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Manuel Solano visits the Mercado de San Juan

With the support of their brother, Daniel, artist Manuel Solano visits the historic Mercado de San Juan in Mexico City to sample various regional delicacies and unusual foods.

Working across mediums, artist Manuel Solano (b. 1987, Mexico City) explores issues of identity and its formation by drawing from their personal life, memories, and popular culture. That art and images are central to the construction of our perception and to our lives is crucial to Solano’s practice. The artist’s previous series “Blind Transgender with AIDS” is a commentary on the experience of losing their sight due to an HIV-related illness and recreating a visual arts practice following blindness.

Learn more about Manuel Solano at ICA Miami