Mizraim Cárdenas (b. 1971 Morelia, Mexico) studied drawing, painting and printmaking with master artist Alfredo Zalce from 1987-1997. From 1990-1993 he studied integral design at the CEID in Morelia and in 2012 he received his BFA from the U de G. He participated in printmaking workshops in Bilbao, Spain with the BilbaoarteFoundation in 2004 and in 2007 at “multiple international transparencies,” taught by Alicia Candían in Havana, Cuba. He has presented 40 solo exhibitions and participated in more than 100 group shows including Presencia Nacional de Creadores in 1999 at the CNA, México City. Bajo un mismo cielo in Chicago and Graphic Reality: Mexican Printmaking Today in New York City in 2006.
Mizraim Cárdenas • Buen viaje, Linocut, 2016
At the end of the year it is common with many Mexican families to wear yellow underwear for good luck. But also if you want to travel out of the city or of the country, you have to be prepared in the eve of the New Year with a suitcase by the main door of the house, exactly at 12:00 midnight. You must run out of the house with the suitcase, give the greatest number of laps so that you can travel a lot. Certainly, it is necessary to clear the area of your path as to avoid stumbling since this implies having some incident in the future travel.
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