Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons

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Bio

The work of Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons (Matanzas, Cuba, 1959) is defined mainly by the investigation of her identity and in particular of her Afro Cuban heritage. The theme of memory plays a vital role in her installations, photographs or drawings, reflecting the feeling of disorientation that the artist experiences as a Cuban expatriate. Campos-Pons constantly tests the boundaries of artistic practice, never allowing herself to be defined by a single medium. The experience of exile motivates the artist’s production through the themes of belonging, assimilation and transculturation. Another great recurring theme within the artist’s research is that of feminism, favored by a strong interest in gender roles. His participation in the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013 with the multimedia project “53+1=54+1=55” is fundamental. Letter of The Year” curated together with Neil Leonard.
Campos-Pons’ work is included in several public collections, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, the Art Institute in Chicago, the National Gallery of Canada, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the MOMA in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Miami Art Museum, the Fogg Art Museum in Boston and the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, which boasts the recent acquisition of the installation “Bar Matanzas Sound Map” presented by the artist at the last edition of documenta in Athens and Kassel.

Works

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Nesting #2, 2000, polaroid, triptych, 82x56cm each, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Red Composition, 1997, polaroid, triptych, 82x56cm each, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, DIPTYCH, polaroid, diptych, 88x68cm each, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – Deluge Rain, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – Extreme Weather, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – El Secreto, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – Atardecer, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Untitled #2, 2017, watercolor on Stonehenge’s archival paper, 126x168cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Untitled #6, 2017, watercolor on Stonehenge’s archival paper, 126x168cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Catch of the day #3, 2016, acrylic, watercolor and gouache on Fabriano paper, 87x118cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, A reason why Janet Jackson should move to the Veneto region: a wardrobe malfunction early on go unnoticed, 2006, gouache, pencil, watercolor and fabric on paper, 211x153cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Deconstructing Louis Vuitton – El Chino, 2006, gouache, ink and Louis Vuitton bags logos, 85×64,5cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Going Platinum, 2006, silver leaf, pencil and watercolour on
paper, 208x137cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Nesting #3, 2001, polaroid, composition of 4 photographs,
82x56cm each, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Red Composition, 1997, polaroid, triptych, 82x56cm each, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – La Ola Monstruosa, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – Embrace, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – Secrets, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – Centrifugal Force, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – Clouds, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Untitled #4, 2017, watercolor on Stonehenge’s archival paper, 113x155cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Catch of the day #1, 2016, ink, watercolor and gouache on
Stonehenge’s archival paper, 100x65cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Catch of the day #4, 2016, acrylic, watercolor and gouache on Fabriano paper, 69x89cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Invocazione alla questura – Rita of Nigeria, 2006, mixed media on paper, 111 x 181cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Glass Forest #1, 2012, mixed media on paper, 76x57cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Glass Forest #4, 2012, mixed media on paper, 76x57cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Untitled, 1995, polaroid, triptych, 82x56cm each, courtesy
the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, December 17, 1999, polaroid, triptych, 82x56cm each, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – Fire Pit, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – La Ira de Chango & Zeus, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – Pajaro de Atenas, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – Reflection, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Untitled #3, 2017, ink and watercolor on Stonehenge’s archival paper, 116x115cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Untitled #5, 2017, watercolor on Stonehenge’s archival paper, 126x168cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Catch of the day #2, 2016, acrylic, watercolor and gouache
on Fabriano paper, 75,5x89cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Il pane è vita. zucchero and company are good, 2006, mixed
media on paper, 113x152cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, El Nascimiento de la Flor de Cardi, 2006, watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper, 251,5x144cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Glass Forest #2, 2012, mixed media on paper, 76x57cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Glass Forest #13, 2012, mixed media on paper, 76x57cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio