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Nuria Montiel, Clara Meister

The Mexican artist Nuria Montiel experiments with the printing techniques facilitated by her self-developed device „La Imprenta Móvil“ (Mobile Printing Press) to create new mechanisms of communication, exchange and self-organization, especially in public space. Her mobile printing machine enables her to work in the streets, encouraging passers-by to express their thoughts on certain topics, thus engaging directly with various communities and their spontaneous, unanticipated responses. The on-site, handprinted phrases can therefore be seen as both a collaboration with pedestrians and as a collective expression. For …ment, Montiel collected sentences on generation expressed by artists in Mexico City, reproduced here as a plurality of voices representing their thoughts, demands and beliefs.

Nuria Montiel

Nuria Montiel is an artist based in Mexico City. Her practice is an ongoing investigation of public space, community-based and participatory practices, through language and street-printing methods. She developed la Imprenta Móvil, a mobile printing press. Her work has been shown at Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Galería Kurimanzutto, NY Art Book Fair 2012 PS1, ACVIC Barcelona and Kunstverein München, among other places. She is member of La Galería de Comercio, a non-profit initiative that presents public art projects. She studied visual art at Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas (ENAP-UNAM) and attended a contemporary art program at Soma (an artist organization dedicated to cultural exchange and arts pedagogy).

Clara Meister

Clara Meister is a curator based in Berlin and co-founder and editor of …ment. She was the 2012 curator in residence at MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38 in New York, with a publication series published by Sternberg Press. Meister contributed for exhibition catalogues and wrote for various magazines.

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