Arantxa Ximena Rodriguez
In this civilization which thrives on narcissism, it can be difficult to engage in serious introspection long enough to create something that is both meaningful and consistent. My practice as an artist is inseparable from this reflection. I credit it for allowing me to dig deeper and expand not only as an artist, but as a person. I have been fascinated with the ¨self¨ since my early practice involving fractal geometry. It led me toquestion the universe and its interconnectedness. That work took a radical turn in 2017, when I started to delve into my sense of self and spirituality through performance art. To do that, I created and incarnated three characters to explore aspects of my physical self and the emotions that come with it. It is along these lines that I generate art. I am currently exploring the mind through site-specific installations using yarn from my native Mexico. I do so without aspiration or pretense, preferring instead to let the half-steps of my mind weave a self-reflective consciousness.
I hope those who experience my work can replicate this structure internally for themselves.
Arantxa Ximena Rodriguez
Is a Mexican artist currently living in NYC. She has exhibited her work nationally
and internationally, including three solo shows in Mexico City, where she is from and group exhibitions in
Mexico, USA, and Europe. Her work has been exhibited in Galeria Oscar Roman MX. She has shown in
collective shows such as Ethos in Franz Meyer museum Mexico City and Affordable Art Fair MX, as well as in
CROSSROADS Art show in Shoreditch London and MIIT (Museo Internazional Italia Arte) Turin, curated by
She has done work for the United Nations´ annual exhibition in NYC and collaborated with international
brands such as Chanel, Playboy, Kipling and FIFA.
Her work has been reviewed in most of the newspapers in Mexico City, such as Reforma, Excelsior &
Universal, as well as in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Hotbook, and the international art blog Cultura
Colectiva. Arantxa has been interviewed in Mexican open television by proclaimed TV host Ricardo Rocha.
Arantxa X. Rodriguez holds an MFA in Fine Arts by the School of Visual Arts NYC (SVA). And an
undergraduate diploma in communications and business marketing by Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico
and Regents Business School London. Artistic Diplomas for dramatic makeup and special effects from
Makeup Forever Academy in Paris and Dj´ing by G Martel Music Academy in Mexico City.
She ran the Chicago Marathon in 2014 as well as the Ultramarathon in Black Rock City Burning Man the
following year and has climbed all the major peaks in Mexico such as Pico de Orizaba. She has an active
Buddhist practice which has influenced almost every aspect of her artistic and personal life since 2015.
ARANTXA XIMENA RODRIGUEZ CV
MEX: Lomas altas 141. Col. Lomas Altas. Del. Miguel Hidalgo. Mexico City. 11950
NYC: 282 w. 11 th avenue. Apt. 1120. NEW YORK. 1000-1.
Phone: +1- 917- 291-04-18
- Currently out of social media for a year.
SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS NYC (SVA).
Studying an MFA in Fine Arts
ENROLLED IN THE FOUNDATION PROGRAM AT KADAMPA BUDDHISM NYC.
Extensive meditation courses.
UNIVERSIDAD IBEROAMERICANA, Mexico City
Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, May 2012
Volunteer producer of FM radio program on politics at the university radio station Ibero 90.9.
REGENTS SCHOOL OF LONDON, London, UK
Exchange stay, attended courses on business & marketing, 2010-2011
MAKE UP FOREVER INSTITUTE OF PARIS
2007 Course on artistic and theatrical make up.
MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF LOGOTHERAPY, Mexico City
Diploma Course on Logotherapy, 2012-2013
G MARTELL MUSIC SCHOOL, Mexico City
Diploma Course on DJing, 2009
Languages: Native Spanish, Fluent English, Basic French
In addition to art and art history, personal interests include sports (training for, and
competing in Chicago´s marathon), and music.
MEXICAN MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Mexico City
Volunteer Art Guide, 2015-Present
Lead group visits across the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions.
Personally receive VIP visitors from other art museums and galleries across the world.
Receive permanent training on artists, trends, and art history.
Constantly visit other art museums and galleries under the special guidance of curators.
WAI MARKETING, Mexico City
Account Assistant, 2013-2014
Liaised with corporate brands in the design and elaboration of below-the-line marketing
activities and campaigns.
Worked with a multidisciplinary team of creatives and copywriters.
Received intense training on marketing, branding, and media.
PARTICIPATION IN COLLECTIVE ART SHOWS
Collective show with ETHOS group in expo Banamex October 2013 Mexico City.
Collective show in Gallery “Sin Concepto” (Moliere Polanco) November 2013 Mexico city.
Collective show in Dimitry Showroom. November 2013 Mexico City.
Collective show in Emporio Armani store organized by MAAH gallery. March 2014.
Affordable Art Fair at Expo Reforma con Galería MAAH. October 2014.
Collective show in Los Angeles California by RAW Artists. October 2014.
Participation in HOTBOOK bazaar, Lincon. Park October 2014 Mexico City.
Piece shown in Shoreditch London by Skull Apreciation Society. October 2014. England.
Collective show in ART FAIR MX. Polanco Mexico City 2015
Colletive show by Hotbook in Cavalino. September 2015 Mexico City.
Colective show “Tempo y Memoria” in MIIT (Museo Internazional Italia Arte) Turin. Curated by
Sergio Gomez . August 2016
Hipopotamus esculpture for the United Nations anual exhibition. September 2016 NYC.
Collective Show “Encuentro Febril” by Oskar Santoscoy participating with a piece inspired in
Haiku “Emptiness”. October 2016. Mexico City.
CROSSROADS Art show in Shoreditch London 2016
PARTICIPATION IN INDIVIDUAL SHOWS
Exposure in Black Rock City Nevada “Burning Man”. August 2014.
Individual show in Miguel Ramos Arispe, plaza de la Revolución. Sponsored by Pepsi, Bohemia
and Mezcal Amores. December 2015
Solo show in Hotel Pugseal B&B with Bethlehem mural. Sponsored by Tommy Hilfiger,
Whitaker, Don Julio and Closed Door art Gallery. June 2016
Solo show at Galeria oscar Roman with “Antes fuimos ahora somos-from the lens to the fractal”
in colaboration with photographer Alberto Vazques Ortíz. 2017.
Winner of the competition COMEX TRENDS 2015 Mexico City.
One of the six selected artists for a condom can design for Playboy´s campaign “Freexpresions”
and Aid for Aids.
Pillow Design for the Charity Auction “Duerme Tranquilo” October 2015 Mexico City.
Participation in Skull parade 2015 October “Bellini” restaurant at WTC. Mexico City.
Auction for the design of a ceramic can for PLAYBOY MX and AID FOR AIDS for the campaign
“Free expression”. At Soumaya Museum.
Collaboration with con LH pillows. March 2015
Mural for the launch of COMEX VINIMEX TOTAL. August. Mexico City 2015. Design for the Burning Man Ultramarathon Tshirt. August 2015. Design of condom can for PLAYBOY´S campaign “Freexpresions” and Aid for Aids. Nov 2015
Intervention of a Football for BalonCDMX. By “Locos por el Arte” and FIFA. On Av. Reforma.
Collaboration with Marcos Cojab from Alquimia group for the convection “Cumbre 1000
Empresas de mundo ejecutivo”. November 2016.
Collaboration with Harper´s Bazaar & Chanel for the making of videos with Google´s Tilt Brush.
Colaboration with Kiplin for the intervention of their mascot in ceramics.