Luis Xertu (Luis A. Rios-Zertuche Mexico City, 1985). After graduating from the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (2009), his independent work was shown at the Dutch pavilion of the Biennale in Venice, as well the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, and art and theater festivals in the Netherlands.
"I believe in the ability of an art piece to transport it’s viewer into a meditative state. Through my work I strive to provide that trigger by carefully and slowly building a relationship between the work and the viewer that is as intimate as it is fragile."
He has been nominated for the Royal Award for Modern Painting 2019, and was awarded the Audience Prize.