Born in 1977 in Mexico City, Mexico
Lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico

Martín SOTO CLIMENT

education

1996
Industrial Design Degree, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico

2015
Master Degree in Visual Arts, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico

solo shows

2018
- Todo comienza en otra parte, PROYECTOSMONCLOVA, Mexico City, Mexico
- Under the immortal skin, T293, Rome, Italy
- ZONA MACO Sur, Mexico City, Mexico
- Temazcal, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, US

2017
- Works and Days, curated by Chris Sharp, Atlantis - Chevalier Roze, Marseille, France

2016
- Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, London, UK
- Retrospectiva, Lulu, Mexico City, Mexico
- Chambres avec vue sur le champ, UntilThen, Paris, France
- Paradise, DREI, Cologne, Germany
- Fortezzuola, Pietro Canonica Museum, Rome, Italy
- Frenetic Gossamer, Le Bas-Bar, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
- Huellas de la Revolucion Industrial, Pietro Canonica Museum, Rome, Italy

2015
- La bella durmiente, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico
- Caramel Huysmans, PROYECTOSMONCLOVA, Mexico City, Mexico 
- The Contemporary Comedy: Glossy Mist, Clifton Benevento, New York, US

2014
- Luster Butterfly, T293, Rome, Italy

- All That I Never Was, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, US

2013
- Mariposas Migratorias (Migratory Butterflies), Clifton Benevento, New York, US

2012

- The Equation of Desire, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
- I miss my thread, Karma International, Zurich, Switzerland
- The Bright of the Whisper, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
- La Alcoba Doble, T293, Naples and Rome, Italy
- The Invisible Thread, Halle für Kunst, Lunenburg, Germany

2011
- Frenetic Gossamer, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, US
- Puma de Plata, Museo Experimental El ECO, Mexico City, Mexico

2010
- Following the Whisper of My Shadow, Clifton Benevento, New York, US
- A Long Chapter One, Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow, UK
- Frieze Art Fair, T293, London, UK

2009
- El Mago, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Laberintome, T293, Naples, Italy
- Impulsive Chorus, X Initiative, New York, US
- The Intimate Revolt, Karma International, Zurich, Switzerland
- For Your Eyes Only, La Sala, Mexico City, Mexico
- Martin Soto Climent, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, US

2008
- Art Positions, Art Basel Miami with Broadway 1602, Miami, US 
- Hidden Symmetries, Broadway 1602, New York, US
- Parabolic Dust, Broadway 1602, New York, US
- Naples 01.18.08, T293, Naples, Italy

2007

- Vacío Contenido, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
- Parábolas de polvo, Broadway 1602, New York, US

2006

- Checkmate, Broadway 1602, New York, US

- Study Objects, Galería Nina Menocal, Mexico City, Mexico

2005

- Other Objects, The Other Gallery, The Banff Center, Alberta, Canada

- Biotic Project, Subway Station Tacuba, Mexico City, Mexico

2004

- Cotton Candy Doves, Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Artes Roma (MUCA), Mexico City, Mexico 

- Throw Balls, Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco, Mexico City, Mexico

2003

- Curious objects vol.1, The space, Mexico City, Mexico

- Curious objects vol.2, The space, Mexico City, Mexico

- 03-03-03, Jardín Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico

2002

- It was green, Museo Desierto de los Leones, Mexico City, Mexico

2001

- Empty Spaces (Journey Sensations), Casa de la Cultura Malinalxochitl, Malinalco, Mexico

- One of so Many, Fundación Sebastián, Mexico City, Mexico

group shows

2016
- One, No One and One Hundred Thousand, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

2015
- Road to Ruin, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada
- U:L:O Part I, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, USA
- Hong Kongese, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK

2014
- Slippery, Martos Gallery, New York, USA
- Unbound: Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA
- CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco, USA
- Unsparing Quality, Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA

2013
- The Unicorn, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
- To Pack and Wear, Kate Werble, New York, USA
- Black Moon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
- they might well have been remnants of the boat, Calder Foundation, New York,USA
- The First and the Last Folding,  Swiss Church, London, UK
- Notes on Neo-Camp, Office Baroque, Antwerpen, Belgium
- Opinione Latina, Francesca Minini, Milan, Italy

2012
- A Disagreeable Object, Sculpture Center, New York, USA
- Erogenous Zones, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, USA
- A Stepping Stone, Autocenter in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
- Death Can Dance, Townhouse, Zurich, Switzerland
- economy of means: towards humility in contemporary sculpture, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, USA

