Ernesto Solana (b. 1985, Guadalajara) lives and works in Mexico City. Through photography, sculpture, and installations, Solana's work embodies the complexities of what is natural and artificial by questioning the elasticity between these realms. Solana's proposition of a multispecies perspective extends the conversation beyond human boundaries, inviting us to see the landscape as an extension of ourselves. His work delves into the themes of extinction, scientific collections, AnArchival practices, the impact of anthropocentric activities, and the forms of 'natural' representation that arise in its path with humanity. Reminding us of our interconnectedness with all living things and the urgent need for a deeper understanding of our place within ecological communities

Solana recently presented his solo exhibition Instituto de la Neoprehistoria: Capitulo II at Guachimontones Archaeological Site in Teuchitlan, Mexico and has been featured in group exhibitions such as Eje Neovolcánico at Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City, As to Be Inaudible at C/O Berlin, Berlin (curated by Jörg Colberg), Transatlantico at Mana Contemporary, New Jersey, Memory Shop at Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido (curated by Nicolás Bourriaud), and Entre Irse y Quedarse at Palace Enterprise in Copenhagen. He has also published a book, Systema Artificialis, in which he examines the consequences of the Anthropocene and new forms of relationship between humanity and nature. Solana holds a diploma in Forest and Wildlife Conservation, a photography degree from the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, and an MFA in Photography from the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut.

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2023 – Quema Vol. 4, Lago Algo, Mexico City, MX

2023 - Un ojo que no siente, Aparador EDA, Mexico City, MX

2021 – Instituto de la neoprehistoria: Capitulo II, Guachimontones Archaeological Site, Teuchitlan, MX

2021Sympoietic, USSR, Mexico City, MX

2021 – Instituto de la neoprehistoria Capitulo I: Despertar entrópico, guadalajara90210, Guadalajara, MX 

2020 – Ecología feral,
Casa Wabi Santa Maria, Mexico City, MX 

2020 – Transformarse en objeto, Proyecto Arte, Guadalajara, MX

2019 – Primal Reflex, PEANA, Monterrey, MX

2018 – Taxon Drift, Non-fiction Gallery, Savannah, US


2023 – CUARTEO: Contemporary Mexican Ceramics, Ballista / Cumpanio, San Miguel de Allende, MX (Ongoing)

2023 – Eje Neovolcánico, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, MX 

2023 – Superficies de revolución, Galería Karen Huber, Mexico City, MX

2023 – LOOP, CAL COOP, Guadalajara, MX

2023 – Plantrópolis, Croma Studio / guadalajara90210, Mexico City, MX 

2022 – PhotoVogue Festival 2022, BASE Milano, Milan, IT

2022 – El aliento de los materiales, Festival Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo (FIAC) + guadalajara90210, León, MX

2022 – Guest Room, curated by Diandra Donecker, Der Greif, Munich, DE

2022 - Formas silenciosas, guadalajara90210, Guadalajara, MX 

2022 – Kolapse: Imaginar desde el colapso, Machete Galeria, Mexico City, MX 

2022 – Bitácoras: Colección Fundación Casa Wabi, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Querétaro, Queretaro, MX

2022 – Ancestral Echoes: A Decade of Bio Art, SVA Gramercy Gallery, New York City, US

2022 – Inmortalizando al cangrejo, guadalajara90210, Mexico City, MX

2022 – Material Art Fair Vol.8, Machete Galeria, Mexico City, MX

2022 – Yacimientos, guadalajara90210, Mexico City, MX 

2022 – Salón ACME Nº9, Mexico City, MX 

2022 – Entre Irse y Quedarse curated by Mario Navarro, palace enterprise, Copenhagen, DK

2021 – Vasijas/Vessels, Garage Dos Casas, San Miguel de Allende, MX

2021 – Bajo el sol de Jalisco, Galería Machete/Galería CURRO, Guadalajara, MX

2021 – Capitaloceno, LAAA/Casa Wabi, Mexico City, MX

2021 – Memory Shop curated by Nicolás Bourriaud, Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, MX (Currently)

2021 – Practicas imaginarias de Astronomía, Biología y Botánica, guadalajara90210, ZONA MACO, Mexico City, MX

2021 – Aire libre, Cultura Jalisco, Guadalajara, MX

2020 – Capitaloceno, LAAA Móvil, Mexico City, MX

2020 – Arte Vivo CDMX 2020, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, MX

2020 – TRANSATLANTICO, Mana Contemporary & Palazzo Monti, Jersey City, US

2020 – Guest Room, Der Greif, curated by Gomis-Trezise, Munich, DE

2020 – Inmanente: Disoluciones en el paisaje, OPC, Puerto Vallarta, MX

2020 –  Pájaro piedra, kino, Cine Tonalá, Mexico City, MX

2020 –  Plaza de la informalidad, guadalajara90210, ZONA MACO, Mexico City, MX

2019 –  Mercurio retrógrado, guadalajara90210, Guadalajara, MX

2019 –  Arte Vivo CDMX 2019, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, MX

2019 –  El castillo de los ladrillos rotos, guadalajara90210, Mexico City, MX

2019 –  Guest Room, Der Greif, curated by Emma Bowkett, Munich, DE (Online)

2019 –  Sympoiesis, SVA Bio Art Lab, NYC, US

2019 –  Our Environment : Our Common Core, SXSE PhotoGallery, Molena, US

2019 –  BREAK A LEG, sUgAR, Fayetteville, US

2018 –  Prima Materia, LaCasaPark, Gardiner, US

2018 – Sustained Pause, Joseloff Gallery, West Hartford, US

2018 –  Salon Emergente, Guadalajara, MX

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

2017 – As to Be Inaudible, C/O Berlin, curated by Jörg Colberg, Berlin, DE

2017 –  Salon ACME, Ciudad de México, MX

2017 –  Indocumentados, Guadalajara, MX


2022 – Voice x PhotoVogue NFT Residency, USA

2022 – LACASAPARK, Gardiner, US

2021 – USSR, Mexico City, MX

2019 – Palazzo Monti, Brescia, IT

2019 – SVA Bio Art Residency, School of Visual Arts NYC, New York City, US

2019 – Sindicato, Guadalajara, MX

2018 – Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, MX


2021 – Estímulos Económicos CECA, Consejo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes, Guadalajara, MX

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


2020 – Der Greif #13 »Surplus Management« (In and Out of Order), Der Greif

2019 – Photobook Vol. 3, Fisheye

2018 – Systema Artificialis, Self Published

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

Featured Work

Esquire Russia - Featured in literature edition

Fisheye Magazine - Featured on the cover of issue #39

Fisheye Magazine - Published on Photobook Vol.3

Vogue Italia

Cream Magazine - Interview

Fisheye Magazine - Interview

Aint-bad - Interview

Don’t take Pictures


Oranbeg Press


All images © Ernesto Solana 2024