PROYECTOSMONCLOVA was established in 2005 in Mexico City as an experimental platform for emerging artists. Expanding and consolidating its program over the years the gallery has evolved into one of the most important forums for contemporary art in Mexico, emphasizing on the dialogue between local and international artists from different generations.

In 2012 the gallery moved to a newly designed location in Colonia Roma, which offers 2 exhibition spaces and a fully equipped video room for large-scale cinematographic projections thus offering their artists architectonic diversity and a platform of various formats. PROYECTOSMONCLOVA stages 6 to 10 exhibitions per year as well as a public program with talks, screenings and performances to enrich its discursive potential.

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Adrien Missika

Adrien Missika (1981, Paris) lives and works between Berlin and Mexico City. Through a wide array of mediums, which range from photography and video, to sculpture and installations, Adrien Missika records various places around the world. Like an anachronic traveling painter, Missika blurs the line between documentation and fiction. He defies and plays with the populist imagery rooted in our collective memory and, with a humoristic turn, opens up new readings. His experimental approach to photography and video, maybe his most recurring mediums, results in the nomadic documentation of non-places, unstable landscapes, ruins or biotopes that evoke a strange futuristic nostalgia. Even the very passing of time becomes a formal technique, used by the artist to expand perception. Through his installations and sculptures, Missika evokes in the spectator visualizations and atmospheres that with their narratives, invert clichés and hierarchies of representations: this is the case of Ciudad Jardin, 2015 – a project developed for Hors les Murs during FIAC 2015 – where he installed a vertical garden displaying bad weeds only, plants that generally are destined to be eradicated of any terrain.

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Proxima Stromboli, 2016, stainless steel, stones, dimensions: 139 x 145 cm
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Proxima Stromboli (detail), 2016, stainless steel, stones, dimensions: 139 x 145 cm
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Kepler 11 Amazoncom, 2016, stainless steel, stones, dimensions: 108 x 110 cm
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Kepler 11 Amazoncom (detail), 2016, stainless steel, stones, dimensions: 108 x 110 cm
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Le Trident de Neptune, 2016, stainless steel, stones, dimensions: 130 x 90 cm
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Le Trident de Neptune (detail), 2016, stainless steel, stones, dimensions: 130 x 90 cm
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Cliffhanger, 2015, offset transfer on marble, dimensions: 10 x 21 cm
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Maria Lucia (Carrara), 2016, Carrara marble diptych, dimensions: 60 x 45 x 2 cm
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Marialuisa (Cantera), 2015, cantera stone, algae, dimensions: 50 x 40 x 2 cm
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Marialuisa (Recinto gris), 2015, recinto stone, algae, dimensions: 60 x 44.5 x 2 cm
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Marialuisa (Recinto negro), 2015, recinto stone, algae, dimensions: 60 x 44.5 x 2 cm
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Cactus Frottage C, 2012, c-print on metallic paper mounted on Dibond, dimensions: 40 x 30 cm
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Cactus Frottage B, 2012, c-print on metallic paper mounted on Dibond, dimensions: 40 x 30 cm
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Cactus Frottage H, 2012, c-print on metallic paper mounted on Dibond, dimensions: 45 x 30 cm
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Cactus Frottage J, 2012, c-print on metallic paper mounted on Dibond, dimensions: 61 x 30 cm
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Wabi-sabi, 2015, nylon, thread, steel carabiners, black sand, recinto stone, variable dimensions
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Wabi-sabi (detail), 2015, nylon, thread, steel carabiners, black sand, recinto stone, variable dimensions
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Biosphere 4, 2015, tin, polyester, Plexiglass, clay, Siempre viva plant, dimensions: 44.8 x 23.5 x 23.5 cm
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Biosphere 3, 2015, tin, polyester, Plexiglass, clay, Siempre viva plant, dimensions: 44.8 x 23.5 x 23.5 cm
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Dorveille, 2015, nylon, hilo, pintura, mosquetones de acero, piedra Recinto, dimensions: 43 x 38 x 23.5 cm
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Dorveille (detail), 2015, nylon, thread, paint, steel carabiners, Recinto stone, dimensions: 43 x 38 x 23.5 cm
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Higher Future (Agave), 2015, concrete, steel, Comex paint pots, paint, wood, sealer, plants, soil, dimensions: 295 x 90 x 90 cm
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Higher Future (Agave) (detail), 2015, concrete, steel, Comex paint pots, paint, wood, sealer, plants, soil, dimensions: 339 x 65 x 65 cm
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Higher Future (Cactus), 2015, concrete, steel, Comex paint pots, paint, wood, sealer, plants, soil, dimensions: 339 x 65 x 65 cm
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Sian Ka’an 3, from the series Stargazer, 2015, Lightjet print on metallic paper with resin coating and aluminum frame, dimensions: 186.1 x 124.1 x 3.3 cm
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Yautepec 1, from the series Stargazer, 2015, Lightjet print on metallic paper, resin coating, aluminum frame, dimensions: 186.1 x 124.1 x 3.3 cm
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Yautepec 2, from the series Stargazer, 2015, Lightjet print on metallic paper, resin coating, aluminum frame, dimensions: 186.1 x 124.1 x 3.3 cm
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Darvaza, 2011, single channel color HD video with sound, variable dimensions
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Black Sand Beach, 2011, HD color film with sound, variable dimensions
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Dôme, 2011, Super 8 film with sound transferred to DVD, variable dimensions
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Cactus Agapé, 2016, looped color HD video, 1'21'', no sound, variable dimensions