Mariana Castillo Deball

Mariana Castillo Deball
México City, 1975
Vive a Amsterdam e a Berlino

2002-2003 Postgraduate program Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands
1998- 1999 M A Philosophy. Iberoamerican University. Mexico, DF
1993- 1997 M A Fine art. National University of Mexico.

Mostre Personali

Amparo Museum Puebla, Puebla, MX (upcoming)

Feathered Changes, Serpent Disappearances, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, USA

Chronotopo, Musée régional d’art contemporai Languedoc-Roussillon, Sérignan, France

¿Quién medirá el espacio, quién me dirá el momento?, Museo de arte contemporáneo de oaxaca maco, Oaxaca,Mexico

Vista de Ojos, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, MX

Parergon, Austellung zum Preis der Nationalgalerie 2013, Hemburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany

Moi-Peau, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, Portugal

Palavra e pedra solta nao tem volta, Mendes Wood, Sala leste. Sao Paulo, Brazil

Tamoanchan, pinksummer, Genova Italy

TEOR/éTuca, San José, Costa Rica

CCA Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Chisenhale Gallery London, UK

Trinomial cube, Fondazione Edoardo Garrone, Genova, Italy

Zurich Art Prize, Haus Konstuktiv, Zurich, Swiss

Galerie Barbara Wien Wilma Lukatsch, Berlin, Germany.

Este Desorden construido, autoriza geologicas sorpresas a la memoriam as abdonada. Museo experimental El Eco, Mexico City, Mexico.

Figures don‘t lie but liar can figure, pinksummer, Genova, Italy.

Between you and the image of you that reaches me.

Museum of Latinoamerican Art, Long beach, CA

SCHAU ORT Elisabeth Kaufmann + Christiane Buentgen, Zurich, Switzerland

Kaleidoscopic Eye, Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, Switzerland.

DO UT DES. Objectif_exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium.

Nobody was tomorrow. Barbara Wien, Berlin

Estas Ruinas que ves. Museum of contemporary Art Carrillo Gil, Mexico City

Time takes no time in a story. Adamski gallery, Aachen, Germany

Institute of Chance. Prix de Rome. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Never odd or Even. Marres, Center for contemporary art, Maastricht, NL

Interlude: The reader’s traces. Intervention in the National library in Paris, Public library in New York and the

National library in Berlin. Contributions by: Paul Elliman,

Hubert Czerepok, Dario Gamboni, Raimundas Malasauskas, Harry Mathews, Peter Piller,

Manuel Raeder, Steve Rushton, Enrique Vila-Matas.

To look for a needle in a haystack. Stephan Adamsky gallery, Aachen, Germany.

Nine chains to the moon. Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL

The wall and the books: 987 words stolen from a library. Library and gallery space

Jan van Eyck Academie. Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Stochastic Archives. Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros. México DF.


A Universal History of Infamy, LACMA, Los Angeles, United States

While I was also Listening To …, La criée – centre d‘art contemporain, Rennes, France

The Politics of Archeology (working title), Kadist, Paris, France

Tamawuj, Sharjah Biennial 13, Sharjah, UAE

Universal History of Infamy, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA

Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs, Parasite, Hong Kong

Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs, Bangkok

Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Jakarta, Indonesia

¿Cómo vivir mejor con menos?, Bienal FEMSA, Monterrey, MX

Incerteza Viva, 32nd São Paolo Biennial, BRA

Proyecto líquido. Deseo, Alumnos 47, Mexico city, MX

rainbow caravan, Aichi Triennale, Nagoya City Art Museum, JP

SITElines2016. Much wider than a line, SITE Santa Fe, US

In The Belly of the Whale, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, NL
Liverpool Biennale, UK

30th Anniversary Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, AT

Riddle of the Burial Grounds, Project Arts Centre, Dublin

The Art of Preservation, Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen, Germany

Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim, Guggenheim NY, USA

Panorama, The High Line, NYC, USA

Ce qui ne sert pas s’ oublie, CAPC Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France

