Mariana Castillo Deball works in installation, sculpture, photography, and drawing, exploring the ideologically constructed conditions under which artefacts appear in today’s culture. She takes on a kaleidoscopic approach to her work, culling information from various disciplines such as archaeology and science, and, through research and collaboration, creating works that arise from the collision and recombination of these different languages. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at the SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, USA (2018); Galerie Wedding, Berlin, Germany (2017); San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA (2016); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, Mexico (2015); Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany (2014); CCA, Glasgow, UK (2013); Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK (2013); Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City, Mexico (2011); and Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, USA (2010). Group exhibitions include the 8th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany (2014); Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany (2013); and the 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2011).
Daniel R. Quiles is an Associate Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he teaches courses on the theory and history of postwar art of the Americas. His research on Latin American conceptualism, video and television art has appeared in Art Journal, ARTMargins and Caiana, in addition to edited volumes and exhibition catalogues, including the recent Pacific Standard Time exhibition David Lamelas: A Life of Their Own. He recently published a book-length interview with Jaime Davidovich as part of Fundación Cisneros’ Conversations series. Quiles is also an art critic who has written for Artforum, Art in America, and DIS Magazine, among other publications. He was a 2003-2004 Critical Studies Fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program, received a 2013 Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, and was the 2013-2014 Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Institut d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine at École Normale Supérieure in Paris.