Laureana Toledo

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Laureana Toledo
Born1970 (age 52–53)
Ixtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico
WebsiteLaureana Toledo on Twitter

Laureana Toledo (born 1970) is a Mexican conceptual artist.[1][2][3] She has had solo exhibitions at Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo and at Museo Jumex in Mexico City. A work of Toledo's outdoor sculpture is included in the permanent collections of the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City,[4] and the Brooklyn Museum in New York.[5]

Life and background[edit]

Toledo was born in Ixtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico in 1970,[6] and lives and works in Mexico City. She is the daughter of Mexican artist Francisco Toledo.[3] Her siblings include artist Dr. Lakra and poet Natalia Toledo.[3]


Toledo began as a photographer, and later incorporated drawing, painting, video, sound and sculpture into her work.[7] From January to March 2009, she was an artist in residence at Gasworks, a contemporary art organisation in South London, UK.[7] She has been on the artists council of and is a co-founder of SOMA, an educational art space in Mexico City which hosts international artists, curators, critics, and art historians in residential programs.[8][9]

According to a SOMA Summer artist-in-residence description,

Laureana is inspired by the imperceptible or transient moments of the everyday, speculating on how such phenomena can gain new forms of visual presentation. Her work often involves systematic and repetitive interventions into different media (texts, books, photographs, paintings, etc.) to re-code their existing narratives.[9]

In 2015, Toledo's work, Order and Progress, presented at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City, investigated the links between Mexico and Great Britain.[10] In 2019, Toledo exhibited an installation at Museo Jumex in Mexico City.[11] She selected books, records and films from Mick Jones (of the Clash)'s private collection.[12]

Toledo's work has been reviewed in the Santa Barbara Independent,[13] Frieze magazine,[14] and Bomb magazine.[15]


  • Laureana Toledo peripheral vision, 1997–2000. Guadalajara, México: Museo de las Artes, 2001. In English and Spanish.
  • Paan. Mexico: Diamantina Conaculta, 2006. ISBN 978-9703510849. Exhibition catalogue. In Spanish.
  • The Limit. London: Trolley, 2009. ISBN 978-1-904563-96-9.

Awards and honors[edit]


Solo exhibitions or exhibitions with one other[edit]

Group exhibitions[edit]


Toledo's work is held in the following permanent collections:


  • Espacio de experimentación sonora + arte en vivo, 2015 : sound experimentation space + live art, 2015. Ciudad de México: MUAC, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2016.


  1. ^ Mónica, Mayeos-Vega (13 April 2010). "Laureana Toledo disfraza banda-pieza de arte con rock para enganchar a un espectador imaginario". La Jornada. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 December 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b c "Francisco Toledo, artist and activist who injected life into Mexican traditions, dead at 79". Reuters. 6 September 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Jardín Escultórico del Museo de Arte Moderno" (PDF). Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico. Retrieved 3 August 2023.
  5. ^ a b "Cuernavaca, Morelos (Homage to Fransisco Toledo)". Brooklyn Museum. Retrieved 3 August 2023.
  6. ^ "SOMA MEXICO – Laureana Toledo". Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "Residencies | Gasworks". Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Organigrama / Staff, Council & Board | SOMA". 27 September 2011. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  9. ^ a b "SOMA MEXICO – About". Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Laureana Toledo". Museo Universario Art Contemporaneo. Retrieved 3 August 2023.
  11. ^ "Laureana Toledo". Museo Jumex. 4 March 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2023.
  12. ^ "Laureana Toledo en Museo Jumex: libros, discos y películas del Rock & Roll Public Library". (in Mexican Spanish). 5 February 2019. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  13. ^ Donelan, Charles. "A Bright Idea". Santa Barbara Independent. Retrieved 3 August 2023.
  14. ^ a b Jauregui, Gabriela (November 2011). "Laureana Toledo". Frieze (143). Retrieved 3 August 2023.
  15. ^ Richard, Frances (January 2006). "Laureana Toledo by Frances Richard". Bomb Magazine. Retrieved 3 August 2023.
  16. ^ a b "LAUREANA TOLEDO AND DR LAKRA: PUNXDEFEKTUOZOZ. WORK IN PROGRESS". Wroclaw Contemporary Museum. Retrieved 3 August 2023.
  17. ^ Jauregui, Gabriela (25 February 2019). "Flipping the Gaze: Exhibitions Around Mexico City Present the Body as Corporatized, Colonized, Tortured, Ungendered, Conspicuous". ARTnews. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  18. ^ "Laureana Toledo figura en el "bloque mexicano" mostrado en Madrid - La Jornada". La Jornada. Retrieved 4 August 2023.
  19. ^ "Laureana Toledo - YES - Exhibition at Trolley Gallery in London". ArtRabbit. Retrieved 4 August 2023.