Tania Pérez Córdova (b. 1979, Mexico) lives and works in Mexico City. Pérez Córdova’s quiet and contemplative works relate to temporality and the lifespan of objects, using a unique lexicon to situate each work within a larger narrative, forgoing the autonomy of objects in favor of their integral role within a nexus. Conceiving of her works as “situations,” the artist creates sculptures and installations that consider the contextual relationships of everyday objects. Her practice spans across media, incorporating sculpture, photography, found objects, and performance. Verbal clues in artwork titles incite viewers to consider both the lifespan of objects and their networks of intimate, interpersonal exchanges. The artist considers media in an abstract sense, often embedding situations into objects as a material itself. These references to the world beyond the sculpture create a vivid sense of time and space outside the gallery, strategically widening the nuanced relationship between artwork and viewer to include external places, people, and actions.
Tania Pérez Córdova will have a solo exhibition, Precipitation at Tina Kim Gallery in 2023, coinciding with her solo exhibition, Generalization at the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo (October 2022–February 2023).
The artist has had solo exhibitions at Tina Kim Gallery (2020), Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City (2020), Galeria Martin Janda, Wien (2019), Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (2018), and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2017). Her works have been included in a number of institutional exhibitions including the Aichi Triennale (2019), SITE Santa Fe (2018), the Gwangju Biennale (2016), the New Museum Triennial (2015), and the Shanghai Biennial (2012).
Virtual exhibition tour of Short Sight Box, narrated by Tania Pérez Córdova.
Tania Pérez Córdova discusses her exhibition Smoke, Nearby at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Video courtesy the MCA Chicago, 2017