Born in Mexico City, Manuel Solano experimented a radical shift in his career after he lost his sight in 2014. While he begun working with videos and internet-based art, from this event on the artist has been working exclusively with painting, mixing various references and pop imagery to describe  his intimate world. In his pieces, Solano expresses his identity as a transgender person living with HIV, often addressing memories, identity, and the artist’s past as a means of making sense of the present. He studied at ENPEG La Esmeralda (Mexico City), ENSBA (Lyon, France) and UDLA (Puebla) and he exhibited his works individually and collectively around the world.

Manual Solano, Mexico City, 1987, Mexico, Courtesy of the artist.
Manuel Solano
Mexico City, 1987
Mexico

Current Exhibitions

Manuel Solano: I Don’t Wanna Wait for Our Lives to Be Over

Institute of Contemporary Art Miami – ICA

01 Nov — 14 Apr
“I Don’t Wanna Wait for Our Lives to Be Over” marks the first solo museum exhibition in the United States for Manuel Solano. Working across mediums, Solano explores issues of identity...

Past Exhibitions

Strange Messengers

Peres Projects
14/09/2018 — 26/10/2018

Rheo-Grande

anonymous gallery
30/06/2016 — 02/09/2016

Solo Shows

2015
Inherent Vice | Manuel Solano , Galería Karen Huber, México City, Mexico

2014
My life in Grey, NOSPACE, Ciudad de México, México

2013
Homesick, SaBuLee / Galería del Teatro Lux. Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala

2012
The Victory of Good Over Evil, Les Subsistances, Lyon, France

2011
(At The End of The Day, I Can At Least Say I’m) Skinny, Les Subsistances, Lyon,
France

Group Shows

2018
2018 Triennial: Songs for Sabotage , New Museum, New York, USA

2016
Straight From Mexico City , Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio, USA

2015
The Bennetton Project, Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
Queer Porn Festival, Brooklyn, USA

2014
En el Umbral Telúrico, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Ciudad de México, México

2013
Confetti Make-up, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Ciudad de México, México

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Mexico City Country of birth: Mexico Date of birth: 1987
W: Manuel Solano M: manuel@manuel-solano.com