About

Valerie Campos

Mexico City, 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, Belgium, 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 Glo Art Brussels, Belgium 2017. 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.

MORE THAN 23 EXHIBITIONS IN MEXICO, CHINA, INDONESIA, CANADA, FRANCE, SPAIN AND USA.

Solo Shows

THE END, 2016

Museum of Contemporary Art of San Luis Potosi, SLP Mexico

THE JOURNEY, 2016

Quetzalli Gallery, Oaxaca, Mexico

NEVERENDING STORIES, 2016

Heart Ego Gallery, Monterrey N.L. México

CUENTOS SUBTERRÁNEOS DEL ETERNO RETORNO, 2016

Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca, Oaxaca. Mexico

Natural Selection - The Pursuit of Happiness

Lawrence Arts Center Gallery, Lawrence Kansas, USA

El país del nunca jamás, 2015

Polyforum Alfaro Siqueiros, México DF, México

Los 4 Elementos, 2013

Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca, México

Intervenciones del Mundo Flotante, 2013

Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca, México

Amazing Stories, Los 4 Elementos, 2013

Red Gate Galery , Beijing, China

Where the Dreams Come True, 2013

Centro Cultural Jaime Sabiens , Tuxtla, Chiapas, México

Where the Dreams Come True, 2012

Galería Ramón Alva de la Cana, Xalapa, Veracruz, México

I Want to Believe, 2011

Banff Centre for the Arts, Canadá

Where the Dreams Come True, 2011

Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca, México

Naturaleza Muerta, 2011

Bodega Quetzalli, Oaxaca, México

Irreversible, 2007

Galería Quetzalli, Oaxaca, México

Collective Shows

Nao Now, México-Beijing, 2015

Museo Nacional de la Estampa, México DF

Jóvenes Creadores, 2014-2015

Centro Cultural el Amate, Cuernavaca, Morelos, México

Bestiario Contemporáneo, 2015

Galería de la Secretaría de Economía, México DF

Nao Now in Lawrence, 2015

Lawrence Arts Center Gallery, Lawrence Kansas, USA

Nao Now, 2015

Museo de Artes Gráficas. Coahuila, México

Nao Now, México-Beijing, 2015

Instituto Cervantes de Pekín, Beijing, China

In the Centre of the Laberynth, 2014

Beijing Cultural Exhibition Centre, China

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART FESTIVAL ALPILLES-PROVENCE 2014

Alpilles, Francia

Lost Horizon, 2014

Xu Yuan Centre, Beijing, China

Rocío Erótico, 2014

Presentación del libro, Paco Rallo, Huesca, España

OAXACA IN CHINA

Salas de la Embajada de México en Beijing, China

Fool's Gold, 2013

Intervención in-situ, Espacio Matria, Oaxaca, México

NATIONAL BIENNIAL OF EMERGENT ART OF MONTERREY 2010

Nuevo León, Monterrey, México

YUCATAN 4TH ART BIENNIAL, 2009

Mérida, Yucatán, México

CONTEMPORARY OAXACAN PAINTING

Museo Casa Diego Rivera, Guanajuato, México

Artfest, 2006

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

Artist in 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

Amazing Stories, The 4 Elements

2014

Where Dreams Come True

2011

Textos de Pablo J.Rico