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Jimena Mendoza
  Participated in the Following Exhibitions Current Exhibition: "TRACES" <2013>
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Jimena Mendoza

Jimena Mendoza (Mexico City) - Mendoza studied at Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado (ENPEG) “La Esmeralda,” in Mexico City, from 1998 to 2003. The same year she specialized in Pedagogy of Arts at the Centro Nacional de las Artes (CENART) and in 2008-2009, specialized in the Arts Appliqué program at the L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure Des Arts Decoratifs (ENSAD), Paris, France. She was awarded the Jóvenes Creadores grant by Fondo Nacional de la Cultural y las Artes (FONCA) in both 2003-2004, and 2011-2012. In 2004, she participated in Interventions at Centro Nacional de las Artes. In 2006, she was in residency at Banff Centre, Alberta-Canada and in 2008 at The Brownstone Foundation, Paris France.

Through researching native cultures, Mendoza seeks to come closer to understanding unique cosmovisions and formats for constructing, organizing, and symbolizing distinct cultural realities. Mendoza’s intention is to recuperate and work with various cultural aspects to unveil both the coincidences and contradictions of human construction. Rather than searching for pure traditional forms, the artist seeks to discover the alloys, hybrids, syncretism, and impure states that lead to a deeper discussion and dialogue on influence, adaptability, and cultural perseverance.