About

Ernesto Solana (Guadalajara, 1985) lives and works in Mexico City. Through media such as photography, sculpture and installation, his artistic practice studies notions around biology within the framework of the Anthropocene, the history of scientific representation, and the relationships between what is supposedly natural or artificial - particularly in peripheral or suburban environments. In his work, Solana explores the new forms of interaction between humanity and nature, while expanding this conversation towards a multispecies perspective and experiencing the landscape as an extension of itself. In his quest to identify points of contact with other species, his research pays particular attention to the phenomenon of extinction, scientific / personal collections and the anthropocentric alterations of the planet.


Solana recently presented his solo exhibition Instituto de la neoprehistoria at guadalajara90210 gallery in Guadalajara, Mexico and has been part of group exhibitions such as As to Be Inaudible at C / O Berlin, Berlin, Germany, curated by Jörg Colberg; Transatlantico at Mana Contemporary, New Jersey, USA, Memory Shop at Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, Mexico curated by Nicolás Bourriaud and Sympoiesis at SVA New York, New York, USA. He recently published his book Systema Artificialis where he explores the consequences of the Anthropocene and the new forms of relationship between the notions of humanity and nature. Solana holds a diploma in Forest and Wildlife Conservation, studied photography at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, and earned his MFA in Photography from the University of Hartford, in West Hartford, Connecticut.



For inquiries

ernestosolanan[at]gmail.com


CV

Solo Shows

2021 – Erosión y fenómenos relacionados, Museo de Geología UNAM, Mexico City, MX (Upcoming)

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


Group Shows

2021 – Salón ACME Nº9, Mexico City, MX (Upcoming)

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

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


Residencies

2022 – CASA NaNo, Tokyo, JPN

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


Awards

2020 – Estímulos Económicos CECA, Consejo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes, Guadalajara, MX

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


Publications

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

FotoRoom

Oranbeg Press


Mark


All images © Ernesto Solana 2021