Aurora Noreña. Lives and works in Mexico City.
She studied Architecture at the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM) and the MD in Visual Arts at the National School of Plastic Arts of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), both in Mexico City.
She has curated several exhibitions and taught workshops, conferences and courses in Mexico City and in different states in Mexico, besides giving sculpture classes and research degree seminars, at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving, La Esmeralda, of the National Institute of Fine Arts (2001-2008), and on Contemporary Art History at Sor Juana University (1996-1998), Autonomous Metropolitan University (1994-1996) and Jumex Foundation (2003).
She has more than a dozen solo exhibitions in the country. The last two are: El que nace Tepalcate, ArtsSpace Gallery and Tepalcates, Enrique Guerrero Gallery, both in 2020 in Mexico City.
She has an endless number of collective exhibitions inside and outside the country, among which stand out: Linear. Langkong Art Museum, Beijing, China, 2021; El animal herido. Museo Experimental el Eco, México City, 2019-2020; Mexico City: eight centuries journey, 2017-2018; 20 years of the National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA), Vasconcelos Library, 2009; Women: without account. Mexican Cultural Institute, San Antonio, Texas, 2008, Sculptural Brotherhoods Mexico - Germany. Macay Foundation, Mérida, Yucatan, 2008; Biennial of Art of Fukushima, Japan, 2007; IV International Biennial of Standards, Tijuana, Baja California Norte, 2006 and Art-metropolis, 34th Cervantino International Festival, Guanajuato, 2006.
Throughout her career she has been recognized with several awards, such as: Acquisition Prize of the XI National Young Art Encounter, 1991; Young Creative Scholarship in Sculpture. FONCA. 1996-1997; ART / OMI Arts Residence, Ghent, New York, USA, 1998; Fellowship for Cultural Projects and Co-investments, FONCA, for the project Invisible currents, 1999; Honorary mention in sculpture in the October Art Show, Omnilife Grand Prix, Guadalajara 2001, Selection among the best publications of 2015 for her book: Ondulations under the bridge. Horizon Zapping. Sergio González Rodríguez, FCE and Reforma newspaper. January 3, 2016; Coca Price 2018, Associazione Culturale COCA, Rome, Italy and she belongs to the National System of Art Creators (SNCA 2016-2019).
Among her highlight public works projects are: Invisible currents. Metro Copilco, Mexico City, 1999; Pulsations. Institute of Biomedical Research, University City, Mexico City, 2008; and Sky landscapes. Institute of Engineering, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, 2010.
In 2010 she began to develop a vast production with the horizon as a thematic axis; however, throughout time, what was first a theme, became a creative strategy that allows her to explore other issues such as: memory, new notions of landscape and the expatriation of cultural heritage.