Fernanda Palomino, LEXX, Marek Wolfryd
Cholula, Puebla, Mexico
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Fernanda Palomino (Mexico, 1994) is an artist and manager of artistic projects. She studied art at the University of the Americas Puebla, and has a great interest in curatorial practice and the organization of creative exhibitions. Since 2016 Fernanda has been running LEXX Espacio expositor, wich organises site-specific interventions in unconventional spaces. Currently, she works in LÁ gallery in Puebla and realising a series of publications related to contemporary art. As a visual artist Fernanda’s work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions.
Marek Wolfryd (Mexico City, 1989) studied at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking “La Esmeralda”. His work has been shown in exhibitions in Mexico, Germany, Italy and Spain, in venues such as the Museum of Modern Art Mexico, Palazzo Costanzi, Museum Carrillo Gil, National Numismatic Museum, Sonora Museum of Art and Biquini Wax. He has been awarded twice the Grant for Academic Progress by the National Institute of Fine Arts and the Project Support 2016 by the Patronage of Contemporary Art. Amongst many projects, he co-operates LADRÓNgalería, a platform committed to the promotion and distribution of contemporary culture.
This piece is meant to represent—according to Mexican mannerism—the fiscal manifestation of a Tweety poem. The first piece of this series was titled Never make decisions when you’re angry, never make promises when you’re happy, which is the quintessential global Tweety poem. It was used to designate a victory in a game of chance amongst the esquites vendors in the city of Cholula, Mexico. The price was a dinner for two—paid by the exhibition’s curator— in any of the city’s restaurants.
For his second intervention LEXX invited the artists to propose an intervention for these street selling corn carts. This artistic intervention to the corn cart is important because street vending is characteristic of san Pedro Cholula Puebla. In this way the artists’ work and ideas circulate across the town at the same time as the corns sell their products.