TANIEL MORALES


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(b. 1970, Mexico City) is a sound artist and musician who received a BFA from Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas (ENAP) in 1996. As a musician for more than thirty years, he has created sound art, directed plays, hosted radio programs, and played with groups of different genres, including Los Rastrillos, The Quintet Quartet Trio, Tres Tristes Tigres, Fela, Vuélvete Underground, La MechA, Las Adelas, and Plastipuchas y su Bello Público, appearing in various forums, plazas, stadiums, cafes, theaters, and auditoriums throughout Mexico and abroad. Morales was a member of Acción Virus, a collective of young graduates from art, film and philosophy colleges (Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, UNAM, San Carlos, “La Esmeralda”, CCC Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, CUEC Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos) that met weekly to do actions of citizenship consciousness. They did performances, installations, events,  exhibitions, etc. Acción Virus started to collaborate with pirate radio stations Radio pirata, televerdad, La voladora, El H Ruido, Radio Zapote, radio Trucha, XCH sin permiso. Recent sound-based actions, installations, exhibitions and performances include Acciones sonoras, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City (2015); Péndulo histórico, Casa Talavera Cultural Center, Mexico City (2014); Tranza-acción, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City (2013); Anónimo, Galería del Faro de Oriente, Mexico City (2012); Parcial o total, Museo de Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City (2010); Re-Insert-Sound System, Cité Internationale des Artes, Paris (2009); Celular, Celda Contemporáneo, Mexico City (2007); and 41,472, Casa de América, Madrid (2006).

tags: sound art, director, radio, collective, citizenship, La Esmeralda