Mexico City, 1991
Ana Segovia produces images through paintings that subvert the heteronormativity of popular imaginaries. The artist revisits mythical scenes and figures from industries like film and sports, reconfiguring their hegemonic role as idealized models of masculinity. An intimate connection to cinema constantly inspires and drives him to transgress norms. Segovia takes familiar images from the Golden Age of Mexican cinema and the Western genre, intervening in their forms, altering their tonalities, and dislocating them. It’s in this disruption where he reveals the montage, artifice, and the performativity in constructing gender and national identities.
Segovia's paintings confront viewers with undefined faces, strident color palettes, and scenes infused with humor that juxtaposes the serious. His work positions playfulness as a political tool, challenging and creating tensions in a dialogue between the norm and the unconventional. Segovia rewrites our visual models, inviting us to reconsider them, and offers the possibility of encountering the familiar from a perspective that questions and blurs its contours.
Ana Segovia received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), specializing in painting and drawing.
Segovia lives and works in Mexico City.
A selection of his most recent solo shows include Paisajes, Galería Karen Huber, Mexico City (2022); Boys Ranch, PAOS, Guadalajara, Mexico (2021); Can’t Sleep with the Man who Dims My Shine, MONTI8, Latina, Italy (2021); Pos’ se acabó este cantar, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City (2021); La Faena, Museo Taurino y Cantina, Mexico City (2020); Toy Boy, Galería Karen Huber, Mexico City (2019); It’s not what it looks like, FUEGO, Mexico City (2018); Boys and Boots, LTD, LA (2017); and A Boy Named Sue, Galería Karen Huber, Mexico City (2017).
His work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions such as: Who Tells a Tale Adds a Tail, Denver Art Museum, CO (2022); Juventud en Éxtasis, Bikini Wax, Mexico City (2022); Para Morelio, PEANA, Monterrey, Mexico (2021); Normal Exceptions: Contemporary Art in Mexico, Museo Jumex, Mexico City (2021); Otrxs mundxs, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, (2020); Building Narratives, MONTI8, Latina, Italy (2020); Them, Galerie Perrotin, New York, NY (2019); Everyday Muse, LTD, Los Angeles, CA (2018); I am Not Bird, LTD, Los Angeles, CA (2018); In the Company of Flowers, Galería Kruger, Chicago, IL (2016); Gallery SAIC Sullivan, Chicago, IL (2016); and Advanced Pain, Cry Baby Gallery, Chicago, IL (2015).