Mariane Ibrahim presents the work of several artists this week at ZⓈONAMACO, including new paintings from Clotilde Jiménez. The Mexico City-based artist has lately been exploring ideas of masculinity and athleticism in relationship to his own identity as a black queer man.
This spring, he’ll have a solo show at Mariane Ibrahim in Chicago. Whitewaller caught up with Jiménez to learn more about his studio practice in Mexico City.
WHITEWALLER: How did you come to be based in Mexico City?
CLOTILDE JIMÉNEZ: In 2016 I moved to London to begin my MFA program at the Slade School of Fine Art. I lived there for three years, but during that time, Brexit had reared its ugly head and my wife and I had to make a decision—stick around to see how things would turn out, or move to her native country of Mexico and be at peace, have a family, and a better quality of life. So, we are now living here permanently and have not regretted anything.