RAÚL QUINTANILLA

Monterrey, MX, 1982 

"Canyon de la tierra" is the picture of I Ching of the 21st century. Produced in the course of a year, it is the result of the insistent documentation of Quintanilla, the combination of three hundred and eighty-six original videos. Enigmatic, "Cañon de la tierra" has a schizoid language, divided between frantic scenes that, for some reason, flow perfectly. It is an ambiguous and rational oracle: it would seem that each short is the answer to a question not yet formulated. To see it is to make a blind consultation. Despite the irrevocably personal scenes, torn from Quintanilla's life, the compilation seems restlessly familiar. It is the portrait of any year, full of parties, storms, full moons, meetings. Truly, Quintanilla demonstrates a mastery over the manipulation of our reality, presenting a timeless and contemporary perspective at the same time. As it is whispered in the video, "this is how the person wants to be, not necessarily the reality." Like life itself, it seems that "Canyon of the earth" does not stop. The semaphores are made, driven by impulsivity. It has no definition: it teaches us what we want to see. In the words of Quintanilla, it is "Every day a / Haiku, a dream and a piece of life."

 

EDUCATION

LCIC from UDEM

BI from Preparatoria Tecnológico de Monterrey

 

EXHIBITIONS

2016

Bienal FEMSA, Monterrey, Mexico

Paisaje Emocional, Casa de la Cultura. Monterrey, Mexico

2014

La cámara robada, FIC Monterrey, Mexico

El burro jorobado, Triskel Center. Cork, Ireland

2012

Haikus (video montage)

100 pesos, Bienal Artemergente. Mexico

Gesamt proyect with Lars von Trier

Miradas de Amor, Bienal de FEMSA. Monterrey, Mexico

2011

Laughing at Clouds, Reseña de Conarte. Monterrey, Mexico

2010

Trenza, Reseña de Conarte. Monterrey, Mexico

Las Ruinas de Almazán, Reseña de Conarte. Monterrey, Mexico

2009

El burro jorobado, FIC Monterrey. Mexico

2008

GE Motors Video Project. Monterrey, Mexico

2006

Imhotep, Facultad de Medicina y Ballet de Monterrey. Monterrey, Mexico

2001

El crepúsculo del escarabajo, Cineteca NL. Monterrey, Mexico

 

RESIDENCIES | AWARDS

2016 Winner of the Bienal FEMSA Acquisition Award for "El Cine de las mutaciones: Cañón del Cielo" Monterrey, Mexico

2012 Winner of the Bienal Artemergente Acquisition Award for "100 pesos"

2009 Honorable mention, Bienal de FEMSA for "3 sueños de nieve" Monterrey, Mexico

2008 Winner of Promocine for "Asma"

2004 Winner of the VI Bienal Regional de la Plástica Joven for "I-Ching" Monterrey, Mexico.