Alejandra Venegas

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Short biography

Alejandra Venegas (Mexico, 1986) studied Visual and Plastic Arts at La Esmeralda in Mexico City, where she is currently based.

Recent solo exhibitions include “Timicho” at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, “Cavar estanques y amontonar montañas” at Casa Santa Maria de Fundación Casa Wabi and the duo exhibition “Frequently the woods are pink “ with Paul Beumer at Dürst Britt & Mayhew.

Recent group exhibitions include ‘Bailando en la Oscuridad’ at Galeria Karen Huber, Mexi ...

  • Installation view 'Timicho' at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague, 2019
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An Interview with Alejandra Venegas
by Madelon van Schie

How and when did your history as an artist begin? Was this an organic process or can you identify a moment in which you realized that this was your path?

I was always attracted to art. In the house I lived as a child I was surrounded by it, which made it very easy to relate to. So, a natural process I would say.

Did your parents work with art, or are they artists themselves?

Yes, my father was quite a renowned artist in the 1990s ...

  • Installation view 'The woods are frequently pink', duo exhibition with Paul Beumer, at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague, 2020
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Alejandra Venegas in her studio in Mexico City

"For me the landscape is the concentration of everything that is alive, of everything that breathes and moves. It relates to the microcosm that is man. Painting the mountains and water therefore is to portray mankind, not so much its physical appearance, but its spirit."