Paula Cortazar

Paula Cortazar
(Monterrey, Mexico 1991)
Bio
Paula Cortazar was born in 1991, Monterrey, Nuevo León. In 2014 she graduated with honors from the University of Monterrey’s BA in fine arts. In 2012 she studied in Les Beaux Arts de Lyon in France. In 2013 she was selected to participate in the Contemporary Photography Program (PFC), an educational project of the Nuevo León photograph library. In May 2015 she had her first solo show in Galería Machete in Mexico City. Her work has also been part of many group shows, such as the first edition of United Mexican Projects [Proyectos Unidos Mexicanos] (2015) in Brooklyn, New York, To the encounter with the sensitive (2015) in the Monterrey Museum of Contemporary Art, Other(s) Drawing(s) [Otro(s) Dibujo(s)] (2014) in the Nuevo León Picture Gallery, PFC’13 (2014) in the Center of the Arts, among others. Her work was selected to participate in the contest Paper / Support [Sporte / Papel] 2015 Bernardo Elisúa Farías Award. She has been honored with several awards, the most notable ones being the 2015 – 2016 Young Creators Grant, the first prize of the 5th Photography Contest (2013) organized by the University of Monterrey library, and a honorable mention in the exhibition No Category [Sin Categoría] (2012), awarded by the San Pedro House of Culture.
 
Education
2014 – BA Fine Arts. Cum Laude. University of Monterrey. Mexico.
2013 – Contemporary Photography Program PFC 2013. CONARTE. Monterrey N.L. Mexico.
2012 – Student exchange in ENSBA Lyon (École Nationale Superièure des BeauxArts de Lyon). France.
 
Solo Exhibitions
2017 Línea infinita [Infinite line]; Galería Machete; México City.
2015 La montaña negra se ha vuelto gris [The black mountain has turned gray]; Galería Machete; Mexico City.
 
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 – ACME Hall Nº4. Archipiélago. Mexico City.
2016 – Reseña de la Plástica Nuevoleonesa; Casa de la Cultura de Nuevo León. Monterrey, N.L. México.
2016 – +52 Paisajes Recientes [+52 Recent landscapes]; Fundación CALOSA. Irapuato, Guanajuato. México.
2015 – Gabriel Boils, Paula Cortazar, Alfredo Káram and Alejandra Laviada. La Galaxyy. Hermosillo, Sonora. Mexico.
2015 – Al encuentro con lo sensible [To the encounter with the sensitive]; Monterrey Museum of Contemporary Art; Monterrey, Mexico.
2015 – United Mexican Projects / ACME Hall [Proyectos Unidos Mexicanos / Salón ACME]. Wythe Hotel. Brooklyn, NY, USA.
2015 – Soporte / Papel [Paper / Support]; Bernardo Elosúa Farías Award; Arte A.C. Cultural Center; Monterrey, Mexico.
2014 – Otro(s) Dibujo(s) [Other(s) Drawing(s)]. Curated by Xavier Moyssén; Nuevo León Gallery; Monterrey, Mexico.
2014 – PFC’13 (Programa de Fotografía Contemporánea 2013) [PFC’13 (Contemporary Photography Program 2013)]; Center of the Arts; Monterrey, Mexico.
2014 Sombras en la Intimidad [Shadows on Privacy]; Gallery 2 Centro Roberto Garza Sada; University of Monterrey; San Pedro Garza García, N.L., Mexico.
2014 – Indicios [Evidence]. Curated by Sara López; Plaza Fátima Cultural Center; San Pedro Garza García, N.L., Mexico.
2014 – Tres [Three]; French Alliance of Monterrey; San Pedro Garza García, N.L., Mexico.
2013 – Ettertanke; Lacoope Gallery; San Pedro Garza García, N.L., Mexico.
2012 – Sin Categoría [No Category]; Honorable Mention; San Pedro Culture House; San Pedro Garza García, N.L., Mexico.
 
Awards & Other Projects
2015 – 2016. Young Creators Grant, awarded by the National Fund for Arts and Culture. Mexico.
2014 – Sombras en la Intimidad [Shadows in the Intimacy]. written by Francia Perales. Photography, drawing and editorial
design by Paula Cortazar. First edition of 30 copies. Printed in Mexico
2012 – Honorary Mention. Sin Categoría [No Category]. Casa de la Cultura de San Pedro. San Pedro Garza García.
Mexico
 
Art Fairs
2018 – Zona Maco. Machete. Banamex Center. Mexico City
2017 – Zona Maco. Machete. Banamex Center. Mexico City
2016 – ACME Hall Nº4. Archipiélago. Mexico City.
2015 – United Mexican Projects / ACME Hall [Proyectos Unidos Mexicanos / Salón ACME]. Wythe Hotel. Brooklyn, NY, USA.