Mariana Gullco was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and at the age of three she moved to Mexico City. She studied Visual Arts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, as well as painting and drawing in the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris. Currently she lives and works in Oaxaca, Mexico. Her work consists mainly in installations made from domestic disposable objects such as…, embroidered and weaved using traditional techniques. In this way she reflects and questions our daily life as individuals and as a society, as well as our relation with our enviroment.
Her work has been shown in Mexico, Canada, USA, France, Cuba, Belize, Japan and China. A selection of her solo exhibits includes the Oaxaca Textile Museum (2010), Trama at Manolo Rivero Gallery- Front Ground, Merida Yucatan (2010), Jetables at La Chambre Blanche, Quebec Canada(2006), Té at Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City (2002). Relevant group exhibits include Cimbra at the Museum of Modern Art , Mexico City (2010); Dios Nunca Muere, Delouge Contemporary Art, Victoria, Canadá (2010); El maiz es nuestra Vida at the X Bienal de la Habana, Cuba (2009), Mexican-American Cultural Center, Austin Texas (2010); América Tropical at the Mexican Institute in Paris, France(2005) and the Third International Biennal of Standards, Tijuana, Mexico(2004).
She has been awarded with the Jóvenes Creadores grant 2004-2005, the grant for artistic residencies in exchange FONCA-La Chambre Blanche, and Artes por todas partes in 2002. She won the first prize of Installation in the I Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales de Yucatán (2002), and the second prize in the Third International Biennal of Standards, Tijuana, Mexico (2004). In the actuality, Gullco is developing her artwork in Oaxaca, Mexico and working on cultural activities since 2010.