Claudia Peña Salinas

Montemorelos, Mexico, 1975

In the last years, Claudia Peña Salinas has developed a significant body of work composed of sculpture, installation, painting, video, publications and photography. After a residency at SOMA México, the artist has been reunited with her native country, finding in its territory a fertile and extensive ground for her work. The process of documentation, travel, collection, accumulation and discovery in the artistic practice of Claudia points towards a spatial, material and temporal reflection; it is an intimate and personal way of relating to Mexico, which reaches cultural and political dimensions.

Born in Montemorelos, Nuevo León, she currently lives and works between Brooklyn and Mexico City. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and obtained her MFA from Hunter College, New York. She has exhibited at Centre Pompidou (2019), Whitney Museum of American Art (2018); Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (2015); Queens Museum of Art (2012); Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (2006) and El Museo del Barrio (2005).