Rodrigo Lara Zendejas

Zendejas was born in Mexico 1981. In 2003 he received his BFA from Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico, Summa Cum Laude where he majored in Sculpture. He received his MFA in 2013 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a James Nelson Raymond Fellowship. Lara's work has been represented in galleries from Mexico, Argentina and the United States, as well as shown extensively in Mexico, the US, Canada, Europe and China. Among several solo exhibitions, Lara had a retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, in the State of Mexico and has won several grants, awards and distinctions including “John W. Kurtich Travel Scholarship” Berlin and Kassel Germany, and also the “National Prize of Visual Arts” 1st Place in Sculpture, 2010 in Mexico. His work has been published in magazines in Mexico, Spain, the US, Australia and Brazil.

My work deals thru metaphor about memories, identity, politics, nostalgia and temporality. It is a combination of what I have learned formally, as well as my own discoveries and personal consciousness. I truly believe in expressing my ideas through multidisciplinary art as my own therapy, releasing feelings and emotions through introspection. I examine violence and personal memories with an introspective lens that is fantastical, metaphorical, and even surreal.