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Federico Martinez Montoya, Us (ashes). Paper, ashes in an acrylic box, 2006 - 2008
Federico Martinez Montoya (b. 1984, Mexico City) lives and works in Mexico City.
Through a variety of media his overall practice underlines the relations between the consumer dynamics and the significance of currencies along with the notion of labour.
The work of F. Martinez focuses on the concept of
value and the various ways it can be revealed in multiple forms. The
notion of labour and production are thus explored through the residues of these
activities and the way they appear in everyday life. Certain actions reflect
behavioural absurdities related to money. Thus Handwork testifies of a performance where a banknote
available in a public space remains unreachable to the people. Martinez also
poetically accentuates the repetitiveness within the production process. Often
F. Martinez aims to single out the most insignificant facts into main ideas
within our society based on globalised economy and endless operating processes
and slavery at work within the contemporary society. Adorable petit diable was handcrafted by Uriel Serrano, a fellow
student at the Ecole de la Haute Couture de Paris. It refers to the hard labour
within fashion industry and the hard work of craftsmen in general.
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His works has gained international attention through institutional shows such as the one at SOMA, Mexico City (2013); Art in odd Places, NYC (2012); Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (2012); etc.
Federico Martinez Montoya, D+T Project Gallery, Brussels (solo)
Galería Senda. Barcelona, España
PROYECTOR, Festival Internacional de Videoarte. Intercambiador Acart. Madrid, Spain
Demasiado Futuro, Centro Cultural España, Mexico City
La Cámara, espacio de arte y acción contemporánea. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Art in Odd Places 2012: MODEL. Nueva York, EUA. Copenhagen Art Festival. Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Dinamarca
Eject II International Festival of Videoperformance. Ex Teresa Arte Actual,Mexico
2nd International Festival of Chihuahua. Mexico
8ª Biennial of Visual Poetry during the 32nd International Cervantino Festival. Guanajuato, Mexico