Ernesto Solana (B. Guadalajara, 1985) is an artist based in Mexico City. 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 at 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; Transatlantico at Mana Contemporary, and El castillo de los ladrillos rotos in Mexico City. 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.

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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


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


2020 – 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 2021