December 2021 – December 2022
Maru García is a Mexican transdisciplinary artist, curator, and researcher based in Los Angeles. Her use of media includes research, installations, performance, sculpture, and video, often relying on the presence of organic matter to help viewers understand the biological processes occurring in complex systems. Her areas of interest are explorations on biosystems, interspecies relationships, and the capacity of living organisms (including humans) to act as remediators in contaminated sites. Her work highlights the importance of eco-aesthetics, where relationships and community are proposed as a way of building cultures of regeneration.
She has participated in conferences, solo and group exhibitions in North America, Europe, and Asia: Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (2021); Ecoartspace, New Mexico (2020); Science Gallery Bengaluru, India (2020); ‘National Brownfields Conference’ Los Angeles Convention Center (2019); Las Naves, Valencia, Spain (2019); California Nanosystems Institute (2019). She was an artist in residence in the National Center of Genetic Resources in Mexico and received awards from the California Arts Council, Los Angeles Sustainability Collaborative, Clifton Webb Scholarship for the Arts, and Fundación Jumex. She is a Getty Foundation grant recipient for the exhibition “Sink: places we call home” with Self Help Graphics & Art, to be presented in the Pacific Standard Time Art x Science x LA in 2024. Maru holds an MFA in Design & Media Arts from UCLA as well as an M.S. in Biotechnology and a B.S. in Chemistry both from Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico.