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Plinio Avila

Born in Zacatecas Mexico in 1977.

Graduated as professional lithography printer from Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque US;

Bachelor of Philosophy of National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM.

Postgraduate program of the HISK Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp Belgium.


He is the director of Museograbado Printmaking Studio in Zacatecas for 20 years; 

He was the founder of the non-for-profit-gallery MUNO, the no museum of contemporary art,

In 2014 he founded the the Art Production studio Panik in Mexico City.


His work varies from printmaking to painting; video and performance. 

He creates fictional characters to approach the same subjects with different perspectives. Identity, existentialism and politics are analysed in his collaborative pieces.

He has been awarded with the “Joan Miró, Pilar Juncosa and Sotheby’s award” for printmaking. Balears Islands, Spain. Emerging artist award and National System of Creators FONCA;

Residence programs in Glasgow Print Studio, University of Kentucky, Akademie der Kunste Berlín. HISK, Antwerpen, Belgium.

Grants for curatorial projects for MUNO: Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo, Jumex Fundation, BBVABancomer Fundation and Coinversiones-FONCA. EFIARTES grant for Transfaktura exhibition and EFIARTES for Museograbado Printstudio. 



Recent exhibitions: "Hindsight Humberto Márquez" Henrique Faria Fine Arts New York. US. Bienal FEMSA “Nunca Fuimos Contemporáneos” curated by Willy Kautz and Daniel Garza, Zacatecas MX. “unFOLDINGS | des-DOBLAMIENTOS” Curated by Alicia Canadiani.Tai Miao Ancestral Imperial Temple. Beijing, China; (2017)  “Everything is Possible in Peace” CCUT Tlatelolco México. (2018) ”The Traitor" Polyforum Siqueiros. México (2013); "Nodes of Mobility" Kunsthalle Exnergasse. Wien, Austria (2012); "The Era of Emptiness" Anouk Vilain Gallery. Diepenbeek, Belgium. (2011); "The Transient Spaces - The Tourist Syndrome" Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany; “Junge Akademie 09-10” Akademie der Künste, Berlin Germany; "Die Wiederkehr der Landschaft" Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany (2010); "Curating Contest La Louisiane" Galerie Olivier Robert. Paris, France (2007); "Mise en Scène” MAMA (Media & Moving Art). Rotterdam, Neherlands. "Leere X Vision; conneXions" MARTa-Herforder Radewig. Herford, Germany. "Dejeuner sur l'Herbe" PAM Museum Velzeke, Belgium (2006); etc.

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