Salón Silicón

    When I asked them where they located queerness in their practice as a gallery, Salón Silicón responded: “in our butts.” It reminded me of the time when I was talking to a trans friend who worried that queer theory was theorizing her body out of existence.

    Seduction

    • Lodos (Mexico City)
    • May 9, 2019 — July 20, 2019

    When I was young, I had a repeating dream where I was in the back seat of a car and the driver would disappear. The feeling was similar.

    Lighting Matches

    • AE2 (Culver City, CA)
    • April 7, 2019 — June 1, 2019
    • Funding: In partnership with ROSEGALLERY

    It is a disconcerting image with a disconcertingly matter-of-fact title, an image that feels strikingly contemporary from more than 40 years ago.

    All of the Centuries Are a Single Instant

    • La Tallera (Cuernavaca, Mor.)
    • April 27 — July 14, 2019
    • Curator(s): Michele Fiedler, Silverio Orduña
    • Funding: Siqueiros Project, National Institute of Fine Arts, Secretary of Culture

    The bus that we were on looked like it fell out of a 70s road movie: shining aluminum paneling, art-deco oval green glass windows.

    Concerto for Tam-Tam

    • Emma Molina Gallery (Monterrey, Mexico)
    • April 4, 2019
    • Curator(s): Eliud Nava

    One of the performers had one of Lee’s sculptures bent over his knee like an unruly child, whacking it repeatedly with his mallet.

    Ayisyen and Catrachos in Tijuana

    • La Buena Estrella
    • March 8, 2019 — March 23, 2019
    • Curator(s): Gemma Argüello Manresa
    • Funding: Out-of-pocket

    Perhaps the migrant Haitian community was defined in response to a discrete disaster, whereas the Honduran community lacked such definition.

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    • Squash Cipres
    • March 15, 2019 — March 17, 2019
    • Curator(s): Presented by SQUASH and Sébastien Capouet

    The performance, made by Valentina Díaz, danced by Olmo Cuña and Jorge Lopera, and presented by Sébastein Capouet was refreshing: site-specific and strange.

    XII FEMSA Biennial: We have never been contemporary

    • Zacatecas, Mexico
    • October 26—February 17
    • Curator(s): Willie Kautz, Gabriela Correa, Daniel Garza Usabiaga, Nicolás Pradilla, Eric Nava Muñoz, Fernando Salcedo Suárez del Real
    • Funding: FEMSA / FEMSA Foundation, Oxxo, Bohemia, Secretary of Culture, National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA), the State of Zacatecas, the National Museum of Art

    We got out of the car and I wondered if I was in a spaghetti western or if maybe I had fallen into a scene from Death Comes for the Archbishop.

    Puño de Tierra

    • La Cresta, La Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey
    • January 30, 2019 — February 1, 2019
    • Curator(s): Abril Zales
    • Funding: Secretary of Culture, National Fund for the Arts (FONCA), La Escuela Superior of Music and Dance Monterrey (ESMDM), Trébol Park, Contemporary Art Board (PAC), Nuevo Leon Arts Council (CONARTE), Monterrey Arts, Lagersita, Tequila 1800

    I wondered if the student was playing this excerpt as a sort of ironic gesture or if it was simply something he had been practicing earlier that day.

    Modos de Oír

    • Ex Teresa Arte Actual & Laboratorio Arte Alameda (Mexico City, CDMX)
    • November 29, 2019 — March 31, 2019
    • Curator(s): Susana González Aktories, Cynthia García-Leyva, Rossana Lara, Bárbara Perea, Carlos Prieto Acevedo, Tito Rivas, and Tania Aedo
    • Funding: Movistar / Telefonica Foundation, INBA, Secretary of Culture

    Movistar calls me at least once a week, once a day. A while ago, I asked them to remove me from their call list. They replied: “there is no list.”