Cynthia Gutierrez (Mexico, 1978)
The work of Cynthia Gutierrez denotes a constant search to analyze memory at different levels, generating tensions or fissures in pre-established schemes. Her reflections and processes part from situations of conflict; from indefinite, unstable terrains, which vulnerability allows movement in multiple directions. From fragments, she reconfigures images that alter habitual trajectories and destabilize structures offering alternatives that simultaneously operate between reality and fiction. She articulates historical elements from a new posture with distorted chronologies that evidence the impossibility of generating accurate memories and reveal the transience of history. With a background in Visual Arts at the University of Guadalajara she has presented several solo exhibitions such as Coreografía del colapso, Proyecto Paralelo (2014, Mexico City), Notas de Carnaval, MAZ (2011, Mexico) and has participated in group exhibitions such as Celemania, Frac des Pays de la Loire (2014, France); the Berlin Biennale 8, KW Institute for Contemporary Art (2014, Germany); Algunas Lagunas, Proyecto Paralelo (2013, Mexico City) and Crossing Boundaries, II Moscow International Biennale For Young Art (2010, Russia). She was invited to the residency program at the Frac des Pays de la Loire (2014, France), and received the Jóvenes Creadores FONCA grant (2013-2014).