Clotilde Jiménez – “The Contest”
Mariane Ibrahim is delighted to present Clotilde Jiménez’s newest body of work, THE CONTEST. It will be his first solo show with the gallery. His practice is rooted in conceptions such as the fragmentation of queerness, and in this series, his relationship to his father and athleticism. Through these techniques, Jiménez examines the way the intersection of athleticism and queerness relate to himself as a Black male. THE CONTEST unravels Jiménez’s own queer imagination to physicality. The works grapple with his deeply personal and once estranged relationship with his father, a bodybuilder and boxer. Jiménez adopts the boxer and bodybuilder as motifs, recalling early ideas of the body, specifically the Black male body. Image Credit: Clotilde Jiménez, Always on Guard, 2020. Courtesy of Mariane Ibrahim.