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Born in Iguala, Guerrero, México 1973.
Lives and works in Mexico City.

Anibal Catalan studied fine arts at Mexico City's "La Esmeralda" from 2001-2006 and before that, attended the School of Architecture at Anahuac University from 1993-1997.

His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions. His most recent solo exhibitions include "The Land, The Space, The Square" at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado; "Oktubre" at Polyforum Siqueiros in Mexico City; "Supremat" (2012) at Yautepec, Mexico City; "Reading The Space" at CAN Seoul and CAN Beijing (2011-12); "Open Sky" (2010) at Drexel Projects, Monterrey, Mexico; "Overland" (2008) at Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA; and "Free and Mobile" (2007) at Gallery 415, San Francisco, CA.

Since 2001, Catalan’s work has been included in a wide variety of international group shows. Exhibitions include "Mesocosmos" at MARCO Contemporary Art Museum, Monterrey, Mexico; "After The Future," eva International Biennial of Visual Art, Limmerick, Ireland; "An Exchange with Sol LeWitt" at MASS MoCA, "Certamen Internacional Explum" at Puerto Lumbreras, Murcia, Spain; "Cimbra Formas Especulativas y Armados Metafisicos" at Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; "Light Art Biennale" at Lichtkunst, Linz, Austria; "1st Land Art Biennial Mongolia", National Mongolian Modern Art Gallery, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia; "Sobrestructuras," Espacio de Arte OTR, Madrid; "Mexi-Cali Biennial 09-10," Los Angeles; "Les Rencontres Internacionales Paris-Berlin-Madrid," Centre Pompidou, Museo Nacional Reina Sofia and Haus der Kulturen der Welt HKW; "Shangri L.A.: Architecture as a State of Flux," 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA; "XIV National Biennial Rufino Tamayo," Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; "I Moscow International Biennial for Young Art," MMOMA, Moscow, Russia; "Proyectos para Deconstruccion," MUCA Roma, Mexico City; "It's Not Easy," Exit Art, New York ; "Sancta," Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA; and, "III Castellon Painting Prize," Museo de Bellas Artes de Castellon, Spain.

Anibal is a current recipient of the prestigious Mexican FONCA Creator's Grant 2011-2013.

Nació en Iguala, Guerrero, México 1973.
Vive y trabaja en México, DF.

Anibal Catalan cuenta con la Licenciatura en Artes Plasticas por La Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado "La Esmeralda" (2001-2006) y con estudios en Arquitectura en la Universidad Anahuac (1993-1997).

El trabajo de Catalan se ha exhibido nacionalmente e internacionalmente, individualmente y colectivamente. Sus mas recientes exposiciones individuales son: "The Land, The Space, The Square" (2014) en el Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado; "Oktubre" (2012) en el Polyforum Siqueiros y "Supremat" (2012) en la galería Yautepec en México, D.F.; "Reading The Space" en CAN Seoul y CAN Beijing (2011-12); "Open Sky" en Galeria Drexel, Monterrey (2010); "Overlap" en México, D.F. (2009); "Overland" en Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles (2008); y "Free & Mobile" en Gallery 415, San Francisco.

Desde el año 2001 el trabajo de Catalan ha sido incluido en gran variedad de exhibiciones internacionales colectivas en las que destacan: "Mesocosmos" en MARCO, Monterrey, México; "After The Future," eva Bienal de Artes Visuales, Limmerick, Irlanda; "An Exchange with Sol LeWitt," MASS MoCA, Boston, EUA; "Certamen Internacional Explum," Puerto Lumbreras, Murcia, España; "Cimbra Formas Especulativas y Armados Metafisicos" en Museo de Arte Moderno, México DF; "Light Art Biennale," Lichtkunst, Linz, Austria; "1st Land Art Biennial Mongolia," National Mongolian Modern Art Gallery, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia; "Sobrestructuras Espacio de Arte OTR," Madrid, España; "Mexi-Cali Biennial 09-10," Los Angeles, EUA; "Les Rencontres Internacionales Paris-Berlin-Madrid," en Centre Pompidou, Museo Nacional Reina Sofia y Haus der Kulturen der Welt HKW; "Shangri L.A.: Architecture as a State of Flux," en el 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles; "XIV National Biennial Rufino Tamayo," Museo Tamayo, México DF; "I Moscow International Biennial for Young Art," MMOMA Moscu, Rusía; "Proyectos para Deconstruccion," MUCA Roma, México DF; "It's not Easy," Exit Art, Nueva York; "Sancta," Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, EUA; "III Castellon Painting Prize," Museo de Bellas Artes de Castellon, España, por mencionar algunas.

Actualmente, Anibal Catalan es miembro del Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte FONCA (2011-2013).

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  • Vorticity, 2013. Coroplast, PVC, aluminum, chromed steel, steel cable, fluorescent lights. Variable Dimensions.
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  • Zona Morfológica, 2013. Bidimensional router and laser etching on formica and wood. 250 x 500 cm.
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  • Installation View at MARCO, Contemporary Art Museum of Monterrey, NL, Mexico.

  • Octubre, 2012. Installation view at Polyforum Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico.
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  • Suprematist Barricade I, 2012. Steel, acrylic, fluorescent lights. 180 x 140 x 120 cm (approx). Ed. 3 + 1AP.
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  • Suprematist Barricade III, 2012. Steel, acrylic, fluorescent lights. 120 x 100 x 70 cm (approx).
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  • Babel empezo con una piedra y trabajo. Steel, coal, mirror. 30 x 180 x 30 cm. 2011.
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  • Russian Power Tower 1. Steel, wood, pumice stone. 40 x 40 x 160 cm. 2011.
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  • Russian Power Tower 2. Steel, wood, aluminum, PVC, coal. 40 x 40 x 180 cm. 2011.
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  • Untitled (from the series, Hyper-Proun), 2012. Digital print, ink, vinyl on vegetable paper. 70 x 100 cm.
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  • Untitled (from the series, Hyper-Proun), 2012. Digital print, ink, vinyl on vegetable paper. 70 x 100 cm.
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