Alicia Paz

Born in 1967 - Mexico

BIOGRAPHY

Alicia Paz is a multicultural artist who works internationally. Born in Mexico City and based in London, she has also spent substantial periods of her life in France and in the US. Paz graduated from UC Berkeley, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Paris, Goldsmiths College and Royal College of Art, London.

Over several years, Alicia Paz has focused on the tension between artifice/ illusion and the veracity of actual processes involved in painting, exposing the duplicitous nature of representation. Through her work, she explores notions of hybridity, assemblage, and metamorphosis, focusing particularly on the female figure: the self is experienced and presented as multiple, fluid, paradoxical. Paz's paintings are as much portraits as they are landscapes, combining references that range from erudite painting or the history of the painted image, to citations of advertising images or comics.

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EXHIBITIONS

ALICIA PAZ
Born 1967, Mexico
Lives and works in London

EDUCATION
2006-2008
MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom

1999-2000
Goldsmiths College, University of London, United Kingdom ,“Postgraduate Diploma”

1998
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, USA

1992-1996
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France, DNSAP “Distinction”

1985-1989
University of California, Berkeley, USA, B.A. Mass Communications, B.A. Art Practice

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
Blyth Gallery, Arts Imperial, Imperial College, London, UK (upcoming)

2015
Garden of Follies, Kunstmueseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany

2014
Garden of Follies, Galerie Dukan, Leipzig, Germany

2013
Garden of Follies, Instituto de México & Galerie Dukan, Paris, France

2012
Drawing Now, galerie dukan hourdequin, Paris

2010
Casanova Forever, LAC Narbonne, in association with FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon

2008
Galerie Dukan & Hourdequin, Marseille, France (catalogue)

2007
Unit 2 Gallery, London Metropolitan University, London, UK (publication)

2006
Houldsworth Projects, London, United Kingdom

2005
Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina (catalogue)

2000
Galerie Yvonamor Palix, Paris, France (catalogue)

1998
Yvonamor Palix Gallery, Mexico City

1997
Vidal-St.Phalle Gallery, Paris, France (catalogue)
Casa Lamm Cultural Center, Mexico city, Mexico (catalogue)

1996
Manufacture des Œillets, Ivry, France

1994
Galerie Municipale, Vitry-sur Seine, France (catalogue)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
VON HIER AUS NOCH VIEL WEITER- Skulptur im digitalen Zeitlalter (Sculpture in the Digital Era), Kunstmuseum unser lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany
Artificia, Herbert Read Gallery, Univeristy of the Creative Arts, Canterbury, UK

2015
LAUREATS ! Un choix dans la collection Novembre à Vitry, MAC Créteil, Galerie municipale Jean-Collet, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

2014
MEX PRO Mexico art project, Ex Scuderie del Castello di Miramare, Trieste, Italy

2013
Volta 9, Galerie Dukan, Basel, Switzerland
“Où est passée la peinture?”, La Halle Roublot, Fontenay-Sous-Bois, France
Masquerade: Be Another, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich, UK

2012
Switch, Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp
Heute.Spektrum.Malerei, Kunstmuseum Madgeburg, Madgeburg
When Sparks Fly, The Drake Hotel, Toronto
Through the Looking Glass, the Agency Gallery, London

2011
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously, galerie dukan hourdequin, Paris
Round and Round and Round (Part 2), Exhibition drawn from the FRAC IDF Collection, Curated by Xavier Franceschi, Parc culturel de Rentilly, France
Multiverse, Co-curated by Ole Hagen and Akershus Artsenter, Akershus Artcenter, Lillestrøm, Norway
Mail Art at the Memorial, Galeria Progresso , Curated by Pablo Ferretti, Memorial do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

2009
Multiverse, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London, United Kingdom (catalogue) curated by Ole Hagen
Slow Magic, Contemporary Approaches to Painting, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom, curated by Sara-Jane Parsons

2008
Permutations, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Valence, France
Jerwood Contemporary Painters, Jerwood Space, London, and Aberystwyth Art Centre, Wales
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Shoreditch Town Hall, London
Pentimenti, Painting Exhibit, Permanent Gallery, Brighton, curated by Laura Mousavi

2007
Salon 2007- New British painting and works on paper, Curated by F. Fairbairn and S.Kyriacou, 319 Portobello Rd., London
New Life and the Dream Garden, Curated by BasementArtProject.com, Fieldgate Gallery, London (catalogue)
Celeste Art Prize, Selected by Goldsmiths College Curating MA, London
Tech-Mac-Mayacom, Frank Lloyd Wright Building, Myounichikan, Ikebukuro, Tokyo
Incheon Biennale, Incheon, South Korea

2006
Sardanapale Syndrom, Enrique Marty, Rina Banerjee, Alicia Paz, Galerie Dukan & Hourdequin, Marseilles, France
John Moores 24, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Biennial, selectors Tracy Emin, Peter Blake
Artists for Life, Salon Salomon Rothschild, Paris, France
Another Product, Cornerhouse, Manchester
Psychoplastie, Maison des Arts de Créteil, France

2005
Painting Unperfect, Gordon Cheung, Peter Lamb, Justin Mortimer, Alicia Paz, Houldsworth Gallery, London
Pilot, 100 curators nominate 100 artists, Farmiloe building, London

2004
3D, Samuel Choisy, Andreas Hirsch, Alicia Paz, Maus Habitos, Porto, Portugal
Du Corps à l’Image, Fondation d’Art Contemporain Daniel &Florence Guerlain, France
EAST International, Norwich, England. Selectors: Neo Rauch, Gerd Harry Lybke
Mind the Gap, Sponsored by British Council, Triangle Trust, Marseille
Draw_drawing, Gallery 32, London
Caution, Uneven Surfaces, Temporary Contemporary, London, curated by A. Gross, J. Wu
The Deconstructed Landscape, Art House, McAllen, Texas, USA
Réécritures, curated by Lycée Galilée / FRAC Ile de France, Cergy St. Christophe, France

2003
Phillipe Fretz, Alicia Paz, Anne-Marie Pécheur, Galerie Athanor, Marseille
Speedy Gonzales is German, Playing with Stereotypes, U. of Hertfordshire, England (catalogue) Curated by Alejandro Pintado
Objet/Reflexion, Lycee Galilee; Cergy-St. Christophe; curated by FRAC Ile de France
Visiones, work by four Mexican artists, College Albert Chatelet, Douai, France
L’Enjeu du Jeu, Yvonamor Palix Gallery, Paris, France, curated by Rémy Marlot
Nth art, Exhibit.001, OLS & CO, London, England

2002
L’Ame des objets, l’Esprit des choses, Château Borély, Marseilles, France
Des beaux lendemains, Yvonamor Palix Gallery, Paris, France
Mogador, Instituto Cervantes, Manchester, England; curated by Itzel Vargas
Recent Graduates, AAF and Inside Space, Selfridges, London; curated by Maria von Kohler

2001
Visiting Artists Open Studio, Gasworks, London, England
Flor y Canto, Mexican Cultural Center, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, CA (travelling exhibit)

2000
Comme par enchantement ! Centre d’Art Contemporain de Saint Priest, France
Continental Shift-Laboratorium, Ludwig Forum , Aachen, Germany (catalogue)
London Biennale, curated by David Medalla: collaborative project/website “Missing”- with artists Jota Castro, Carmela Uranga
Tamayo Museum Biennial, Oaxaca, Mexico (catalogue)

1999
ZAC 99, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France. Collaboration directed by «Bureau d’Etudes » and Jota Castro (catalogue)
Nous nous sommes tant aimés…, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (catalogue)
Vivre Paris, D. des Affaires Culturelles de la Ville de Paris, Espace Electra, Paris (catalogue)
Peindre la Peinture, Hanlim Museum & Centre Culturel Français de Séoul, Korea (catalogue)
Sous la grisaille de Mexico, La Capella, Barcelona, Spain & Passage de Retz, Paris

1998
Tamayo Museum Biennale, Oaxaca, Mexico (catalogue)
Out of Portrait, Yvonamor Palix Gallery, Paris, France

1997
Optimiste, Salle du Carreau, Cergy Pontoise, France. Curated by Ken Lum
Election, Maison de l’Amérique Latine, Paris, France
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
Salon de Montrouge , France (catalogue)
Eclats, une proposition de Frank Lamy, L’Atelier Parisien, Paris, France
Figures et Paysages, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, and Manufacture des Œillets, Ivry, France (catalogue)

