Gwladys Alonzo
Laval (FR), 1990. Lives and works in Mexico City (MX)

Gwladys Alonzo"melts" materials into a body, creating organic entities whose forms influenced by her daily walk. She encounters different found objects among the landscape during these walks, which she reappropriates in her sculpture. This creates in her sculptures a precarious vulnerability within the struggle that exists as these found materials seek to maintain at all costs their formal integrity.

Alonzo employs common materials classic in sculpture, like metal, wax, concrete, marble, and stone, to create her sculptures using unconventional techniques. Influenced by the use of lead by Richard Serra, and the use of latex by Eva Hesse, Alonzo uses similarly transmutative practices, opting for a gesture that champions size, as well as more complex molding and casting.

As an artist and woman, she is motivated by the desire to break from the stereotypes associated with the predominantly male practice of sculpture, where eminently phallic verbs such as “erect,” “raise,” “train,” and “recover,” are part of the common vocabulary.

 


 

— Solo Exhibitions 

2018
Punto. Aperador Estudio de Aldo Chaparro, Mexico City, MX
Monos: uno solo. guadalajara90210, Guadalajara, MX
Date la vuelta otra ves. El Cuarto de Máquinas, Salon Acme, Mexico City, MX

2017
I Have Erections Too. El Cuarto de Máquinas, Mexico City, MX
Bajo el Volcán. Guerrero Projects, Houston, Texas, US

2016
(un cuatro). Monterrey, MX

 

— Group Exhibitions 

2018
#NÚCLEO. Curated by Andrea Wild Botero, Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico City
, MX
Dolores, guadalajara90210 in collaboration with Km02, Embajada, Sagrada mercancia, Gamma, Mexico City, MX
Contacto sangriento 8. guadajarala90210, Guadalajara, MX
Plata forma. Stromboli and Associates, Mexico City, MX

2017
Burbuja. Open studio + guess, Mexico City, MX
One love, one life, one parking. guadajarala90210, Mexico City, MX
Cajuelazo 2017. guadajarala90210, Mexico City, MX

2016
Como te voy a olvidar. Perrotin Gallery, Paris, FR

2015
Glass is Tomorrow. International Design Biennial, Saint-Etienne, FR
Arkitektur och. Stockholm (SV), BatterseaBuilding Gallery, Londres, EN
On savait que ça n’allait pas durer. International Design Biennial, Saint-Etienne, FR
Promenades Domestiques. Church Saint-Pierre, Cité Radieuse de Le Corbusier, Firminy, FR
Arts Week, Grenoble, FR

 

— Awards / Residencies 

Summer 2018: Blue Roof Studios, Los Angeles, US
June/july 2016: Residency at Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, MX
November 2015:  FESMA residency, Monterrey, MX
July/october 2015: PCP / APO33, Saint-Nazaire, FR
March 2015:  Laureate FEMSA Price, FR

 

  Education 

 2014
DSNEP,  High School of Art and Design, Saint-Etienne, FR

 2013
Marmara Fine Art School, Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi, Istanbul, TR

 2012
DNAP, congratulations, High School of Art and Design, Saint-Etienne, FR

 

 

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