Ilán Lieberman

Biography

Ilán Lieberman
(Mexico City 1969)

 

Studies
2017-2019 B.A. Program in Art Education, Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado “La Esmeralda”, INBA, Mexico City. (Underway)
1992 Leo Acosta’s lithography workshop, San Carlos Academy, Mexico City.
1984-1987 Graphic design program, wizo-Tzarfat School of Applied Arts, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

 

Solo exhibitions (selection)
2016 Soy de San Miguel del progreso / Ni kayot Xamikel del progreso, Museo Amparo, City of Puebla, Mexico.
2013 Foto real, frontground/Galería Manolo Rivero, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
2012 Disculpen la molestia (Sorry for the Inconvenience), Casa del Lago, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City.
2011 Por su propia seguridad, Desiré Saint Phalle Gallery, Mexico City.
2010 Pirámide, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City.
Dream Works, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, California.
2009 Lost Child, Prince Claus Fund Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas; Museo de la Ciudad de México, Mexico City.
2008 Piezas soñadas, Casa Vecina, Mexico City.
2005 Desperdicio, ISCP, New York, USA.
Waste, Celda Contemporánea, Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico City.
La muerte de Colosio, La Fundación Colosio, Mexico City.
2004 Semejanza, tres series de Ilán Lieberman, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City; Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro, Queretaro; Museo de Arte de Sinaloa, Culiacán, Mexico.
2003 Pasto, Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte (MUCA Roma), Mexico City.
2002 Entre risa y llanto, Galería Jose Maria Velasco, Mexico City; Arcaute Gallery, Monterrey, Mexico.
1999 Corpus Delicti, Museo del Ex-convento de Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico.
1995 Génesis, OMR Gallery, Mexico City.

 

Group exhibitions (selection)
2018 Gráfica Abierta: Rutas expansivas en la gráfica mexicana, Galerie B-312, Quebec, Canada.
Transcavaciones. Experiencia transdisciplinar entre arqueología y arte, Museo de Antropología de Xalapa, Mexico.
Resonancias, Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro, Mexico.
2017 La Ciudad de México en el arte. Travesía de ocho siglos, Museo de la Ciudad de México, Mexico City.
Los juegos del capricornio, Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City.
Reverberaciones: arte y sonido en las colecciones del MUAC, UNAM, Mexico City.
2015 Contemplacão e inconformidade, Timeline BH International Video Art Festival, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Las apariencias engañan, Museo Universitario del Chopo, UNAM. Mexico City.
Segunda primera bienal de escultura imaginaria, transmitted from February 8th to June 30th on Radio UNAM, Mexico.
2014 Revires; una antología, Casa de la primera imprenta de América, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM), Mexico City.
2013 La estampa de nuestro tiempo, Museo de Arte Abstracto Manuel Felguérez, Zacatecas, Mexico.
Escotoma. Historia de butades, Galería Metropolitana, UAM, Mexico City.
2012 Feos, sucios y malos, Espacio M, Mexico City.
Resisting the Present. Mexico 2000-2012, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC, Paris, France.
2011 Resisting the Present. Mexico 2000-2012, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico.
Transurbaniac, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo muac, Mexico City.
México: política y poética, Nordic Watercolor Museum, Sweden; San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, California.
2010 Espectografías: memorias e historia, muac, Mexico City.
Transurbaniac, University of California San Diego Gallery UCSD, San Diego, California, USA.
The Mole’s Horizon, Fine Arts Palace bozar, Brussels, Belgium.
2009 Intervención 001- Academia 14, Mexico City.
2008 Index 2 – Pulsión, Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico City.
A→B, MUCA Roma, Mexico City.
Viva la muerte, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Gran Canaria, Spain.
Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art, curated by Okwui Enwezor, International Center of Photography, New York, USA.
2007 Viva la muerte, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria.
Locus Solus (talks of inanimate reason at the country estate), Galería Myto, Mexico City.
2006 Esquiador en el fondo de un pozo, La Fundación Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, State of Mexico, Mexico.
2005  América tropical, Mexican Institute in Paris, France.
2002 XI Bienal de Pintura Rufino Tamayo, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City.
1999 5º Salón de Arte Bancomer, Fundación Cultural Bancomer, Mexico City.
Nostalgia, Galería OMR, Mexico City.
Tierra, identidades dispersas, muca cu, Mexico City.
1996 III Bienal Monterrey, Museo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico.
1995 Signos vitales, Museo José Luis Cuevas, Mexico City.
1994 VI Bienal Diego Rivera, Museo Casa Diego Rivera, Guanajuato, Mexico.

