Mariana Castillo Deball

Born in México City, 1975

2002-2003
Postgraduate program Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands

1998- 1999
MA Philosophy. Iberoamerican University, Mexico, DF

1993- 1997
MA Fine art. National University of Mexico

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Awards & Grants

2015
Premio ARCO Comunidad de Madrid para jóvenes artistas, Madrid, Spain

2013
Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst, Berlin, Germany

2012
Zürich Art Prize, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, Switzerland
Cove Park, Henry Moore Foundation, Scotland, UK

2011
DAAD, grant, Artist-in-Berlin Programme, Germany

2010
Residency at Capacete, Sao Paolo, Brasil. July-October, 2010

2009
Ars viva award, 2009. Exhibitions at Museum Wiesbaden, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
Migros Museum, Zürich, Switzerland
Residency at Capacete, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. March-June, 2009

2008
22e ateliers internationaux of Frac des Pays de la Loire, France

2006
Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, grant

2004
Prix de Rome / first prize. Amsterdam, NL

2002
Bourse for postgraduate studies CONACULTA (National Council for the Culture and Arts), México

2001
Young artists bourse. National Council for the Culture and Arts, México
Bourse Unesco/Ashberg. Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal

Collections

CA2M (Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo) , Móstoles, Madrid, Spain
Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) Stuttgart, Germany
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
JUMEX Collection, Mexico City, Mexico
Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Schwitzerland
Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
The Fundación Cisneros/colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (FC/CPPC), Caracas/New York
Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Germany
Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Finding oneself outside, New Museum, New York, USA
Point, Kurimanzutto, New York, USA
Mariana Castillo Deball, a solo exhibition, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands (May)
Replaying Life’s Tape, Monash University Museum of Art, Australia (October)

2018
das Haut-Ich, Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin, Germany
To-Day, February 20th, Savannah College of Art and Design Museum (SCAD), Savannah, GA, USA
In Tlilli in Tlapalli, Amparo Museum, Puebla, Mexico
Petlacoatl, Reva and David Logan Centre for the Arts, Chicago, USA

2017
Them inside the skin, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
Pleasures of Association, and Poissons, such as Love-, Galerie Wedding - Raum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
The tortoise and other footraces between unequal contestants, Pinksummer, Rome, Italy

2016
Mariana Castillo Deball: Feathered Changes, Serpent Disappearances, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, USA

2015
Reliefpfeiler, Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin, Germany
Chronotopo, Musée Régional D’Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sérignan, France
¿Quién medirá el espacio, quién me dirá el momento?, Museo de arte contemporáneo de oaxaca maco, Oaxaca, Mexico

2014
Parergon, Ausstellung zum Preis der Nationalgalerie 2013, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany

2013
Palavra e pedra solta não têm volta, Mendes Wood, Sala Leste, São Paulo, Brazil
TEOR/éTica, San José, Costa Rica
CCA Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Chisenhale Gallery London, UK

2012
Zürich art prize, Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, Switzerland

2011
We are silently illiterate, Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin, Germany
Este desorden construido, autoriza geológicas sorpresas a la memoria más abandonada, Museo experimental El Eco, Mexico City, Mexico
Figures don’t lie but liar can figure, Pink Summer, Genova, Italy

2010
Between you and the image of you that reaches me, Museum of Latinoamerican Art, Long Beach, CA
Solo show, SCHAU ORT Elisabeth Kaufmann + Christiane Buentgen, Zürich, Switzerland

2009
Kaleidoscopic Eye, Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, Switzerland

2008
DO UT DES. Objectif_exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium
Nobody was tomorrow, Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin, Germany

2006
Estas Ruinas que ves, Museum of Contemporary Art Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico

2005
Time takes no time in a story, Adamski gallery, Aachen, Germany

2004
Institute of Chance, Prix de Rome, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Never odd or Even, Marres, Center for Contemporary Art, Maastricht, NL

2003
Interlude: The reader’s traces. Intervention in the National library in Paris, Public library in New York and the National library in Berlin. Contributions by: Paul Elliman, Hubert Czerepok, Dario Gamboni, Raimundas Malasauskas, Harry Mathews, Peter Piller, Manuel Raeder, Steve Rushton, Enrique Vila-Matas
To look for a needle in a haystack, Stephan Adamsky Gallery, Aachen, Germany
Nine chains to the moon, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL

2002
The wall and the books: 987 words stolen from a library, Library and gallery space
Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL
Stochastic Archives, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, México DF

