Vanessa Enríquez is a transdisciplinary artist whose work centers on an expanded approach to drawing as a contemplative and inquisitive practice, a method of investigating concepts and phenomena proposed by physics and non-dual philosophies. With tools ranging from ink to magnetic tape, she unfolds geometries on paper or in space that refer to the multidimensional nature of reality, recognize the material as well as the immaterial and defy the viewer’s perception.

Enríquez received a BFA in Graphic Design in Mexico City and an MFA from Yale University in 2000. She has been awarded grants by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Stiftung Kunstfonds and the Mexican National Fund for Culture and Arts. Her work has been exhibited in institutions such as the Aomori Center for Contemporary Art, Japan (2022); the Drawing Lab, Paris (2021); Querétaro Museum of Contemporary Art (MACQ) (2019); the Museum of Contemporary Art in Oaxaca (MACO)(2020); and the Museum of Contemporary Art Juan Soriano in Cuernavaca, Mexico (2021), among others. She lives and works in Berlin.





2022     Bathing in Nothingness, Aomori Contemporary Art Center Aomori, Japan 

              M/OTHER, Galerie Gilla Lörcher, Berlin, Germany

              Negra espalda del tiempo, El Cuarto de Máquinas, Mexico City, Mexico (with Concepción Huerta)

2021     Resounding Songs, DrawingLab, Paris, France

2019     Foco Tonal, Museum of Contemporary Art (MACQ), Querétaro, Mexico

2018     Apparition, Berlin-Weekly, Berlin, Germany

              Transverberation, Auferstehungskirche Arnsberg, Germany

2016     Fluctuations, II Rimini Drawing Biennial, PrimoPiano Gallery, Rimini, Italy

              Supersymmetry, Sonntag, Berlin, Germany

              PLAZEBO, Aquabit Gallery, Berlin, Germany (with J. MAYER H.)

              Silence Unravelled, Agora Center for Contemporary Practices, Berlin, Germany

2015     Ending Time, Glashaus auf dem Friedrichswerderschen Friedhof, Berlin, Germany

              Genes(is) - Spärenmusik, Lilienkulturgarten, Berlin, Germany

2014     For once, then, something, Berlinerpool, Berlin, Germany (with Ali Dolanbay, Jaanika Peerna)

              Zirkel (1+2), AC Insitute, New York, NY, USA (with Ilya Noé)

2012     Zirkel 2.0, Galerie Kollaborativ, Berlin, Germany (with Ilya Noé)

              Zirkel 1.0, Embassy of Mexico, Berlin, Germany (with Ilya Noé)

              Residues, Galerie XXX, Hong Kong

2010     Black Passage, Golden Parachutes, Berlin, Germany




2024     Penser le fil, Maison de l’Amerique Latine, Paris, France  (forthcoming)

2023     Hilo, Cromwell Place, London, England

              The Corners of the Cloud, Alte Feuerwache, Berlin, Germany

              Licht Auf Schwarzem Grund, Hilbertraum, Berlin, Germany

              Weaving Memories, NADAN, Berlin, Germany

2022     Metalinien, B-Part Am Gleisdreieck, Berlin, Germany

              XIX Rufino Tamayo Biennale, Rufino Tamayo Museum, Mexico  City, Mexico

              Amphibies, POUSH Manifesto, Paris, France

              Jubilee X, HAUNT, Berlin, Germany

2021     XIX Rufino Tamayo Biennial, Octavio Ocampo Museum, Celaya,  Mexico

              XIX Rufino Tamayo Biennial, Centro Cultural Mexiquense  Texcoco, Mexico

              CHARTA#1 - Movement and Space, HAUNT, Berlin, Germany

2020     XIX Rufino Tamayo Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art  Oaxaca (MACO), Oaxaca, Mexico

              Neuköllner Kunstpreis, Saalbau Gallery, Berlin, Germany

              Loops and Echoes, EMOP - European Month of Photography,  P145, Berlin, Germany

2019     L’artiste et Les Commissaires, Lage Egal, Berlin, Germany

              Amalgama, Art Number 23, London, England

              24Hrs Poznan, Poznan, Poland

              Check Mate, BCMA, Berlin, Germany

              Active Texture – between Text and Textile, HUA Gallery, Berlin,  Germany

2018     Konjunktionen, Aquabit Gallery, Berlin, Germany

              Deteniendo el Infinito, UDLAP Museum, Puebla, Mexico

2017     Transparency, SiC! BWA Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland

              Social Geometrism, Reinbeckhallen, Berlin, Germany

2016     Ocio, Casa de las Culturas Contemporáneas, Puebla, Mexico

              Draw to Perform3, Crows Nest Gallery, London, UK

              Latitudes of Embrace, Clam Galas Palace, Prague, Czech  Republic

              On Site in 16 Cities, Kosmetik Salon Babette, Berlin, Germany

              THE SEA, Group Global 3000, Berlin, Germany

2015     BAiR Aware, Banff Centre, Banff, Canada

              Ex und Hopp ?, Aquabit Gallery, Berlin, Germany

              FRIDGE, Entretempo Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2014     Anonyme Zeichner, Pavillon am Milchhof, Berlin, Germany

              The Open West, The Wilson | Cheltenham Art Gallery &  Museum, Cheltenham, UK

              Mexiko Now, Galerie Pop-Up, Berlin, Germany

2013     disCONNECT, João Cocteau, Berlin, Germany

              Drawing Connections, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, USA

2012     Renaissance, Felliny Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2011     Urban Calligraphies 10 X 10, Institute of Graphic Arts of  Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

2010     Urban Calligraphies 10 X 10, Museo de la Ciudad de México,  Mexico City, Mexico

2009     Acróstico, Mexican Contemporary Drawing, Embassy of  Mexico, Berlin, Germany




2023     Mexican Fund for Culture and Art: SNCA-FONCA Fellowship,  Mexico

2022     Berlin Senate: Artist Research Grant, Berlin, Germany

              Aomori Contemporary Art Centre: Artist in Residence, Aomori,  Japan

              BBK: Studio stipend program, Berlin, Germany

2021     Pollock-Krasner Foundation: Artist Grant, New York, USA

              Stiftung Kunstfonds: Artist Grant, Germany

2020     NKKP20 Neuköllner Artprize: 3rd Prize, Berlin, Germany

              XX Rufino Tamayo Biennial: Honorable Mention, Mexico

2019     La Napoule Foundation: Artist in Residence, Mandelieu, France

2018     Mexican Fund for Culture and Art: SNCA-FONCA 3-Year Fellowship, Mexico

2017     The FID Prize#8 in Drawing: Nominee, France

              Valparaíso Foundation: Artist in Residence, Mojácar, Spain

2016     Linden Museum: Public Art Commission “Auf der Schwelle stehen”, Stuttgart, Germany

2015     The Benediktson Fellowship Fund for International Artists,  Banff, Canada

              Banff Centre: Artist In Residence (BAiR), Banff, Canada

              Cill Rialaig Project: Artist in Residence, Ballinskelligs, Ireland

2000     Bradbury Thompson Memorial Prize, Yale University, New  Haven, USA