*1980, Tijuana, Mexiko, lives and works in Tijuana Baja California Mexico                         


Pablo Llana creates two-and three-dimensional works on the topics of capitalism - consumption and obesity - identity, for which he uses remains of edible consumer products, food packaging and food labels with high sugar, high fat and high carbohydrate content as a color palette. Families from San Diego and Los Angeles, California as well as from Guadalajara, Mexicali and Tijuana support the work together with a network through the provision of packaging. This innovative technique gives things form and new meaning, which are considered by many people only to be waste product.

Pablo Llana already gained a lot of attention for his work in solo shows and group exhibitions.


Solo Shows

2013    “YO CODIGO COMUNIDAD”, Centro Cultural Tijuana CECUT, Tijuana B.C., México.

2013    “MOUTHFUL”, Instituto de Artes Graficas de Oaxaca IAGO, Oaxaca, México

2011    “Oaxaca desde Acá”, 9th proposition of TC3 Contemporary cubism textile, Museo Textil de Oaxaca, México

2002    “MakiyateMakiyaje” (MakeupMake-up), Instituto de Cultura de Baja California (ICBC), Tijuana B.C. México

2001    “Entre el riesgo y el castigo” “Between the risk and the punishment”, Galería de la Ciudad. Tijuana B.C. México


Group Shows

2014   5 Artists from the Mexican-US-American border, Art Virus, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland

2013/14 “Arropame desde los pies”, Tapetes tradicionales y actuales Ausstellung organisiert durch das Museo Textil de Oaxaca in Zusammenarbeit mit Exconvento de San Pablo, Oaxaca Mexico

2013    Trono de los de a pie, La Calera,Oaxaca México

2013    IRRIGACION, Current art fibers and textiles from Oaxaca, Tijuana and Guadalajara Museum of the city– French aliance in Guadalajara México

2013    ESPORA, Contemporary textile art from Oaxaca and Tijuana, Tijuana city gallery

2013    OBRA NEGRA, An aproximation of the cultural vision of the construction in Tijuana El cubo, CECUT

2013    Entijuanarte rEVOLUCIONa, Public intervention Revolucion avenue Tijuana B.C. Mexico.

2005    Auditorium of the arts and cultures, Madrid, Spain

2001    “Pintura Fresca” ( Fresh Painting ) Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles CA

2000/2001 7th & 8th Cultural Festival, Tecate Baja California, México. “Tapetes 01”Tijuana’s Cultural Center CECUT, México.

2001/’02/’03 Sony Art Walk, Mexican consulate-San Diego CA.

2000    “Todos somos otro”, City galllery. Tijuana B.C. México.

2000    “Tijuana en tarjetas postales”, City gallery. Tijuana B.C. México.

2000    “Configuraciones”, Young cause gallery. Tijuana B.C. México.

2000    “Del tiempo y unas gentes”, Nina Moreno gallery. Tijuana B.C. México.

1999    “Profunda interacción”, Young juvenile gallery. Tijuana B.C., Culture House of Playas de Tijuana. México.

1998    “Diferencias Complementarias”, City gallery. Tijuana B.C. México.

1997    “Sueños”, Cultural House of Tijuana B.C. México.



2013    XIV Northeast Biennial Visual Arts ,Selection 2013

2013    Selection for the XIX. Biennale, Baja California

2013    Selection for the Ninth Biennial Puebla, Angeles 2013 zum Thema: THE POWER TODAY, What denounces? What announces?

2012    Prize at the 5. National Biennial MIRADAS

2011    Prize at the 13. Northeast Biennial Visual Arts

2011    Selection for XVIII. Biennale für bildende Künste, Baja California

2011    Selection for VI. Biennale AIRE zeitgenössische Textilkunst, World Textil Art

2000    Selected for the 6th University Biennale founded by the University UABC, Tijuana B.C. México,

1999    Prize at the XII. Biennial Plastic Arts of Baja California México. Öffentliche Ausstellungen und Diskussionen

2012    Pechakucha Night Tijuana Vol. 2, December  2012, Tijuana B.C. México.

2012    Contemporary textil Art TC3, Dialog mit den Teilnehmern und Künstlern der zeitgenössischen textil Kubismus des Museums von Oaxaca.El Cubo, Tijuana’s Cultural Center CECUT. Tijuana B.C. México, März 2012

2011    TC3  9. Contemporary Textile Exhibition, Textil Museum Oaxaca, Artists discussion, Textile Museum  Oaxaca, Oaxaca México, July 2011



2013    AAD Arte al día MEXICO Magazine, Review of YO CODIGO COMUNIDAD (My community code) von Carlos-Blas Galindo, Mai-Juni 2013

2013    AAD Arte al día MEXICO Editorial 6.0 Anniversary Edition Magazine. Pablo Llana: MOUTHFUL TALK BETWEEN THE BORDERS AND THE COMMON SENSES, Seite. 24-25, März-April 2013

2013  News, Bringing the cultural sickness of plastic arts, Pablo Llana, Februar 2013

2013    News Oaxaca : MOUTHFUL, Februar 2013

2013    CUARTOSCURO Magazine:  Pablo Llana  MOUTHFUL at  IAGO Oaxaca Mex.

2012    Press note Oaxaca - Section C by Carina Pérez García

2012    Book cover  “CORNUCOPIA” by Octavio Hernández Díaz, “Chewed Landscape” 2012, CECUT CONACULTA

2010    Tijuaneo Magazine: The satirical art of Pablo Llana February 2010

2001    Los Angeles Times: From nine Tijuana Artists: Perspectives as fresh as paint, Nov. 2001