Los Ferronautas

Los Ferronautas, SEFT-1, on Mars
Los Ferronautas, SEFT-1, on Mars
Los Ferronautas, SEFT-1, on Mars
Los Ferronautas, SEFT-1, on Mars
Ivan Puig and Andrés Padilla Domene, SEFT-1 under the stars of Taviche

Mexican artists – and brothers – Iván Puig and Andrés Padilla Domene, known together as Los Ferronautas.

Andres Padilla Domene

Andrés was born in 1986 in Guadalajara, Mexico, and was educated there in Media Arts. He has exhibited his work in various festivals and exhibitions among which are: ISEA 2012 Main Exhibition (Albuquerque, New Mexico), The Dreams of a Nation, a year later, at The National Museum of Art MUNAL (Mexico City, 2011), 04 Transitio_MX (Mexico, 2011), What’s on your mind, Narratives of the counterfeit personae, World Bank Headquarters (Washington DC, 2011), Project Zocalo, Mexico City Museum (Mexico City, 2010) and EFRC, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (Qutio, Ecuador, 2012). His video work as director and producer with Camper Media (http://www.campermedia.com) includes documentaries, fiction films and TV shows. In 2008 he was a Fellow of the State Fund for Culture and Arts of Jalisco with the project Ferroproyección. From 2007 he has developed along with Iván Puig the project SEFT-1.

Ivan Puig

Iván Puig Domene was born in 1977 in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. He spent his first years between the streets of Guadalajara, the tropical jungle of Comala and the car junks of Tijuana, circumstances that where important for his later art production. He did studies in electronics in Guadalajara and Fine Arts in Guanajuato.

The techniques that Puig uses are not what determines his work since he jumps from one to another. The line that connects it all is the critical perspective and the humour present in his observations of the social environment. Indignation has been an important trigger for the subjects he approaches, and one of his concerns is the time consuming collateral activity related to the professionalisation of art, such as writing biographies in third person. For 7 years he has been working on the project SEFT-1 with his brother Andrés Padilla Domene. His award winning work has been shown in Mexico and abroad.  www.ivanpuig.net