MEXICO, 1979

Tania Pérez Córdova

Pérez Córdova is known for work that transforms everyday materials into conceptual sculpture. Her practice focuses on the seemingly paradoxical relationship between the materiality and inherent narrativity of creation. The objects she creates remain fundamentally faithful to a specific material’s original formal and conceptual coordinates. However, because personal narratives, fragments of imagined dialogues, or the sense of a mood or feeling are deliberately inserted, the viewer cannot avoid reading abstract ideas from them, transforming her sculptures into object-based performances. As well as her sculpture practice, Pérez Córdova runs Juan de la Cosa / John of the Thing, a publishing project based in London and Mexico City, with writer and artist Francesco Pedraglio.

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