2011
- Emerge Selections, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
- The Moment Pleasantly Frightful, curated by Chris Sharp, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, UK
- Ricing, Agovino collection, Napoli, Italy
- There are two sides to every coin and two sides to your face. Xippas Gallery, Paris, France
- Energies, unplugged and reloaded, Häusler Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland
- Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created by shaping or combining hard materials…, Johann Köning, Berlin, Germany
- Neue Welt, view over Autocenter, SALTS, Basel, Switzerland
- The Idea of the Thing that It Isn’t, Halsey McKay Gallery, Hamptons, USA
- Living Live, The Center, New York, USA

2010

- Its All American, New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art, Asbury Park, USA

- Mascarade, Chambers à part IV, Place du Trocadéro, Paris, France

- Une Idée, une Forme, un Être – Poésie/Politique du corporel, Migros Museum,Zürich, Switzerland

- Digging in a Sandbox, Max Hans Daniel, Berlin, Germany 

- Between Spaces, PS1 Long Island City, New York, USA

- Swagger, Drag, Fit Together, Wallspace,New York, USA

- While Bodies Get Mirrored, Migros Museum, Zürich, Switzerland

- Tu:  Adventure in Space, Willa Lentza, Szczecin, Poland

- Anonymous Materials, Stiftung Binz 39, Zürich, Switzerland

- Not Extractions, but Abstractions (Part 2), Clifton Benevento, New York, USA

- Still Vast Reserves, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, FitzroyVictoria

- Latitude Contemporary Art Exhibition (LCA), Henham Park, Suffolk, U.K.

2009

- ‘Summerbreak’, Hotel, London, UK

- The Reach of Realism, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, USA

- Melodies & Rocks/ Copyright, Karma International, Zurich, Switzerland

- Between Spaces, MoMA PS 1, Long Island City, New York, USA

- (re)Visions: (di)Visions, The Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, USA

- Ordinary Revolutions, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

- Zero Budget Biennal. Various locations, Paris, France

- Not Soul for Sale, X initiative, New York, USA
- Collection of…, White Columns, New York, USA

- Between the Cup and Lip, V&A, New York, USA

- Nudes, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paulo, Brazil 

- Max Hans Daniel present, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany

2008

- Light, Nina Menocal Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

- Friends and Family, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA

- As Queer as a Clockwork Orange, La Sala, Mexico City, Mexico

2007

- Re-Make / Re-Model, Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow The Kitchen Benefit Art Auction, New York, NY
- Pase de Abordar: Artistas viajeros Contemporáneos. Universidad Iberoamericana, México City, Mexico

- The Office, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA

- Drawing outside the lines, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Phoenix, USA

- OBJECTS, Karma International Art Space, Zurich, Switzerland

- In Apertura, Vilma Gold, London, UK

- Walk Real Slow, Ana Helwig, Los Angeles, USA

2006

- Solidarity Solitude, Broadway 1602, New York, USA

- Keep passing the open windows or Happiness, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

- Distor, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico

2005

- Begin, Began, Begun, Other Gallery, The Banff Center, Alberta, Canada

- Alegria, El mono de la Tinta, Madrid, Spain

2002

- Urban Tianguis, Franz Meyer Museum, Mexico City, Mexico

- Colección Monocroma, Centro Convenciones Hipódromo de las Américas, Mexico City, Mexico

2001

- One of so Many, Young Artist Collective, Fundacion Sebastían, Mexico City, Mexico

awards

2005
- FONCA Grant for an International Artist Residency at the Banff Art Center, Alberta, Canada
- Art Everywhere Grant, State Department of Cultural Projects in Mexico City, Mexico
- Residency at the Banff Art Center, Alberta, Canada

2002
- Selected to participate at the Bienale Internationale Desing Saint-Étinne, Saint-Étienne, France

2000
- FONCA Scholarship for Artistic production, The tunnel of the millennium, Mexico Discipline, Installation,and Alternative Fashion, Mexico

1996
- Member of the team accredited with the first place of the First Meeting of Arcitecture Students, ITESMcampus Queretaro., Queretaro, Mexico

Bibliography

2015
- Brian Boucher, Martin Soto Climent on Donald Trump, Artnet News. September 17, 2015.
- Brienne Walsh, Martin Soto Climent, The Contemporary Comedy: Glossy Mist, ArtReview, Vol 67, no 4, p158
- Martha Schwendender, 10 Galleries to Visit in SoHo and TriBeCa, The New York Times, April 16, pC32
- The Contemporary Comedy: Glossy Mist. Martin Soto Climent, Cura Magazine, March 31
- Martin Soto Climent, The Contemporary Comedy: Glossy Mist, TimeOut New York Critics’ Pick, March 17,
- Paige Silbveria, An Interview with Mexican Artist Martin Soto Climent At His Show ‘The Contemporary Comedy: Glossy Mist’ at Clifton Benevento, New York, Purple Diary,  March 13

