Miguel Calderón was born in 1971 in Mexico City, Mexico. He received a BFA in Film from the San Francisco Institute in San Francisco, CA. He has been the subject of various solo exhibitions, including at Museo de Historia Natural, Mexico City, Mexico (1995); Contemporáneo de la Ciudad de México, Mexico City, Mexico; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (both 2008); and Fototeco Latioamericana, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2017). He has also participated in many group exhibitions, including Pushing Image Paradigms: Conceptual Maneuvers In Recent Photography, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR (1996); Ciudad de México: An Exhibition About the Exchange Rates of Bodies And Values, MoMA PS1, New York, NY (2002); Fútbol: The Beautiful Game, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (2014); and A spirit of disruption, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (2021). Calderón currently lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico.
Bio updated as of 2023.
This exhibition brings together an international coterie of artists and academics that enlist this untamed, “wild” other as partners in the production of art. From Florentine architecture and Mannerist painting to Hollywood film, Japanese anime, and the impossible bodies of video game fantasy, Julien Nguyen builds hybrid histories to pose contemporary queries.