Group Exhibitions

2020
Who is Gazing, Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, Paris, France

2019
Zeit für Fragmente – Werke aus der Sammlung Marx und der Sammlung der Nationalgalerie, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin, Germany
El Nudo, Carreras Mujica, Bilbao, Spain
Deep Sounding – History as multiple narratives, daadgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Undefined Territories. Perspectives on Colonial Legacies, MACBA: Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain
What remains is what the poets found, PS120, Berlin, Germany
Is this tomorrow?, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
La Déesse verte, Lille3000 - ELDORADO, Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille, France (April)
Negativer Raum, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe, Germany (April)

2018
der grosse Anspruch des kleinen Bildes, Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin, Germany
Writing the Mountains. Biennale Gherdëina VI, Ortisei, Italy
Hello World. Revision einer Sammlung, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
General Rehearsal, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia
April, 26 - September 16, 2018
Statues Also Die: Contemporary reflections on heritage and conflict in the Middle-East, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Exhibiting the Exhibition, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
Copy, Translate, Repeat: Contemporary Art from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, 205 Hudson Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Magical fatalism Opera about desire and nostalgia, Alumnos 47, Mexico City, Mexico

2017
While I was also listening to David, Eleanor, Mariana, etc., La Criée - centre d’art contemporain, Rennes, France
Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989–2017, Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsquartier, Vienna, Austria
Beyond the Box. Sammlung Dohmen, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren, Germany
Touch Base, Studio Flotti, Berlin, Germany
Lecturas de un territorio fracturado, Museum Amparo, Puebla, Mexico
While I was also listening to David, Eleanor, Mariana, etc., La Criée - centre d’art contemporain, Rennes, France
Tamawuj, Sharjah Biennial 13, Sharjah, UAE
Neither, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
Universal History of Infamy, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA
Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs, Parasite, Hong Kong
Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs, Bangkok
Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Jakarta, Indonesia
Recouvrir, ensabler, copier, traduire, restituer, Kadist, Paris, France

2016
Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs, MCAD, Manila, Philippines
Riddle of the Burial Grounds, Extra City, Antwerp, Belgium
Another Reality. After Lina Bo Bardi, Stroom Den Haag, The Netherlands
All Heritage is Poetry, Fundacao Eugénio de Almeida, Evora, Portugal
30th Anniversary Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
Liverpool Biennial, UK
SITElines2016. Much wider than a line, SITE, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Rainbow Caravan, 3rd Aichi Triennial, Nagoya City Art Museum, Japan
Incerteza viva, 32nd Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil
In the Belly of the Whale, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands
¿Cómo vivir mejor con menos?, Bienal FEMSA, Monterrey, Mexico
30th Anniversary Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
Another Reality. After Lina Bo Bardi, Stroom Den Haag, Netherlands
El orden Natural de las Cosas, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico

2015
Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Riddle of the Burial Grounds, Project Arts Center, Dublin, Ireland
The Art of Preservation, Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen, Germany
Biennial of the Americas, Denver, Colorado, USA
Beyond Borders, Beaufort Triennial of contemporary art by the sea, 5th edition, Beaufort, Belgium
Suppleness and Rigidity – The Art of the Fold, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg, Germany
Panorama, High Line Art, New York, USA
Sebald Variations, CCCB centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Spain
The Parliament of Things, Firstsite, Colchester, UK
Ce qui ne sert pas s’oublie, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France

2014
8th Berlin Biennale, Germany
Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and UBS,New York, USA
Everything is About to Happen: An ongoing archive of artists´s books selected by Gregorio Magnani,Corvi-Mora, London, UK

2013
The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA
how to write II, Galerie Wien Lukatsch, Berlin, Germany
Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst / 2013 Young Art Prize, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Arqueológicas, Matadero, Madrid, Spain

2012
dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel
Serpentine Gallery Memory Marathon, London, UK
Lieber Aby Warburg, Was tun mit Bildern?, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen, Germany
Olinka, or Where Movement Is Created, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
Life Is Elsewhere, Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin-Neukölln, Germany
LA IDEA DE AMÉRICA LATINA, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain
Nos hicimos la ilusión de avanzar directamente, Espai Cultural de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Colección: el crimen fundacional, MUCA Roma, Mexico City, Mexico
Un ojo, dos ojos, tres ojos, Mariana Castillo Deball/Irene Kopelman (Uqbar), Casa Vecina, Mexico City Mexico
Never odd or Even, Museum of contemporary art, Roskilde, Denmark
Printin’, curated by Ellen Gallagher and Sarah Suzuki, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Resisting the present, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Esquemas para una Oda Tropical, Galeria Luisa Strina, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Prims. Drawing from 1990-2012, National Museum of Norway
The Future Lasts Forever, Konstcentrum Gävle, Sweden

