Ilán Rabchinskey (b. 1980) is a Mexican artist, photographer and educator. Among other themes, his work explores the tension between the forces of nature and the human species, the physical constitution of mater, and the dynamics between objects and images.

He has exhibited in Mexico, France, England, the United States, Spain, Brazil and Chile. His latest solo exhibition, Foundation Stone, was at Centro de Artes Vivas in Mexico City, 2018.

Ilán has published four books: “Piedra Fundacional” (Muga, 2019), “El Medio Terrestre” (Artes de Mexico, 2016) “Remolino de Tierra” (Ediciones Acapulco, 2014)  and “Yo’tanK’op Corazón de la Palabra” (Trilce, INAH, 2009).

He has been invited to artist residencies in Tokyo (Casa Nano), Fiskars (ONOMA AiR), Oaxaca (Casa Wabi) and Chiapas (Dedazo) and has received several grants and awards. He travels frequently but is based in  Mexico City where he sporadically teaches photography clases and a project development workshop. His  work is represented by Patricia Conde Galería. (www.pcg.photo).


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2018  Foundation Stone, Centro de Artes Vivas, Mexico City.
  • 2017  Firmament, 1 Mes 1 Artista, Mexico City.
  • 2016  Foundation Stone, Patricia Conde Galería, Mexico City.
  • 2015  Residents / Terrestrial Environent, El Estudio Galería, Morelia, Michoacan.
  • 2014  Whirlwind of Earth, Ediciones Acapulco, Mexico City.
  • 2012  Terrestrial Environment, Museo Archivo de la Fotografía. Mexico City.
  • 2003  Greatest Hits!, Galería Reverso, Mexico City.

AWARDS, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES

  • 2020  Member of the Jury, FINI Festival Internacional de la Imagen, Hidalgo, Mexico.
  • 2019  Artist in Residence, Casa Nano, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Artist in Residence, Dedazo Artist Residency, Chiapas, Mexico.
  • 2018  Artist in Residence, ONOMA Fiskars AiR, Fiskars, Finland.
  • 2017  The Society of Publication Designers (SPD) Merit Award, United States.
  • 2016  Artist in Residence, Casa Wabi, Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • Honorable Mention, Festival Portfolio, Mexico.
  • Honorable Mention, NexoFoto prize, Spain.
  • 2015  Recipient, Young Creators Grant, FONCA National Endowment for the Arts, Mexico.
  • Finalist, 1st National Nature Photography Award, Mexico.
  • 2014  Shortlisted, XVI Biennial of the Centro de la Imagen, Mexico.
  • Honorable Mention, Festival Portfolio, Mexico City.
  • 2010  Selected for the National Book Program, Department of Public Education, Mexico.
  • 2006  Recipient, Art Projects and Cultural Co-investment Fund, FONCA National Endowment for the Arts.
  • 2004  1st prize winner, International Photography Prize, University of Salamanca, Spain.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND ART FAIRS

  • 2020  Kairos #3 Waiting for the Rain, Chiapas, Mexico, curated by Julie Escoffier.
  •  Espacios Encontrados, IMACP Municipal Institute of Arts and Culture, Puebla, Mexico.
  • 2019  Confluencias, Patricia Conde Galería, Mexico City, curated by Adriana Martinez and Reyna Aguiar.
  • Salon ACME, Main section, Mexico City.
  • 2018  National Endowment for the Arts FONCA, Young Creators Grant, Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos, Mexico
  • 2017  Conceptual Optics, Leon International Photography festival FFIEL, Leon.
  • Luz Portátil, Centro Cultural Olimpo, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
  • 2016  National Endowment for the Arts FONCA, Young Creators Grant, Capilla del Arte, Puebla, Mexico
  • Ekho Gallery, Santiago, Chile.
  • 10 years of the Portable Light Photobook Collection, Museo Archivo de la Fotografía, Mexico City.
  • 3W Gallery, Reims, France.
  • ArtCube Gallerie, Paris, France.
  • 2015  Remolino de Tierra, Nave Dos Quince, Mexico City.
  • Casa Nomada, San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.
  • Gallery Weekend Mexico, Patricia Conde Galería, Mexico City.
  • Visiones de Nuestra Naturaleza, Rejas de Chapultepec Open Gallery, Mexico City.
  • 2014  Gallery Weekend Mexico, Patricia Conde Galeria, Mexico City.
  • 52, Rejas de Chapultepec Open Gallery, Mexico City.
  • Paris Photo, Patricia Conde Galeria Booth, Paramount Picture Studios, Los Angeles, California, US.
  • Sin Motivo Alguno (Without a Known Motive), Hamburgo Kunstgalerie 43, Mexico City.
  • Biophilia 3.7, Taller 13, Mexico City.
  • Zona MACO, Patricia Conde Galeria Booth, Mexico City.
  • 2013  HFAF (Houston Fine Art Fair), Texas, US.
  • The Story of the Creative, Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art, NewYork, US.
  • Biophilia, Mycellium Ingenium, Mexico City.
  • 2012  Obra Reciente (Recent Works) Galería Patricia Conde, Mexico City.
  • El Lago Asfaltado (The Asphalted Lake), Museo Archivo de la Fotografía, Mexico City.
  • 2009  Revive la Ciudad (Revive the City), Rejas de Chapultepec Open Gallery, Mexico City.
  • 2005  Them! Virreyes Hotel, Mexico City. Curated by Agustina Ferreyra.
  • 2004  Cuadricula (Grid), Ist International Photography Prize, University of Salamanca, Spain.
  • Guadalupe en la Cultura Popular (Guadalupe in Popular Culture), Chapultepec Open Gallery, Mexico.

