Born Mexico City, México, 1994
Lives Mexico City, México
Alicia Ayanegui (born 1994, Mexico City, Mexico) studied Visual Arts at the Faculty of Arts and Design of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (ENAP). She has received a scholarship from the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA) Jóvenes Creadores in 2019 and 2020 in the painting category.
Analyzing the space she inhabits, Alicia Ayanegui paints vignettes of light and darkness within the household to reflect on the meaning of stillness and emptiness. Her work is the result of the extended observation and deep analysis of her living space, which she abstracts and reconstructs into seemingly uncomplicated compositions. They act as testimony to the dialogues that unfold between Ayanegui and her surroundings. Her works tend to poetically depict and often abstract common- place objects, such as chairs, pillows, and house plants, which inadvertently evidence the person who owns them and softly reveal their personal history. “These are my things and my experiences: what I feel when I’m there, immersed in a space.”