Sebald Variations, CCCB Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Spain

The Parliament of Things, Firstsite, Colchester, GB

Biennal of the America, Denver, Colorado, USA

Beyond Borders, Beaufort Triennal of contemporary art by the sea, 5th edition, Beaufort, Belgium

Suppleness and Rigidity – The Art of the Fold, Kunstraum Alexander Burkle, Freiburg, Germany

Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, The Solomom R.Guggenheim Foundation and UBS, New York, USA

8th Berlin Berlinnale, Germany

Everthing is About to Happen: An ongoing archive of artists’s books selected by Gregorio Magnani, Corvi-Mora, London, UK

Arquelògicas, Matadero, Madrid, Spain

dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany Prims. Drawing from 1990-2012, National Museum of Norway Printin, Museum of Modern Art, New York The Future Lasts

Forever, Konstcentrum Gavle, Sweden

54th Venice Biennale Illuminations. Never odd or Even, Grimm Museum, Berlin, Germany.

Section Folkloriquel /Cabinet de Curiosités, Zeeusws Museum, Zeeland. NL. La Vie Mode d’Emploi (Life A User’s Manual), Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, BE.

Homo Ludens, Motive Gallery, Amsterdam, NL.Mexicall / Resisting the present, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico.

The Eye is a Lonely Hunter – Images of Humankind, 4. Fotofestival Mannheim Heidelberg Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Inanimate beings, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain

Magical Consciousness, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK.

What about this, Galerie Andreas Huber, Wien, Austria


Fleeting Stories/ Historias Fugaces, LABoral, Gijon, Spain. Amikejo, 2-men-show (Mariana Castillo Deball/Irene Kopelman (uqbar)), MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain.

Mexicall / Resisting the present, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France.

Shadow Boxing, Royal College of Art: Curating Contemporary Art MA, London, UK.

Æther – Une proposition de Christoph Keller, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.

Ars viva award 09/10 – Geschichte/History, Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany; Migros Museum, Zurich.

Panamericana Group show curated by Jens Hofman. Kurimanzutto Gallery, Mexico City

Sao Paulo Biennale, Residency, July-October, 2010, Capacete

No Soul For Sale, Festival of independents, presenting with Peep-Hole.Tate Modern, London

Ginger Goodwin Way, OR gallery, Vancouver, Canada

For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there, Touring exhibition: Museum of

Contemporary Art in Detroit; ICA, London; de Appel, Amsterdam; Culturgest, Lisbon

Ars viva award, History, Museum Wiesbaden, Germany.

El Patio de mi casa, Cordoba, Spain.

Athens biennial, Heaven, Athens, Greece.

The Happy Interval, Tulips & Roses, Vilnius, Lithuania.

What are we going to do after we’ve done what we’re doing to do next? MACBA, Contemporary Art Museum, Barcelona, Spain.

Paper exhibition, Artist space, New York.

The Malady of Writing, MACBA Contemporary Art Museum, Barcelona, Spain.

A Fantasy for Allan Kaprow, Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, Egipt.

For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there, Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis, USA.

Performa, Lectures and exhibition at Cabinet Magazine Space, New York, USA.

Sequelism: Part 3, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK.

Extranjeros en la cultura y en la tecnología, Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Chapter 2 (the repetition), Parc Culturel de Rentilly, France..

22nd Ateliers Internationaux, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France.

Galeria Sentimental, Tensta konsthall, Stokolm, Sweeden.

Salon of the revolution, 29th Youth Salon, Zagreb, Croatia.

One of these things is not like the other things, 1/9 unosunove, Rome, Italy

Manifesta 7, Rovereto, Italy. In collaboration with Irene Kopelman, uqbar.

