Laura Meza Orozco


Mexico City, Mexico, 1988

Her work is inspired on the Latin American context and the research she has done on the concept of jocosidad (jocularity). She seeks to question the neoliberal notion of work and promote coexistence and a sense of humor in times of crisis. She appropriates urban elements such as stalls and the so-called “defensive architecture” to give them uses designated for rest, play and laughter instead. Her main premise is to draw attention to parties, games, and leisure to bring life, color, and joy to the white cube.

Meza Orozco studied at the ENPEG: La Esmeralda and was part of the 2014-2016 SOMA Academic Program. Her work has been exhibited in the galleries Casa Maauad and Bikini Wax in Mexico City; museums like the Museo Universitario del Chopo in Mexico City and the Museum of Art of Sinaloa in Culiacan (Mexico), and the contemporary art fair Salón Acme. She has participated in residencies and exhibitions in Cali (Colombia), Quito (Ecuador), Tegucigalpa (Honduras) and San Francisco (USA). She was awarded the 2015-2016 Adidas Border Scholarship and is currently part of the Young Creators Program FONCA 2016-2017.

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Solo exhibitions (selection)

2016 | Menos Minimalismo, Más Tropicalismo | Lugar a dudas, Cali, Colombia

2016 | Tiempos Nuevos, Tiempos Salvajes | 2° Edition 12×12 Emerging Art Bancomer Foundation, Museo de Arte de Sinaloa, Culiacan, Mexico

2015 | Tiro de piedras | SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico

2014 | Propiedades del equilibrio | 1 mes 1 artista, Mexico City, Mexico

Group exhibitions (selection)

2016 | Primer encuentro internacional de investigación artística policíaca | Bikini Wax, Mexico City, Mexico

2016 | Quizás mañana haya un mañana | Museo del Hombre Hondureño, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

2016 | 5° edición de Beca Adidas-Border | Museo del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico

2015 | El aire entre las cosas | Casa Maauad, Mexico City, Mexico

2015 | Unrealized Project | Noroof Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2015 | Con ocho puntos se hace una línea | No Lugar, Quito, Ecuador

2015 | Salón Acme No. 3 | Mexico City, Mexico

Awards, scholarships and residencies

2016-2017 | FONCA Young Creators Program | Mexico City, Mexico

2016 | 2° Edition 12×12 Emerging Art Bancomer Foundation | Culiacan, Mexico

2016 | Residency Lugar a dudas | Cali, Colombia

2016 | Residency Proyecto Rayuela | Tegucigalpa, Honduras

2015-2016 | 5° Edition Adidas-Border Scholarship | Mexico City, Mexico

2015 | Residency No Lugar | Quito, Ecuador

2014 | Residency Stiching WEP | Groningen, Holanda

2013-2014 | Residency Oficina de Arte | Mexico City, Mexico

Education

2014-2016 | SOMA Academic Program | Mexico City, Mexico

2009-2013 | Visual Arts Bachelor| ENPEG: La Esmeralda, Mexico City, Mexico

 

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