JIMENA MENDOZA: Monoliths
January 31 – April 30, 2021
Jimena Mendoza’s interests stem from applied arts, craft and design. She combines ceramic, glass, drawings, and collages into intricate installations in which she filters non-Western and Pre-Columbian iconographies to form a new and personal vernacular.
Since being based in Prague, Mendoza is researching Eastern European depictions of Futurism, creating work that investigates the architecture of predefined objects. For her site-specific installation, Monoliths, she is constructing platforms to host glazed ceramic models as temporary settlements of carbon forms. Questioning the idea of monumentality, these objects are representations of space while the bench is an inclusive site to come together. Entropy takes over; snow, rain, sun, and the invisible wind enact their force on these materials while flora and fauna adapt to this new settlement.
Jimena Mendoza (1979) is a Mexican artist living and working in Prague. She studied Fine Arts in La Esmeralda in Mexico City and specialized in Art – Space at the Decorative Arts-ENSAD in Paris. Later she realized her Masters in Visual Arts at UMPRUM in Prague. She has exhibited at Rakouské kulturní forum, Desfourský Palace, SVIT Gallery, Futura Center for Contemporary Art, and Meetfactory in Prague; at Industra Art in Brno; and Kurimanzutto in Mexico City.