Dystopia refers to an anti-utopia, where the promise of modernity to improve the quality of life of man happens to take the form, rather, of a Hypermodernity (Lipovetsky), full of contradictions.
The present work seeks to project these issues into the near future. They are reflections about the transition to the post-human. What will be the new forms of behavior induced by technology, which at this moment are in primary phases of development but that, without doubt, will soon cease to be laboratory tests to be of daily use. The paradigms that will present, for example, what we can now consider as glimpses of the future: cloning, food, cybernetic devices, robotics, DNA manipulation, augmented reality or the search for new territories for migrations future. The panoptic as a symptom of a society that has lost its privacy.
We live the change generated by the digital before current paradigms, global behaviors defined by communication platforms, where we stop recognizing ourselves and getting to know each other organically.
Fernando Montiel Klint was born in Mexico city1978, studied photography at Escuela Activa de Fotografía and Centro de la Imagen.
His work is part of the collections like Museum of Art Guangdong, in China; Kenyérgyár Siofok 320, in Hungary; Museum of photographic arts SD MOPA, in U.S.A; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, in Chile; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, in France; Collection BanRegio, in Mexico; Nave K, in Spain; Fototeca Nacional, in Mexico; Museo de Arte Moderno de Aguascalientes, in México; Pinacoteca de Concepción, in Chile; The collection Wittliff Texas State University, en U.S.A; Colección Televisa, in Mexico; Colección Les Recontres dÁrles, en France and in the Collection Fototeca Latinoaméricana, FOLA, in Argentina.
Recently obtain the Third place on the PH Museum in London, his project has selected on Odesa Photo Days main exhibition in Ukraine and had a solo exhibition in Santiago, Chile and will present in Montevideo with his project Distopya. Won the First prize, prize of acquisition at the Tercer concurso de Fotografía Contemporánea México and participate on the Biennial Photoquai at Quai Branly museum, in Paris, Francia, 2015 and on the Dong Gang Photo Festival, in Corea, 2016.
His work has shown individually internationally, some places are: Les Recontres dÁrles (2011), in Francia; at the Galería Chile Arte (2014), in Chile; in Ra Gallery, Kiev (2012), in Ucrania; Actos de Fe in PH 11 (2011), in Spain; No Escape, at the San Antonio Museum of Art (2010), in U.S.A; Fotoencuentros 08 (2008), in Spain; Nirvana, in the Museo Archivo de la Fotografía (2008), in Mexico; Nirvana, in Cero Galería (2008), in Bogotá, Colombia; Nirvana (2007), at the Fototeca Nacional de Mexico; Tiempos Modernos (2007), en el Centro de la Imagen en México (2005).
His work participate on Collective exhibitions like: Point Counterpoint, MOPA (2017); Develate and Detonate, Mint Museum, Charlotte (2017); Ouroboros a Mexican Cycle, Pingyao China, curate by Alasdair Foster (2014); Develar y Detonar, Fotografía Mexicana, in Spain and Mexico (2015); A Process, Galeria Höhmannhaus, in Augsburg, Germany (2015); Posible Worlds at the Art Museum of the Americas (2015); 45 Mexican Photographers, Hubei Art Museum, China (2008); The Case of the 45 Mexican Photographers, Guandong Museum of Art, China (2007). Has selected at the XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, Bienales de fotografía del Centro de la Imagen en México de 2004 a 2015.
Actually is tutor at FONCA Jovenes Creadores and Member of the National System of Creators.