Meet up with Mexican Artists in the HKU Museum

In the context of the exhibition JONAH (Kong Art Space, Nov 17–22), we are delighted to host the editorial dialogue Black Flow between the Mexican artists Jaime Ruiz and olgaMargarita dávila. The artists will present their approaches to reimagining the connections between Asia and America, Mexico, and Hong Kong.
 
Jaime Ruiz (Oaxaca, México, 1985) studied graphic design and visual arts. As part of his artistic research, he deals with social issues and policies related to the current processes of decolonization. He has carried out cultural projects for Mexican institutions, including the Franz Mayer Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey, the Municipal Institute of Culture of Tijuana, the Alliance Française of Guadalajara, the Textile Museum of Oaxaca, and the Museum of Culture of Oaxaca. In 2016 he received a Young Creators scholarship (Beca Jóvenes Creadores), with which he was able to continue his research on the tequio as a form of a rural community-based organization, citizen participation, as well as the practices adopted in urban regions. He works currently as a professor in the Oaxaca Anáhuac University and is a member of the ArtsCollaboratory network and the project Common Place (Lugar Común), a space that allows for experimentation between the relationships of various artistic subjects in Oaxaca, Mexico.
 
olgaMargarita dávila (México, 1983) is an artist, independent curator, and scholar. She has written extensively on art and cultural processes over the past twenty-five years. She has received a BA in Architecture and Art History, an MA in Education, and has specialized in curatorial studies. She has curated more than 650 exhibitions in Mexico, the United States, England, Argentina, and Spain. As a critic of art and cultural processes she has published the book SIN TITULOContemporary Art from Oaxaca, and numerous texts on the work by numerous artists, including Joel Gómez, Luis Carrera-Maul, Demián Flores, Nicola López, José Hugo Sánchez, Guillermo Olguín, Laleh Korramiani, Martacarmela Sotelo, and Tania López Winkler, among others. She is currently Director of the Museum of Graphic Arts in Saltillo. Her most recent book benjamin SERRANO: Trascendence and Vanguard from Tijuana, will be presented as part of a world tour in 2018, which will begin this December in Frankfurt. 

In collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico in Hong Kong, Museo Tamayo, Fair Entrepreneur, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong and the Spanish Programme, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, The University of Hong Kong.