Mariana Castillo Deball (1975-) was born in Mexico City and currently lives in Berlin, Germany. Castillo Deball’s artistic work is characterized for creating installations, sculptures, photographs and drawings, with which she explores the role of objects in our understanding of identity and history.

Also, her artistic proposal focuses on the reflection of the ideologically constructed conditions that things-objects appear in our current culture. Castillo Deball’s interest on different scientific, anthropological and archaeological disciplines is reflected in her work by gathering and re-signifying elements that oppose or combine the different languages of these fields.

For Liverpool Biennial 2016, Mariana Castillo Deball participates with a piece titled To-day July 9th, which comprises a newspaper publication --date that gives name to the piece and which coincides with the Biennial door opening to the public--, and an 'infinite modular structure' shaped as a movable staircase, where visitors can sit and read or play. The idea of the newspaper is fed with a compilation of fictional texts and archives edited by the artist, which viewers can take freely, participating in a game of past-present-future time.

Among her recent solo exhibitions are included: Parergon, Hamburger Bahhof, Berlin, Germany (2014); What we caught we threw away, what we didn’t catch we kept, CCA Glasgow, Scotland (2013); Unconfortable Objetcs, Zurich Art Prize, Museum Haus Knstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland (2012). She has participated in different biennials as: the 8th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany (2014); the 54th Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (2011); and the 2th Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece (2009).

Mariana Castillo’s piece will be presented:

Liverpool Biennial Liverpool ONE (Paradise Street, Liverpool, L1 8JF)

Saturday, 09 July to Sunday, 16 October, 2016