Mauricio Carlos Martínez

(Mexico City, 1981)

Currently enrolled in PhD Advanced Studies on Artistic Productions.
MA in Artistic Productions and Research at Universitat de Barcelona.
BA in Visual Arts, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
He has participated in several national and international exhibitions like the 3rd National Biennial of Visual Arts UAEM and the 3rd Contemporary Art Exhibition "Estacionarte 2008". In 2009 was selected to be published in the guide MART: Selection of emerging artists for new collectors.
Artist in residence, Buenos Aires 2010. Awarded by the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes FONCA and the Secretaría de Cultura de la Presidencia de la Nación Argentina. In 2013 was recipient of the Scholarship Program for Studies Abroad, FONCA.

Art and Consumerism

In contemporary culture, there are products and services that are unnecessary but have become important because of the demands of neoliberal society. In our society, freedom has been transformed into free trade, we live in a society where shopping even have become in a duty and an obligation.
This is an art project which combines electronic media with traditional media in order to protest against the entrenched cultural values, against consumerism, against overproduction and against capitalist economic system.
With this project, Mauricio Carlos aims to generate some thoughts about our priorities, about what our needs really are. His work tries to suggest some alternatives of interchange in and outside the globalized artistic market.