Carmen Aranda

Born in 2001 in Mexico City 

They live and work in Mexico City 

They currently study the bachelor in Visual Arts in the ENPEG “La Esmeralda”. 

Carmen developed a strong relationship with what is tender and kawaii Japanese culture, which was possible thanks to globalization and internet expansion, that accompanied them while growing up.

Their works go around language, childhood and growing up as a girl in the early 2000s. In their practice they produce mainly paintings and ceramics in which they use baking techniques to create an aesthetic that resembles candy and artificial landscapes. They use sweet, tender and a-caked motives to hide secret messages that often have a strong political narrative, whether of their own queer experience or about the implications that internalized mysoginia has in girls that grew up in the golden age of teen magazines.