About

Artist Statement

Kora Moya Rojo (born 1993, lives and works in Mexico City) is a visual artist whose paintings delve into the exploration of identity, personal displacement, and belonging. Through the portrayal of sensual, natural shapes blending floral, vegetal, and culinary elements, she constructs narratives rich with divine significance and utopian aspirations.

Using a vibrant palette and an amalgamation of watercolour, acrylic, and oil, Moya Rojo incorporates autobiographical, historical, architectural, and religious imagery with a rural sensibility. Initially employing digital techniques, she meticulously crafts dreamlike scenes in her canvases, which blur the boundary between inner and outer space. Her motifs mutate and seamlessly blend with their unspecified surroundings, blurring distinctions between self and other. Moya Rojo’s works soften the artificiality of man-made constructs, merging them with the natural, each element flowing weightlessly. Her compositions evoke old master still lifes with a nod to the surreal, incorporating endemic plants and ritualistic items rich with symbolic significance. Despite their static appearance, Moya Rojo’s paintings radiate life and resonate with an energy transcending earthly realms. Through a continuous metamorphosis, internal and external forces in her paintings render the familiar foreign and the foreign eerily familiar.

Kora Moya Rojo (b. 1993, Spain) lives and works between Mexico City, Mexico and Cartagena, Spain. Recent solo exhibitions include Ofrenda, Daniela Elbahara gallery, Mexico City, MX (2024); Ni de Aquí, Ni de Allá, 9 French Place, London, UK (2023). Recent group exhibitions include Zeitgeist vol.II, Adhesivo Contemporary, Mexico City, MX, (2023); Nature Holds a Mirror, Ambar Quijano gallery, Mexico City, MX (2023); CACOTOPIA 07, Annka Kultys, London, UK (2023); Yourself in my Shoes, Tube Culture Hall, Milan, ITA; (2023), Between the Bridge and the Door, Pictorum Gallery, London, UK (2023); Narratives in Blossoming Vigor, SENS gallery, Hong Kong, HK, (2022). She graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain (2015).

CV

Born in Cartagena, Spain, 1993. Lives and works between Mexico City, Mexico and Cartagena, Spain

Education

Fine Arts Degree, University of Fine Arts, Murcia, Spain

Solo Exhibitions

2024
Ofrenda, Daniela Elbahara, Mexico City, MEX
2023
Ni de Aquí, Ni de Allá, 9 French Place, Be Advisors, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024
Life Still | Vida, aun, Casa Santa Ana, Santa Ana, PA (Upcoming)
Solidaridad X Palestina, Charity Auction, Proyectos Multipropósito, Mexico City, MEX
100 Years of Surrealism, Charity Auction, Candid House x Peggy, London, UK
Art on a Postcard International Women Day, Charity Auction, The Bomb Factory, London, UK

2023
Kindred Spirits, SENS Gallery x Artsy, Online
Psicociudadanos,
Sueño Guajiro, Galeria Textraño, Mexico City, MEX
Zeitgeist vol.II, Adhesivo Contemporary, Mexico City, MEX
Art on a Postcard Summer Auction, Charity Auction, Hoxton Gallery, London, UK
Art on a Postcard x Jack Trodd, Charity Auction, Online
Between Nature and Utopia, Artsy Campaign, USA
Between the Bridge and the Door, Pictorum Gallery, London, UK
Nature Holds a Mirror, Ambar Quijano Gallery, Mexico City, MEX
Yourself in my Shoes, Tube Culture Hall, Milan, ITA
CACOTOPIA 07, Annka Kultys, London, UK  

2022
Wilderness of Being, curated by Cassandra Bowes, HdM Gallery, London, UK
Narratives in Blossoming Vigor
, SENS Gallery, Hong Kong, HK
Dark Roots, trio show, Liliya Art Gallery, London, UK
Soho Revue x The Little Scarlett Door, Soho Revue, London, UK
Looking Back to Move Forward, Visual Space, Palia Agora Palouriotissas, CYP
Artists for Ukraine Charity Auction, Procrastinarting_, Online

