Javier Fresneda is a Spanish artist based in Mexico.
By combining the allegorical montage of images and materials, Fresneda translates historical narratives as fables in which notions of authenticity and totality are questioned and forced to collapse.
Recent works use sculpture series and installations based on the materialization of gestures and processes taken from digital cultures, the revision of colonial iconographies as historical caricatures, and the conflation of original patrimonial samples with forgeries and anonymous objects.
Fresneda holds a PhD in Art Practice by the University of California San Diego (United States). He obtained an MFA in the Contemporary Art Program of the UEM-European University of Madrid (Spain) and is part of ELa – École Libre d’architecture Paris (France).
Some of their most relevant projects and interventions have been presented in places such as: Queens Museum (US), CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, (Spain), Deep Time University at MCASD – Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego (US), AKV St. Joost (the Netherlands), SOMA Mexico, MataderoMadrid (Spain), Kunsthaus Bethanien (Germany), Paralelos MANIFESTA 8 (Spain) and VentoSul Biennial (Brazil).
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