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Christina KAHLO

1960, Mexico City - Mexico
Lives and works in Mexico City
Represented by TOBE Gallery since 2019
  • Throughout her career, Cristina Kahlo has tackled different aspects of author photography and documentary photography. At the beginning of her career as a photographer, she made extensive photographic documentation on childhood disability (autism, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy, among others) in different institutions. Throughout her career within Mexican culture, Cristina Kahlo was the founder and director of the Galería Alternativa (1983-1985) and later, in partnership with Juan Coronel Rivera, of the Fotogalería Kahlo-Coronel (1986-1991) in Mexico City. As an independent curator in the area of photography, she has worked for important international museums such as Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin, Germany; the Kunsforum in Vienna, Austria; the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa, Italy and the Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City, among others. She has given lectures on photography at the Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico City, UDEM in Monterrey, Mexico; University of Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, and the Freie Universität in Berlin, among other institutions. In Mexico, she has been part of the jury and has been a tutor of the Young Creators Program of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts.

     

     

    IG Cristina Kahlo

Academic studies

Centro de Enseñanzas de la Imagen, Madrid, Spain
Escuela Activa de Fotografía, Mexico City, Mexico

 

Selected solo exhibitions

2019

– POSTHISPÁNICO MX – TOBE Gallery / Budapest
2018

– POSTHISPÁNICO MX – Bellevue Für Fotografie Gallery / Basel
– Contemplaciones – Patricia Conde Gallery / Mexico City
2017

– Lo Concreto – Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo / Mexico City
2015

– La Mirada del Viajero – Galerie Bode / Karlsruhe
2014

– Marco Polo es Metáfora – Patricia Conde Gallery / Mexico City
– Revelaciones del Palacio – Palacio de Bellas Artes / Mexico City
2012

– Tiempo de Danzón – Museum of Fine Art / Brownsville
– Fábulas de agua, aire y tierra – Museo de Filatelia / Oaxaca
– Laboratorio de Ficciones II. – Alianza Francesa de Polanco / Mexico City
– Tiempo de Danzón – Instituto Cultural de Mexico / San Antonio – Texas
2011

– Tiempo de Danzón – Pinacoteca del Museo Anahuacalli / Mexico City
– Tiempo de Danzón – University of Texas / Brownsville
2009

– Sea of the Unseen – Bentley Gallery / Scottsdale
2008

– Noviembre dos – El Museo Latino / Omaha
2006

– Rituales – Universidad de Guanajuato / Guanajuato
– Noviembre dos – Broetzinger Art Gallery / Pforzheim
– Noviembre dos – Galerie Bode / Karlsruhe
– Noviembre dos – Espace Insight Gallery / Strasbourg
2003

– Hora tras Hora – Lourdes Sosa Gallery / Mexico City
2001

– Sogo Bo. La apariciónb de los Animales – Alianza Francesa del Valle / Mexico City

 

Selected group exhibitions

2020

– Winter Show: The Nightmare Before Xmas – TOBE Gallery / Budapest

– PAUSA viewing room – Patricia Conde Gallery / Mexico City
– SO[u]LIDARITÉ online – TOBE Gallery / Budapest
– Summer Show: Dreamers – TOBE Gallery / Budapest

2019

– Reflection and fantasy spaces – Patricia Conde Gallery – curator Emma Cecilia García Krinsky / Mexico City
– Confluencias – Patricia Conde Gallery – curators Reyna Aguiar & Adriana Martínez / Mexico City
– BODYBUILDING curated by TOBE – Pegazus / Szentbékkálla

 

Awards, scholarships

2011

– National Prize for the Preservation and Diffusion of the Danzón Rosa Abdala in Visual Arts / Veracruz
2010

– Festival de la Luz / Buenos Aires
– II. Modern Art Bienalle / Himeji
2006

– Residency scholarship from the Bartels Foundation / Basel

 

Selected Publications

2010

– Elogio a la Geometría – Edited by Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo
2007

– Tiempo al Juego | Photography: Cristina Kahlo – Edited by Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes
– Rituales | Photography: Cristina Kahlo by Verónica Murgía – Colección Luz Portatil, Editorial Artes de México
– Música , expresión de las Veinte Divinidades – Editorial Fundación Alfredo Harp Helú.

 

Selected PRESS

2019

  • A keletkeztetett mű, Tóth Judit Nikoletta / ArtNews

2017

  • Cristina Kahlo, Graciela Kartofel / ArtNexus

 

• Cristina Kahlo is also represented by Patricia Conde Galería in Mexico DF

 

 

available artworks

POST-HISPÁNICO MX

Archival pigment ink prints from digital photography and mixed media

 

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