Martín Soto Climent is well known for his surrealist manipulation of images and objects. His practice refers to the forms of the body and the psychology of desire embedded within an economy of consumption. By re-contextualising ever so slightly and executing delicate re-arrangements by ways of appropriation and juxtaposition his works often have the humble quality of the ready-made or appear to be fragile assemblages exploring issues of temporality, desire, decay and marginality. Soto Climent creates objects, installations, sculptures and photographs sourcing materials and imagery from the quotidian and his interventions into everyday objects are occasionally temporary.

Martín Soto Climent was born in 1977 in Mexico City and lives and works in nearby Tepoztlán. A major survey exhibition of Martín Soto Climent's work was presented at the Museo de la Ciudad de México in Mexico City in 2023. In France, his work has recently been featured in the solo exhibition Amatl in 2021 at Andréhn-Schitpjenko and in group exhibitions at Les Franciscaines, Deauville (2022), the Carmignac Foundation (2021) and the Palais de Tokyo (2016). He has recently had solo exhibitions at the Hessel Museum of Art, Hudson (USA), Museo Universitario del Chopo Mexico, Museo Pietro Canonica Rome, Palais de Tokyo Paris, Kunsthalle Wintherthur, El ECO Museo Experimental, New Jersey Musuem of Contemporary Art and Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil. His works are included in numerous collections such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA, the Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA, the Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico, the Loewe Foundation, the MCA Chicago, USA, the Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland, the MOCA, Miami, USA, and the François Pinault Foundation, among others.

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