|Artwork created prior to residency|
Mexico City, Mexico
Residency: April – May 2017
Balam Bartolome (b. 1975, Chiapas, Mexico) studied Visual Arts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He lives and works in Mexico City. His work develops within sculpture, installation, video, drawing, photography and writing. He has exhibited his work in North and South America, Europe and Asia.
A significant part of his work explores the relation in between culture and matter. He has developed this idea by attending the next residencies: Encuentro Regional de Arte (Uruguay, 2007); International Studio & Curatorial Program (NY, 2009); Nordic Kunstnarsenter (Norway, 2011); Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Nebraska, 2014), Casa Wabi Foundation (Mexico, 2015), and Flora Ars+Natura (Colombia, 2016) He was invited to 15th Tallin Triennial (Estonia, 2011) and the 1stBristol Biennial (UK, 2012). The Taller de Ediciones Económicas, with the support of Jumex Foundation, published his first book in 2013, Batalla de Ciervos, a brief compound of essays, image and short story.
In 2014 Balam showed Reves, a personal show at the Carrillo Gil Art Museum, in Mexico City. He has been awarded with a Young Creators grant from the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (Mexico, 2004) and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (NY, 2016). His work is located in public and private collections such as the Artist Pension Trust, Casa Wabi Foundation, Mexico National Print Museum, Grey Whale Museum, Flora Ars+Natura, Luciano Benetton collection, Carlos Ashida collection and BACO collection.