About



Publications

Photobook Vol. 3, Fisheye, 2019

Systema Artificialis, Self Published, 2018

NET 2.6: What does natural look like…?, Oranbeg Press, 2017



Selected Shows

Solo Shows

Mineral Ideology at Museo de Geologia UNAM, Mexico City, 2020 (Upcoming)

Primal Reflex at PEANA, Monterrey, MX, 2019 | CURRENTLY ON VIEW

Taxon Drift at Non-fiction Gallery, Savannah, GA, 2018

Group Shows

Sympoiesis at SVA Bio Art Lab, NYC, NY, 2019

Our Environment : Our Common Core at SXSE PhotoGallery, Molena, GA, 2019

BREAK A LEG at sUgAR Gallery, Fayetteville, AR, 2019

Prima Materia at LaCasaPark, Gardiner, NY, 2018

Sustained Pause at Joseloff Gallery, West Hartford, CT, 2018

Salon Emergente, Guadalajara, 2018

NET 2.6: What does natural look like…?, Oranbeg Press, 2017 (Online)

As to Be Inaudible at C/O Berlin, curated by Jörg Colberg, Berlin, Germany, 2017

Salon ACME, Mexico City, 2017

Indocumentados, Guadalajara, 2017





Ernesto Solana (B. Guadalajara, 1985) is an artist based between Guadalajara, Mexico and Savannah, US. He works in different mediums like photography, sculpture and installation. His artistic practice is parallel to his research and explorations around the suburban belts of different cities in the US, Mexico, Northern Africa and the Netherlands. In his works, Solana discusses the tensions between natural and artificial realms and the way in which urbanization and colonialism have clashed both categories. He leaps from prehistorical fossil deposits; to early notions of biological nomenclature and display; to the normalization of industrialized waste within marginalized urban landscapes.  Solana recently presented his solo show Primal Reflex in PEANA Gallery, Monterrey, MX, and has been part of groups show like As to Be Inaudible at C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany curated by Jörg Colberg; Salon ACME, in Mexico City, and Prima Materia in New York. He recently published his book titled “Systema Artificialis” where he explores the consequences of the anthropocene and the new forms of relationship between the notions of humanity and nature. Solana studied at ICP in New York and got his MFA in Photography at the University of Hartford, in Hartford, Connecticut.


For inquiries

ernestosolanan[at]gmail.com

Residencies & Awards

LACASAPARK, Gardiner, NY, 2020 (Upcoming)

Palazzo Monti, Brescia, IT, 2019 (Upcoming)

SVA Bio Art Lab, NYC, NY, 2019

Sindicato, Guadalajara, MX, 2019

Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, MX, 2018

Fellman Award, University of Hartford, Hartford, US, 2018


Featured Work

Fisheye Magazine - Published on Photobook Vol.3

Vogue Italia

Cream Magazine - Interview

Fisheye Magazine - Interview

Aint-bad - Interview

Don’t take Pictures

FotoRoom

Oranbeg Press

Untitled (1890’s Ketchup Bottle), 2018

Mark
All images © 2019 Ernesto Solana