Shanghai Biennale, China

Blackboxing at artistspace, (screening) New York, USA

Master Humphrey’s Clock, De appel, Amsterdam, NL

Sensitive Timelines, 26cc, Rome, Italy

Object, The Undeniable Success Of Operations, SMBA, Amsterdam, NL

Seven Times Two or Three, CUBITT, London

Selective Knowledge, The National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation / MIET, Athens, Greece

A for Alibi, De appel, Amsterdam, NL

Transacciones Filosóficas, Historical Observatory, Córdoba Argentina

The Book, Heidelberg Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany

Extraordinary Rendition, NoguerasBlachard, Barcelona

The last piece of John Fare, GB Agency, Paris

Blackboxing, Project, Dublin

24th Memorial Nadežda Petrovic, Cacak, Serbia

Just in Time, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

10 Defining Experiments, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA

Concerning knowledge, BAK, Utrecht, Netherlands

Resonances, Stuk, Leuven, Belgium, and Artis, Den Bosch, Netherlands

A place in Time, Campr Street, San Antonio TX

Redo/Undo, Fridericianum, Kassel

Mercury in Retrograde, De Appel, Amsterdam

Friends and Enemies. Gagosian Gallery , Berlin

“Today, November 20” If I can’t dance – I don’t want to be part of your revolution Production in sequences Leiden, NL

Tropical Abstraction, Stedelijk Bureau, Amsterdam

9th Baltic Triennial of Art, BMW

Contemporary art center Vilnius, Lituania

“Blackboxing” f I can’t dance – I don’t want to be part of your revolution Production in sequences, Utrecht, NL

5a Bienal de Artes Visuales del Mercosur, Porto Alegre, Brasil, September 30, 2005

Bucket Brigade. Burlington City Arts, Firehouse Center for Contemporary art.

Black Friday. Galerie Kamm, Berlin

GPB 2004. Galeri Pastor Bonus. Exteresa Arte Actual, Ciudad de México.

Valenzuela y Klenner Arte Contemporaneo, Bogotá. Fotogalleriet, Oslo.

Outside of a Dog: Paperbacks and Other Books by Artists

Baltic, International center for contemporary art Gateshead, England.

“24/7”. New York – Vilnius, CAC, Vilnus, Lituania

20 million mexicans can’t be wrong, Southampton gallery, UK

En un mar en el que no se nada. Paris Photo, Project Room

Aparentemente Sublime. Museum of Modern art, Mexico City.

every piece is the show luxe projects, NYC

PULPA. Arte, literatura, moda, diseño y algo más Centro de Arte

Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam. La Habana, Cuba.

Titel folgt Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany.

Volkskrant Regular (True Type) de Volkskrant, Amsterdam.

Bonnefanten magazine, Maastricht

A to Z. Museum in progress.Viena, Austria.

Registro/Registre. Galeria Banyoles, Spain.

Se rendre a l’evidence. Centre Culturel du Mexique. Paris, France.

XI Bienal Internacional, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

Los libros de otros. Museo de la ciudad de México.

Gráfica actual. Instituto de artes gráficas de Oaxaca.

Exposición colectiva. MUCA Roma.

City editings. ZMVM: Zona Metropolitana del valle de México.Instituto Goethe. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

El arte de los libros de artista: Homenaje a Ulises

Carrión. Biblioteca México.

Exhibición de cortometrajes. Centro de la imagen, Mexico city.

2013 First Prize, Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst, Berlin, DE
2012 Zurich Art Prize, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, CH
2009 Ars-viva award, History, DE
2004 Prix de Rome/first prize. Amsterdam, NL
2002 Grant for postgraduate studies CONACULTA (National Council for the culture and arts) México
2001 Young artists Grant. National Council for the culture and arts, MX

2016 18th Street Art Centre, Los Angeles, USA
2012 Cove Park, Henry Moore Foundation, Scotland, UK
2011 DAAD residency, Berlin, DE
2010 Capacete, Sao Paulo, BRA. Residency July–October, 2010
2009 Capacete, Rio de Janeiro, BRA. Residency March-June, 2009
2008 22e ateliers internationaux of Frac des Pays de la Loire, FR
2006 Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, grant
2001 Grant Unesco/Ashberg. Vila Nova de Cerveira, PT

Mariana Castillo Deball. Parergon, exhibition catalogue for Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, ed. By Melanie Roumiguière, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2014.

