Naomi Rincón Gallardo

Exhibiting at Chapter.

Please note: the films in this exhibition contain flashing lights and may not be suitable for people with photo-sensitive epilepsy.

Naomi Rincón Gallardo (b 1979) is a visual artist living and working between Mexico City and Oaxaca.

Credit: Naomi Rincón Gallardo - Credit Courtesy the artist

From a decolonial-cuir perspective, her research-driven critical-mythical world-makings address the creation of counter-worlds in neocolonial settings. In her work she integrates her interests in theatre games, popular music, Mesoamerican cosmologies, speculative fiction, vernacular festivities and crafts, decolonial feminisms and queer of colour critique. She completed the PhD in Practice doctoral programme at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. 


Recent solo exhibitions include “Tzitzimime Trilogy”, la Casa Encendida Madrid (2023); “Una Trilogía de Cuevas (A Trilogy of Caves)”, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (2020); “May Your Thunder Break the Sky”, Kunstraum Innsbruck (2020); “Heavy Blood”, Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City (2019). 


Group exhibitions and performative screenings include: “Cosmovisions on Land and Entangled Futures”, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2023–24); “Masquerades: Drawn to Metamorphosis”, MOMENTA Biennale de l’image, Montreal (2023); 59th Venice Biennale (2022); 34th Bienal de São Paulo (2021); 11th Berlin Biennale (2020). 


Naomi Rincón Gallardo is represented by Parallel Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Naomi Rincón Gallardo 3D Tour

Naomi Rincón Gallardo works within decolonial feminisms and queer of colour critique to develop critical-mythical works that address the creation of speculative counter-worlds in neocolonial settings. Presented at Chapter is the Tzitzimime Trilogyof video works alongside related watercolours and sculptures. Tzitzimime are female deities in the Mesoamerican cosmos, feared for their ability to descend to Earth and devour men during solar eclipses, when it was thought darkness would prevail foreverRincón Gallardo combines surrealist DIY aesthetics, Mesoamerican bastardised myths, music, performances hand-made sculptural props and humour to generate potent fables in exuberant non-normative ways. 

Naomi Rincón Gallardo Audio Description

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Listen to an audio description of Naomi Rincón Gallardo’s exhibition.

At The Table with Naomi Rincón Gallardo

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As part of the At The Table series, Naomi Rincón Gallardo met in conversation with  Laura Gutiérrez, Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Public Practice in the College of Fine Arts, University of Texas, artist Nina Hoechtl and Beatriz Lobo Britto, Curator at iniva. The At The Table series was presented in partnership with British Council Wales.

Interview with ArtReview

Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Installation view at Chapter, Artes Mundi 10, 2023-24. Photography: Stuart Whipps

Read the ArtReview interview with Naomi Rincón Gallardo here.


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