Biennale of Sydney

Tania Candiani

Tania Candiani, Nocheztli, 2015. From Cromática. Cochineal Grana insects, Grana ink, Cactus (nopal), and wood, 8 x 8 x 12 metres. Installation view at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, Cromática Exhibition, Oaxaca City, Mexico. Commissioned by Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca. Courtesy of the artist and Galería Vermelho. Photograph: Tania Candiani.
Tania Candiani, Reverencia, 2019 (video still), from the series 'Penachos', installation including HD video with stereo sound; two penachos (headdress), bamboo, reed, wood, paper and feathers, dimensions variable, video duration 06:41 mins. Courtesy of the artist and Galería Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Video: Tania Candiani.
Tania Candiani, Cónica, 2018, bamboo and fiber built with traditional methods of architectural Kogi construction, tactile transducer system, and low frequency sound composition, 700 x 250 cms. Installation view of the Fragmentos. Una lectura de la colección Proyecto Siqueiros. Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros. Mexico City. Commissioned by Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros. Courtesy of the artist. Photograph: Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros/INBA.

Tania Candiani

Born in 1974 in Mexico City, Mexico
Lives in Mexico City, Mexico


The interdisciplinary work of Tania Candiani has a marked interest in the complex intersection between language systems – phonic, graphic, linguistic, symbolic and technological. She works with different narratives of association; rearranging, remixing, and playing with correlations between early technologies, knowledge and thought, using the idea of reorganisation as material for production. Candiani has set up interdisciplinary working groups in various fields of knowledge and research including art, craft, design, literature, sound, sustainability, architecture and science for the production of installations, scores, sound devices, sculptures and videos that reflect an interweaving of those concepts. As a non-academic researcher, she uses historical records and archives as weaving materials.

23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022)

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