Ixiptla is a journal on trajectories of Anthropology, edited by Mariana Castillo Deball, published at bom dia boa tarde boa noite:
Vol. I (English) was published on the occasion of Expedite Expression, 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2014.
Vol. II (English and German) was published on the occasion of Parergon, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, 2014.
Vol. III (Spanish) was published on the occasion of Who will measure the space, who will tell me the time?, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, 2015.

Uncomfortable Objects, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, 2012

Finding Oneself Outside:
Published on the occasion of dOCUMENTA (13),
bom dia boa tarde boa noite, 2012

Never odd or Even, Volume II, bom dia boa tarde boa noite, 2011

Coyote Anthropology: A Conversation in Words and Drawings,

Mariana Castillo Deball & Roy Wagner, Series: dOCUMENTA (13): 100 Notizen – 100 Gedanken No. 024. Hatje Cantz, 2011

Philosophical Transactions, Uqbar Foundation, 2009
Kaleidoscopic Eye, Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, 2009

Fuga di un piano. Manifesta 7, Rovereto, Italy, 2008

Estas Ruinas que ves/These Ruins you see. Museo Carrillo Gil/CONACULTA, México 2008

A for Alibi, Uqbar Foundation/Sternberg press, 2007

Today: November 30, 2006. Newspaper

Today: November 20, 2005. Newspaper

Interlude: The reader’s traces. Jan van Eyck Academie / revolver, 2005

Never odd or Even. Marres, center for contemporary art/revolver, 2005

An interview with a goalkeeper about chance, intelligence and humour, Jan van Eyck Academie, 2003

Time containers. Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg, 2004

Rocket scientists breakfast. Contribution for D-magazine, 2003

An interview with a goalkeeper about chance, intelligence and humour, Jan van Eyck Academie. In the context of the show To look for a needle in a haystack, 2003

No one can win against kipple. In collaboration with Hubert Czerepok. Maastricht, NL: Jan van Eyck Academie, 2003

Interlude: The reader’s traces. Poster and inserts in the context of the library project
Contributions by: Paul Elliman, Dario Gamboni, Raimundas Malasauskas, Harry Mathews, Peter Piller, Manuel Raeder, Steve Rushton, Enrique Vila-Matas, 2003

Penser/Classer. Edited by the Jan van Eyck Academie, 2002

Monuments Vilnius In Early Edition of the 24/7 newspaper (exh. cat.: 24/7 Wilno – Nueva York, Visa Para). Vilnius. LT: Contemporary Art Centre (CAC)

Monuments or souvernirs. In Proceeding #1: DAKAR 5-19/05/2002 (pp. 136-141). Maastricht, NL: Jan van Eyck Academie

Artist’s books. Edition with Martha Hellion and Issa Maria Benítez, Turner, 2003

Conferences/ Talks/ Teaching
Lecture event with Mathew Robb, Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, US

Lecture, Miércoles de SOMA, SOMA, Mexico City, MX

since 2015 Sculpture professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Muenster

Lecture, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, US

Conversation with Chris Gosden, Chisenhale Gallery, London.

Screening and lecture, CCA, Glasgow

Memory Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, 2012

Dialogue, Bice Curiger and Mariana Castillo Deball, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich

Guest tutoring, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, NL

Dialogue zur Kunst und Architektur, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, CH with Laurent Bartholdi, from

Mathematics Institute Göttingen

Prodoc Art&Science, discussion with Dario Gamboni, Nina Zschocke and phd students, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, CH

Never odd or Even, performance, dOCUMENTA, Kassel, DE

08.06.12 Abraham Cruzvillegas and Mariam Ghani

26.07.12 with Mario Bellatin, Michael Portnoy and Eva Scharrer

14.09.12 with Marcos Lutyens and Anna Szaflarski

Blackbox, dOCUMENTA, Kassel, DE, Michael Taussig, Paul Chan and Mariana Deball

Lecture, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe, DE

Lecture, Fondazione march, Padova, IT

Never odd or Even, performance, SOMA, Mexico city, MX

26.01.12 Maia Fernandez Miret and Daniel Saldaña

Never odd or Even, performance, Grimmuseum, Berlin

01.10.11 Ana Teixeira Pinto and Armando Andrade Tudela

22.10.11 Sophie Goltz and Ingo Niermann

Lecture, UdK Seminar Ariane Beyn, Berlin

Map Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London.

