Carmen Mariscal is a Mexican artist, born in Palo Alto, California, USA. She lived in Paris for twenty years and now lives and works in London.
Carmen has a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts, Winchester School of Art, Winchester, UK. Postgraduate course in Painting, Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, London, UK. Bachelor’s Degree in Art History, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico.
Carmen Mariscal has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions in the USA, Mexico, France, Spain, The Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Malaysia and other countries in public spaces and private art galleries.
Memory, fragility and confinement are recurring themes in her work. These themes are expressed in installations, photography, video, sculpture and theater set designs.
Mariscal is the creator of the Installation El pueblo creador for the Mexican Pavilion, Expo Hannover 2000.
She created theater set designs for Electra Despeierta by Ximena Escalante, A Room of One´s Own by Virginia Woolf, Grito al cielo con todo mi corazón by Ximena Escalante, All pieces are directed by Sylvie Mongin-Algan and produced by the NTH8, France. She also created the set design for La Folle Enechère by Madame Ulrich, directed by Aurore Evain, Compagnie La Subversive; France 2019.
Carmen Mariscal’s work has been selected for the 4th Monterrey Biennale, the 18th National Contest for Young Artists, the 4th National Installation Contest where she received the First Prize in Mexico and the Art Tech Media Contest at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. She won the First Prize for the International Children´s Art Contest organized by The United Nations.
Mariscal is also the author of the book: Nicolás Mariscal, the architect as an art theorist. She was the Visual Arts Professor at the Paris Campus for Trinity College University, Connecticut, USA.
Carmen Mariscal´s monumental installation Chez Nous, will be shown in the Place du Palais-Royal, Paris from March 12th to April 28th 2020