For over 13 years, Gina Arizpe was a member of the Mexican collective marcelaygina, from which her main artistic strategies continues to define her work in a practice that keeps away from the studio as a space for thinking but rather move into the street and display her work as an intermediary of the socio-aesthetic transactions and leave the paper document as key witness of the work in process. But unlike the collective work, the artist now assumes a social and intellectual responsibility for herself and role where the protagonism (in the manner of the performance) is covered by the action and the traces derived from it.
Born in Mexico City in 1972, Arizpe studied a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the School of Visual Arts at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León and completed postgraduate studies in that same university. She presented more than ten solo exhibitions, among which List, The Art Palace, Madrid Spain (2013), On the carpet, the Aviary in the city of Puebla, Mexico (2012), Rugs Textiles, Invoices Social, Open Circuit project intervention on the façade of the Hotel Habita, Mexico, DF (2011), Checkpoint, Museo de Arte Carillo Gil, Mexico City (2010), To order call us or dial 1800 the pink punks, Art Room Público Siqueiros, Facade Project, Mexico City (2010).
In addition, she participated to over 40 group exhibitions since 1997 in various cities in Mexico, USA, Colombia and Europe. Among others, Ibi Et Nunc, Art Center i Fabre Coats, Barcelona, Es. (2014), Hic et nuc. MUCA Rome, Mexico, DF (2014), The Fragmented Body, LIMAC, Madrid, Es. (2013), Home Affairs, Peter Kilchmann Galeria, Mexico, DF Mx. (2012), The crusher, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Art. San Francisco, Ca USA (2012), eat and go, Martinos, Ciudad Juarez, Mx. (2012), Reflections on the Concept of Archival, General Archive of the Nation, Mexico, DF Mx. (2011), Mexico Políctica / Poetics, San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, Cal. Nordiska Akvarellmuseet USA and Sweden. (2011), Contemporary Video Art from Israel, Japan and Mexico, Special Focus: The Humorous, Redcat, Los Angeles, Cal., E. ua (2011), Mexican / New Zealand Gambia Castle, Auckland., New Zealand (2010), Emerging Art Biennial Monterrey 08 CCNL, Monterrey, NL, Mx, (2008), Viva Mexico !, Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw , Poland. (2007), New Lions International Forum of Cultures in the Arts Centre II Monterrey, Mx, (2007), Declarations, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Es. (2005) Establishment in Movimento, National Center for Arts, Mexico City, Mx. (2004), Art Hall Bancomer, Mueso of Modern Art, Mexico City Mx. (2002), Axis Mexico. Cosmopolitan Common objects and actions, Art Museum of San Diego, San Diego, Ca, USA (2002), 5th. Bienal Monterrey FEMSA, Monterrey, N. L., Mx. (2001), No Commercial Value, Mexican Cultural Center, Paris, Fr. (2001), IV Performance Festival Cali, Cali, Col. (2001), Fotonoviembre, Mexican Cultural Center in France, Paris, Fr. (2000) , FIAC, Bf Gallery 15, Paris, Fr. (1999), among others.
Her work has received awards and prizes acquisition such as Emerging Art, Monterrey Biennial 2008 and a Mention for Plastic Nuevo Leon, 2006, she has been the recipient of the Young Artists Fellowship from the National Fund for Culture and the Arts CONACULTA in 2003, with the project “We would like to answer a few question” and the grant from the National System of Creators of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts CONACULTA emission from 2010 to 2013 with the project “Facturas Social”.