Mauricio Limon de León

Mauricio Limón de León’s projects often entail research and collaboration with groups of individuals over extended periods of time. While his approach flirts with anthropology and psychology, it rejects both their constitutive distance and narrative trappings. In his work, association shuttles across registers in an infectious, promiscuous play of projections and transferals. Intimacy, vulnerability, and kinship—which, Ruha Benjamin reminds us, is always produced and imaginary1—critically merge to carve out spaces of hospitality, with all its productive tensions. Limon’s works also foreground embodied knowledges and communal practices that resist the logics of authorship or mastery, capital or extraction. In all this, his work is deeply—if not always evidently—political.

Mauricio Limon de León, Sylvie Fortin