Mario Wandu


artist in residency in november 2023 and artists exhibiting in “Citizen of myself & El espanto de Tonalli”

Mario Wandu
(Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico 1989)
Visual artist, he has exhibited his work nationally in group exhibitions in spaces such as Guadalajara90210 (GDL) Radio 29 Cs (CDMX) Feria Material Vol. 8 CDMX MURA (GDL) Museo de la Ciudad (GDL) Salón Demetria (GDL) and in solo exhibitions at Artere-A Y (GDL) Museo Insular (SMA GTO).
He is a curator and educator. Some of his important curatorial and management projects are: Happy Lanscape for Feria Material, Malos Artistas for FIAC, Queer as German Folk + La Okupa Cuir and Geniale Dilettanten for BEZIRK and Goethe-Institut, Festival Androgina for Museo Cabañas, Cyclepedia for Bicycle Film Festival, as well as UNFLUX FEST and the international performance show Arte Acción, for SalaVeinte22. Space where he worked as a curator.
Mario was coordinator of the research for the Museological Plan of Globo Museo de la Niñez, Educator of Museo Cabañas and member of the editorial board of Periódico Mural.
He is co-author and co-curator of „Save The Artist“, „Laboratorio de Arte San Juan de Dios“, „Downtown Extitución“, „La Voz Floripondia“, „Astilla Arte Actual“ and „Manifiesta México“.
Mario has had the support and recognition of:
-Feria de Arte Material in 2021and 2022.
-Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo in 2020.
-Grodman Award from the Fundación Universidad de Guadalajara in 2019.
-Project 2019
-PACMyC 2017
-PECDA, 2017 and 2013

Cuaco Navarro


artist in residency in november 2023 and artists exhibiting in “Citizen of myself & El espanto de Tonalli”

Cuaco Navarro
(Guadalajara, Jal.1982)
Visual artist and creator of contemporary art content, he works with mediums such as drawing, photography, installation, video and actions. His work leans towards the processual with nihilistic, sarcastic, critical and contemplative themes. He has made site-specific interventions, as well as exhibitions nationally and internationally for both institutions and independent spaces.
He is a teacher of arts and humanities and creator of workshops on current art topics, he has developed curatorial works such as „Unflux“ 2012, „Follow me“ 2014, and „Casual Cruelty“, „Calzada Libertad“ 2015 „Save the artist“ 2018, La Okupa Cuir 2019. „After party“ 2021 „Happy Landscape“ „Stems and Pentagrams“ „Mas alla de lo Natural“ 2022 „Splash“ and „Nadie Aterriza“ 2023 for the fair Material. He has done scenography, art direction, artist registration, illustrations for independent publishers and collaboration with musicians and sound artists.
Director of Astilla Arte Actual virtual space dedicated to the management, promotion and creation of site-specific content, co-author of LASJDD Art-Education project, collaborator of „Letters to a young photographer“ mail-art project between children from the state of Hidalgo and Guadalajara, Creator of Save the artist, a processual piece of welfare performance that hosts and produces projects by other artists. He is a grantee of PECDA CONACULTA 2013 and 2017, PACMyC 2013 and Proyecta GDL, 2015, 2018, PAC 2020 and Material Art Fair 2021. He is currently studying the Master of Lifelong Learning in Arts and Artistic Professions at UC3M-CBA.

Robert Steijn


Robert Steijn (1958) is based in amsterdam and mexico city as a choreographer, director, dramaturge, performer and writer. Robert Steijn, performer, choreographer. Together with the Mexican choreographer Ricardo Rubio he runs the School of tender thinking, combining spirituality, art and healing practices, inspired by plant medicine and trance rituals. Their last performances are the avocado project and tunes for the living. His last solo is called Esoteric dancing(Vienna, 2021). Lately he has worked with the choreographers Inger-Reidun Olsen, Marianne Skjeldal, Elle van Campenhout, Jasmina Krizaj, Simon Wehrli, Maria Hassabi, Lisa Hinterreither, Salome Schneebeli, Sophia Rodriguez, Jaskaran Anand, Marta Izquierdo, Agnes Schneidewind, Johanna Nielson, Zoumana Meïté, Asher Lev and Irina Lavrovic. Currently he collaborated with Daniel Zimmermann at a movie called Der Wurf.

Payman Abdali


Payman Abdali born in July 1965 in Tehran, Iran. I finished high school in Las Vegas, Nevada, and graduated from California State University of Sacramento in 1990. On October 27, 1987, I gave the first „Electronic Music Recital“ at CSUS, which I consider the beginning of my professional musical activities. In 1989, I co-founded the music production company XDOT25 in San Francisco, CA. And the rest is an uninterrupted wonderful life in music.

Masoumeh Jalalieh
associated artist


Masoumeh Jalalieh is a Vienna-based choreographer and dancer with a background in physical theater (mime), graphic design, and illustration.
Her approach to dance is undoubtedly interwoven with her homeland Iran’s society, culture, and ritual carpet. ‘I carry my origins with me, and thus communicate myself, my country, and its people through my artistic statements.’
As a contemporary artist, she likes to research interdisciplinary codes in images, sounds, and movement. ‘The body is a complicated collection of all elements of nature, such as time, space, speed, etc. I explore those through movement. This way, I communicate my imagination using the ultimate language human beings have at their disposal.’