VALERIE CAMPOS (1983) 

 

Valerie Campos was born in December 1983 in Mexico City, pass her early years in Los Angeles (California) in direct contact with the street art and lowbrow, this being her first visual influences. Self-taught, began painting at the age of 22 years and moved to Oaxaca (Mexico), internationally known as the city of the Mexican painters. In 2007 its shown her first solo exhibition at the Quetzalli Gallery in Oaxaca. In 2011 Valerie held her first major presentation in the world of Mexican art, two simultaneous exhibitions in Oaxaca and the publication of a monograph on her work: "Where Dreams Come True" at the Museum of Oaxacan Painters and "Still Life" in Bodega quetzalli Oaxaca. These exhibitions and book were supported by the Spanish curator of an extensive and well known international experience Pablo J. Rico. Since then she has exhibited her work internationally in China, Indonesia, Canada, France, Spain and USA.

In recent years, Valerie has developed an exceptional artistic and organizational activity. In 2014 she founded Nao Now with the intention of opening a new avenue for cultural exchange between Mexico and China. Through the support of Yuan Xu Centre (where she won a scholar- ship in 2013) brings together a group of 8 Mexican artists to undertake an artist residency production in Beijing in the summer of 2014. She has presented her work in Beijing, China "In The Centre Of The Labyrinth" Beijing Cultural Exhibition Centre "Lost Horizon" in Xu Yuan Cen- tre (group exhibition of Mexican artists within the project "Nao Now Mexico-Beijing 204" in China) among other artistic centers as “Dialogos con Goya" Alpilles-Provence in France (Festival- part) at the Lawrence Arts Center, Kansas USA. "The fourth Elements" (itinerant)) 2014, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing China. “The Fourth Elements” 2013 Museum of Oaxacan Painters. "Amazing Stories- Interventions of a Floating World"in the Graphic Arts Institute of Oaxaca 2013. "Fool's Gold" Intervention in-situ, MATRIA. "Where Dreams Come True" (itinerant) the Museum of Oaxacan Painters. "I Want to Believe" at the Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada ) Her work has been selected in the 4th Biennale of Yucatan (2009), Monterrey Artemergente 2010, 1st International Print Biennial J. Guadalupe Posada (2013) and Artfest 2006 . She has been awarded from the National Fund for Culture and Arts of Mexico FONCA 2014-2015. The Lawrence Arts Center of Kansas Residency for 2014-2015. The Xu Yuan Press Center of Bei- jing (China) Residency 2013-2014. Red Gate Gallery, Residency 2013. PECDA Oaxaca 2013. Banff Centre (Canada), Residency 2011. Valerie lives and works in Mexico City.

 

SOLO SHOWS

2016 THE END, Museum of Contemporary Art of San Luis Potosi, SLP Mexico.

2016 THE JOURNEY, Quetzalli Gallery, Oaxaca, Mexico

2016 NEVERENDING STORIES - Heart Ego Gallery, Monterrey N.L Mexico.

2016 UNDERGROUND TALES OF THE ETERNAL RETURN - Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca, Oaxaca. Mexico.

2015 NATURAL SELECTION - The Pursuit of Happiness - Lawrence Arts Center Gallery, Lawrence Kansas. US.

2015 NEVERLAND, Polyforum Alfaro Siqueiros, México D.F

2013 NAO NOW, MEXICO-BEIJING, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, Kansas. US.

2013 THE FOUR ELEMENTS, Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca, México

2013 INTERVENTIONS OF A FLOATING WORLD, Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca (IAGO) Oaxaca. México

2013 AMAZING STORIES - THE FOUR ELEMENTS— (Primera parte) Red Gate Galery , Beijing, China.

2013 ”WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE” Centro Cultural Jaime Sabiens , Tuxtla, Chiapas.

2012 ”WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE” Galeria Ramón Alva de la Cana, Xalapa, Veracruz.

2011 “I WANT TO BELIEVE“, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada

2011 ”WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE” , Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca.

2011 “STILL LIFE“ Bodega Quetzalli, Oaxaca.

2007 “IRREVERSIBLE” Galería Quetzalli, Oaxaca, México

COLLECTIVE SHOWS

2015 NAO NOW, MEXICO-BEIJING, Stamp National Museum, Mexico. D.F.

2015 JOVENES CREADORES 2014-2015, Amate Cultural Center, Cuernavaca, Morelos. México.

2015 BESTIARIO CONTEMPORANEO, Galería de la Secretaria de Economía, México D.F

2015 NAO NOW IN LAWRENCE, Lawrence Arts Center Gallery, Lawrence Kansas US.

2015 NAO NOW. Museum of Graphic Arts. Coahuila, México.

2015 NAO NOW, MEXICO-BEIJING, Pekin Cervantes Institute, Beijing, China.

2014 IN THE CENTRE OF THE LABERYNTH, Beijing Cultural Exhibition Centre, China.

2014 LOST HORIZON, Xu Yuan Centre, Beijing, China.

2014 “INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART FESTIVAL ALPILLES-PROVENCE, Alpilles,France

2014 ROCIO EROTICO, The Book of Paco Rallo, Huesca, Spain.

2013 “OAXACA IN CHINA”Mexican Embassy in Beijing, China, Korea and Indonesia.

2013 “FOOL ́S GOLD’, In-Situ Intervention, Espacio Matria, Oaxaca, México.

2010 “ NATIONAL BIENNIAL OF EMERGENT ART OF MONTERREY 2010” Nuevo Leon, Monterrey.

2009 “YUCATAN 4TH ART BIENNIAL, 2009” Yucatán, Mérida.

2007 “CONTEMPORARY OAXACAN PAINTING” Museo Casa Diego Rivera, Guanajuato, México.

2006 “ ARTFEST 06” World Trade Center, Ciudad de México.

 

GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES.

Founder and coordinator of Nao Now project.

Long period Artist in Residency Lawrence Arts Center, Kansas. USA 2014-2015

National Program of Young Artists 2014-2015, FONCA, Mexico

Intercultural Exchange Grant, Xu Yuan Centre, Beijing China 2014

Artistas con Trayectoria. Museum of Oaxacan Painters 2013

Artista en residencia Xu Yuan Centre, Beijing China 2013

Artist in Residencia Red Gate Gallery de Beijing 2013

Becaria del Programa PECDA, OAXACA 2013

Artist in Residence, Programa de Residencias Artística México-Canadá. Fonca-Banff.

Artist in Residence Fundación Karrvaz, Instituto Rural de Arte Hoz del Jucar, Albacete España.

 

BOOKS AND CATALOGUES

Where Dreams Come True, 2011

Amazing Stories, Los 4 Elementos, 2014

Textos de Pablo J.Rico


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