Chantal Peñalosa‘s work is invested in tracing small gestures of intervention within everyday life that function as ruptures capable of reconfiguring particular, quotidian situations.

These gestures principally focus along two axes: work and waiting in the socioeconomic context of Tecate, B.C. (a small city located on the geographical limits of Northwest Mexico). On both axes there exists processes of repetition from both a labor perspective – interested in the wearing and alienating repercussions – and a waiting time perspective that understands routine as a dialogue that appears unilaterally in order to interrogate the process of documentation and codification of these very ocurrences.

Chantal Peñalosa, Sobre la avenida México
Chantal Peñalosa
Tecate, 1987
Mexico

Past Exhibitions

Impressions of Time

Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo – Espac
11/11/2017 — 31/03/2018

Chantal Peñalosa: Tomorrow, Tomorrow

Casa Maauad
01/02/2016 — 03/04/2016

Solo Shows

2015

El día en que el fin del mundo se suspendió por mal tiempo, Bikini Wax, Mexico City

2013

Subir la montaña y darse cuenta que la cima es plana, Piața Presei Libere, Bucharest, Romania

2011

Obstrucciones, Galería del ICBC, Tecate, Mexico

Group Shows

2015

En la espera, me fui y luego regresé, Consulado General de México, Los Ángeles
Global Control and Censorship, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
OBJECTSFOODROOMS, Proyecto Paralelo, Mexico City
The Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary, Lulu, Mexico City
Rumorosa: Sinuosidad en el paisaje, TalCual Gallery, Mexico City
Ocho mesas: Entre el instante y el gesto, La Tallera, Cuernavaca, Mexico City
Revisión Glocal/ TjinChina, CECUT, Tijuana, Mexico

2014

Yo se que tu padre no entiende mi lenguaje modelno, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo – MUAC, Mexico City
The layered process as self documentation, TjinChina Project Room, Tijuana, Mexico
Labour in a single shot, Screening, MUAC, Mexico City
Acá, El rastro, Hermosillo, Mexico
Suprema Felicidad, Casa del Lago, Mexico City
XIV Bienal del Noroeste, Museo de Arte de Sonora, Hermosillo, Mexico
Labour in a single shot, Instituto Goethe, Mexico City

2013

XIV Bienal del Noroeste, Galería de Arte Antonio López Sáenz, Culiacán, Mexico
Líneas de Acción, Casa Maauad, Mexico City
División del Norte, División del Norte #847, Mexico City

2011

XVIII Bienal Plástica de Baja California, CEART, Mexicali, Mexico
Políticas de edificación, Brummell México, Toluca, Mexico
Polar, Sala de arte Alvaro Blancarte, Tijuana, Mexico

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Tecate Country of birth: Mexico Date of birth: 1987 Lives in: Tecate, Mexico
M: nalosac@gmail.com