WORK

The artistic practice of Karian Amaya (Chihuahua, México 1986) revolves around the notion of the encounter. Through sculpture and photography, the artist questions the dialogues and resistances that originate between matter, landscape and their social and territorial contexts. Deeply influenced by the land art and post-minimalism movements, her work is rooted in the formal and narrative encounter of raw, natural and industrial materials.

VISUAL ARTIST

ABOUT

 

Karian Amaya has a degree in visual arts from the University of Guadalajara and studied Mixed Media at The Art Students League of New York. Her work has been exhibited in Mexico, the United States and Europe. In 2015, she participated in the mentoring program for immigrant artists at the New York Arts Foundation. In 2016 she participated in the Biennial of the Border held at the El Paso Museum of Art. She has received numerous awards, among them, Stimuli of the artistic creation PECDA (2013-2014), the Alfaro Siqueiros Scholarship (2017) and the Grodman Legacy Grant granted by the UDG Foundation (2018) Proyecta traslados (2019), Contigo a la distancia FONCA (2020) y Programa HORIZONTES Jalisco (2020).

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021
Paisajes Fracturados, Galeria Libertad, Queretaro, Qro. Curated by Alberto Rios De la Rosa
2020
CAMPOS POÉTICOS, SALON ACME, CDMX.
2019
ANALOGIES OF DISTANCE, LaSalita, New York, USA.
RUPTURAS, Proyecto Caiman, Guadalajara, Mexico.

2018
Infierno blanco, Casa Redonda Museum, Chihuahua, México.

2017
I WAS BORN IN THE DESERT, ARTERE-A arte contemporaneo, Guadalajara, Mexico.

2015
La nothingness, JAVA PROJECT, New York, United States. Curated by Dakota Silva.

2014
What I Know About the Impossibility of Life, Diéresis Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico. Curated by Antoine Thelamón
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021
De constantes, Paralelismos, Lanao Galeria, Mexico City. New Works, Zona Maco by Angulo Cero Gallery, Mexico City. Juegos, Agencia de arte, Ciudad de México. Curated by Isauro Huizar.

2020
Sueños rotos: para una arqueología contemporánea, Guadalajara 90210, Studio block M74, Ciudad de México.

2019
El futuro no es una region absoluta, ArmenDaguer gallery, Guadalajara, México.
Cambios en el paisaje, ArmenDaguer gallery, Guadalajara, México.
Bodega ACME, Archipiélago, México D.F., Mexico.
Transitante, Collective exhibition at Casa Pajarito, Guadalajara, Mexico. Organized by Galeria Chica and curated by Alejandra Munguia.

2018
Oficio y Materia, Museum of Art of Zapopan MAZ, Andador 20 de Noviembre No.166, Zapopan, Jalisco. Mexico. Curated by Viviana Kuri Haddad.

2017
Rituales de la indolencia, Cuadro 22 Gallery, Chur, Switzerland.

2016
INDOCUMENTADOS, ROYAL PALM BEACH- ART BASEL MIAMI, Miami, United States. Curated by Miriam Villaseñor.
Sálvese quien pueda, Museo de la Ciudad, Guadalajara, Mexico.
PROMETEO, Museo de arte Raúl Anguiano, Guadalajara, Mexico. Curated by Jorge Tejeda

2015
Bienal El Paso/Juarez, El paso museum of contemporary art. El paso, United States.
A FALSE HORIZON: ART FROM LATIN AMERICA, Chelsea, New York, United States. Curated by Ana Escoto.
Salón Acme , Archipiélago, México D.F., Mexico.

2014
Wythe Hotel, Wythe Hotel Show, New York, United States.
This Event May Be Occurring In Another Context , La Fabrica Gallery , New York, United States.
El no hacer, Contemporary art museum MAC8, Aguascalientes, Mexico.

2013
No need for prophecies, Diéresis Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico. Curated by Humberto Moro
Arte careyes, La Brignonesca Gallery, Careyes, Mexico. Curated by Humberto Moro
Tinnitus y fosfenos, Museo de arte de Zapopan (MAZ), Guadalajara, Mexico. Curated by Viviana Kuri

2012
UNM2 Young artist fair, Demetria Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico. Curated by Humberto Moro.

2011
Mirages, Casa Redonda Museum, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Exhibition of visual arts students organized by UNESCO, Capilla Tolsa, Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico.
RESIDENCIES
2019
RESIDENCY 401, NEW YORK, United States.
ASU ART MUSEUM, CALA ALLIANCE, PAOS RESIDENCY, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

2018
RU RESIDENCY, RU UNLIMITED, Nueva York, USA.

2017
INDOCUMENTADOS EN MARAIKA, INDOCUMENTADOS, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
EL GANZO RESIDENCY PROGRAM, El ganzo, Los cabos, Baja California, Mexico.

2015
JAVA STUDIOS RESIDENCY, JAVA, Nueva York, USA.

2013
OA OFICINA DE ARTE RESIDENCIA, Oficina de Arte, DF, Mexico
AWARDS & GRANTS
2021
State program for culture and the arts CECA.

2020
CONTIGO A LA DISTANCIA program, FONCA..
HORIZONS JALISCO program. Jalisco Secretary of Culture.

2019
Proyecta traslados program, secretary of culture.

2018
The Grodman Legacy Grant granted by the UDG Foundation

2017
Young creators anual fellowship PECDA.
Alfaro Siqueiros fellowship, Chihuahua, Mexico.

2015
Inmigrant Artist Mentoring Program NYFA New York Foundation for the arts, New York, United States.

2014
Young creators anual fellowship PECDA, Fondo Estatal para la Cultura & las Artes, Guadalajara, Mexico.