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Milena Muzquiz

Tijuana, México. 1972
In the Morning, in the Evening V
In the Morning, in the Evening II. Detail.
In the Morning, in the Evening II
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2016. Oil on linen. 80x65x8 cm.
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2016. Oil on linen. 80x65x8 cm.
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Detail. 2016. Oil on linen. 80x65x8 cm.
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2017. Oil on linen. 75x60x8 cm.
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2014. Hand painted ceramic. 55.9x78.7x114.3 cm.
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2014
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Milena Muzquiz. 2014. Hand painted ceramic. 28 x 50 x 148 cm.
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Milena Muzquiz. 2014. Hand painted ceramic 50 x 50 x 144.5 cm
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2014
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2014. Hand painted ceramic. 80 x 70 x 100 cm.
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2015
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2015. Hand painted ceramic. 20x14x14 cm.
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2015. Hand painted ceramic. 20x40x52 cm.
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2015. Hand painted ceramic. 30x19x20 cm.
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2015
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2015. Hand painted ceramic 29x21x35 cm.
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2015. Hand painted ceramic. 42x25x26 cm.
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2015
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2015. Hand painted ceramic. 35x24x35 cm.
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2015
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2015. Hand painted ceramic. 46x30x43 cm.
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2015
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2014. Hand painted ceramic. 39 x 36 x 47 cm.
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2014
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2014. Hand painted ceramic. 40 x 40 x 23 cm.
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2014. Hand painted ceramic. 46 x 37 x 22 cm.
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2014

Milena Muzquiz’s work with ceramics can be interpreted as an exercise of subjective scrutiny; the disorganized accumulation of elements seeks to imitate the uneven and contradictory way in which the human mind works. The resulting sculptures are proximate to the decorative arts, since they can function as vases, but they always overflow mere functionality and present themselves as characters, this replicates Muzquiz’s capacity to construct theatrical environments without the need of a script or a stage. The artista reconciles a traditional sculptural medium with fully contemporary necessities.

Performance is an essential aspect of many of Muzquiz’s artistic projects, one of them was the group Los Super Elegantes, which she founded with Martiniano López Crozet in the nineties; this became a combination of installation, video art and music, which

circulated in both institutional spaces such as museums and art fairs, but also in music festivals around Latin America. With this project the artists referenced the fantasy of music understood as mass entertainment as a moldable and open possibility; Muzquiz will reflect this afterwards in her individual work by altering the dynamics of the exhibition space, incorporating performative and participative aspects.

Recent solo exhibitions include: In the Morning, In the Evening, Travesia Cuatro Madrid (2017); Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, Spain (2014); Travesía Cuatro, Guadalajara, Mexico (2014); Pantaleone Gallery, Palermo, Italy (2010); Interior Projects, Los Ángeles (2008); and Deitch Projects, New York, USA (2000).

She has also taken part in group exhibitions in galleries and biennales: Bohossian Foundation, Villa Empain, Brussels (2017); La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain (2016); Dickinson Gallery, NY, USA (2016); Peter Kilchmann (2015); 6th Liverpool Biennial (2010); 28th Bienal de Sao Paulo (2008); Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris (2007); Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2007); Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, Nueva York (2006).

Milena Muzquiz lives and Works in Los Angeles.

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2016. Oil on linen. 80x65x8 cm.
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2014. Hand painted ceramic. 55.9x78.7x114.3 cm.
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2016. Oil on linen. 80x65x8 cm.
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Detail. 2016. Oil on linen. 80x65x8 cm.
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2015. Hand painted ceramic 29x21x35 cm.
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2015. Hand painted ceramic. 20x14x14 cm.
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2015. Hand painted ceramic. 42x25x26 cm.
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2015. Hand painted ceramic. 35x24x35 cm.
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2015. Hand painted ceramic. 46x30x43 cm.
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2015. Hand painted ceramic. 30x19x20 cm.
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2015. Hand painted ceramic. 20x40x52 cm.
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2016. Oil on linen. 80x65x8 cm.
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2014. Hand painted ceramic. 80 x 70 x 100 cm.
News

IN THE MORNING, IN THE EVENING, MADRID | MILENA MUZQUIZ

In the Morning, in the Evening is the name of Milena Muzquiz’s second individual exhibition at Travesía Cuatro Madrid. Going one step beyond, the artist show her first paintings creating a dialogue between the sculptures and the canvas, where dimensions play an important role.

FRIEZE NY 2017 | TRAVESIA CUATRO

Travesía Cuatro participate in Frieze NY, May 4-7. Artists: Elena del Rivero, Gonzalo Lebrija, Jose Dávila, Alexandre Estrela, Milena Muzquiz, Asunción Molinos Gordo and Mateo López.

INDEPENDENT BRUSSELS 2017 | TRAVESIA CUATRO

Travesía Cuatro will participate in Independent Brussels. April 19 – 23 , 2017. Mateo López, Jorge Méndez Blake, Milena Muzquiz, Elena del Rivero and Alexandre Estrela.