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Isauro Huizar (Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico. 1985). Currently lives and works in Mexico City. Attended the SOMA Educational Program. His work is inspired by ordinary life and by his daily routine. With a basis in these experiences he produces systems in order to reflect on and to understand what surrounds him. In his artistic practice he mainly explores the media of painting, sculpture, and, recently, writing and photography. As an extension of his practice he has carried out museographic projects for galleries and institutions, displaying his skills in spatial narratives, and he periodically teaches the workshops La superficie, el color y la forma (“Surface, Color, and Shape”) and Modos de presentar (“Modes of Presentation”) for non-profit foundations dedicated to introducing art to children and youth. He is co-editor of AAF, a print magazine devoted to spatial themes and he maintains the Instagram project @abstractpaintingmexico, a personal exploration for learning about and circulating the work of painters based in Mexico.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
Me aburre hablar de arte (“Talking about Art Bores Me”) (Reading performance by Enrique López Llamas). Programa Miércoles de SOMA, Mexico City, MX.

2018
Cotidiano Organizado. Galería Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City, MX.
The Origin Comes from Limits. Curated by KRSTO. Chalton Gallery, London, UK. Project carried out with the support of the Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico.

2017
Genius Loci. Curated by Alberto Ríos de la Rosa. Casa Wabi Foundation - Santa María, Mexico City, MX.

2016
Recorridos sobre la superficie de un cuerpo. Casa Maauad, Mexico City, MX.
Sobran cosas. Curated by Willy Kautz and Leo Marz. Lugar Común. XII FEMSA Biennal, Monterrey, MX.

2015
Espacio - Objeto - Comportamiento. Curated by Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba. Biquini Wax EPS, Mexico City, MX. Project carried out with the support of CONACULTA / FONCA.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
Arte Vivo. Jumex Museum, Mexico City, MX.
Pinta en la fachada. Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City, MX. 
Yo era muy bueno tirando piedras. La Tallera, Cuernavaca, MX. Project carried out with the support of the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature.


2019
Abierto de Pintura LUMEN. Museo de la Cancillería, Mexico City, MX.
Pop, Populista, Popular. The design of the people. Curated by Mario Ballesteros. Abierto Mexicano de Diseño. Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, MX.
Approaching Abstraction. Curated by Bosco Sodi and Alberto Ríos de la Rosa. Blain Southern, London, UK.
ReConstructo | Rebuilding Mexico. Curated by Luis Carbonell and Andres Souto. Spazio Ridotto & Zuecca Project Space, Venice, IT.
A Dangerous Obsession. Curated by Biquini Wax EPS. Human Resources, Los Angeles, USA.

2017
Cabinet. Curated by Adam Milner. David B. Smith Gallery. Denver, Colorado, USA.
Vessel: Three Viewpoint from Contemporary Mexico. Curated by Moises Himmelfarb. SOIL Gallery, Seattle, USA. Project carried out with the support of the Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico.

2016
The Wild, Temporary Gathering in a Display Setting. Curated by Barbara Knezevic. Project Arts Centre, Dublin, IRL.

2014
Interchange. Curated by Grizzly Grizzly and Practice Gallery. Moore College of Art. Philadelphia, USA.


CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2021
Juegos. Agencia de Arte, Mexico City, MX.

2020
Hermosísimo Lucero. Reurbano, Mexico City, MX.

2019
Referencias. SOMA Educational Program, Mexico City, MX.
Sueños. Espacio Unión, Mexico City, MX.

2017
25º 39' 43'' N 100'25' 18' O 670 m s. n. m. Centro Roberto Garza Sada, San Pedro Garza García, MX.
La larga exposición - Iñaki Bonillas (Colaboration with Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba, Jesús Aguilar Ruvalcaba and Israel Urmeer). Biquini Wax EPS, Mexico City, MX.

2016
Diseño en proceso. (Colaboration with Mario Ballesteros). Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura, Mexico City, MX.


RESIDENCES, GRANTS AND AWARDS

2020
Residencia Yoo Guiba' (Casa Universo), Oaxaca , MX.

2019
Fuego CDMX Artist residence, Mexico City, MX.

2018
Casa Nano Artist residence. Fundación Casa Wabi, Tokyo, JP.
GuestHaus Artist residence. GuestHaus, Los Angeles, USA.
On Water Scarcity Exchange Program. CalArts, Los Angeles, USA.

2016
Casa Wabi Artist residence. Fundación Casa Wabi, Oaxaca, MX.
Lugar Común Artist residence. Bienal FEMSA, Monterrey, MX.

2015
SOMA Summer. Ciudad de México, MX.
Bien Urbain Artist residence. Asociación Juste ICI, Besançon, FR.


TEACHING

2019
Modos de Presentar, Fundación SkyART, Chicago, USA.

2018
La superficie, el color y la forma. GuestHaus, Los Angeles, USA.

2017
La superficie, el color y la forma. Casa Wabi Foundation - Santa María, Mexico City, MX.
La superficie, el color y la forma. Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City, MX.

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PRESS

2020
Pérez, Mónica Isabel. “Sistemas para comprender el mundo”, El Universal, November 26, 2020.
“Isauro Huizar”, Heraldo de México, September 29, 2020.
Montemayor, Regina. “Miramos hacía adelante”, Vogue México 246, July 7, 2020.
“Me aburre hablar de arte”, Obsesiones, Amigas Íntimas, July 2020.
“MECENAS”, Elle Decoration México No. 9 "Art Issue”, Spring 2020.
Cohen, Sheilla. “Isauro Huizar: Systems and Obsessions.” Gaze Magazine, March 18, 2020.
Castañon, Sara. “El arte en lo cotidiano de Isauro Huizar.” Meow Magazine, February 27, 2020.
Bahena, Francelia. “Isauro Huizar: El arte se agrupa.” BadHombre, February 4, 2020.
Huizar, Isauro. “El muro.” Onda MX, January 24, 2020.
Ríos de la Rosa, Alberto. “Studio visit.” Ibuki, January 22, 2020.

2019
Casa Wabi, Rizzoli Electa. Authors Bosco Sodi and Carla Sodi, Contributions by Tadao Ando and Alvaro Siza, Introduction by Martino Stierli. ISBN: 978-0-8478-6686-1
Circuito Plástico Catalogue. San Pedro Arte Fest / Gallery Weekend.

2017
XII Biennal FEMSA Catalogue, Open call and curatorial program. CONARTE.

2016
Van Houten Maldonad, Devon. “An Exhibition Focused on Empty Stages and Transitional Spaces.” Hyperallergic, January 25, 2016.

2015
Wick, Jacob. “Casting fields of possible action with Isauro Huizar.” Bad at Sports, April 17, 2015.
Sánchez, Sandra. “El arte como situación - Biquini Wax y MUAC.” PortaVOZ, April 13, 2015.