Máximo González was born on May 25th, 1971. He resides between Mexico and Argentina.
He has completed 46 solo shows and participated in 175 group shows. Creator of the ‘Changarrito’ project (described below), he also wrote Vaho / Mist poetry book during the pandemics. This Book includes 42 poems recited and written by Máximo from March 15th to June 30th, 2020.
Solo exhibitions highlights
‘POGO’ at Hospicio Cabañas Museum, Guadalajara (MEX)
'Magnificent Warning' at Stanlee & Rubin Center, El Paso (USA)
'Playful' at CAFAM, Los Angeles (USA)
‘Walk among Worlds’ at Casa de América, Madrid (ESP) and Fowler Museum, Los Angeles (USA)
‘Something like an answer to something’ at Artane gallery, Istanbul (TUR)
‘Project for the reutilization of obsolete vehicles’ at Travesía Cuatro Gallery, Madrid (ESP) and Project B, Milano (ITA)
‘PISAR’ at Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires (ARG)
‘Greenhouse effect’ at Art & Idea, Mexico City (MEX)
Group exhibitions highlights
‘The Supermarket of Images’ at Jeu de Paume in Paris (FRA) and at Red Brick Art Museum in Beijing (CHN)
'Memoria del porvenir' MUSAC collection at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (ESP)
'Viva México!' at Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw (POL)
‘The possibility of everything’ at Nuit Blanche Toronto (CAN)
‘Where have all the flowers gone?’ - Poetics of the handmade exhibition at MOCA Los Angeles (USA)
‘The tree: from the sublime to the social’ at the Vancouver Art Gallery (CAN)
‘Fine Line’ at Museo de Las Américas in Denver (USA)
'The lines of the hand' at MUAC, Mexico City (MEX)
‘2nd Polygraphic Triennial of San Juan’ - Latin America and the Caribbean, Puerto Rico (PRI)
‘Mexico: Poetry/Politics’ at San Francisco State University (USA) and at Nordic Watercolor Museum, Gothenburg (SWE)
‘Tiempo de Sospecha’ at Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City (MEX)
Máximo is also founder of the 'Changarrito Project', which is conceived as a non-profit cultural project. He developed Changarrito as an alternative platform where several artistic expressions co-exist, open to all ideologies, trends, and aesthetic tastes, named after Mexico’s slang for small store or stand where informal trade occurs. Changarrito serves as a platform to promote, support, and show the work of visual artists, novelists, poets, curators, designers, performers, filmmakers, etc. A project that began as a curatorial counter-proposal for being presented in Madrid’s ARCO in 2005, allowing uninvited artists to be exhibited in a world-class art fair. Little by little it began to generate a network of followers and supporters and became an alternative platform to promote art practitioners.
Since 2012 ‘Changarrito’ has been actively operating in Mexic-Art Museum in Austin, Texas, (USA) working with local and Latin American artists.
Changarrito was invited to participate twice at the Mexico Pavilion in the Venice Biennale (2011, accompanying artist Melanie Smith, curated by José Luis Barrios, and 2013 accompanying Ariel Guzik, curated by Itala Schmeltz)
The ‘Changarrito Collection' has more than 1,500 works in its collection and carries out the ‘International Changarrito Residency’ in Mexico City, with more than 10 international guests.
In 2010 Changarrito creates 'Letritas del Changarrito', an independent editorial with 12 published books.
2022. Cerrito Residency. Puerto Vallarta (MEX)
2021. Momentum. Berlin (DEU)
2019. Hangar. Lisbon (POR)
2018. Aguacate Residency. Puerto Vallarta (MEX)
2016 - 2017. Montalvo Art Center. Saratoga (USA)
2015. Lizières, Centre de Cultures et de Ressources. Paris (FRA)
2015. Central Track UT. Dallas (USA)
2014. Siena Art Institute. Siena (ITA)
2013. What about Art? Mumbai (IND)
2010. Hyde Park Art Center. Chicago (USA)
2010. URRA. Buenos Aires (ARG)
2007. Artist to artist. Glasgow (SCO)
○ Monumental Chair Tree Inauguration in Nebraska (USA), September 23.
○ Warning Monument in the exhibition 'Solo la luz' of Filux at Hotel Xcaret Art in Playa del Carmen (MX). October.
○ Momentun Residency in Berlin (DEU)
○ Bogliasco Foundation Residency in Genoa (ITA)
○ RUC Residency in Brescia (ITA)