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Rafiki Sánchez

Rafiki Sánchez (Mérida, 1988) Lives and works in Mérida, Yucatán. His practice is linked to residues and debris from drawing and performance, as well as the materialities of the fabric, clothing and its convergence with the body. Since 2013 he has collaborated with the Gruber Jez Foundation, in collaboration with the sculptor Gerda Gruber, in Cholul, Yucatán. In 2017, he was invited to participate in the InSite residency, Casa Gallina in its sixth edition in Mexico City. He has participated in individual and collective exhibitions at the Jumex Museum, the Fernando García Ponce MACAY Museum, the Amparo Museum, the International Museum of the Baroque, the Museum of the City of Querétaro, the Olimpo Cultural Center, the Museum of the City of Mérida, the FrontGround project of the Manolo Rivero Gallery, among others. He was selected in the VI National Biennial of Visual Arts of Yucatán and received the public art award “Architecture in Yucatán”. His work is part of publications such as El Gran Sur: Estados de ánimo fuera del centro (2019), Experiencias del bien común (2018), the Artes Mérida catalog (2013-2014) and Strategies: Atelier Romo (2012). He has been a beneficiary of the Young Creators scholarship from the FONCA National Fund for Cultures and the Arts in the discipline of sculpture in the periods 2015-2016 and 2020-2021. In 2023 he participated in the inaugural exhibition of the Spore Initiative, a cultural initiative in Berlin that facilitates programs on regenerative ecological practices through intergenerational learning and art.

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