2021
Realities, The Artistellar, London, UK
Christmas Pop-up
, Visual Space, Nicosia, CYP
Art for Relief x The Auction Collective Charity Auction, Online
Into The Cosmere, Brushes With Greatness, London, UK
Euphoric, Procrastinarting_, Online
Thirty Six Hours Exhibition, Ladies Drawing Clüb, Online
Every Woman Biennial, The Copeland Gallery, London, UK

2019
Summer Salon 2019, Islington Arts Factory, London, UK

2017
House of Horrors – First Thursdays, Creative Debuts, Black & White Building, London, UK
Abstractive, Creative Debuts, Black & White Building, London, UK
Creative Debuts x Bond Dickinson, Creative Debuts, Newcastle, UK

2016
Creative Debuts x WeWork Devonshire, Creative Debuts, London, UK
Creative Debuts x WeWork Paddington, Creative Debuts, London, UK
7+7 La Mar De Músicas Festival, Archaeological Museum, Cartagena, ESP
Camina, toca y recuerda, University of Murcia, Murcia, ESP

2015
The Perpetual Transformation, Fine Arts University of Murcia, Murcia, ESP

2014
II Explosición Colectiva Bellas Artes, Cuadros López Art Gallery, Murcia, ESP
Exposición Fotográfica, Los Olmos, Alhama de Murcia, ESP
Exposición de Pintura, Dibujo y  Fotografía, The Grand Casino, Cartagena, ESP

Art fairs

2024
Material Art Fair, Terremoto MX, Mexico City, MEX
2023
Art Central Hong Kong, SENS Gallery, Hong Kong

Residencies

2023
Adhesivo Contemporary, Mexico City, MEX

2022
COBERTIZO, Jilotepec, MEX

2021
Joya Air, Almería, ESP

Press

2024
Fruto sagrado, flor profana: Kora Moya Rojo en Daniela Elbahara por Fernanda Ballesteros, ONDA MX, Online
2023
PatademonoMX Podcast | ECHAR RAICES – Platicando con Kora Moya, Hosted by Diego Arámburu, Online
‘Between the Bridge and the Door, studio visit with Kora Moya Rojo’, Pictorum Gallery, Online
‘Il corpo femminile visto con gli occhi di quattro artiste’, ‘Yourself in My Shoes’ with Tube Culture Hall, Artuu Magazine, Online
‘The top 5 exhibitions to see in London right now’, ‘CACOTOPIA 07’ with Annka Kultys, FAD Magazine, Online

2022
‘8 must-see art exhibitions in Hong Kong this November’ Narratives in Blossoming Vigor with SENS Gallery, Lifestyle Asia, Online
‘Live Interview with Kora Moya Rojo’, Interview with Elza Meryon, Liliya Art Gallery, Online
Studio Visit ‘A peaceful place filled with paints and plants’ by DATEAGLE ART. Interview and photography by Vanessa Murrell, Online
Interview ‘Dreaming of a dreamworld’ by DATEAGLE ART. Interview and photography by Vanessa Murrell, Online

2021
‘Story Behind the Painting | Interview with Kora Moya Rojo’, Interview with Yannis Kostarias, Art Verge, Online
‘New from Emerging Artists’, Artsy Collection, Online
‘Artist Kora Moya Rojo’, Interview with Leila Antakly, Ninu Nina, Online
‘Marvelous Artist’s Book: Collective Art Book Series No.2’, Marvelous Art Gallery, Print
‘Exclusive Interview’, Interview with Yayinlanma Tarihi, Marvelous Art Gallery, Online
‘Issue 1’, All She Makes, curated by ArtGirlRising, Online and Print
‘Lockdown Live 16’, Interview with Anna Woodward, The Artist Contemporary, Online 
‘Instagram Community’, Interview with Joséphine May Bailey, Procrastinarting, Online
‘Art Features‘, curated by Jack Trodd, Brushes With Greatness, Online