A Mexican-born conceptual artist, Julieta Aranda creates works that spans installation, video, and print media. She focuses on the creation and manipulation of artistic exchange and the subversion of traditional notions of commerce through art-making.
Born in 1975 in Mexico City, Mexico, Aranda currently lives and works in Berlin and New York. She received a BFA in filmmaking from the School of Visual Arts (2001) and an MFA from Columbia University (2006), both in New York. She exhibited in a range of venues, including the Guggenheim Museum, New York, Ersta Konsthall, Stockholm, Venice Biennale, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Documenta, Kassel, Germany, Stella Art Foundation, Moscow, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma - MACRO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genoa, the Centre Photographique de l’Ile de France, Paris, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art - The National Museum of Art, Design and Architecture, Oslo, Atelierhaus Monbijoupark, Berlin, and Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Paseo de la Reforma y Gandhi, Mexico City.
Always site-specific, Aranda's installations and temporary projects often explore social interactions and the role that the circulation of objects plays in the cycles of production and consumption. Challenging the boundaries between subject and object while embracing chance encounters, auto-destruction and social processes, her work examines the potential of science-fiction, alternative economies and the "poetics of circulation."
Featured image: Julieta Aranda - 6V- RECOGNITION, 2016. Lass, plaster and found book wrapped in latex. 10 × 43 1/2 × 10 in. 25.4 × 110.5 × 25.4 cm. Photo courtesy Galería OMR