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Ulises Matamoros Ascención (1984) is an Artist, teacher, and independent curator of exhibitions. Degree in Design and Plastic Arts from Escuela Libre de Diseño y Artes, Puebla, Mexico (2004-2009), Certificate in Critical Theory from 17 Instituto de Estudios Críticos Cdmx, Mexico (2013-2014). Seminar “Cine de realidad” given by Víctor Gaviria.  High Studios. ESCINE,  CDMX (2018).

Ulises Matamoros Ascención was selected within the Program for the Promotion of Cultural Projects and Co-investments: with the working group "Limit of what belongs"; National Fund for Culture and Arts; Mexico. He was awarded the Artistic Production Support Fund 2020-2021, the prize awarded by the MUAC Museum, National Autonomous University of México and SOMA;  obtained an honorable mention in the William Bullock Award for Critical Museology 2020, awarded by the USC Fisher Museum of Art +INBA+ MUAC Patronage + Clio. He was a beneficiary of the BBVA Program, Carrillo Gil Art Museum, and BBVA Foundation (2018-2020); he was a winner of the Jumex Contemporary Art Foundation’s 2020, sponsorship program for artistic research; and of the Jumex Foundation’s 2022 publications sponsorship program.  Ulises Matamoros was a fellow of the program “Young Creators” awarded by the National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA) 2018-2019, and the Program of Stimulus to Artistic Creation and Development of the State of Puebla (PECDA), in two occasions for the 2019 and 2021 edition.

He has been selected for NOMADE Latin American Art Biennial, Guayaquil, Ecuador (2020); The National Art Biennial of Emerging Art, Nuevo León, Mexico (2017); The National Landscape Art Biennale, in two occasions for the 2nd and 3rd editions, Sonora, Mexico (2017, 2019); Pulso: Art of the Americas, Michigan, USA (2013); The copy of the copy, MAAC Guayaquil, Ecuador (2016); XXXI National meeting of Young Art, Aguascalientes, Mexico (2011); X Art Biennale FEMSA, Monterrey, Mexico (2009); On The Road Video Festival Washington D.C, USA (2007); 2º State Meeting of Contemporary Art, Mexico, (2013); and in Collective with the Salgarí Method at the Latin American Cartographies Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR), Brussels, Belgium (2017).

Ulises Matamoros has participated in more than 60 exhibitions between groups and individuals, in Mexico, Latin America, the United States of North America, and Europe. He has been invited to talks, seminars, and conferences in “17 Institute of Critical Studies” Cdmx, Mexico (2014); “Carrillo Gil Art Museum” (2020), “AMPARO Museum” (2017), “UPAEP Museum” (2017), “Capilla del Arte” (2015) Puebla, Mexico; “Centro de Arte Reina Sofia National Museum”, Madrid, Spain (2019);  Visiting professor, school of economics and political science of the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico (2018). He was a founder member of “La Pajarera”, an space for experimentation, discussion, and contemporary art production (2012-2013), and he was a member of the Italo-Mexican collective “Método Salgari” (2013-2017). Ulises Matamoros is the creator and coordinator of the project “Chasen Thajni: the house of all”, a community space of the Ngiba culture, in Puebla, Mexico—currently curator, with Michel Blancsubé in “The limit of one’s own” project.

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