2014
- Laura McLean-Ferris, Martin Soto Climent. How small gestures can articulate bigger questions of sexuality and desire, ArtReview, January & February, p100-105

2013
- Steven Litt, Saturday’s opening for ‘The Unicorn’ exhibition at the Transformer Station promises to be a surreal happening, like the show itself, The Plain Dealer, September 3
Laura McLean-Ferris, Notes on Neo-Camp, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Frieze, Issue 155, May, p227
- Brienne Walsh, Martin Soto Climent at Clifton Benevento, ArtReview, April p.140-141
- Martin Soto Climent’s ‘Mariposas Migratorias (Migratory Butterflies)’ at Clifton Benevento, New York, Moussemagazine.it, March 7
- The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won’t Want to Miss, Art in America online, February 7
- Karen Rosenberg, Martin Soto Climent: ‘Mariposas Migratorias (Migratory Butterflies),’ The New York Times online, January 31
- Clara Halpern, A Disagreeable Object, Modern Painters, January, p68
- Martin Soto Climent, Clifton Benevento, The New Yorker, January 18
- Olivier Kielmayer, Interview with Martin Soto Climent, ARTPULSE.com, January 15
- Mariposas Migratorias. Martin Soto Climent, Curamagazine. com, January 11

2012
- Rapahel Gygax, Martin Soto Climent, Karma International, Frieze, November/December, Issue 155, p154
- Colby Chamberlain, A Disagreeable Object, Artforum, December, p278
- Karen Rosenberg, ‘A Disagreeable Object’ at the Sculpture Center, The New York Times, October 4
- Brain Boucher, NADA Miami Beach: A Top Ten, Art in America online, December 7
- Chris Sharp, Camp + Dandyism, Kaleidoscope, Spring 2012, Issue 14, p. 44- 57
- Julia Friedman, economy of means: toward humility in contemporary sculpture, Artforum.com, March 14
- Will Brand, The Glowing Ass Forest and Other Highlights from the Dependent Fair, Art Fag City, March 14
- Kevin McGarry, Out There, Fair Games, New York Times Magazine online, March 13
- Andrew Russeth, At Cleopatra’s, Seven Bottles of Wine for Martin Soto Climent, Observer.com, March 9
- Chris Sharp, A Project By Martin Soto Climent, Cura Magazine, No. 10, Winter Issue

2011
- Erika P. Bucio, Diseña Soto Premio Puma, Reforma, Feb 16, p. 21
- Ara H. Merjian, Martin Soto Climent at Clifton Benevento, Artforum, January p. 221-223

2010
- Lori Cole, ‘Martin Soto Climent:  Clifton Benevento’, Artforum.com November 2010
- Quinn Latimer., While Bodies Get Mirrored: An Exhibition About Movement, Formalism and Space, Artforum.com, April 2010
- James Clegg, Martin Soto Climent: A Long Chapter One, ArtReview, May, p. 119
- Dominic Paterson, Martin Soto Climent:  Chapter One’, MAP magazine, Issue 22 – Summer, p. 44-49. (Cover)
- Claire Barliant, ‘Not Extractions, but Abstractions’, Time Out New York, July 22-28. p. 40
- Raphael Gygax, Melodies & Rock / Copyright, Flash Art, Jan-Feb

2009
- ‘Top 100 emerging artists’, Flash Art 268, October 2009
- Valerie Knoll, Martin Soto Climent: Karma International, Artforum, issue Sept 09, p. 308
- Gioni Massimiliano; Laura Hoptman; Lauren Cornell,Younger than Jesus: The Artist Directory, Phaidon Press, May 2009
- Ruba Katrib, The Reach of Realism, North Miami MOCA, December 2000
- Stefanie Kreuzer, Ordinary Revolutions, Museum Morsbroich, August 2009

2008
- F. Boenzi, Martin Soto Climent, Flash Art, Milan, issue 269, April – May
- R. Caragliano, L’economia del riciclo diventa un’opera d’arte, La Repubblica, Napoli, 16 January
- Jack Mottram, Performance’ that is anything but pants’, The Herald, 11th January
- A. Vargas, ‘Pisaje suspendido: Bitacora de una mirada’, Laberinto

2007
- Sue Wilson, ‘Re-Make/Re-Model’, The Metro, 19th December
- Quinn Latimer, Martin Soto Climent, Modern Painters, New York, April

2006
- J. Guarque, Un Rato De Existencia, Schock, December

2001
- Martin Soto Climent, Babilonia Aula de Cultura, Apuntes Papeles par Mirar Collection, Valencia, October