Mexico City, 1990
Lives and works in Mexico City

Othiana Roffiel's work is characterized by a relentless zeal for exploration, as well as the evolutionary quality that this entails; thus her painting mutates alongside her reflections on the universes that surround and contain her, as well as her pictorial inquiries, stimulating unique ways of approaching her creative processes, which generally appeal to imagination and memory, and where the fluidity of human corporeality plays a crucial role. This has led to the consolidation of a distinctive and highly inventive language, which oscillates between abstract and more figurative elements, fostering curiosity in the presence of her works.

Roffiel has received numerous awards and honors. She was granted a 2023 SACPC Jovenes Creadores scholarship, a production fellowship awarded by the Mexican government, and was similarly honored in 2020 (then known as FONCA Jovenes Creadores). That same year, she was selected to partake in the XIX Bienal de Pintura Rufino Tamayo, which was exhibited at several institutions across the country, including the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City. In 2012, she graduated summa cum laude from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, where she was recognized with the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in Painting.

Her most recent solo show, Rehearsal of Becoming, was presented at Galería Karen Huber (Mexico City) from September through November 2023. Throughout her career, her work has been featured in various exhibitions and art fairs, such as Paisaje espectral at Matt Gallery (Paris, 2023), a group show organized by guadalajara90210, in Galería Karen Huber’s duo booth at Expo Chicago, alongside Oaxacan artist Luis Hampshire (2023), Zona Maco (Mexico City, 2023) and Estación Material (Guadalajara, 2022, 2021). In 2021, she presented It Takes a Lot of Stuff for a Flower to Grow, a solo show at Karen Huber, curated by Laura Orozco, and collectively, Un fenómeno imposible de prever, a five-women show curated by Virginie Kastel, at Centro Cultural Plaza Fátima (San Pedro Garza García, 2021). In 2020, she was part of 50 mujeres, 50 obras, 50 años at the Museo de la Ciudad de México (Mexico City, 2020), and in 2019, she presented The Persistent Insistence of Play at Casa Equis (Mexico City), curated by Leslie Moody Castro.

Roffiel has always felt a strong affinity with the written word, contributing art criticism in specialized contemporary art magazines such as ARTPULSE (USA) and Artishock (Chile), where she has commented on the the work of numerous artists including Alfredo Jaar, Jill Magid, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Allora & Calzadilla, and Mario García Torres. She has also reviewed programs and exhibitions such as Art Basel 2016, Proyecto Changarrito and Under the Same Sun: Art From Latin America Today at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. In 2021, one of her essays was published in the book ABCDESPAC, a project by Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo (ESPAC), a Mexico City based non-profit.