Statement / Bio

My artistic research focuses on the permanent dialogue of the artist with their work and environment, with an emphatic reflection from the pictorial.  On the canvas, through affective scenes and visual montages, I propose a series of archaeological essays mediated by the action of confluence: a principle to indicate the incorporation of the human and the industrial in the constant modification of the environment. Represented through the capture of human labor activities, their gait and construction or configuration in/on the landscape, with the support of images (exhumed, from archive or own photographs) from a perspective of optical distortions of the painting. This seeks to be an instrument that makes possible a different look at reality, to "contemplate" it, under a diverse staging; that arises from the impulse to confront our immediate surroundings. Thus, my painting aims to be a conduit that that allows generating new connections with reality through the recreation from painting of poetic and linear spaces that waver between reality and the dreamlike, the vivid and the uncertain.

Fernanda Morales Tovar, Mexican, b. 1992. She earned her Master of Fine Art (2018-2020) and her Bachelor of Fine Art (2011-2015) in Visual Arts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She completed an Academic Research stay at the Complutense University of Madrid-Spain (2019). She has four individual exhibitions and more than forty group exhibitions, in various museums and institutions in Mexico, the Netherlands, England and Chile. Her work has been selected in the International Art Biennials: the XII Pacific Biennial of Painting and Engraving “Javier Mariano”, the IV José Atanasio Monroy Painting Biennial, the Lumen 02 Art Biennial, and the Lumen 01 Art Call. She has participated in Art Fairs in Mexico and the Netherlands, such as BADA 2024, BADA 2023, and 25th Art Laren Art Fair. She was a beneficiary of the "Young Creators" in the Painting category, Fellowship of the System of Supports for Creation and Cultural Projects, Secretariat of Culture of the Government of Mexico (2021-2022). She was a beneficiary of the Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies in Visual Arts, CEP UNAM-Mexico Scholarship (2018-2020). Her work has been published in the international press and she has collaborated through the painting "Displaced Nexus" on the cover of the manual "The Routledge Handbook of Smuggling", Routledge Handbooks - New York (2021); as well as her work is part of the Mexican Collection Arte Lumen.