2011
Never odd or Even, Grimm Museum, Berlin, Germany
Section Folklorique/ Cabinet de Curiosités, Zeeuws Museum, Zeeland, Netherlands
La Vie Mode d’Emploi (Life A User’s Manual), Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium
Homo Ludens, Motive Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mexicall/ Resisting the present, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico
The Eye is a Lonely Hunter – Images of Humankind, 4. Fotofestival Mannheim Heidelberg
Ludwigshafen, Germany
Amikejo, 2-men-show (Mariana Castillo Deball/Irene Kopelman (uqbar)), MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain
Mexicall / Resisting the present, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Inanimate beings, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
Magical Consciousness, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
Incidentes De Viaje Espejo En Yucatán Y Otros Lugares, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
Fleeting Stories/Historias Fugaces, LABoral, Gijón, Spain
ILLUMInazioni – ILLUMInations, 54th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
What about this, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna, Austria
Shadow Boxing, Royal College of Art: Curating Contemporary Art MA, London, UK
̠ther РUne proposition de Christoph Keller, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2010
Ars viva award, History, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany; Migros Museum, Zurich
Panamericana Group show curated by Jens Hofman. Kurimanzutto Gallery, Mexico City
Sao Paulo Biennale, Residency, July-October, 2010, Capacete
No Soul For Sale, Festival of independents, presenting with Peep-Hole.Tate Modern, London
Ginger Goodwin Way, OR gallery, Vancouver, Canada
For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there, Touring exhibition: Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit; ICA, London; de Appel, Amsterdam; Culturgest, Lisbon

2009
Ars viva award, History, Museum Wiesbaden, Germany
El Patio de mi casa, Cordoba, Spain
Athens biennial, Heaven, Athens, Greece
The Happy Interval, Tulips & Roses, Vilnius, Lithuania
What are we going to do after we’ve done what we’re doing to do next? MACBA, Contemporary Art Museum,Barcelona, Spain
Paper exhibition, Artists Space, New York
The Malady of Writing, MACBA Contemporary Art Museum, Barcelona, Spain
A Fantasy for Allan Kaprow, Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, Egypt
For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there, Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis, USA
Performa, Lectures and exhibition at Cabinet Magazine Space, New York, USA
Sequelism: Part 3, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
Extranjeros en la cultura y en la tecnología, Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Chapter 2 (the repetition), Parc Culturel de Rentilly, France

2008
22nd Ateliers Internationaux, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France.Galeria Sentimental, Tensta konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Salon of the revolution, 29th Youth Salon, Zagreb, Croatia
One of these things is not like the other things, 1/9 unosunove, Rome, Italy
Manifesta 7, Rovereto, Italy. In collaboration with Irene Kopelman, uqbar
Shanghai Biennale, China
Blackboxing at artistspace, (screening) New York, USA
Master Humphrey’s Clock, De appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sensitive Timelines, 26cc, Rome, Italy
Object, The Undeniable Success Of Operations, SMBA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Seven Times Two or Three, CUBITT, London, UK
Selective Knowledge, The National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation / MIET, Athens, Greece

2007
A for Alibi, De appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Transacciones Filosóficas, Historical Observatory, Córdoba, Argentina
The Book, Heidelberg Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
Extraordinary Rendition, NoguerasBlachard, Barcelona, Spain
The last piece of John Fare, GB Agency, Paris, France
Blackboxing, Project, Dublin, Ireland
24th Memorial Nadežda Petrovic, Cacak, Serbia

2006
Just in Time, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
10 Defining Experiments, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA.
Concerning knowledge, BAK, Utrecht, Netherlands
Resonances, Stuk, Leuven, Belgium, and Artis, Den Bosch, Netherlands
A place in Time, Campr Street, San Antonio, TX, USA
Redo/Undo, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Mercury in Retrograde, De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Friends and Enemies. Gagosian Gallery , Berlin, Germany

2005
"Today, November 20", If I can’t dance – I don’t want to be part of your revolution, Production in sequences. Leiden, Netherlands
Tropical Abstraction, Stedelijk Bureau, Amsterdam, Netherlands
9th Baltic Triennial of Art, BMW, Contemporary art center Vilnius, Lituania
"Blackboxing". If I can’t dance – I don’t want to be part of your revolution. Production in sequences, Utrecht, Netherlands
5ª Bienal de Artes Visuales del Mercosur, Porto Alegre, Brazil

