Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1986
Madeline Jiménez Santil (1986, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic). Her artistic practice develops around the possible relationships between body/matter and geometry, rethinking the condition of the exotic, the strange and migration, approaching them from the understanding of her own body and in permanent dialogue with the space that surrounds her. Through her research she is interested in thinking about the possibilities of constructing a “decolonial object” and investigating the way in which it operates when it enters the structures of contemporary art.
Since 2006 she lives and works between Mexico and the Dominican Republic. She is a graduate of Fine Arts at the Altos de Chavón School, affiliated with Parsons The New School for Design in New York, the National School of Plastic Arts at UNAM and the SOMA Educational Program (2015-2016).
Her most recent solo exhibition is Baby dale suave cuando bajes (2021) at Arroniz Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City. She has participated in several group exhibitions, among them: one month after being known in that island (2020) at the Kulturstiftung Basel H. Geiger in Basel, Switzerland; Otrxs mundxs (2020) at the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City and Mesotrópicos (2021) at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Panamá in Panama City. She has been a guest artist at the XIV Biennial FEMSA-Inestimable chance (2020, Morelia/Patzcuaro, Mexico), the Kochi Muziris Biennalle (2016, India) and the XXVII National Biennial of Visual Arts of Santo Domingo (2013, Dominican Republic). In addition, she has been invited to the artist residency programs of Casa Wabi in 2019 and the Caribbean Art Initiative in 2020.
Her practice has been reviewed in several specialized editorial publications including Hyperallergic, Artforum, Artischock, Terremoto, Revista de Arte de la UNAM, Gatopardo, among others.
She is currently a recipient of a research and production grant from Creative Capital, New York, USA.