Tania PÉREZ CÓRDOVA

  • Born 1979 in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Based in Mexico City, Mexico

Pérez Córdova is known for work that transforms everyday materials into conceptual sculpture. Her practice focuses on the seemingly paradoxical relationship between the materiality and inherent narrativity of creation. The objects she creates remain fundamentally faithful to a specific material’s original formal and conceptual coordinates. However, because personal narratives, fragments of imagined dialogues, or the sense of a mood or feeling are deliberately inserted, the viewer cannot avoid reading abstract ideas from them, transforming her sculptures into object-based performances. As well as her sculpture practice, Pérez Córdova runs Juan de la Cosa / John of the Thing, a publishing project based in London and Mexico City, with writer and artist Francesco Pedraglio.

Selected Works

2018
Daylength of a Room (solo), Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2017
Smoke, nearby (solo), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA
2017
Ayrton, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
2016
11th Gwangju Biennale, The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?), Gwangju, South Korea
2015
3rd New Museum Triennial, Surround Audience, New Museum, New York, USA
  • Portrait of a woman unknown, 2014
  • Courtesy of the artist