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August 25 - October 16, 2022
"a knife to carve a knife with" chapter 2:


Participating artists: Eunice Choi, Harry Dodge, Liam Wilson, Rachel Youn, Rame Cuen, Ramón Jiménez Cárdenas


Chapter 2 takes Nadie Es De Aqui as an aesthetic territory for departure …some of Rame's sculptures begin to vanish while other objects begin to emerge. An Ikea shelf, a stack of books, plants, a lamp, a couch… each belonging to a participating artist.

The different objects that come together in the space are a space (a where) for synthetic thinking; keen on sharpening a sense of complicity (and agency) in the shaping of matter.

Exhibition text

May 13 - July 1, 2022
"a knife to carve a knife with" chapter 1:
NADIE ES DE AQUÍ


Participating artists: Rame Cuen


"a knife to carve a knife with" is a 2 chapter exhibition of La Clinica exploring making and unmaking methodologies. The first chapter involves Rame Cuen's cosmology Nadie es de Aquí; his methodologies for this body of work involve collecting pasts, assembling landscapes, and ligering with heritage. Becoming implicated in heritage; sharpening it rather than cutting it off. Objects, seeds, and photographs are laid into a space in which no-one owns anything, but rather owes everything.




September 16 - October 16, 2022
Hey gringo they are killing us women...


Participating artists: Talena Sanders
Located at Jardín Carbajal


During her time in Oaxaca Talena Sanders was intrigued by the graffiti directed towards tourists, some of it occupying the same rhetoric as right wing politics from the United States: "hey gringo go back to your land". Ironically, that land is not the gringo's land.

A message that particularly struck her wasn't occupying that rhetoric but simply sending a message: "hey gringo they are killing us women". Talena chose to reproduce that message in papel picado, typical decorations that folklorize a space for the tourist's gaze.

Graffiti that is political, critical, and directed towards foreigners gets painted over by the city almost every Sunday. The decorative aspect of Talena's piece camouflages the message in a tourist-friendly language of representation. Instead of talking to "the other" Talena is talking to herself.




August 19 - September 16 2022
The Coronation


Participating artists: Talena Sanders


The Coronation is a short film that documents a Mesoamerican ritual ceremony held in the present day, designated by the #UNESCO in 2009 as Los Voladores.

Full text by Efraín Velasco (english translation coming soon)




Thursday August 19, 7:30pm
Short Films by Talena Sanders



Talena Sanders draws from her background in experimental film and studio arts to create ethically engaged, visually striking cinema that questions and destabilizes the documentary form. Largely working in 16mm film, Sanders is deeply engaged in historical analysis, materiality, and lives lived - her works ask critical questions of privilege and power in who gets to tell the stories of lived realities.

Talena’s work has been screened, exhibited, and collected internationally, including at the Museum of the Moving Image, Museum of Modern Art, BFI London Film Festival, New York Film Festival, FID Marseille, Montreal International Documentary Festival, Viennale and DokuFest Kosovo. Her first feature film, Liahona, is distributed by Documentary Educational Resources and Doc Alliance. Talena is currently an Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Sonoma State University, where she is developing a new undergraduate degree program in Cinematic Arts and Technology.

April 9, 2022
La Sombra de Terra Nullus: Colonial imaginaries as actual life. Institutions; dispositifs; tautologies; ambiguities.


Curator talk by James Oscar


La Clinica hosted curator, art critic, and anthropological researcher James Oscar for a lecture series part of his curatorial research project titled, The New Region of The World, which is being developed at a year-long residency at Fonderie Darling in Montréal.

Learn more about: une nouvelle région du monde




January 14 - April 17, 2022
CUEN Gallery presented:

Disorientation Devices


Participating artists: Camila Cadogan, Ricardo Diaque, Michel Gantous, Paola Medina, Haylie Jimenez, and Sydnie Jimenez. Their practices operate over multiple disciplines ranging from the fine arts, to social interactions, performances, and pedagogy. It is in this manner that the artists encountered on this platform are bound under an artistic and therefore political position, rather than a specific discipline.

Curated by Ramón Jiménez Cárdenas


How do we imagine kinship? How much of our imagination and perception has been imposed by external agents, including the state, religion, class, or gender norms? How can we reimagine, or respond to those impositions?
    Together with the artists, the exhibition embraces the difficulty and joy of making kinship without any predefined prototypes, blue prints, or definitions of what a family (call it what you want) is or should look and feel like.

This exhibition was commissioned by CUEN Gallery
exhibition catalog
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January 14, 2022
Lengua Materna (performance)


Participating Artists: Paola Medina and Rebeca HernándezEscolta: Areli Díaz (abanderada), Adolfo Díaz (comandante), Valeria Díaz (trompeta uno), Olger Hernandez (trompeta dos), Christian Hinojosa (tambores)
Maestro de Ceremonias: Ramón Jiménez Cárdenas
Documentación: Roberto López Flores y Daniel Cabrera


With their collaborative performance “Lengua Materna", Paola and her mother, Rebeca, seize gestures, dialogues and patriotic actions, to reject the dominant nationalist language that takes over the mother-daughter relationship. In this way, the language between Paola and her mother is limited and simultaneously overcomed by the fact that they are constantly weaving the terms of their relationship. The texture of this fabric, of this conversation, dissolves the hierarchy between mother and daughter and thereby shakes the traditional idea of the family to propose a different notion of “mother tongue” that has little to do with the last name and the official language of the state, but with a shared language that arises between two people who allow themselves to intertwine.


January 15, 2022
La Masculinidad es un Evento
(artist talk)


Participating Artists: Michel Gantous

Michel Gantous tells us about his project: Incubadora de Masculinidades / Incubator of Masculinities. A long-term iterative project that seeks to explore and co-create anti-sexist and anti-hegemonic masculinities from pedagogy, participation and the living arts. It seeks to respond to the need to act against hegemonic machismo in Mexico from masculinities and with the assertion that machismo is not essence, biology or necessity. Machismo is better understood as a social trend that as Mexicans we have learned to replicate on a day-to-day basis, but that is as prone to change as any other socio-political institution.





October 21 - December 15, 2021
MASA Galeria presented:
Elementos Vitales: Ana Mendieta in Oaxaca


Participating artists: Pia Camil, Frida Escobedo, EWE, Adeline de Monseignat, Solange Pessoa

Curated by Su Wu

©The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Photography by: Central Fotográfica


An exhibition that honors the work of Ana Mendieta by returning the aftereffects of an encounter — its documentation and subsequent influence — to the place itself. For the first time, five of the artist’s celebrated filmworks will be presented in the state of Oaxaca, where they were made, including the first filmwork from Mendieta’s ‘Silueta’ series, filmed at the Yagul archaeological site in 1974.
    Paired with newly commissioned installations by five contemporary artists, architects, and designers, and curated by Mexico City-based writer Su Wu, the exhibition highlights the prodigious period in which Mendieta’s travels to Mexico coincided with the development of her singular approach to earth-body works.

This exhibition was conceived by MASA, a nomadic gallery founded in Mexico City in 2019.
read the full press release



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