Using drawing, video, and photography, Daniela Libertad, who lives and practices in Mexico City, explores the diverse relationships between objects and her body, the perception of the intangible, mysticism, and its connection to everyday life. Through her work, she investigates how sculptural dynamics are constructed and deposited onto objects. She searches for a connection between weight, tension, and balance — materials, forms, and objects. Libertad has received numerous scholarship awards for her work including Jóvenes Creadores FONCA in the 2013-2014 Alternative Media category as well as in the 2011- 2012 Video category, PAEE FONCA in 2008-2010, and Baden Württemberg Stipendium in 2006-2007.

Over the course of a few years, Daniela Libertad’s work has taken different paths: text as drawing, word as statement, statement as form, the object, object as sculpture, object as a record of movement. Libertad, working off of certain concrete premises, has channeled her production into a variety of media. She approaches concepts via an insistence on cycles and, through this, shows that the medium is both a record of the research process and the concept. Thus a circle is a pretext for action, that action is translated into video and that video is yet another pretext for recording a fleeting circle — in the same way that a gesture of the body is an imprint of its personal space, of the reach of its arms, of a diameter centered on its axis ~ Jorge Ornelas


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