Maximiliano Cervantes


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I Don't Write I Make Pictures Collapsing Mars and The Wastelands of The Borderlands In the Homelands of Gore Capitalism I Clock In To My Long Distance Intimate Auto-Ethnographic Studio Standardizing Image Making In The Past Present Future Living Landscape Portraiture Documentation and Fabrication of Anthropological Studies Images Exist Within Mythological Storytelling Crossing Evidence With Alchemy In My Wastelands of The Borderlands In the Homelands of Gore Capitalism SpaceX Produces The Starship Rocket The United States Interplanetary Vessel Under God In My Efficient Long Distance Intimate Auto-Ethnographic Studio With Burnt Coffee and Persistent Tension I Appropriate From My Fathers Labor at .001” of Sweat A Structural Mechanic For United Launch Alliance An Intimate Relationship Between Lockheed Martin and Boeing In Harlingen, Texas After Breaks and Dirty Jokes My Dad and His Friends Shot Magically Sanitized Rivets Building Atlas V The Payload Fairing For Space Exploration Colonization War Surveillance Satellites Militarized Communications and Mars Curiosity Rover I Use Curiosity In My Gridded Dioramas Large Scale Inkjet Prints Manual Perfection Magnifying The Catastrophe of Mars Staging The Body Shirtless Dusty Stainless Steel Reflection Sterile Topography Artificial Indexical Obsessive Nightmare Together In A Man Made Dehydrated Nation I Was Born Politicized In-between Two Countries Where The Reproduction of Photography Lives.



b.1999 In Harlingen, Texas
Living and Working In My Long Distance Intimate Auto-Ethnographic Studio In Chicago, IL
BFA From The School of The Art Institute of Chicago 2021
MFA  at Northwestern University In Art, Theory, And Practice 2024

maximilianocervan@gmail.com


Education

Now   
Master of Fine Arts - Art, Theory, Practice, Northwestern University

2021   
Bachelors of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2021    Festival University, ARS Electronica and Johannes Kepler University Linz


Awards

2020   
Fred Endsley Memorial Fellowship (SAIC)

2019   
Deans Grant (SAIC)

2019   
Merit Scholarship (SAIC)


Group Exhibitions

2023   
The Buried Line, Murmuration, Chicago, IL

2023   
El Otro Lado, Filter Photo, Chicago, IL

2022    El Otro Lado, Visual Arts Center, The University of Texas Austin, TX

2021
    Ni de Aquí, Ni de Allá, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL

2019    Departures, EOB Projects, McAllen, Texas

2018     Portrait 2019, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, Gimpo, South Korea

2018    Two Person Show, Galeria 409, Brownsville, Texas

2018    Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts, Brownsville, Texas

2018    Two Person Show, Platform 204, Harlingen, Texas

Publication

2020   
“Untitled 2019” ISBN 978-0-578-66231-2


Public Collection

2019    
“Two Clocks Tell Different Times” 2019 at Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, Joan M. Flaxman Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Press

2020    
The 2020 LENSCRATCH TOP 25 TO WATCH