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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.


BIO

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

Sergio Gomez.

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.


CV

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

Email: Arantxa.ximena@gmail.com

Webpage: www.axr-artist.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3sYFkpI40QSYtNUPMIHKWg

- Currently out of social media for a year.

EDUCATION

Currently:

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS NYC (SVA).

Studying an MFA in Fine Arts

ENROLLED IN THE FOUNDATION PROGRAM AT KADAMPA BUDDHISM NYC.

Extensive meditation courses.

Past:

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.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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.

AWARDS

  • 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.

AUCTIONS

  • 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.

ARTISTIC COLLABORATIONS

  • 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.

  • April 2016.

  • 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.

  • December 2016.

  • Colaboration with Kiplin for the intervention of their mascot in ceramics.