Chihuahua, Chih. México 1971. Rocio Saenz studied the Maestría en Arte, Artes Plásticas specialty in the ISA, Havana, Cuba. Her work has been exposed individually and collectively in both a national and international level (Europe, USA). She has received plenty of aknowledgements, from which are highlighted the Beca Jóvenes Creadores of FONCA in the emission of 2003-2004; in 2006 she obtains the first award “Luna, una expresión artística” organized by the Auditorio Nacional, the Secretaría de Cultura del DF, UNAM, México, DF y Primer Premio del Salón de Octubre, Guadajalara. She receives the grant Winner of the 2006/2007 VSC MexAm Fellowship. In 2009 she wins of the Acquisition Awards by the V Bienal de Pintura Chihuahuense and, in that same year, she is selected by the artist Jannis Kounellis to participate in a workshop organized by the Marcelino Botín Foundation in Santander, Spain. In the year of 2010 she wins the first place in the II Bienal de Pintura Pedro Coronel. In 2012 y 2014 she is selected for the Bienal Monterrey FEMSA in its X y XI edition. In 2014 Santa Fe Art Institute selects her project and grants her a residency in the Ciudad de Santa Fe, Nuevo Mexico, In 2015 she is selected to expose in the project A fterbirth in Inglaterra and that same year, she participates in the event of Open Studio in Madrid, Spain.
My work cannot defined in only one way, since I develop a rationalized symbology that creates a whole bunch of way more immediate ideas, which I venture to mix. The doubt always remains and it provoques the following search, and it is part of the invisible world…
The family residence give me a lot of ideas to transform my work. The artists that I met in SFAI are very interesting and learn with them a new way of artistic process. The place to work and live are amazing.