2004
Bucket Brigade. Burlington City Arts, Firehouse Center for Contemporary Art, Burlington, VT, USA
Black Friday. Galerie Kamm, Berlin
GPB 2004. Galeri Pastor Bonus. Exteresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico
Valenzuela y Klenner Arte Contemporaneo, Bogotá. Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway

2003
Outside of a Dog: Paperbacks and Other Books by Artists.
Baltic, International center for contemporary art Gateshead, UK
"24/7". New York - Vilnius, CAC, Vilnus, Lithuania
20 million mexicans can’t be wrong, Southampton gallery, UK
En un mar en el que no se nada. Paris Photo, Project Room
Aparentemente Sublime. Museum of Modern art, Mexico City, Mexico
every piece is the show luxe projects, New York, USA

2002
PULPA. Arte, literatura, moda, diseño y algo más Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam. La Habana, Cuba
Titel folgt. Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
Volkskrant Regular (True Type) de Volkskrant, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Bonnefanten magazine, Maastricht
A to Z. Museum in progress.Vienna, Austria

2001
Registro/Registre. Galeria Banyoles, Spain
Se rendre a l’evidence. Centre Culturel du Mexique. Paris, France
XI Bienal Internacional, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal

2000
Los libros de otros. Museo de la ciudad de México, Mexico City, Mexico
Gráfica actual. Instituto de artes gráficas de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Exposición colectiva. MUCA Roma, Rome, Italy

1999
City editings. ZMVM: Zona Metropolitana del valle de México.Instituto Goethe. Buenos Aires, Argentina
El arte de los libros de artista: Homenaje a Ulises. Carrión. Biblioteca México
Exhibición de cortometrajes. Centro de la imagen, Mexico City, Mexico

Selected Bibliography

Parergon. Kat. (Dt./Engl.).Hrsg. v. Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin. Contributions by: Kirsty Bell, Dario Gamboni, Melanie Roumiguière & Mariana Castillo Deball, Köln 2014

Uncomfortable Objects, Hrsg. v. Mariana Castillo Deball, Haus Konstruktiv Zürich, Berlin 2012

Finding Oneself Outside: Unconfortable Objects, published on the occasion of dOCUMENTA (13), bom dia boa tarde boa noite, 2012

Never Odd Or Even. Vol. II, Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite, Berlin 2011

Mariana Castillo Deball & Roy Wagner: Coyote Anthropology: A Conversaton in words and drawings, dOCUMENTA (13), 2011

Philosophical Transactions, Uqbar Foundation, 2009

Kaleidoscopic Eye, Kunst halle Sankt Gallen, 2009

Fuga di un piano. Manifesta 7, Rovereto, Italy, 2008

Estas Ruinas que ves/These Ruins you see. Museo Carrillo Gil/CONACULTA, México 2008

A for Alibi, Uqbar Foundation/Sternberg press, 2007

Today: November 30, 2006. Newspaper

Today: November 20, 2005. Newspaper

Interlude: The reader’s traces. Jan van Eyck Academie / revolver, 2005

Never odd or Even. Marres, center for contemporary art/revolver, 2005

An interview with a goalkeeper about chance, intelligence and humour. Jan van Eyck Academie, 2003

Time containers. Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg, 2004

Rocket scientists breakfast. Contribution for D-magazine, 2003

An interview with a goalkeeper about chance, intelligence and humour. Jan van Eyck Academie. In the context of the show To look for a needle in a haystack, 2003

No one can win against kipple. In collaboration with Hubert Czerepok. Maastricht, NL: Jan van Eyck Academie, 2003

Interlude: The reader’s traces. Poster and inserts in the context of the library project. Contributions by: Paul Elliman,Dario Gamboni, Raimundas Malasauskas, Harry Mathews, Peter Piller, Manuel Raeder, Steve Rushton, Enrique Vila-Matas, 2003

Penser/Classer. Edited by the Jan van Eyck Academie, 2002

Monuments Vilnius In Early Edition of the 24/7 newspaper (exh. cat.: 24/7 Wilno – Nueva York, Visa Para). Vilnius. LT: Contemporary Art Centre (CAC)

Monuments or souvenirs. In Proceeding #1: DAKAR 5-19/05/2002 (pp. 136-141). Maastricht, NL: Jan van Eyck Academie

Artist’s books. Edition with Martha Hellion and Issa Maria Benítez. Turner, 2003