Ana Gómez

Ana Gómez is a Mexicana visual artist, designer and cultural manager with a BA in Graphic Design by the Universidad Autonoma del Noroeste and a Masters in Visual Arts by the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Her work drifts through design, Conceptual art and Participatory art.  Member of Colectivo 2.50 and Central de Experimentación Artística, and founding member of Innovando la Tradición A.C. (2008-2013). Her collaboration with Arta Ceramica and Colectivo 1050º, has yielded some of their most succesful products.

 

She has had solo exhibitions in Argentina and  Mexico. And has participated in more than 60 group exhibitions in Mexico, USA, Cuba, Paraguay, Argentina, South Korea, Japan, China, Belgium, Portugal and Spain. She has been a grant holder for the Fondo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes de Coahuila (2006-2007 and 2010-2011); the Centro Multimedia and CONACULTA (2010); the Jovenes Creadores program (2008-2009) and Residencias Artisticas del FONCA (2011). Has participated in art interventions in public spaces in Mexico, Ecuador and Argentina. She has received the following awards: First prize in the 4a Bienal Nacional de Arte Visual de la UAEM; second prize in the IV Bienal de Cerámica Utilitaria Museo Franz Mayer and the first prize in the Primer Concurso de Escultura Concretarte.

 

Her work is part of collections in the Museo de Aveiro, Portugal, Museu de Cerámica de l'Alcora, Spain, Icocult and Museo de la Gráfica, Coahuila, Mexico, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Toluca, Mexico, Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City, St. Thomas University, Canada, Icheon World Ceramic Center, South Korea, Maebata Company, Toki Monoyaki Wholesale Cooperative and Marusho-Kato Seitojo, Japan and the Mexican Consulate in Shanghai, China. She has public art exhibited outdoors in Mexico City and in St. Thomas University, Fredericton, Canada. Starting from 2013, she coordinates ceramics workshops imparted by national and international artists such as Graciela Olio, Julieta Cosentino, David Zimbrón, among others. She is currently focused in her personal work as well as in Cacharro, a brand of custom design objects, and Arta Estudio and Cacharro Estudio, a design studios dedicated to investigate and experiment in ceramics. She gives lectures about her work and is involved as a consultant on art, design and ceramics projects.