About

Isaac Contreras

Isaac Contreras is an artist working with sculpture, sound, image making and writing.


His subject matter ranges from life in the desert and things that exist in a suspended state, to the poetics of what he calls meaningful exceptions; situations that often reveal a tension between visibility, rationality and desire.


He holds an MFA from Haute École d'art et de Design de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland (2017); has been a fellow of Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes & PECDA, Mexico (2010-2011) and artist in residence at Triangle France Marseille, France (2014) and Fondazione Ratti, Como, Italy (2017).


International exhibitions include the 3rd Poly/Graphic Triennial of San Juan (Arsenal, Puerto Rico, 2012); Sarai Reader 9: The Exhibition (Devi Art Foundation, India, 2013), Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary (Lulú, Mexico, 2015), Bourses Ville de Genève (Centre d'art Contemporain, Switzerland, 2017) and Abusos de las formas (Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico, 2020).


Born in 1984, in Ciudad Constitución, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Currently based in Mexico City.