Alicia Paz

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Alicia Paz
Born 1967
Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Known for Painting

Alicia Paz (born 1967 in Mexico City) is a Mexican artist who lives and works in London. She graduated from UC Berkeley, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Paris, Goldsmiths College and Royal College of Art,[1] London.

Alicia Paz's works are paintings that are as much portraits as they are landscapes, combining references that range from erudite painting or the history of the painted image,[2] to citations of advertising images or comics.[3]

Selected works[edit]

  • L’effrontée, 2011, mixed media on paper, 74 x 56 cm
  • Trapèze, 2010, oil, acrylic, collage on canvas 200 x 160 cm (FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon collection)
  • When the Machine Stops, 2006, oil, acrylic, collage on canvas, 130 x 97 cm (Colección Costantini, MALBA Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Ghosts, oil, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 160 cm, 1999 (FRAC Île-de-France collection)
  • Colossus, 1995, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 120 cm (FMAC Paris collection)


Solo exhibitions (selection)


  • LAC Narbonne, in association with FRAC Languedoc-Rousillon for Casanova Forever, Sigean, France[4]



  • Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK


  • Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina[5]


  • Galerie Yvonamor Palix, Paris, France
Group exhibitions (selection)


  • Through the Looking Glass, The Agency Gallery, London, UK


  • Round and Round and Round (Part 2), exhibition drawn from the FRAC IDF Collection, curated by Xavier Franceschi, Parc culturel de Rentilly, France


  • Multiverse, curated by Ole Hagen, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London, UK[6]


  • Jerwood Contemporary Painters, Jerwood Space, London, UK[7]


  • Celeste Art Prize, selected by Goldsmiths College Curating MA, London, UK
  • Incheon Biennale, Incheon, South Korea[8]



  • EAST International, selectors: Neo Rauch, Gerd Harry Lybke, Norwich, UK[9]
  • Mind the Gap, 10 London Artists, sponsored by British Council, Triangle, Marseille, France



Awards, grants and residencies[edit]

2002 :

  • Triangle France, Artist’s Residency, La Friche de la Belle de Mai, Marseilles, France
  • Cité Internationale des Arts, Artist’s Residency, Paris, France



  • Delfina Studio Trust Residency, London, UK



  1. ^ Show catalogues of graduate student work at the Royal College of Art.
  2. ^ Charlesworth, JJ; Galerie Dukan&Hourdequin (2009). Alicia Paz: Unfinished Subjects. Marseille, France: Monografik Editions. ISBN 978-2-36008-003-8. 
  3. ^ Lamy, Frank (2004). 3D, Alicia Paz, Andreas Hirsch, Samuel Choisy. Porto, Portugal: Maus Habitos. 
  4. ^ Latreille, Emmanuel (2010). Casanova Forever: 33 Expositions en Languedoc Roussillon (in French). Paris: Dilecta. ISBN 978-2-916275-72-7. 
  5. ^ Hunt, Andrew (2005). Alicia Paz. Buenos Aires: Ruth Benzacar Gallery. 
  6. ^ Hagen, Ole; Poulson, Kit (2009). Multiverse. London: Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art. 
  7. ^ Jerwood Charitable Foundation (2008). Jerwood Contemporary Painters. London. 
  8. ^ Incheon Culture and Arts Center (2007). Knocking on the Door: International Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale. South Korea: Incheon Metropolitan City. 
  9. ^ Mason, Andrea (September 2004). "East International". a-n Magazine. 
  10. ^ Gasworks Residencies.

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