José Benítez Sánchez (1938-2009)
Artistas / Huichol / Mexico / XXth century

José Benítez Sánchez (1938-2009)

Born in the settlement of San Pablo Biography: His father was a famous mara’akáme. Benitez credits his own path as a shaman to a revelation following an illness when he was fifteen, after which he set off on his first pilgrimage to Wirikuta. Benitez pursued the dual paths of shaman and artist almost from the start, and has been recognized as Continue reading

Nicolás de Jesús (b.1960)
Artistas / Mexico / Nahua

Nicolás de Jesús (b.1960)

Printmaker, painter, muralist Born in Ameyaltepec, Guerrero. Biography: Nicolas is a printmaker and muralist whose career has developed from its beginnings as the son of one of the founders of the Amate School of Mexican folk artists from Guerrero, through a period in Chicago in the 1990’s, to international standing. Drawing on his life experiences living with a Nahua community, Nicolas explains that to create, one must explore one’s internal memories. Those memories, such
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Teresa Margolles (b.1963)
Artistas / Mexico

Teresa Margolles (b.1963)

Born in Culiacán, Sinaloa Biography: She was originally trained as a forensic pathologist – she holds a degree in Forensic Medicine and Science of Communication from the Universidad Nacional in Mexico. Teresa Margolles’ works examine the social causes and consequences of death. For Margolles, the morgue accurately reflects society, particularly her home area where deaths caused Continue reading

César Antonio López (b.1979)
Artistas / Mexico

César Antonio López (b.1979)

Born in Xochistlahuaca, Guerrero (Mexico) Some reading and watching Artist’s website National Gallery of Canada Biography completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving “La Esmeralda”. In 2005 he won the Acquisition Prize in the XIII “Jose Guadalupe Posada National Print Competition” at the Museum José Guadalupe Posada. … Continue reading