Arantxa Rodriguez

Arantxa Rodriguez

NYC, NY, United States

About Arantxa Rodriguez

BIO:

Arantxa Ximena Rodriguez is a Mexican artist currently living in NYC. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including three solo shows in Mexico City, where she is from and group exhibitions in Mexico, USA, and Europe. Her work has been exhibited in Galeria Oscar Roman MX. She has shown in collective shows such as Ethos in Franz Meyer museum Mexico City and Affordable Art Fair MX, as well as in CROSSROADS Art show in Shoreditch London and MIIT (Museo Internazional Italia Arte) Turin, curated by Sergio Gomez.

She has done work for the United Nations´ annual exhibition in NYC and collaborated with international brands such as Chanel, Playboy, Kipling and FIFA.

Her work has been reviewed in most of the newspapers in Mexico City, such as Reforma, Excelsior & Universal, as well as in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Hotbook, and the international art blog Cultura Colectiva. Arantxa has been interviewed in Mexican open television by proclaimed TV host Ricardo Rocha.

Arantxa X. Rodriguez holds an MFA in Fine Arts by the School of Visual Arts NYC (SVA). And an undergraduate diploma in communications and business marketing by Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico and Regents Business School London. Artistic Diplomas for dramatic makeup and special effects from Makeup Forever Academy in Paris and Dj´ing by G Martel Music Academy in Mexico City.

She ran the Chicago Marathon in 2014 as well as the Ultramarathon in Black Rock City Burning Man the following year and has climbed all the major peaks in Mexico such as Pico de Orizaba. She has an active Buddhist practice which has influenced almost every aspect of her artistic and personal life since 2015.

ARTIST STATEMENT

In this civilization which thrives on narcissism, it can be difficult to engage in serious introspection long enough to create something that is both meaningful and consistent. My practice as an artist is inseparable from this reflection. I credit it for allowing me to dig deeper and expand not only as an artist, but as a person.

I have been fascinated with the ¨self¨ since my early practice involving fractal geometry. It led me to question the universe and its interconnectedness.

That work took a radical turn in 2017, when I started to delve into my sense of self and spirituality through performance art. To do that, I created and incarnated three characters to explore aspects of my physical self and the emotions that come with it.

It is along these lines that I generate art. I am currently exploring the mind through site-specific installations using yarn from my native Mexico. I do so without aspiration or pretense, preferring instead to let the half-steps of my mind weave a self-reflective consciousness.

I hope those who experience my work can replicate this structure internally for themselves.

Education

2019 SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS, New York, NY, USA
MFA in Fine Arts.

2017-Present KADAMPA MEDITATION CENTER, New York, NY, USA, Teacher Training Meditation Program

2012 UNIVERSIDAD IBEROAMERICANA, Mexico City, Mexico. BA in Communications.

2012-2013 MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF LOGOTHERAPY, Mexico City, Mexico, Diploma in Logotherapy

2010-2011 REGENTS SCHOOL OF LONDON, London, UK, Exchange course in Business & Marketing

2009 G MARTELL MUSIC SCHOOL, Mexico City, Mexico, Diploma in mixing and producing.

2007 MAKE UP FOREVER INSTITUTE OF PARIS, France, Diploma in Artistic & Theatrical Makeup.

• (2015-2017 ) MUSEO DE ARTE MODERNO MX Volunteered as a tour guide, participated in panel discussions and helped doing research for current exhibitions.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 Antes fuimos ahora somos-from the lens to the fractal, in collaboration with photographer Alberto Vazques Ortíz, Galeria Oscar Roman, Mexico City, Mexico.

2016 Bethlehem, Hotel Pugseal B&B with Bethlehem mural, Mexico City, Mexico
2015 Somos Fractal, Miguel Ramos Arispe, Plaza de la Revolución, Mexico City, Mexico

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 EXPO 39 Winner exhibition at B.J Spoke Gallery Huntington NY.
2019 Untitled Art Fair Miami, showing “with SVA Galleries boot C37.
2019 Now That's What I Call Love!, MFA Fine Arts Thesis Show, DCTV, New York, NY, USA
SVA MFA Fine Arts Open Studios, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, USA
2018 SVA MFA Fine Arts Open Studios, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, USA
Antes fuimos, ahora somos at Cantina la 20 for Art week Miami with gallery Miami limited
Edition.

2017 Geometric Complexions at Zhou B Art Center Chicago.
Until death do us apart Gallery1949 Aspen Colorado.
Studio 91 by Fenomena Studio, Mexico City.
ON Festival at PanteonMX gallery, Mexico City.
Début at Aura Galerias, Mexico City.
Meetup at Galeria Maga, Mexic City.
Marchantes at Galeria de la torre del reloj, Mexico City.
Perspectivas de Luz at Casa Awolly, Mexico City.
Paralelas Contemporáneas at Galería Oscar Roman, Mexico City.

2016 Crossroads, Shoreditch London.
Encuentro Febril, Casa Quimera Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico.
Giving back Art & Design: United Nations Annual Exhibition, United Nations, New York, NY, USA
Tempo y Memoria, Museo Internazional Italia Arte, Turino, Italy
2015 Hotbook in Cavalino, hosted by Cavalino Restaurant, Mexico City, Mexico
Art Fair MX, Polanco Mexico City, Mexico
2014 Celebrabis Vitae, Skull Appreciation Society, London, England
HOTBOOK Bazaar, Lincoln Park, Mexico City, Mexico
RAW Artists, RAW Collective, Los Globos, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Affordable Art Fair at Expo Reforma con Galería MAAH, Mexico City, Mexico
Time and Space, Emporio Armani Store/MAAH gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
2013 Mother & Daughter, Dimitry Showroom, Mexico City, Mexico
Sin Concepto, Gallery Sin Concepto, Moliere Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico
Sala Ethos, ETHOS group in expo Banamex Mexico City, Mexico