Manuel Molina Martagon is a multimedia artist working in video, photography and performance. Molina Martagon holds a Bachelor in Mass Media and Communication from UPAEP and a MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York. His work has been exhibited in Mexico, United States, Spain and Cuba. His videos have been featured in festivals like Proyector Madrid, Region 0 The Latino VideoArt Festival, YANS & RETO and Festival de Video Arte de Camaguey, and institutions such as the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and Art Museum of the Americas in DC.
Molina Martagon has also been a recipient of multiple international awards and grants, such as Fullbright, CONACYT (Consejo Nacional Ciencia y Tecnología), Alice Beck Odette Grant, and PECDAP (Programa de Estímulo a la Creación y Desarrollo Artístico de Puebla). He is currently pursuing a MFA in Crearive Writing in Spanish at NYU and a regular collaborator with the New New Yorkers program at Queens Museum of Art.CV
"In If I come back to life I want to be an American dentist, I chewed only with one side of my mouth for several days, due to a cavity. The extra work helped to wake up a wisdom tooth. My insurance didn’t cover the expenses and I couldn´t afford a dentist. This situation happened four weeks before spring break… So I resolved to go to a dentist in Mexico. It was just 4 weeks.
The result of this process is a beautiful piece, my first organic sculpture: a symbol of coming of age and human endurance."