 

Work in Public Collections
Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo muac, Mexico City
Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City.
Museo Amparo, Puebla.

 

Grants and Programs
2018-2021 Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (SNCA), National Endowment for the Arts of Mexico (Fonca).
2014-2016 Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (SNCA), National Endowment for the Arts of Mexico (Fonca).
2010-2013 Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (SNCA), National Endowment for the Arts of Mexico (Fonca).
2009 Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development Grant, Netherlands.
Fundación/Colección Jumex Grant, Mexico.
2005 International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), artist residency in New York City. Sponsored by Fonca and The Mexican Cultural Institute of NY.
2002-2003 Cultural Projects Support Program, Fonca, Mexico.
2001-2002 Young Artist Fellowship (painting), Fonca, Mexico.
1994-1995 Young Artist Fellowship (painting), Fonca, Mexico.

 

Teaching
Escuela Nacional de Artes Visuales [National School for Visual Arts] La Esmeralda, Mexico City, 2006 to present.

 

Publications
2014 Ilán Lieberman / Foto real, number 10 of the series Cuadernos híbridos, with an essay by the artist, published by UAEM.
2013 Disculpen la molestia, with essays by Willy Kautz and Libia F. Barajas Mariscal, published by UNAM.
2009 Niño perdido / Lost Child, with essays by Fabrizio Mejía Madrid, Itala Schmelz and Chrsitian Gerstheimer, published by RM-MCM.
2003 Resemblance, three series by Ilán Lieberman, with essays by Luis Carlos Emerich, Monica Castillo and the author, published with support from Fonca.

 

