At Open Studios, Beatriz presents a series of works influenced by how layers of time overlap visually on the facades of buildings and in the general cityscape of Beirut. Beatriz’s technique involves applying multiple coats of paint and other materials on media like wood and canvas, and then subject these layers to various degrees of decay and disruption. The resulting works read like a testimony of the passage of time, in which events are constantly covered up and replaced by new scenarios and layers of being.

Beatriz Morales (b. Mexico City, Mexico – lives and works in Berlin, Germany) developed her skills auto-didactically from an early age. The artist left her native country in 2001 to pursue formal studies in painting, pottery, and fashion design. Morales combines an investigative, abstract-expressionist approach with figurative and illustrative components. Her painting Wonderland II was exhibited in both branches of the Museum of Contemporary Art Rufino Tamayo in Oaxaca and Mexico City as part of the Mexico Contemporary Art Biennial 2016/17. After recent exhibitions in Basel, Berlin, and Vienna, she will make her major art fair debut at Zona Maco 2018 in Mexico City.


Beatriz Morales
Dates of residency: January - February 2018
Born: 1981
Hometown: Mexico City
Lives and works: Berlin
Education: Self-taught
Gallery: Galeria Obra Negra
Selected shows:
2018 Galerie NH, Paris
2018 Zona Maco, Nuevas Propuestas, curated by Michel Blancsubé
2016 XVII Bienal Tamayo, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca MACO, Oaxaca
2014 Mexico Vivo, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City