVIS) taught at the “Humanities Center of Baja California”, with the support of CONACULTA, including outstanding artists and professionals such as Felipe Ehrenberg, among others.

Using 'Junk-Food' wrappings as raw material, the artist points towards a political reflection, combining the critical with the social. The result is works rich in texture, whose colour palette derives from the plastic waste of poor nutrition; individual consequences of globalisation and undoubtedly one of the scourges of the 21st century. In the global scenario, there is a future that points to the uneven conditions between health and mass production societies, where social innovation and prosperity seem to be based on a cosmopolitan focus of the big cities, which, despite having a higher civilisational-technological development, continue to suffer from a lack of basics such as housing, health and human rights.

Among his most recent solo exhibitions are: “Sweet Death” Gallery Art Virus LTD Frankfurt, Germany, “Oaxaca from Acá” Textile Museum of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, “MOUTHFUL” at the Institute of Graphic Arts of Oaxaca, “I Code Community” at the Tijuana Cultural Center Museum.

Among the collective ones are: “Emerging to Established” Krause Gallery, Nueva York, ”Cruel Summer” CM Curatorial Gallery, San Diego California, “Pink” Castelli Art Center, Los Angeles California, “Involuntary Memory” K2 Gallery, Monterrey Mexico, “Mexico” Frankfurter Volksbank Frankfurt, Germany, Participation in the project of Demian Flores shovel the Havana Biennial Cuba, “The collage as an object found “Arterial Space, Mexico City, VIII International Banking Biennial 2014 Cultural Center of Tijuana CECUT, Tijuana BC Mexico, “Arrópame desde los pies” Traditional and current floor mats Former convent of San Pablo Oaxaca, Mexico, “Obra Negra: An approach to the construction of the visual culture of Tijuana” Tijuana Cultural Center Museum, “Tijuana Makes Me Happy. Multidisciplinarity in the Border “at the Consulate of Mexico in Los Angeles California and” La Frontera “in the Art Virus Ltd. Frankfurt Germany Gallery among others.

His work is part of the cultural heritage of the Tijuana Cultural Center Museum CECUT.

He has obtained honorable mentions in the following biennials: 3rd Contemporary Art Biennial of Cancun, Mexico (2017), 14th Biennial of Visual Arts of the Northwest (2013), 5th Biennial National Biennial Looks (2012), 13th Visual Arts Biennial of the Northwest ( 2011) and the XII Plastic Biennial of Baja California (1999), selected in the following biennials: XII Joaquín Clausell Biennial of Painting (2017), Monterrey Artemergente National Biennial (2015), Ninth Puebla de los Ángeles Biennial, Power today. Gallery of the University of the Ibero Puebla (2013) among others. Creditor of the first place in the 6th Miradas National Biennial (2014), his pieces are in national and international collections.