Bibliography
2017 “Apropiaciones, documentalismo y mass media” by Elena Rosauro, in the book Historia y violencia en América Latina. Prácticas artísticas. 1992-2012, published by Centro de Documentación y Estudios Avanzados de Arte Contemporáneo (CENDEAC), Murcia, Spain.
2016 “Pictorial Eviscerations, Emblems and Self-Immolation in Mexico” by Erica Segre, in the book Sabotage Art: Politic and Iconoclasm in Latin America, edited by Sophie Halart y Mara Polgovsky Escurra, I.B.Tauris Publishers, London.
“Las apariencias engañan. Exploraciones a partir de la fotografía en México” by Ricardo Pohlenz, Art Nexus magazine, issue #100, March-May, pp. 124-126.
“Soy de San Miguel del Progreso, testimonio de un pueblo hecho exposición” by Sandra Sánchez, Excelsior newspaper, February 9th, http://www.excelsior.com.mx/expresiones/2016/02/09/1073910
“Huitzilan está organizado” by Adrián Salazar, Sexenio Puebla, February 3rd, http://www.sexenio.com.mx/puebla/articulo.php?id=52337
“Antorcha Campesina: Protesta cultural en el zócalo de Puebla” by Antorcha TV, January 25th, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGQmDAVIR18
“Campesinos levantan la voz en el Museo Amparo” by the press office of the Antorchista Movement Puebla, January 25th, http://www.antorchacampesina.org.mx/noticias.php?id=17419#.V_BaAbXAXNV
“Al lado de sus habitantes, Ilán Lieberman construyó la historia de San Miguel del Progreso” by Paula Carrizosa, La Jornada de Oriente newspaper, January 22nd, http://www.lajornadadeoriente.com.mx/2016/01/22/al-lado-de-sus-habitantes-ilan-lieberman-construyo-la-historia-de-san-miguel-del-progreso/
2015 “Desaparecido y cadáver: Niño perdido versus muerta de Juárez” by Sergio Rodríguez Blanco in his book Palimpsestos mexicanos, published by Centro de la imagen, Conaculta, pp. 98-104.
“Palabra, silencio, imagen” by Israel Rodríguez, Gaceta Luna Córnea 03 September-December, pp. 20-24.
“El arte de las apariencias” by Sonia Ávila, Excelsior, Expresiones, September 7th, p. 5.
“Kunst im Ausnahnezustand” by Ursula Maria Probst, Kunstforum International magazine, number 235, August-September, pp. 231-234.
2014 “Photography and Violence: Ilan Lieberman’s Lost Child” by Lorena Marrón in The Camera Club of New York website http://www.baxterst.org/category/blog-authors/lorena-marron/
“Ilán Lieberman, La fotocopiadora humana” in the book Déjà Vu. Celda contemporánea 2004/2007, cubo blanco, pp. 214, 215.
“Revires. Una antología” by Pilar Villela, issue #5 of Caín magazine and webzine http://www.cain.mx/C5/3.html
2013 “Foto real” by the artist in the book Limitess: Contemporary Art in Mexico City 2000-2010, rm, pp. 428-429, 443.
“Foto real: entrevista con Ilán Lieberman” by Genoveva De la Peña in the webzine http://www.replica21.com/archivo/articulos/c_d/668_delapena_lieberman.html
2012 “Not Quite How I Remember It” by Ian Farr; “The Anarchive” by Tom McDonough in the book Memory; Documents of Contemporary Art, Whitechapel Gallery y mit Press, pp. 24, 188.
“El retrato en ausencia” by Vesta Mónica Herrerías in the book A través de la máscara, published by Fundación Televisa, pp. 237, 244-255.
La resistencia plástica ante la violencia mexicana, en Paris by Anne Marie Mergier, Proceso Magazine, March 20.
2011 “Nebuloso fulminante” by Alberto Chimal, in the book El libro rojo continuación II, published by Fondo de Cultura Económica, p. 312.
Exhibition catalog of Resisting the Present. Mexico 2000-2012, homonymous essay by Angeline Scherf and Angeles Alonso Espinoza, pp. 206-217, To Disappear by Guillermo Fadanelli, pp. 254-263.
“Contemporary Mexican Art in Context” by Itala Schmelz, Exhibition catalog of México – Poetry & Politics, p.37.
2010 “Entre la ausencia y la presencia, el recuerdo y el olvido” by Eloísa Hernández Viramontes, Exhibition catalog of Espectrografías: memorias e historia, published by unam, pp.119-125.
“Devoción y diferencia en casa de Siqueiros” by Edgar Alejandro Hernández, Excelsior newspaper, Comunidad, March 8, p.7.
“Ilán Lieberman at Steve Turner Gallery” by Sharon Mizota, Los Angeles Times, Arts, February 26. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/02/art-review-ilan-lieberman-at-steve-turner-gallery.html
“El arte contemporáneo exhibe en Europa al México violento” by Sonia Sierra, El Universal newspaper, Kiosco section, February 19, p.18.