In collaboration with Amalia Pica

Lecture, No Soul For Sale, Tate Modern, London

Lecture, AAMAM/Capacete, Sao Paulo, Brazil 2010 Workshop together with Irene Kopelman. Within the exhibition The Malady of Writing, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain

Seeing and Naming, Honours Class Seminar, Institute for

Practice-based Research in the Arts, The Hague, NL

Workshop, Master of art in public sphere (MAPS). Geneva, Switzerland

Roger Caillois and the ‘kaleidoscopic intelligence’, Lecture. Université de Genève, unité d’histoire de l’art ACTUALITE DE LA RECHERCHE. MA d’histoire de l’art,
prof. Dario Gamboni Workshop, Master of art in public sphere (MAPS). Geneva, Sankt Gallen

Philosophical Transactions, Book presentation, Centro Cultural España Córdoba-Buenos Aires, Argentina Uqbar (Irene Kopelman, Mariana Castillo Deball)

Sobre a insconstancia da alma salvagem, Workshop and Lecture. Capacete, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Libre Tiraje: Primer Encuentro de gráfica y escritura. Lecture. Oaxaca, México

Un ojo, dos ojos y tres ojos, Workshop together with Irene Kopelman. CAAM, Canarias, Spain

Hacia una ecuación personal/Towards a personal equation, lecure in the context of the coloquium: Extranjeros en la cultura y en la tecnología, Espacio Fundación Telefónica de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Estas Ruinas que ves/These Ruins you see, book presentation.

Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico city. With: Jesse Lerner, Renato Gonzalez Mello, Manuel Raeder and Adam Sellen

Storytelling, Seminar by Uqbar (Kopelman, Deball), for the MA students of the PZ Intitute, Rotterdam.
November 2007–January 2008

Memories Encased: Collecting and Inventing Our Cultural Memory, Symposium, October 9, 10, 11, 2007 in Mérida, Yucatán.
National University

Contemporary Archaeology, Workshop for the students at the School of Arts, Mérida, Yucatán

Concerning Knowledge Production, BAK, Utrecht, NL
Libraries and Contemporary Art
Conference, in collaboration with Dario Gamboni
Bibliotheque National de France, Paris

A for Alibi. Symposium. Universiteits Museum, Utrecht

Curating the library, DeSingel, Antwerp

Blackboxing, Espacio 111, Mexico City

Interlude: the reader’s traces. Booklaunch – lecture.
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Never Odd or Even. Lecture, Marres, center for contemporary art

International Summer School in the History of Science
University Museum, Utrecht, 3–16 July 2005

Institute of Chance. Lecture in the context of the series “Contemporary history” Marres, center for contemporary art, Maastricht, NL

Time containers. Workshop. Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg. In collaboration with Manuel Raeder

Monday Night. 16 Beaver. New York, US:

Souvenirs or Monuments Launch of Proceeding #1: Dakar 5–19/05/2002. Amsterdam, NL: Stedelijk Museum/Jan van Eyck Academie

Altri Progetti
Mariana Castillo is founder together with Irene Kopelman of Uqbar, an initiative that connects art with different Areas knowledge.

Collezioni Pubbliche
JUMEX Collection, Mexico City, Mexico
Castello di Rivoli, Turin
CA2M (Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo) , Móstoles, Madrid, Spain
Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) Stuttgart, Germany
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Schwitzerland
The Fundación Cisneros/colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (FC/CPPC), Caracas/New York
Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Germany
Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco