Alicia Paz

Born in 1967 - Mexico


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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Born 1967, Mexico
Lives and works in London

MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom

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

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, USA

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

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

Blyth Gallery, Arts Imperial, Imperial College, London, UK (upcoming)

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

Garden of Follies, Galerie Dukan, Leipzig, Germany

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

Drawing Now, galerie dukan hourdequin, Paris

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

Galerie Dukan & Hourdequin, Marseille, France (catalogue)

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

Houldsworth Projects, London, United Kingdom

Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina (catalogue)

Galerie Yvonamor Palix, Paris, France (catalogue)

Yvonamor Palix Gallery, Mexico City

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

Manufacture des Œillets, Ivry, France

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

Salon de Vitry-sur-Seine, France

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

Artiste de l’année Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte

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

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

Arts Council England- Research and Development Grant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

Harry Kampianne, Art Actuel, 2005

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

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

« 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.
«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

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
“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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Arte Contemporáneo, Donaciones y adquisiciones, MALBA FUNDACION COSTANTINI, Buenos Aires, Argentina
JJ Charlesworth, New Life and the Dream Garden, catalogue essay, Fieldgate Gallery and, 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

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

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

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

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.

Delfina studio trust: residents and guest artists 1996-2001

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

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

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

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

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

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

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