BOOKS (author)

  • 2019  Piedra Fundacional, Pewen Cuandernos de Fotografía, Editorial Muga, Spain.
  • 2016  El Medio Terrestre (Terrestrial Environment with text by Mario Bellatín), Artes de Mexico, Mexico.
  • 2014  Remolino de Tierra (Whirlwind of Earth), Ediciones Acapulco, Mexico.
  • 2009  Yo'tanK'op Corazón de la Palabra (Heart of the Word), Trilce, INAH, FONCA and INALI, Mexico.

TEACHING

  • 2016 - 2018  Adjunct Professor, Integral Photography Program, Centro ADM, Mexico City.
  • 2106  Facilitator of the “Looking and Deciding, Photography as a Construction” workshop for local teenagers as part of a community project while at residence at Casa Wabi, Oaxaca.
  • 2010 - 2012  Adjunct Professor, Advanced Photography Course, Escuela Estudio Urquiza, Mexico City.

ARTIST LECTURES

  • 2020  Natural Forces, FINI Festival Internacional de la Imagen, Hidalgo, México (upcoming).
  • 2019  Inspiration, technique, and project development, Patricia Conde Galería, México City.
  • 2018  Exploring Photobooks, by FOLIO and Panorama Fotografico at Centro de la Imagen, Mexico.
  • ONOMA Cooperative of Artists, Designers and Artisans, Fiskars, Finland.
  • 2017  MUNAL National Museum of Art, Mexico City.
  • Casa Wabi Santa Maria la Riviera, Mexico City.
  • FIL International Book Fair, Book launch and round table, Palacio de Minería, Mexico City.
  • Patricia Conde Galería, Mexico City.
  • Library of Mexico, Mexico City.
  • 2016  Los Solistas Backstage Lecture series, Bandini Art Space, Mexico City.
  • FONCA National Endowment for the Arts, Young Creators Grant artist meeting, Taxco, Mexico.
  • FONCA National Endowment for the Arts, Young Creators Grant artist meeting, Puebla, Mexico.
  • 2015  PaperWorks Artist Book Fair, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City.
  • El Estudio Galería, Morelia, Michaocan, Mexico.
  • 2014  Ediciones Acapulco, Book launch and roundtable.
  • 2012  Guest Lecturer, 20th anniversary of the Escuela Activa de Fotografía, Cuernavaca, Mexico.
  • 2009  National Anthropology Museum, Book launch and lecture.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • 2020  Aint - Bad, An Independent Publisher of New Photographic Art, online feature, USA.
  • Shimmering Blue light on a Still Red Square, exhibition catalog, IMACP  Pueba Municipal Institue of Arts and Culture.
  • LUR, Visual Studies and Research Network, Human time - Cosmic Time, interview, on line, Spain.
  • 2019  Local.mx, online feature on the Terrestrial Environment series, Mexico.
  • 2017  Panorama Fotográfico, online feature on the Residents series, Mexico.
  • PICS, Centro de la Imagen, online, artist profile, Mexico.
  • 2016  Tom Smith, Amuse, I.D, Vice, online, Mexico´s Beautiful Artist Comunne, England.
  • David Polo, Cuartoscuro Magazine, El Principio de las cosas (The Beginning of Things), interview, Mexico.
  • Lourdes Zambrano, Reforma Newspaper, Explora otros mundos (Exploring other Worlds), interview.
  • Ramón Rivas, EMNM Magazine, Ilán Rabchinskey, interview, Spain.
  • Huemanzín Rodriguez, Canal 22, online, El Orden eltiempo y el comienzo (Order, Time and the Beginning).
  • Bartolomé Delmar, Chilango Magazine, Buscando el origén (Searching for the Origin).
  • 2015  LAT Photo Magazine, online, feature.
  • Guillermo Sanchez Cervantes, Gatopardo Magazine, Una bitacora de viajes (A Travel Journal), Mexico.
  • Bartolomé Delmar, Chilango Magazine, Artsection, book review, Mexico.
  • 2012  Éricka P. Bucio, Reforma Newspaper, Idealizan mundo salvaje (Idealizing the Wilderness), Mexico.
  • Joyce García, Cuartoscuro Magazine, El espacio imaginario (Imaginary Space), interview, Mexico.
  • Bartolomé Delmar, Chilango Magazine, Memoria disecada, (Dissecated Memory), exhibition review.
  • Emiliano Balerini, Milenio Newspaper, El medio terrestre, vision crítica del medio ambiente (Terrestrial
  • Environment, a Critical Vision of Habitat), exhibition review, Mexico.
  • El Universal Newspaper Sunday supplement, El método Rabchinskey (The Rabchinskey Method), Mexico.
  • Yanireth Israde, Reforma Newspaper, Captan paso del tiempo (Capturing the passage of time), Mexico.
  • 2009  Jorge Ricardo, Reforma Newspaper, Ilustra libro la actualidad de los tseltales (Book Ilustrates the Modern
  • Tseltal), Mexico.

EDUCATION

  • 2005  BA Degree, Media Studies, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.
  • 2004  Photography studies with Allen Frame, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City.
  • 2003  Media and Photography studies, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.

INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTIONS

  • 2020 (acquisition)   MAM Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

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