Mariana Castillo Deball (AT)

from: 20.09.2014 to: 01.03.2015
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin

Beginning in September, the artist Mariana Castillo Deball - who was awarded the "Preis der Nationalgalerie für Junge Kunst" (National Gallery Prize for Young Art) in 2013 - will show a project especially developed for an exhibition in the historic hall at Hamburger Bahnhof.

This large-scale installation will unite diverse artistic reflections that intersect historical research, philosophy and art; all of which are decisive for Mariana Castillo Deball's work.

The artist appropriates specific subject areas for her own purposes and transfers the emergent research process, which is reminiscent to methods of archaeology, ethnography and the history of science, into a contemporary artistic use of visual forms. She sets that which has been forgotten into new contextual relationships in order to allow images to be both experienced and to create alternative readings.

The focus of the artist's interpretations is on the history of the museum and questions concerning how objects are presented, as well as the interrelated theme of mediating their "biographies." Even the role of chance in the production of knowledge, and of how tradition is passed down, provides a central momentum for this new work and is actively inscribed into her work.

Mariana Castillo Deball's exhibition in Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin is her first solo exhibition at a German institution.

An extensive catalogue accompanying the exhibition with essays by Dario Gamboni and Melanie Roumiguière, et al., will be published by Sternberg Verlag.


Mariana Castillo Deball (b. 1975 in Mexico City), lives and works in Berlin.

Her works have been shown internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions.

Since 2008, the following (selection of *) venues have exhibited her works:

CCA Glasgow, Chisenhale Gallery London (2013) (s), Haus Konstruktiv Zürich (s), documenta 13 Kassel (2012) (g), 54th Venice Biennale (2011) (g), Kölnischer Kunstverein (2010) (g), Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen (2009) (s), Manifesta 7 Rovereto (2008) (g);

*s = solo exhibition, g = group exhibition

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