2009 “Pintura e intervención” by Cuauhtemoc Medina, El ojo breve, Reforma newspaper, Cultura section, May 27, p.25.
“Encuentra arte en la desaparición” by Sergio R. Blanco, El Ángel cultural supplement of Reforma newspaper, May 24, p. 5.
“Fotografías hechas a mano” by María Minera, Letras Libres magazine, issue #123, p. 74.
“Inspira a artista el Niño Perdido” by Marcos Cazarín, Metro newspaper, Ciudad section, January 29, p. 5.
“Niños perdidos encuentran exposición” by Abraham Flores, Milenio newspaper, Cultura section, January 29.
2008 “Deep in the Archive” by Ulrich Baer, Aperture magazine, issue #193, pp. 54-59.
“Au Mexique, miné par la violence, les artistes s’appuient sur de riches collectionneurs” by Harry Bellet, Le Monde newspaper, Culture section, November 9.
“Every Photo an Archive”, by Susie Linfield, The Nation magazine, May 5, pp. 30-33.
“Well, It Looks Like Truth”, by Holland Cotter, Weekend Arts, The New York Times newspaper, January 18, E31, 34.
“Archive Fever: Photography Between History and the Monument” by Okwui Enwezor; Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art exhibition catalog, pp. 28, 29.
2007 “A Tireless Death Without End” by Thomas Mießgang, Viva la muerte exhibition catalog, pp. 56-57.
“La invención de Morel”, by Michel Blancsubé, Fahrenheit magazine issue #22, April-May, pp. 39,42.
“Entre la literalidad y el enigma”, by Cuauhtémoc Medina, El ojo breve, Reforma newspaper, Cultura section, April 25, p. 10.
“Otra mirada a la reproducción”, by Tonatiuh Arroyo, Retrato Hablado, Excelsior newspaper, Comunidad section, March 10, p. 5.
“La encrucijada y la cámara”, by Cuauhtémoc Medina, El ojo breve, Reforma newspaper, Cultura section, February 7, p. 10.
2006 “Inasible y multicolor” by Jorge Ochoterena Bergstrom, Milenio newspaper, September 5, Cultura section.
“Confusion Will Be My Epitaph” by Michel Blancsubé p. 269, “Danger Signals” by Frédéric Bonnet p. 272; Esquiador en el fondo de un pozo exhibition catalog, fifth interpretation of La Colección Jumex.
2005 “They call him ‘The Human Photocopier’” by Jonathan Clark, The Herald Mexico Edition newspaper, December 13, Art, pp. 4-5.
“Registro y remisión” by Cuauhtemoc Medina, El ojo breve, Reforma newspaper, Cultura section, November 23, p. 10.
“La Fotocopiadora Humana” by Adolfo Suástegui, Semanario de lo Insólito, Issue #733, pp. 24-25.
“Colosio foundation exhibits assassination paintings” by Benedict Mander, The Herald Mexico Edition newspaper, Nuestro mundo section, April 12, p. 4.
“Caso Colosio: el arte de la confusion” by Laura Cortes, Milenio newspaper, March 23, p. 33.
“Recrean pinturas muerte de Colosio” by Erika P. Bucio, Reforma newspaper, March 23 2005, Cultura section p. 13C.
“La muerte de Colosio según Ilán Lieberman” by Itala Schmelz, El Universal newspaper, Confabulario cultural supplement, March 19, p. 13.
2004 “A imagen y semejanza de la imagen. Algunas lecturas sobre la obra reciente de Ilán Lieberman” by Erik Castillo Corona, Curare art criticism magazine, vol. 24, Mexico, July-December, pp. 27-30.
“Semejanza: Llorar y llorar de Ilán Lieberman” by the artist, Complot magazine, October, pp. 18-23.
“A imagen y semejanza” by Barbara Perea, Donde ir magazine, September, p. 91.
“El significado de la repetición” by Heike Sons, El Economista newspaper, Mexico, Plaza section, August 12, p. 5.
“La imposible muerte de la pintura” by Maria Luisa Lopez and Dulce Colin, La Revista magazine, June 14, pp. 40-43.
“Semejanzas de Lieberman” by Benigno Aispuro, El Debate newspaper, Culiacan, Sinaloa, January 17, p. 20-C.
2003 “Repetición pictórica” by Alejandro Suverza, Cambio magazine, November 16, p. 32.
2002 “Pintar al pie de la letra: Autorretratos de Ilán Lieberman” by Marina Lieberman, essay for Between Laughter and Tears exhibition.
“Reír o llorar, dicotomía plástica de Ilán Lieberman”, by Edgar Córdova, Milenio newspaper, August 2, p. 45.
“Muestra de Ilán Lieberman” by Merry Mac Masters, La Jornada newspaper, Cultura section, August 15, p. 5A.
1999 Untitled essay by Luis Carlos Emerich for Corpus Delicti exhibition.
“Tierra, identidades dispersas” by Edgardo Ganado Kim, Tierra, identidades dispersas exhibition catalog, pp. 32, 45.
1995 “Pequeñez e Infinidad” by Luis Carlos Emerich, Novedades newspaper, June 16, p. C16.
“Melancolía y Génesis” by Ruben Gallo, essay for Genesis exhibition.
1991 “Itzamdut lanose” by Hagay Argov, Arim newspaper, Israel, September 27. p. 49.