Download Press kit of "Replicas: Notes on material history", Museo ExTeresa, 2017-2018
Born in 1986, Lorena Mal lives and works in Mexico city.
Mal's work combines heterogenous mediums such as sound, video, scultpure, photography and performance, using mainly the image and sound as tools of investigation in search of questioning systems of knowledge that are the foundations of lineal and authoritarian perceptions of History and the Political, making them visible and even unleashing intern contradictions within their power mechanisms.
Some recent projects are "Concrete Acoustics" (Meinblau, Berlin 2016 and LAA, Mexico city, 2016), a site specific installation that makes visible the dominant acoustic geometry of the space where it is exhibited, revealing bridges of communication and tension that are present beyond the visible borders of the architecture; and "Time Line: 500 years of Resonance" (Historic Center of Mexico city and Museo ExTeresa, 2015) a score and action for 60 musicians and 42 bells of 12 colonial belltowers of downtown Mexico city, that play a composition based on the chronology of the city through the dates of appearance and uses of the bells, and instrument of power and massive communication, during crucial historical moments.
Her work has been part of solo and group exhibitions at venues that include Armory Center for the Arts, California; Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico city; Whyte Hotel Space, New York; The Wand Gallery, Berlin; BB15, Linz; Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai; FILE, Sao Paulo; INARSS, London; Jumex Foundation/Collection, Edo de México; Institute of Graphic Arts, Oaxaca; and National Stamp Museum, Mexico city.
She has been in residencies as Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine (2016), Singuhr Projects Residency Program, Berlin (2016), BB15 Residency, Linz (2016), Casa Wabi, Oaxaca (2015), ArtHub Residency, Abu Dhabi (2015), Cité des Arts, Paris (2014), and Museograbado, Zacatecas (2011)
She has been recipient of the 2016 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship, two times fellow of the National Fund for the Arts (FONCA) in 2016 and 2011, 1st prize winner of the International Video and Electronic Arts Festival Transitio in 2013, and fellow of the Support Program for Production and research in Art and Media 2012-2013.