Tania Ximena (Mexico, 1985) is a visual artist and film director. Her work is the result of lengthy field investigations in areas with multiple ecological, social and cultural layers; she seeks to probe into the effects produced by certain natural and climate-based phenomena in the lives of those who inhabit these areas, involving herself from a personal and poetic vantage point.
Her first feature film, the documentary-fiction hybrid “POBO TZU – White Night” (2021), explores the collective effort of a community to unearth their old hometown, buried by the eruption of the Chichonal volcano in 1982. In it, Ximena depicts the cosmogony and dreamworlds of the townsfolk. POBO TZU won the support of EFICINE 189 and Visions sud-est. Her second feature film documentary-fiction "XAM-A-PAN" (postproduction) won the production support of FOCINE - IMCINE 2022.
Ximena’s video-art and visual art work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and contemporary art museums such as the JUMEX museum, MACG, MARCO, the SIART Biennial, the Beijing Film Academy New Media Triennial, the Orleans Architecture Biennial, and others. She has received numerous awards and artistic production scholarships to develop her work, such as the MUAC (Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo) Production Support Fund, the 2nd National Landscape Biennial Award, a Special Mention of Honor in the 12th FEMSA Biennial, the Acquisition Award in the 23rd National Encounter of Young Artists, the FONCA Young Artists grant.