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, JP (curated by Yuka Keino)
             M/OTHER, Galerie Gilla Lörcher, Berlin, DE
             Negra espalda del tiempo, Cuarto de Máquinas,
             Mexico City, MX (with Concepción Huerta, curated by Gabriela Mosqueda)
2021     Resounding Songs, DrawingLab, Paris, France (curated by Frida Robles)
2019     Foco Tonal, Museum of Contemporary Art (MACQ),
             Querétaro, MX
2018     Apparition, Berlin-Weekly, Berlin, DE
             Transverberation, Auferstehungskirche Arnsberg, DE
2016     Fluctuations, II Rimini Drawing Biennial, PrimoPiano
             Gallery, Rimini, IT
             Supersymmetry, Sonntag, Berlin, DE
             PLAZEBO, Aquabit Gallery, Berlin, DE (with J. MAYER H.)
             Silence Unravelled, Agora Center for Contemporary
             Practices, Berlin, DE
2015     Ending Time, Glashaus auf dem Friedrichs-
             werderschen Friedhof, Berlin, DE
             Genes(is) - Spärenmusik, Lilienkulturgarten, Berlin, DE
2014     For once, then, something, Berlinerpool, Berlin, DE
             (with Ali Dolanbay, Jaanika Peerna)
             Zirkel (1+2), AC Insitute, New York, NY, USA (with Ilya Noé)
2012     Zirkel 2.0, Galerie Kollaborativ, Berlin, DE (with Ilya Noé)
             Zirkel 1.0, Embassy of Mexico, Berlin, DE (with Ilya Noé)
             Residues, Galerie XXX, Hong Kong
2010     Black Passage, Golden Parachutes, Berlin, DE (curated by Jesi Khadivi)



2024    Penser le fil, Maison de l’Amerique Latine, Paris, FR
             Veladas, Kulturinstitut von Mexiko, Berlin, DE
2023    Hilo, Cromwell Place, London, UK (curated by Daniela Galán)
             The Corners of the Cloud, Alte Feuerwache, Berlin, DE (curated by Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge)
             Licht Auf Schwarzem Grund, Hilbertraum, Berlin, DE
               Weaving Memories, NADAN, Berlin, DE
2022    Metalinien, B-Part Am Gleisdreieck, Berlin, DE (curated by Rüdiger Lange)
             XIX Rufino Tamayo Biennale, Rufino Tamayo Museum,
             Mexico City, MX
             Amphibies, POUSH Manifesto, Paris, FR
             Jubilee X, HAUNT, Berlin, DE
2021     XIX Rufino Tamayo Biennial, Octavio Ocampo Museum,
             Celaya, MX
             XIX Rufino Tamayo Biennial, Centro Cultural Mexiquense  
             Texcoco, MX
             CHARTA#1 - Movement and Space, HAUNT, Berlin, DE
2020    XIX Rufino Tamayo Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art
             Oaxaca (MACO), Oaxaca, MX
Neuköllner Kunstpreis, Saalbau Gallery, Berlin, DE
             Loops and Echoes, EMOP - European Month of
             Photography, P145, Berlin, DE
2019     L’artiste et Les Commissaires, Lage Egal, Berlin, DE
             Amalgama, Art Number 23, London, UK
             24Hrs Poznan, Poznan, PL (curated by Paulina Olszewska)
             Check Mate, BCMA, Berlin, DE
             Active Texture – between Text and Textile, HUA Gallery,
             Berlin, DE
2018     Konjunktionen, Aquabit Gallery, Berlin, DE
              Deteniendo el Infinito, UDLAP Museum, Puebla, MX
2017     Transparency, SiC! BWA Gallery, Wroclaw, PL (curated by Paulina Olszewska)
              Social Geometrism, Reinbeckhallen, Berlin, DE
2016     Ocio, Casa de las Culturas Contemporáneas, Puebla, MX
              Draw to Perform3, Crows Nest Gallery, London, UK
             Latitudes of Embrace, Clam Galas Palace, Prague, CZ
             On Site in 16 Cities, Kosmetik Salon Babette, Berlin, DE
             The Sea, Group Global 3000, Berlin, DE
2015     BAiR Aware, Banff Centre, Banff, CA
              Ex und Hopp ?, Aquabit Gallery, Berlin, DE
             FRIDGE, Entretempo Gallery, Berlin, DE (curated by Paz Ponce)
2014     Anonyme Zeichner, Pavillon am Milchhof, Berlin, DE
             The Open West, The Wilson | Cheltenham Art Gallery &  
             Museum, Cheltenham, UK
             Mexiko Now, Galerie Pop-Up, Berlin, DE
2013     disCONNECT, João Cocteau, Berlin, DE
             Drawing Connections, Boston Center for the Arts,
             Boston, US (curated by James Hull)
2012     Renaissance, Felliny Gallery, Berlin, DE
2011     Urban Calligraphies 10 X 10, Institute of Graphic Arts of
             Oaxaca, Oaxaca, MX
2010    Urban Calligraphies 10 X 10, Museo de la Ciudad de México,
             Mexico City, MX
2009    Acróstico, Mexican Contemporary Drawing, Embassy of
             Mexico, Berlin, DE



2023    Mexican Fund for Culture and Art: SNCA-FONCA
             Fellowship, MX
2022    Berlin Senate: Artist Research Grant, Berlin, DE
             Aomori Contemporary Art Centre: Artist in Residence,
             Aomori, JP
             BBK: Studio stipend program, Berlin, DE
2021     Pollock-Krasner Foundation: Artist Grant, New York, US
             Stiftung Kunstfonds: Artist Grant, DE
2020    NKKP20 Neuköllner Artprize: 3rd Prize, Berlin, DE
             XX Rufino Tamayo Biennial: Honorable Mention, MX
2019     La Napoule Foundation: Artist in Residence, Mandelieu, FR
2018     Mexican Fund for Culture and Art: SNCA-FONCA
             3-Year Fellowship, MX
2017     The FID Prize#8 in Drawing: Nominee, FR
             Foundation: Artist in Residence, Mojácar, ES
2016     Linden Museum: Public Art Commission “Auf der
             Schwelle stehen”, Stuttgart, DE
2015     The Benediktson Fellowship Fund for International Artists,
             Banff, CA
             Banff Centre: Artist In Residence (BAiR), Banff, CA
             Cill Rialaig Project: Artist in Residence, Ballinskelligs, IE
2000   Bradbury Thompson Memorial Prize, Yale University,
             New Haven, US