1975–XXXX     Born in Mexico City
1995–1997      Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Xochimilco, Mexico City
1999–2007      Centro Nacional de las Artes „La Esmeralda“, Mexico City
2007–2008      Meisterschüler under Prof. Michael Brynntrup,

                          Braunschweig University of Arts, Germany
2008–2011      Postgraduate at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Germany

Lives and works in Wiesbaden, Germany

At the Mexican Bunker, B-05 Kulturzentrum, Montabaur
Foto: E.S. Mayorga & Changje Hong, 2010



2015–2016    23rd Bremen Award for Video Art – Videokunst Förderpreis Bremen

2013–2014    Braunschweig PROJECTS residency and grant, awarded by

                        the Ministry of Culture of the Federal State of Lower Saxony, Germany

2008–2009   Artist in residence, Stuhr-Heiligenrode – Federal State of Lower Saxony,                                         Germany.


SOLO SHOWS (selection)

2017   Renaissance Of The Dark Ages, Cuxhaven Kunstverein, Germany

2013   Embracing the Chaos, Power Galerie, Hamburg, Germany

2011   Another Fire Tragedy, Kunsthaus Essen, Germany

2009   To the last Monster in Town, Künstlerstätte Stuhr-Heiligenrode, Germany 
            Excellent Day for an Exorcism, Galerie der Stadt Remscheid, Germany
            The Fall Of The Good Taste, rahncontemporary, Zürich, Switzerland
            The Apparition Of Our Ill-fated Love, Künstlerverein Malkasten,         

            Düsseldorf, Germany

2008   …so Satan told me how to deal with small things, Mönchehaus

            Museum für Moderne Kunst, Goslar, Germany

2005    E. S. Mayorga, Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City


GROUP SHOWS (selection)

2023   Who is next?, WFK, Wiesbaden, Germany

2018   A fairy Tale From Saint and Sinners, MEINBLAU-Project space, Berlin,


        Bis hierher lief’s noch ganz gut, Zwischenwelt Galerie,               

        Berlin, Germany

2017   NOX-ULTRA, Zwischenwelt Galerie, Berlin, Germany 

2016   Videokunst Förderpreis Ausstellung, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
            De Muerte Presente, Kunstmuseum Heidenheim, Heidenheim, Germany

            Mehrlinge, Galerie Kai Erdmann, Hamburg, Germany 

2015   Crime Art, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany
            Beyond The Frame, Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria
            Kino Keith, Keith, Berlin, Germany

2014   Braunschweig PROJECTS, Gallery of the Braunschweig University of

            Arts, Germany
            Horror en el Trópico, Museo del Chopo, Mexico City
            Hauptstadt, Haus Ungarn, Berlin, Germany

2013   Visionen – Atmosphären der Veränderung, Marta Herford Museum, Herford,


            Digimarrakech, Centre Culturel Atlas Marrakech, Moroco
            Mexican Visions II at CeC, Carnival of eCreativity, Sattal, India

2012   Breaking Bad, rahncontemporary, Zürich, Switzerland
            Waterpieces Contemporary Art and Video Festival, Riga, Latvia
            Mexican Visions at CeC, Carnival of eCreativity, Sattal, India

2011   17th International Contemporary Art Festival, SESC_ Videobrasil, Sao Paulo,

          DEAD_lines. Todesbilder in Kunst – Medien – Alltag,

            Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal
          Klusownicy/Guerrillas, Galeria Miejska Arsenal, Poznan, Polen
          Beyond 3 Days of Dimensions, ZKM, Karlsruhe
          Media Fest, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, UAM-X, Mexico City

2010   Optical Shift – Illusion und Täuschung, b-05 Kunst- und Kulturzentrum, Montabaur,

            Minus 1 in Exil, Wuppertal, Germany
            Ballroom, Art Cologne, Germany
            AnaDoma Film Fest, Galerie auf Zeit, Braunschweig, Germany
            L.G.S.N.H.C.M.E.S.M.K.T. rahncontemporary, Zürich, Switzerland

2009   Accumulation of the Incomplete, The Nunnery Gallery, London, U.K 
            Obskur, Zona Sztuki Aktualnej, Lodz, Poland

2008   Re-Reading the Future – Ästhetik der Ähnlichkeiten, 1st International

            Triennale of Contemporary Art (ITCA), National Gallery, Prague,

            Czech Republic 
            ALEA/Estrategia y Programa, Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City
            In the Shadows, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany
            International Fantastic Film Festival, Porto Alegre, Brazil
            With a Chainsaw on the left Hand, UFO Galerie, Halle, Germany

2007   El Acoso de las Fantasías, Casino Metropolitana, Mexico City
            Black, Dealer Galerie, Mexico City

2006   A la Salida del Edén, Centro Cultural Casa de los Oliviera, Cinemateca del

            Caribe, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2004   Fiesta de Paso, Hotel Señorial, Mexico City
            Festival Macabro, Cineteca Nacional, Mexico City

Other Art-related Projects (selection)

2023   Akt et Cetera, works from E.S. Mayorga’s Figure drawing classes, WFK, Wiesbaden,             Germany 

2016   Dieci Notti di Sangue III, workshop for horror-film analysis, Teatro la Maschera,                      Sardinia, Italy

–          NKV Diskurs – Videokunst, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden – Four sessions of             video-art analysis, presenting videos from:

  •  Francisco Montoya Cázarez – 19,04
  •  Mauricio Limón – 14,06
  •  Daniela Libertad – 27,09
  •  Marcela Armas – 15,11

2012    Dieci Notti di Sangue II, workshop for horror-film analysis, Museo del Crudo,                          Sardinia, Italy

2011    Dieci Notti di Sangue, workshop for horror-film analysis, Museo del Crudo, Sardinia,              Italy
           Curator of Wild Guys and Ladies in Distress, Braunschweig University of Arts,                        Germany

2006   Curator of Experimentos de Terror / El Cuerpo Doméstico y Monstruoso, Festival                  Macabro, Cineteca Nacional, Mexico City

Publications & Interviews

2018   Filmbüro Bremen e.V.; 25 Jahre Videokunstförder Preis Bremen, kein Katalog,                       Bremen, Germany

2016   Weis, Diana; Die Anatomie des Horrors, SPEX-Magazin für Popkultur, N° 367,                          Germany

2015   Wilhelm, Clemens & Mayorga, E.S.; An Unresolved Conflict / 13 Questions for                       E.S. Mayorga, Qjubes, Magazin für Kunst, Germany

2014  Zybok, Oliver & Mayorga, E.S.; Von der Begierde besessen und vom Zweifel belagert
           Ein Gespräch mit Oliver Zybok, Kunstforum International, N° 225. Germany

2013  Ganz, David, Michael Kröger & Roland Nachtigäller; Visionen, Atmosphären der
           Veränderung, catalogue for the exhibition, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany

           Mayorga, E.S.; ¡Por La Venganza, Zombies!, Spleen Journal, Mexico

2011  Zybok, Oliver; DEAD_lines. Todesbilder in Kunst – Medien – Alltag, catalogue for                   the exhibition, Wuppertal, Germany

2009    Mayorga, E.S.; The Fall of the Good Taste, catalogue for the exhibition
             To the last Monster in Town, Stuhr-Heiligenrode Germany

2008   Hoffmann, Justin; In the Shadows, catalogue of the exhibition, Kunstverein
            Wolfsburg, Germany

            Zybok, Oliver; Excellent Day for an Exorcism, catalogue for the exhibition
            Excellent Day for an Exorcism, Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar, Germany