b. 1979, Mexico

Tania Pérez Córdova Biography

Tania Pérez Córdova (b. 1979, Mexico) quiet and contemplative works relate to temporality and the lifespan of objects. With her installations having often been likened to film sets, she uses language to situate each work within a larger narrative, forgoing the autonomy of objects in favour of their integral role within a nexus. Her practice spans across media, incorporating sculpture, photography, found objects, and activation or performance. Objects function as characters in Córdova's installations. With her guidance and care they seem to undergo narrative arcs and inherent changes. Verbal clues in artwork titles incite the viewer to consider both the lifespan of the object and the practices and actions that were involved in its making. She considers media in an abstract sense, often embedding actions and situations into an object as a material itself. Such references to the world beyond the sculpture itself create a vivid sense of time and space outside the gallery. She strategically widens the nuanced relationship between artwork and viewer to include external places, people, and actions.

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Tania Pérez Córdova has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2017) and Kunsthalle Basel (2018). Her works have been included in a number of institutional exhibitions including the Aichi Triennale (2019), SITE Santa Fe (2018), the Gwangju Biennale (2016), the New Museum Triennial (2015), and the Shanghai Biennial (2012). Her works can be found in the permanent collections of the MCA Chicago, the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, and the Coleccion Cisneros.

Text courtesy Tina Kim Gallery

Tania Pérez Córdova Featured Artworks

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Contour #9 by Tania Pérez Córdova contemporary artwork sculpture
Tania Pérez Córdova Contour #9, 2021 Bronze poured into sand
150 x 100 cm
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Contour #5 by Tania Pérez Córdova contemporary artwork sculpture
Tania Pérez Córdova Contour #5, 2020 Bronze poured into sand
50 x 100 x 2 cm
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Short Sight Box by Tania Pérez Córdova contemporary artwork works on paper
Tania Pérez Córdova Short Sight Box, 2020 Imprint of a series of holes dug in a field, earth, plant roots, plaster, mesh, enamel paint, and various materials
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Panorama by Tania Pérez Córdova contemporary artwork painting
Tania Pérez Córdova Panorama, 2020 Professional airbrush sunless spray tan on canvas
210 x 116 cm
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Contours #1 by Tania Pérez Córdova contemporary artwork sculpture
Tania Pérez Córdova Contours #1, 2020 Bronze poured into sand
207 x 85 x 2 cm
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To wink, to cry by Tania Pérez Córdova contemporary artwork sculpture
Tania Pérez Córdova To wink, to cry, 2020 Marble, copper cast, artificial tears, cosmetic contact lens, a person wearing one contact lens of a colour different to her/his eyes occasionally
81.3 x 12.4 x 12.4 cm
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Iron Rain by Tania Pérez Córdova contemporary artwork sculpture
Tania Pérez Córdova Iron Rain, 2020 Graphite crucible, zinc
28 x 28 x 27 cm
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Paisaje V by Tania Pérez Córdova contemporary artwork sculpture
Tania Pérez Córdova Paisaje V, 2018 Aluminium, plastic bag, soap, fragment of a fence cast in its own mould
76 x 97 x 3 cm
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