Adela Goldbard was born in Mexico City. She lives and works both in Chicago and Mexico City.

She works collaboratively to create handcrafted stages and expanded cinema works that fuse reenactment, fiction and documentary. She was recently awarded the New Artist Society Scholarship at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she is pursuing an MFA in Studio. Since 2015 she is a member of the National System of Artistic Creators in Mexico.

She was awarded the Centenario Emergent Artist Prize at Zona MACO Art Fair 2012, the first prize at the VII Monterrey Femsa Biennial and The Tierney Fellowship in 2008. Recently commissioned work includes the video installation “The Sacrifice” for Monterrey Art Center, the sculpture “Prototype for an Upcoming Disaster” for the University of California San Diego Art Gallery and the public action “Helicopterazo” for the international exhibition “Visible Invisibilización”. She is currently working on a commission for the Pomona College Art Museum. Her recent solo shows include: Casa del Lago (2015), Enrique Guerrero Gallery (2014) and Polyforum Siqueiros (2013).

Adela Goldbard
Adela Goldbard
Mexico City, 1979

Past Exhibitions

Adela Goldbard: Paraalegorías

Casa del Lago
22/10/2015 — 14/02/2016

Solo Shows


Paraallegories, Casa del Lago, Mexico City


Collateral, Enrique Guerrero Gallery, Mexico City
Fantasy Island, Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros, Mexico City
On the Road, Contemporary Museum of Art Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico


On the Road, Querétaro City Museum, Querétaro, Mexico
Public Burning, MUNO, Zacatecas, Mexico

Group Shows


No Longer Extant: Cayetano Ferrer and Adela Goldbard, Visual Arts Gallery, San Diego
Existe lo que Tiene Nombre: Contemporary Photography in Mexico, Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix / Camerawork and Galería La Raza, San Francisco
Landscape Biennial, Carrillo Gil Museum, Mexico City


Javier Areán and Adela Goldbard. Over-exploded. Diagrama Gallery, Mexico City
Foreshock, La Fabrica Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Visible invisibilización. Aproximaciones en torno a la violencia, Museum of Contemporary Art Alfredo Zalce, Morelia, Mexico
The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico 1926-2011, Anthropology Museum British Columbia University, Vancouver

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Mexico City Country of birth: Mexico Date of birth: 1979 Lives in: Mexico City and Chicago
Studio: 280 S Columbus Dr.
Chicago, USA
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