artist / participant
Fernando Palma Rodríguez
15.04.2018 - 03.09.2018
MoMA PS1 will present the first US solo museum exhibition of artist Fernando Palma Rodríguez (Mexican, b. 1957), on view from April 15 to September 3, 2018. Since the early 1990s, Palma Rodríguez has combined his training as an artist and mechanical engineer to create kinetic works that utilize complex robotics and custom software to perform complex, narrative choreographies. His works respond to issues facing indigenous communities in Mexico, addressing human and land rights, including the violent targeting of these communities, and urgent environmental crises. These concerns have particular significance to the district of Milpa Alta, an agricultural region outside of Mexico City where Palma Rodríguez lives and runs Calpulli Tecalco, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of indigenous culture.
Fernando Palma Rodríguez is organized by Ruba Katrib, Curator, MoMA PS1.
Special thanks to Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca.