Plinio Avila

Snapshots’ is a set of photographs of museum visitors taking pictures of artwork. For them, as for the artist in this series, the camera is a tool for creating images, capturing the moment, seize their environment and placed in him: ‘I was here / there’. These images represent the complex filter of perception that access to the technology of digital photography has created between the artwork and the viewer: the work of art that poses (in some cases), the brilliant image camera screen, the eye of the photographer, the camera of Pliny, Pliny, the printed image and finally the observer. The need to capture ‘the moment’ rather than ‘experience’ Aureate dilutes the value of the first work that becomes an excuse. Snapshots introduces performers and spectators the open question of why and what do images.


Color Print on cotton paper acid free
Polptych of 12
Edition of 12 + 1 Edition Proof + 1 Exhibition Copy
12 by 12 inches each

Plinio Avila presents his work as reflective notes. From painting, video, drawing and photography, his works are attempts at adaptation. A negotiation between dreams and reality. Art as the best travel companion in the roving and winding journey of the artist who, like many contemporaries, living their everyday between different cities. The constant non-place, transit and remote project work characterized a kind of personal globalization. Changes in culture, climate, language, diet and even personality make identity a more complex, more permeable, less radical and more minority as a minority, to the point of individuality. “ The destination loses meaning to the importance of the journey.

PLINIO AVILA ( Lives and works in Zacatecas, Zac. Mexico and Brussels, Belgium. Education: Tamarind Institute; Awarded by Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Belgium. Grant from the Junge Akademie at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany. Director of Museograbado, Printstudio Muno and artistic director of the non-museum of contemporary art, Zacatecas, Zac. Mexico. Solo Shows: 2010 Snapshots | EDS | GALERIA, Mexico City, Mexico. 2009 Accredo ergo sum, Museum of Contemporary Art ‘8 ‘, Aguascalientes, Ags. Mexico. 2008 La probabilidad de Dios, | EDS | GALERIA, Mexico City Mexico, Los tres viajes, EMI, Madrid, Spain; Involution, Freeman Gallery, Aardenburg, Netherlands. Inscape 2007, Gallery De Stijl. Heusden-Zolder, Belgium; Thirty Pilgrim Notes MOBAC Brussels, Belgium. Group Exhibitions: 2010 Die Wiederkehr der Landschaft, ADK Berlin, Germany. 2009 Texts-Works, EDS Galería, Mexico City, Mexico. 2008 Take the Doll, Freeman Gallery. Aardenburg, Netherlands; Croyances quotidiennes, Campus Universitario de Strasbourg, France. Curating Contest 2007 La Louisiane, Galerie Olivier Robert. Paris, France; My turn to CECUT sculpture project, Tijuana. BCN, Mexico, 2006 Barrack, IN & OUT HISK, Antwerp, Belgium; Mise en Scène, MAMA. Rotterdam, Netherlands; Déjeuner sur l’Herbe, Vlaamse Ardennen, Belgium; Leere X Vision, MARTA-Herforder Radewig. Herford, Germany; Che fare?, Open Studios, HISK. Antwerp, Belgium, 2005 An Orchestrated reduction, Schrijnwerkerij. Geel, Belgium; Introducing ... IN & OUT HISK, Antwerp, Belgium, 2003 Salon de Arte Bancomer, MAM, Mexico City Mexico; Dialogos inciertos, SHCP. Mexico, D.F. Mexico, 2001 Grand Prix Omnilife, Guadalajara, Jal. Mexico.