1995
Cimaises sans frontières, Visart, Conseil Economique et Social, Paris, France

1994
Autour d’un format, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Mont de Marsan, France
Salon de Montrouge, France (catalogue)

1993
Salon de Vitry-sur-Seine, France

1992
Museum of Monterrey Biennale, Monterrey, Mexico (catalogue)
Nouveaux Regards Mexicains, Centre Culturel Mexicain, Paris, France
Parvi pour l’Art Contemporain, SPADEM, Paris, France

AWARDS, GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES
2013
Artiste de l’année Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte


2009
University Research Fund, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom


2008
Jerwood Contemporary Painter’s Exhibition, London, United Kingdom
Neville Burston Award, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom
British Council Grants to Artists

2006
Arts Council England- Research and Development Grant

2005
British Council Grants to Artists
Ambassade de France en Argentine, Support of Exhibition Project

2002
Triangle France, Artist’s Residency, La Friche de la Belle de Mai, Marseilles, France
Cité Internationale des Arts, Artist’s Residency, Paris, France
Shortlisted by Sadie Coles Gallery for the Guardian/Observer Award, UK

2001
Gasworks Artist’s Residency, London, England
Grant Awarded by « Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes »(FONCA), Mexico

1999
Study Grant awarded by “Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes” (FONCA), Mexico
“Delfina Studio Trust Residency Award”, London, England
«Full Fellowship Award » Vermont Studio Center, USA

1998
Publication grant awarded by ENSB-A Paris, France
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship, Maine, USA

1997
Prix de la Fondation Roger Bataille, France
Prix de la Ville de Valognes, Normandy, France (catalogue)
“Aide à la Première Exposition”, “Délégation aux Arts Plastiques”, France
“Aide au Projet”, “Direction des Affaires Culturelles de la Ville de Paris”, France

1996
Cité Internationale des Arts-artist’s residency, Paris, France

1995
Erasmus scholarship, Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin, Germany
Prix Perrier Jouët: artist’s residency in Epernay, France
Prix de Peinture Louis-Vuitton-Moët Hennessy: artist’s residency in New-York City

1993
Prix de Peinture Talens, Paris, France
Harriet Hale Woolley Foundation Scholarship, USA
Prix spécial du Concours d’Art International Schlumberger, France (catalogue)
Prix de la Ville de Vitry-sur-Seine, France

1991
Premier Prix de Peinture, Maison des Arts, Evreux, France

COLLECTIONS
APT, Mexico City
Cerès Museum, France
Colección Costantini, Malba Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Corporations: Lafuma, Schlumberger
Hanlim Museum, Taejon, Korea
City of Vitry-sur-Seine, France
City of Valognes, France
“Fond Municipal d’Art Contemporain”, City of Paris, France
FRAC Ile-de-France
FRAC Languédoc-Roussillon
Kunstmuseum unser lieben Frauen Magdeburg, Germany

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
2009
Robert Clark , “Slow Magic” Guardian Preview in the Guardian "Preview", p. 31, 15 august

2008
“Stars of Tomorrow”, Artists and Illustrators, June 2008 Issue

2007
“Conversation Pieces- Alison Green talks to Alicia Paz”, publication accompanying solo exhibit at Unit 2 Gallery, London Metropolitan University, London
JJ Charlesworth, Alicia Paz, Unit 2 Gallery, Time Out London Reviews, May 16-22

2006
Anne Malherbe, Paris Art, « Hybridations» June 2006
Anne Malherbe, « Je revais d’un autre Monde » Art Press, December issue

2005
Harry Kampianne, Art Actuel, 2005

2004
Blanca Gonzales Rosas, “Mercado, internacionalizacion y porder”, Proceso, May 2004
Andrea Mason, “East International 2004”, a-n Magazine, September 2004
George Szirtes, “East International 2004”, Modern Painters, Autumn 2004, vol.17, no. 3
Valérie Paillé, «Attention au Fosé» ZéroDeux à Marseille, Revue d’Actualité Artistique N° 2
Ian Collins, « Painting comes Out of the Cold », Eastern Daily Press, Saturday, July 3rd, 200

