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 different staging; that arises from the impulse to confront our immediate surroundings. Thus, my painting aims to be a conduit that allows generating new connections with reality through the recreation of places from painting.

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 / Painting from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She completed an Academic Research Stay at the Complutense University of Madrid - Spain, with tutorship of the professor and artist Blanca Fernández Quesada (2019). She attended the 'Post-Pictorial Practices' Workshop of the Academic Program of José Atanasio Monroy Painting Biennial (2020). Her work has been shown in a solo exhibition and more than thirty group exhibitions in Mexico and the Netherlands. In different artistic centers, such as OpenArtExchange Gallery, Mexiquense Art Gallery Museum, Xalapa Museum of Anthropology, Mexican Plastic Room, Raúl Anguiano Art Museum, University Museum of Sciences and Arts, Museum of Mexico City, Carrillo Gil Museum of Art, among others. She has participed in Art Fairs in Mexico and the Netherlands, such as Art Laren 25th Art Fair - Huizen the Netherlands, Mexican Art Fair 2020 - Mexico City, and III University Art Fair - Mexico City. Her work has been selected in Mexican Art Biennials, such as IV José Atanasio Monroy Painting Biennial, Lumen 02 Art Biennial, and the Lumen 01 Art Call. Currently, she is a beneficiary of the 'Young Creators 2021 - 2022' Fellowship in Painting category from the National Fund for Culture and the Arts, a public agency of the Mexican Federal Government (FONCA in Spanish). She was awarded a Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies in Visual Arts, CEP UNAM Scholarship (2018-2020). And, she was a member and a scholarship holder in the PAPIIT Project 'Illustrated Biographical Dictionary of Women Artists in Mexico', Institute of Aesthetic Research from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (2015-2016). She has taught painting courses at the Faculty of Architecture from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Her work has been published in national and international press, as well as her work is part of the Mexican Collection Arte Lumen.

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