Ana Bidart

Born in 1985, Ana Bidart lives and works in Mexico City.


Ana Bidart explores the possibilities and more so, the impossibilities of drawing. She brings found objects together in space and across time, establishing a tangible record of ephemeral encounters. Her paintings examine access and identity, exploring nomadic and hyperactive art forms by bringing to life used and unwanted art packages. The vocabulary of tracking numbers and discarded materials allude to techniques of mechanical reproduction to explore traces left of relationships. In 2016, she completed a residency at the Casa Wabi Foundation in Oaxaca, Mexico and was recently commissioned piece for HUUN: Arte/Pensamiento desde México, edited by Luciano Concheiro and published by Random House. She has held two solo presentations in New York, including “2 bed / 1 bath, nice view” at Josée Bienvenu Gallery in 2016 and "Desechos," a solo project at NADA with Josée Bienvenu Gallery in 2014. In 2016 Bidart also participated in “Cómo te voy a olvidar/ How can I forget you,” curated by Anissa Touati and Peggy Leboeuf, Galerie Perrotin in Paris, as well as “The Art of Now,” curated by Betty Levin, Hearst Galleries, New York. In 2015, Bidart was an artist in residence at CASA/Espacio en obra, Rosario, Argentina and was included in the SOMA Project Room in Mexico City. Other recent exhibitions include "When I say stop, continue" and "Ontology and enunciation," at FIFI Projects in Monterrey and Mexico City, 2015. Other exhibitions include "Provisionals," at Josée Bienvenu Gallery in 2014; "Demasiado futuro" at SOMA-CCEMEX Spanish Cultural Center in Mexico, 2013; "Neo Povera" at L&M Arts, Los Angeles, 2013; SOMA Open Studio, Mexico City, 2012; Open Studio, Antonio Gala Foundation, Córdoba, Spain, 2011; Salón Nacional, National Museum of Visual Arts, Montevideo 2009; and a solo presentation at the Goethe Institut Montevideo in 2009. Bidart has studied at SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico; the Fundación de Arte Contemporáneo and the Escuela Universitaria Centro de Diseño, Montevideo, Uruguay.


ArtReview | September 2016
On Zona MACO | February 11, 2016
The Art Newspaper | May 10, 2014
Observer | May 9, 2014
Art F City | May 9, 2014
Código | October 31, 2014
Art Observed | July 5, 2013