2003
Interview with Carolina Robino, « Speedy Gonzales is German », BBC World Service, Feb.

2002
« Trans-barroso, 15 Latin-American Artists in London », L. Boix, Russell Press, London
« El arte que viene, The Art to come », Ed. Paco Barragan, Spain
Frank Lamy, « Peinture, La Galaxie Française », Beaux-arts Magazine, August issue N°219
Pablo San Roman, « La pintora Mexicana Alicia Paz », Agence France-Presse, 30 Oct.
2001
«Gasworks goes international» a-n Magazine, February 2001
Cecilia Diego, Reforma, 2001
Interview with Héctor Riazuelo, BBC World Service, March
« Arte Ba » (article illustration) Art Nexus, July-September, N° 41
Vogue España, « Latin American Artists at the FIAC »(article illustration) November issue

2000
Summer Preview- « Continental Shift » Artforum XXXVIII N° 9, p.73 May
Karim Ghaddab, « Nous nous sommes tant aimés », Artpress N°255, p. 88 March
Laurie Attias, « Alicia Paz », Art News, Summer Issue
Phillipe Piguet, « Alicia Paz », L’Oeil Magazine, May
Frank Lamy, « Alicia Paz », Tribeca Magazine, May
Pablo San Roman, « Alicia Paz », Agence France-Presse, March
Gabriel Leroux, « Alicia Paz », Le Journal des Expositions, March
Howard Rombough, « Alicia Paz » Voyager Magazine, March
Cristine Frèrot, « Continental Shift, Viaje Entre las Culturas », Art Nexus, Oct.-Dec. N° 38
Ma.Elena Noval, «Diez Años de Vanguardia, Bienal Rufino Tamayo», Arena-Excélsior, 24/09
1999
“Critic’s choice”-“Vivre Paris” Time Out, Paris, March
Florence Maillet, “Jeunes artistes de Mexico- au delà de la grisaille”, Beaux-Arts, N°184 Sept.
Philippe Dagen, “Une FIAC entre apocalypse et jubilation”, Le Monde, 16 September
Cristine Frérot/ Sheila Lerner “Art Latino-Américain”, Supplément FIAC 1999, September
Virginia Bautista, Reforma, December
José Manuel Springer, « Paris bien vale una feria », Art-vance, 3 October

1998
Yves Michaud, “Yves Michaud présente Alicia Paz, peintre”, Connaissance des Arts, April N° 549
Bertrand Leclair, “Will Self-Primate Matters” (article illustration) Art Press, Dec. N°241

1997
Cristine Frérot, “Alicia Paz”, Art Nexus, July-September N°25
Véronique Bourouet-Aubertot, “Quand Alicia n’est pas là, les poupées peignent”, Beaux-Arts Magazine, January N° 152
Françoise Ayxendri, “Dans les règles de l’art”, ELLE, 1 December N° 2709
Philippe Dagen,”Alicia Paz”, Le Monde, 9 February
Pablo San Roman, “Mexicana se hace un hueco en Paris”, Agence France-Presse, 25 Feb.
Henri-François Débailleux, “Alicia Paz”, Libération, 21 February
Jean-Louis Pinte, “Une séduction réductrice”, Figaroscope, 19 February
Jean-Louis Pradel/ Alicia Paz, “La France, riche d’une tradition moderniste” L’Evènement du Jeudi, 17 April, N° 650
Jean-Luc Chalumeau “Exercices de Style”, Verso- Art et Lettres, April, N° 6
Laurent Boudier, “Alicia Paz”, Télérama-Paris 1 March N° 2459
Frank Lamy, “La Peinture Ventriloque”, Verso- Art et Lettres October, N° 8
Frank Lamy, “Alicia Paz”, Le Journal des Expositions, March, N° 43
Chiara Donn, “A Napoli un secolo di passione”, Arte, April N° 284

1996
Stéphane Doré, “Alicia Paz”, Le Journal des Expositions, April N° 35
Eduardo Camacho Suarez, “Canasta Cultural”, Excélsior, 31 December 1996

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2013
Heute.Spektrum.Malerei, Kunstmueseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Herausgegeben von Annegret Laabs und Uwe Gellner, Magdeburg, Germany

2011
Michael Moorcock and Ole Hagen, Multiverse Expanded, Exhibition Catalogue, Curator: Ole Hagen, Published by Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm, Norway

