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Tania Candiani

Born in 1974 in Mexico City, Mexico
Lives and work in Mexico City, Mexico

My research processes take as starting point language, text, the political implications of the domestic, of what is public and private, and of “the others.”
Translate strategies amongst systems –linguistic, visual, phonic– and practices, generates equivalences and associations, where there is a constant nostalgia for the obsolete, that makes me consider the discursive content of artifacts and on the former projections of future. In this quest, I have gathered interdisciplinary work teams that contribute from their diverse knowledge fields and specific skills to archive poetic intersections amongst art and technology.


Textiles have been present in my work as tailoring, as a narrative resource and as labor, socially embedded with meaning. Tailoring as design is a contact point with architecture, where the space distribution of the plans as sewing patterns re-signifying the idea of inhabited space or the utopia of an space that could be inhabited.


My creative processes continue linked with language, and my intention is increasingly oriented towards the materiality of sound, the idea of the automaton, the possibilities of mechanisms and the sensible experience with architecture.

Exhibitions (selection)
2012 – Cinco variaciones sobre circunstancias fónicas y una pausa – Laboratorio de Arte Alameda. México, D.F.
2012 – Plataforma Sonora – Hotel Condesa DF. Mexico City.
2011 – XI Bienal de Cuenca. Cuenca, Ecuador.
2011 – SF>DF>TJ>GOT – University of Gothenburg, Suecia.
2011 – DF-SF-TJ – Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. San Francisco Ca, U.S.
2010- Tania Candiani: From Floor Plans to Confection Patterns: Apartment Houses in New York City,1900-1914 – Upper Main Gallery, Abrons Art Centre. New York.
2010 – Espectrografías. Memorias e Historia MUAC. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Mexico City.
2010 – Trienal Internacional del Caribe. Museo de Arte Moderno. Santo Domingo, Rep. Dominicana.
2010 – Citizen Participant – Darb 1718. Cairo, Egypt.
2009 – Textile 09. Textile Biennial. Textile 09. Kaunas, Lituania.
2009 – Battleground. Tania Candiani & Regina Jose Galindo – Rubin Center. University of El Paso. Texas.
2008 – XI Cairo Bienial. Palace of Arts. Cairo, Egypt.

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