artisan direct ~ Laura Castanedo

Laura lives and works in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. She earned a diploma in Visual Arts from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, México. She works in several artistic fields: painting, sculpture, acting, poetry and music.

Her work has been exhibited in Mexico, USA, Italy, Spain, Russia, Ecuador, Romania, the Netherlands, Germany, Korea, China and Cuba. She received a Medal honor mention in the Biennial of Saint Petersburg in 2004, also a prize in Italy by Terra Dell Árte for her high artistic profile, and an honorable mention in the Third Biennial of UABC.

Her work is in many collections: Contemporary Art Museum of Cuenca, Ecuador; Museo de la Acuarela del Estado de México, Instituto de Cultura de Baja California, México; DIN A4 collection, Holland/Germany, the National Academy of Graphical Arts, Russia; and in several private collections.

Selected Exhibitions


  • 2007
  • I colori della vita, Museo Internazionale Dinámico di Arte Contemrporanea, Belforte del Chienti, Italy
  • 2006
  • 2006, Requiem para un trotamundos—86 añ de viaje (Requiem for a Globetrotter—an 86-year Journey), Antichi Fomi Gallery, Italy
  • Un deseo de formas y límites nos gana, Sótano de Rita Gallery, Tijuana, BC, México
  • 2005
  • El Mundo Iluminado—acotaciones para El Sueño de Sor Juana, The National Gallery of Fine Arts “San Alejandro”, Havana, Cuba
  • Canto a mi mismo (Song of Myself), Stedelijk Museum, Roermond, Netherlands

Group Exhibitions

  • 2008
  • Standing art and video, Rome, Italy
  • Cow Parade, Tijuana, BC, México
  • 2008 World Calligraphy Festival, Seoul, South Korea
  • (id) art fest 2008, Belfote del Chienti, Italy
  • 2007
  • Ars Latina Camina, Ars Latina 2007, Centro Municipal de Cultira Y Centro Cultural Provincial de las Auloas, Castellón, España
  • State of the Art, Maastricht Art Treaty, Limburglaan, Netherlands
  • Tapete 2.1, Centro Estatal de las Artes Mexicali, BC México
  • (id) art fest 2007, Belfote del Chienti, Italy
  • Entijuanarte, Memorabilia, Centro Cultural Tijuana, BC México
  • Transmissions, video “MASCARA” L5 Project 2007, GPSA, Global Position in Art, collaboration with Sergio Toledo, Roermond, Netherlands
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