Kikyz 1313

 

Born in 1988 in Querétaro Mexico, Kikyz 1313 received her BFA at the State University and had her first solo exhibition Cadáveres Esquicio at the Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro (State Museum). Kikyz also received her first state recognition during this time, being honored with an artist residency at the Nordiska Akvarellmuseet (Nordic Watercolor Museum) in Skärhamn, Sweden. During her residency, three of her pieces were selected for the National Biennial exhibition ArtEmergente, in Monterrey, México. Kikyz was recently awarded with an art scholarship by the state of Querétaro (IQCA). 

 

Artist Statement

The exposed work is based, mainly, in the study of abjection. Most specifically in the corpse, wich alludes to illness, dirt and waste. It threatens the integrity and stability of the viewer, attracted by the drawings developed from traditional techniques and obsessively intricate in detail, which results in an evocative imaginary, thus being stimulating and pleasant when contemplating, but when assimilated, provokes rejection due to the moral barrier of our social context. This is done almost exclusively in order to violate the moral basis of the viewer, leading him to dissolve the inconvenience of morality and turning him into an accomplice of the enjoyableness of death.