NAHUM B. ZENIL BIOGRAPHY

Birthplace:  Chicontepec, Veracruz, Mexico, 1947.
currently lives in México City and Tenango del Aire.

Education: La Esmeralda and La Nacional de Maestros.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

1997   Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York

1996   The Mexican Museum, San Francisco

1994   Galeria de Art Mexicano, Mexico City

1992   Galeria de Art Mexicano, Mexico City

1991   Nahum B. Zenil...Presents, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Mexico

1990   Parallel Project: Los Angeles, San Antonio, Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art/New York

1988   Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art, New York

1985   Galeria de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City

1983   Galeria de la Secretaria de Hacienda Y Credito Publico, Mexico City

1982   Museo Carillo Gil, Mexico City

1980   Casa de Arte CREA, Mexico City

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1995   "Cartographies" traveling exhibition: Canada and US

1993   "Cien pintores mexicanos" Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey

1992   "Artistas jovenes" Caracas, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo

1991   "Through the Paths of Echoes" traveling exhibition: US

1990   "Mexico: Out of the Profane" Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide

       "Aspects of Contemporary Mexican Painting" The Americas Society, New York

1986   "Memento Mori" Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City

1985   "Mexico: The New Generation" San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas

1984   "Mexican Art" Gothemburg, Stockholm, London

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Cartographies. With text by Paulo Henkenhof, Ivo Mesquita and Justo Pastor Mellado. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1993.

Debroise, Olivier. "Nahum, Nahum, Nahum." In Nuevos momentos del arte mexicano/New Moments in Mexican Art, 83-84, Mexico City, New York: 1990.

Emerich, Luis Carlos. "Nahum B. Zenil: El morbo y la lira." In Figuraciones y desfiguros de los 80's, 151-54. Mexico City: Editorial Diana, 1989.

100 Artists Against AIDS/100 artistas contra el SIDA. Mexico City: Centro Cultural de San Angel, 1993.

Merewether, Charles. Mexico Out of the Profane. Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide Festival of Arts, 1990.

Peden , Margaret Sayers. Out of the Volcano: Portraits of Contemporary Mexican Artists. Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.

Rooted Visions. With texts by Carla Stellweg, Teresa del Conde, Andres de Luna and Gobi Stromberg de Pellizzi. New York: Contemporary Museum of Hispanic Art, 1989.

Sullivan, Edward J. Memory Made Palpable. New York: Mary-Anne Martin/Fine Art, 1989.

Fischer, Susana, "Se busca, en la Galeria de Arte" interview with Nahum B. Zenil, El Nacional, 8 October 1992.

Sullivan, Edward J., "Nahum Zenil's Auto-iconography (Mexican-ness in Mexican Painting of the Eighties)," Arts Magazine, November 1988, 86-91.

"Reiterativo opus gay de Nahum B. Zenil," Proceso, 3 February 1989.