Manuel SOLANO (b. 1987 in Mexico City, MX) lives and works in Berlin. Encompassing painting, video, and installation, their practice explores memory and identity. Balancing the autobiographical with pop cultural imagery, Solano’s work insists on our shared experiences while drawing from the artist’s personal history. Through a wide repertoire including self-portraits, portraits of relatives and celebrities, animals, architecture and décor, and still lives, Solano explores the relationship that memory and the imaginary share, and how popular culture is a container for our personal self, intimate relationships, and shared histories.
Solano’s work has been shown in numerous institutional exhibitions worldwide, including solos at Dundee Contemporary Arts, UK (2022), Pivô, São Paulo, curated by João Mourão and Luís Silva (2021), Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (2021), ICA Miami, curated by Alex Gartenfeld (2018), and the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City (2018); their institutional group exhibitions include Henie Onstad Art Center, Høvikodden (2022), Palais de Tokyo, Paris, curated by Hugo Vitrani (2019), and New Museum, New York, curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari, Alex Gartenfeld and Francesca Altamura (2018).