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Born in Mexico City in 1960. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from the National School of Plastic Arts of UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico), where she also earned a Master’s degree in color engraving.

Paloma Torres attended a course in color intaglio printing, at the Atelier 17 run by S.W. Hayter, in Paris, as well as professional printing course with Professor Carlos García. In 2013 took Ceramic Printing Techniques with the Argentinian artist Graciela Olio. He has carried out various artistic

residencies in Mexico and abroad, among others the following stand out: Nirox Sculpture Park in South Africa (2020), She has taken several artistic residencies in Mexico and abroad, among others noted are: the Felting workshop in Casa de las Artes (CaSa) in San Agustín Etla, Oaxaca, México (2013 and 2014); in the Visva Bharati University in Shantiniketan ,Bengala, Calcuta (2012); with the master René Derouin, in Quebec, Canadá (2011); in Innsbruck, Austria en 2010; in the Mexican Ceramics Art Museum in Fuping, Shaanxi, China (2007) and the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France (2000). She has more than one hundred collective exhibitions and fifty-five individual exhibitions, noting the most relevant the ones held in: the Carrillo Gil Art Museum, Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City, Amparo Museum in Puebla, among others. Her Urban Patterns exhibition took place in Paris, Berlin, Beirut, Doha, Kuwait, Bangkok and San Francisco. In June 2017 was curator of the “Clay in transit” Exhibition in the Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington D.C., this collective where she also showed her work travelled trough USA cultural centers, the last one of them the Newcomb Museum Tulane University in Louisiana. In 2018, Paloma Torres presented her work in diverse collective exhibitions along Mexico where she shows different collaborations with artists, associations and museums such as Francisco Toledo and the UNESCO. In 2019 she presented her exhibit “Recreaciones Urbanas” (Urban Recreations) in the Capilla del Arte in Puebla, Mexico and the collective exhibit “Escultura de la Tierra. Cerámica Mexicana” (Earth Sculpture. Mexican Ceramics) in Los Pinos Cultural Complex, in Mexico City. and in 2020 this same exhibition at the Oaxaca Textile Museum. He is currently presenting a individual exhibition, “El hilo de la tierra”, at the Seminario de cultura Mexicana, in Mexico City. Paloma was art professor at the Iberoamerican University in Mexico City, and in the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving “La Esmeralda”. And has given courses in other academic institutions in the country and abroad, where she has also participated as lecturer, such as the diverse workshops held in the CaSA and the Canela Workshop, both in Oaxaca, México; in the Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, among others. She was member of the National System for Creative Artists (FONCA), since 2013 is part of the Arts and Letters Council of the Mexican Museum of San Francisco, California and in 2014 become a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (AIC/IAC).

Among the awards she has received, of particular note are: Honorable Mentions in the IV Ceramics Biennial in Korea; and in the Sculpture Triennial in Mexico City; the art intervention for the Elena Garro Cultural Center in Mexico City and the big lattice wall for the Tlatelolco Museum; the commemorative sculpture for the 700th years of the Swiss Confederation in the city of Cumbel, Switzerland. In 2017 her sculpture “City Totem” was the selected pieces to represent Mexico in the APEC forum, to be exhibited permanently in the Park Project in Vietnam. Her work is part of many Public and Private Collections such as the De Young Museum in San Francisco, California, USA; The Museum of Mexican Ceramic Art in Fuping, Shaanxi, China; Daniela Chappard Foundation in Caracas, Venezuela; the Amparo Museum in Puebla, Mexico; the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City; Ponce Art Museum in San Juan de Puerto Rico; Manuel Felguérez Abstract Art Museum in Zacatecas, Mexico; the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC) in Mexico City; the National Auditorium Art Collection in Mexico City. APEC Vietnam Park, DaNang, Vietnam. Galerie Nothburga, Innsbruck, Austria; Carrillo Gil Museum, Mexico City; National Auditorium Art Collection in Mexico City, among others.
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