Felipe Baeza

Felipe Baeza (b. 1987, Guanajuato, Mexico) works and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Baeza's practice is equal parts confrontation of violent pasts and a tribute to people whose sense of personhood is constantly litigated and defined by those in power. His figures created over densely layered paintings appear in different states of becoming and at times are even abstracted to the point of invisibility. Baeza's recent group exhibitions include The Milk of Dreams, the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Venice (2022); Prospect 5. New Orleans: Yesterday We Said Tomorrow, New Orleans (2021); and Desert X, Palm Springs (2020). Baeza’s recent solo exhibitions include Made Into Being, Fortnight Institute, New York (2022), Unruly Suspension, Maureen Paley, London (2021); and Through the Flesh to Elsewhere, the Mistake Room, Los Angeles (2020). Baeza’s works are in the public collections of the Columbus Museum of Art, LACMA, Moderna Museet, and San Jose Museum of Art. Baeza is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Paintors and Sculptors Grant and completed residencies at NXTHVN and the Getty Research Institute. Baeza received a BFA from Cooper Union and an MFA from Yale.