Carmen Mariscal



Palo Alto, California, USA, 1968


Carmen Mariscal is a French-Mexican visual artist whose artistic education was built between England and Mexico. She holds a Master’s degree in Visual Arts from the Winchester School of Art, a degree from the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (London), and a degree in Art History from the Universidad Iberoamericana of Mexico. She currently lives and works in London.

Through her works she addresses issues related to memory, fragility and confinement, always analysed from her own condition as a woman, especially in its dimensions of fragility and alienation, always characterized by her personal way of reflecting from the representation of the body –often self-portraits– from a political approach. Mariscal addresses these subjects through diverse disciplines such as installation, photography, video, sculpture and theatrical scenography.

Since the beginning of her professional career in the late 1980s, Mariscal’s work has been exhibited individually and collectively on numerous occasions in galleries and institutions in Eurpoe and America not only in galleries and museums. Her recent individual exhibitions are Until the End of Time (curated by Karen Cordero), Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico City, Mexico (2021); Le cimetière de l’amour, Beffroi de la Mairie du 1er, Place du Louvre, Paris, France (2020) and The Handcuffed Wife (curated by Christine Frérot), Maison de l’Amérique Latine, Paris, France (2018), in addition to many others held at public and private spaces in Mexico, USA, Spain, France, England, Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Malaysia and Russia.

Throughout her career, she has also been awarded with numerous recognitions such as the Special Supports Grant, National Fund for Culture and the Arts, Mexico (2018), the 1st prize of the IV edition of the Installation Contest, National Centre for The Arts of México (1997) and was the chosen artist to carry out the installation El Pueblo Creador for the Mexican Pavilion at the Universal Exhibition of Hanover in 2000.