2010
Maria Fusco, “The Mechanical Copula”, for Casanova Forever, FRAC Languédoc-Roussillon

2009
JJ Charlesworth ,“Unfinished Subjects”, retrospective catalogue; Dukan& Hourdequin Gal., Paris, France
“Multiverse” publication accompanying group exhibition, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London, UK
Voyage Sentimental: Déplacements Dans l’Art Contemporain, Platform Regroupement des Fonds régionaux d’art contemporain, Liénart Editions

2008
Dorothee Deyries-Henry, Permutations, 40 Artistes 01 musée vide, Exhibition catalogue, 86 pages, Published by Musee de Valence, France
Jerwood Contemporary Painters, Exhibition catalogue, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, London, UK

2007
Arte Contemporáneo, Donaciones y adquisiciones, MALBA FUNDACION COSTANTINI, Buenos Aires, Argentina
JJ Charlesworth, New Life and the Dream Garden, catalogue essay, Fieldgate Gallery and BasementArtProject.com, London, UK
Knocking on the door, 2007 International Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, Exhibition catalogue, Incheon Culture and Arts Center, Printed by Incheon Metropolitan City, South Korea
Lili Momoko Nagai and Kounosuke Kawakami, Tech-Mac-Mayacom, exhibition catalogue, published by Lil*k, Tokyo, Japan
Alicia Paz, New and Recent Paintings, Exhibition brochure, Unit 2 Gallery, London Metropolitan University, UK

2006
John Moores 24 Exhibition Catalogue, Liverpool Biennial, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

2005
Andrew Hunt, Alicia Paz, Exhibition Catalogue, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2004
Du corps à l’image, Collection du Fonds régional d’art contemporain d’Ile-de-France, Exhibition catalogue, Fondation d’Art Contemporain Daniel et Florence Guerlain, Published by FRAC Ile–de-France
EAST International 2004, Exhibition Catalogue, Published by Norwich Gallery, UK
Frank Lamy and Nuno Ramalho, 3D, Alicia Paz, Andreas Hirsch, Samuel Choisy, Exhibition catalogue, Published by Maus Habitos, Porto, Portugal

2002
Paco Barragán, El arte que viene, the art to come, Published by Subastas Siglo XXI, Madrid, Spain
Pablo Bronstein, Melina Berkenwald and Néstor PerlonguerTrans-barroso, 15 Latin-American Artists in London, Edited by Leonardo Boix, Russell Press Ltd.

2001
Delfina studio trust: residents and guest artists 1996-2001

2000
Wolfgang Becker, Continental Shift, Exhibition catalogue, Ludwig Forum Aachen, Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht,Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Museum of Liège, Belgium
Alicia Paz, Seeing is (Dis)believing, exhibition catalogue, published by Espace d’Art Yvonamor Palix, edited by Al Dante, Paris, France

1999
Alfred Pacquement, Nous nous sommes tant aimés, Exhibition catalogue, Published by ENSBA, Paris, France
Vivre Paris, rencontre avec 30 artistes latino-américains, Exhibition catalogue, Fondation Electricité de France, Éditions des Musées de la Ville de Paris, Actes Sud
Peindre la Peinture, Exhibition catalogue, Daelim Foundation of Culture, Editor: Hanlim Museum

1998
X Bienal de Pintura Rufino Tamayo, Exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Internacional Rufino Tamayo, Published by Fundacion Olga y Rufino Tamayo, Mexico

1997
Figures et Paysages, Exhibition catalogue, CRAC Alsace, Published by FRAC Ile-de-France
Cuando el cuadro se pinta… Alicia Paz, exhibition catalogue, published by Casa Lamm Centro de Cultura, Mexico City, Mexico
Yves Michaud, Alicia Paz, Exhibition catalogue, Published by Galerie Vidal St.Phalle, Délégation aux Arts Plastiques, and DAC of Paris, France
Jean Fouace, Prix Jean-Francois Millet 1997, exhibition catalogue, published by SIAP, Municipalité de Valognes, France

1993
Alicia Paz: exposition des lauréats de Novembre à Vitry 1993, published by Galerie Municipale, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

1992
Primera Biennal Monterrey 1992, exhibition catalogue, published by Museo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

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