Lives and works in multiple cities
Gabinete Homo-Extraterrestre is a collective including seven artists: Edgar Cobián (b. 1978, Guadalajara); Cristian Franco (b. 1980, Tecate, Mexico); Bayrol Jiménez (b. 1984, Oaxaca, Mexico); Enrique Nuño (b. 1975, Guadalajara); José Luis Sánchez Rull (b. 1964, Mexico City); Emanuel Tovar (b. 1974, Guadalajara); and Daniel Guzmán (b. 1964, Mexico City), who founded the group in 2014. Their collaboration has resulted in a diverse body of work that includes video, performance, photography, sculpture, and mixed media works. Using an abject visual language and satire, the artists explore such diverse subjects as phenomenology, gnostic thought, rock and roll, the figure of the outsider, and religion and ritual. Their practice has a self-mythologizing aspect, with objects emerging from performative actions and older projects evolving into newer ones. Gabinete Homo-Extraterrestre often undertakes dynamic and almost ceremonial performances both in public and for the camera. They create unique sculptures and props that are used in these performances, yielding objects that are imbued with a totemic, otherworldly quality.