Fritzia Irizar looks at the emotional, economic, and cultural values assumed by objects, interrogating the systems that propagate, authenticate, and sustain such readings. Based in Culiacán, Mexico, Irizar is particularly interested in geological objects of mythical and economic value. Although currency is a large part of Irizar’s investigations, her work extends beyond explorations of economic systems, examining the relationship between communities and the raw minerals from which currency is produced, and revealing the sociocultural myths surrounding the production of value.



Fritzia Irizar
Dates of residency: November - December 2017
Born: 1977
Hometown: Culiacán
Lives and works: Culiacán
Education: Fine Arts, Escuela Nacional de Pintura Escultura y Grabado “La Esmeralda”, Mexico City
Gallery: Arredondo \ Arozarena
Selected shows:
2016 Golden Green - Greening GoldArredondo \ Arozarena gallery, Mexico City
2015 Camaleón Blanco/JMAF, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Zapopan
2014 Obliteraciones, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City
2014 Prospección al Nuevo Territorio, Arredondo \ Arozarena gallery, Mexico City