Ricardo Rendón has achieved international awards and recognitions, his works have been exhibited at the Reina Sofía Museum, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Videobrasil, Videolisboa, The Katzen Art Center, UCSD University Art Gallery, Maison Rouge in Paris, Museo Experimental El Eco, Museo Tamayo, MUAC Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Museo de Arte Moderno and Laboratorio Arte Alameda in Mexico City.
His work is part of important contemporary art collections such as the MAM Museo de Arte Moderna Sau Paulo, MUAC Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo Mexico City, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation CIFO Miami, Brillembourg Capriles Collection, Sayago & Pardon Collection Los Angeles, J.P. Morgan Chase and The Bank of America USA, La Colección Jumex Mexico City, the Isabel & Agustin Coppel Collection Mexico, Fondation Daniel Langlois Canada and the Adrastrus Collection in Spain. Lives and works in Mexico City.
Gathering all kinds of materials and giving room to multiple formal solutions, media and work procedures, Ricardo Rendón’s work functions as a complex diary where the actions are recorded, documented and accumulated in the transformation and manipulation of the materials and the working place.
“His works are an appendix of construction or destruction practices that enunciate the moment where things happen, forms that propose the action as leitmotiv”. David Miranda, Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City 2007.
“Ricardo Rendón proposes an epic that assaults architectures and objects equally. His working project establishes a direct dialogue with the capital gain originated by the difference between the wages paid to the worker and the value generated by its manpower within the capitalist system. It is a query on the work and its sense by means of the experience. A narrative that the artist establishes leaving in most cases the waste of its activities within the place of intervention: swept to a corner, gathered inside a transparent container or scattered around the working site. Thus, he proposes a gesture that alludes to its procedure, a commemoration of every moment destined to the production of the capital gain.
His work includes reflections that go from the micro to the macro, continuously restituting the work of the artist by its execution in a direct dialogue with the edification – construction. Rendón constructs an aesthetic derived from the Hegelian dialectic of the master and the slave, determining that the truly free individual will be the slave. This last one is who works with the objects, learning to be different from them by its manipulation and transformation”. Lourdes Morales, Mexico City 2009.
“In his works, Ricardo Rendón proposes a renaissance in reverse that emphasizes manual work, and exposes the worker face of conceptual art, that which values the process and the singularity of each gesture. Rendon demonstrates the metaphysics of things in the things themselves, it is within the work, in that which can be seen and touched, and in its process of creation, that the thought generated by the work remains”.
Paula Braga, São Paulo 2013.