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

Martin  SOTO CLIMENT

solo shows

2016
- Frenetic Gossamer, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
- Huellas de la Revolucion Industrial, Museo Pietro Canonica, Villa Borghese, Rome, Italy
- Chambre avec vue sur le champ, Until then, Saint Ouen, France

2015
- La bella Durmiente, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico
- Caramel Huysmans, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico
- The Contemporary Comedy: Glossy Mist, Clifton Benevento, New York, NY

2014
- Luster Butterfly, T293, Rome, Italy
- All That I Never Was, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

2007

- Vacio Contenido, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico

2006

- Checkmate, Broadway 1602, New York, USA
- Study Objects, Nina Menocal Gallery, 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, MUCA, Mexico City, Mexico 

- Throw Balls, UNAM- The University Cultural Building, 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, Coyoacán, 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, Young Artist Collective, Sebastián Foundation, 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