Othiana Roffiel (Mexico City, 1990) holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, where she was given the recognition of summa cum laude as well as the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in Painting (2012). She was also the recipient of the Nancy N. Lewis Endowed Scholarship (2011-2012) and the Distinguished Scholars Award (2009-2012). She is currently a Jóvenes Creadores del FONCA scholarship recipient (2019-2020), a production fellowship granted by the Mexican Government. This year she was selected to partake in the XIX Bienal de Pintura Rufino Tamayo, which is currently exhibited at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca and will travel in 2021 to the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City.
Her work has been part of diverse exhibitions. Solo shows include: The Persistent Insistence of Play at Casa Equis, curated by Leslie Moody Castro (Mexico City, 2019). Her work has also been shown in: Museo de la Ciudad de México, as part of 50 mujeres, 50 obras, 50 años (Mexico City, 2020); Galería Karen Huber, as part of Nueva piel para una vieja ceremonia, curated by Luis Hampshire (Mexico City, 2019); FAIN art fair (Mexico City, 2020 and 2019); Untitled (Open Space) at ICOSA Collective (Austin, 2019); FAMA art fair (Monterrey, 2019); El castillo de los ladrillos rotos, a Guadalajara 90210 exhibition (Mexico City, 2019); among others.
Roffiel’s critical nature has pushed her to keep questioning not only the condition of painting, but of art in itself, which has materialized in the authorship of art criticism texts published in specialized contemporary art magazines such as ARTPULSE (USA) and Artishock (Chile). Roffiel has written about Daniela Libertad, Fabiola Menchelli, Allan Villavicencio, Gwladys Alonzo, Yolanda Ceballos, Jerónimo Rüedi, Ana Segovia, Máximo González, Jill Magid, Fritzia Irízar, Art Basel 2016, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Mario García Torres, Allora & Calzadilla, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Proyecto Changarrito, and Under the Same Sun: Art From Latin America Today at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.