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Marcos Castro

Marcos Castro (1981, Mexico City) lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico. By utilizing symbols from myths, folklore, and Mexico’s history, he orchestrates a rereading of the country’s national narrative. Through sculpture, video, painting, and drawing, he spotlights the nation’s fragmented and constructed identity. Patriotic symbols are deconstructed and reinterpreted, spanning historic events from the pre-Hispanic period to the current social events; however, he goes beyond destabilizing the status quo and critically reviewing Mexico’s national identity. He builds a new collective narrative; a mythology where everyone, through shared context, can recognize each other. Castro is both a witness and a visionary, documenting and challenging the established order and its most ingrained myths.

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