Mariana Castillo Deball lives in Berlin, Germany. Castillo Deball works in installation, sculpture, photography and drawing, exploring the ideologically constructed conditions under which artefacts appear in today’s culture.
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She takes on a kaleidoscopic approach to her work, culling information from various disciplines such as archaeology and science, and through research and collaboration, creating works that arise from the collision and recombination of these different languages.
For Liverpool Biennial 2016, Mariana Castillo Deball has created
To-day 9th of July 2016 as part of the Monuments from the Future episode. It is a large-scale sculpture: an infinite staircase built for a character who can jump across the same date in different years throughout history. The title coincides with the date on which Liverpool Biennial 2016 opens to the public, but it also references other 9th July events across time. An accompanying newspaper, which can be found across all exhibition sites, contains found news stories from many different 9th of Julys. Castillo Deball began this work in 2005, and it will be completed after 365 editions.
Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany (2014); CCA, Glasgow, UK (2013); Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK (2013); Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City, Mexico (2011); and Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, USA (2010). Group exhibitions include the 8th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany (2014); Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany (2013); and 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2011).
To-day 9th of July 2016, 2016
Plywood, ink, newspaper
Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial
Exhibited at Liverpool One with newspapers distributed across various exhibition venues