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Nicolás Guzmán
Artist Bio

Born in Xalapa, Veracruz, Nicolás Guzmán studied Fine Arts at the Universidad Veracruzana (2001-2005). His career as an artist includes disciplines such as painting, sculpture, performance, installation, printmaking, photography, and video. His research focuses on the very nature of art; questioning the possibilities of the visual arts, the role of creation from the materials, and the inherent limitations that both these, as well as the formats of representation, mean in the perception of constructive elements such as matter, color, and space. This continuous questioning leads to the search for resolutions through experimental processes that are in continuous transformation, in different directions, and with diverse possibilities of expression. Conceiving art as an exercise of thought; a constant practice of translation and compositional executions. Nicolás Guzmán has had solo exhibitions at the Museo de arte prehispánico Rufino Tamayo, Oaxaca, Museo de la Ciudad de México, CDMX, Galería Chao Galpao, Sao Luis, Brazil, Spike Print Studio, Bristol, England, USSR, CDMX; as well as group exhibitions at Galería Nueva, Madrid, Spain, Tokyo University of Arts and Music, Japan, Centro de las Artes San Agustín Etla, Oaxaca, La Quiñonera, CDMX, among others. Experimentation through Fine Art has led him to undertake residencies of artistic production at Clear Lake University, USA (2005), Phnom Penh University of Fine Arts, Cambodia (2011), Spike Print Studio, Bristol, England (2016), Ogami Press, Madrid, Spain (2016), Proyecto T, Galería Hispánica, Mexico City (2017), Casa Lool, Mérida, Yucatán ( 2018), USSR, CDMX, (2020).

His work has been presented in international fairs such as BLOOM, Cologne, Germany (2010), ZONA MACO, CDMX, Mexico (2012), CHRISTIE'S MULTIPLIED, London, England (2014) and JUST LX, Lisbon, Portugal (2019), ZONA MACO, CDMX, Mexico (2022); and is in the collections of Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca (IAGO), Museo José Luis Cuevas CDMX, Museo de la Estampa CDMX, Hacienda y crédito público CDMX, Figueroa y Hernández Monterrey, Acuario pinturas CDMX, Tokyo University of Arts and Music, Japan, Mastercard, Museo de Arte de Baja California (MUABCS), Colección Pago en Especie and Acervo Patrimonial de la SHCP.

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