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Selected works by Said Dokins saidokins@gmail.com +52 1 5530482199 http://saidokins.blogspot.com/ https://www.facebook.com/SaidDokins/ https://instagram.com/saidokins/


About

Said Dokins relates to calligraphy and graffiti as intermediate practices of inscription and trace, twisting symbolic orders and as a place of political enunciation. Dokins lives and works in Mexico City. His cultural practice takes on contemporary art production, research and cultural management. He has put on curatorial projects related to urban arts and a number of political issues happening in his country. Among other awards, is the winner of the Iberoamerican Contemporary Art Creation Prize, Cortes de Cadiz, Juan Luis Vasallo 2015 in Cadiz, Spain. His work as an artist has been shown nationally and internationally in countries as Spain, Germany, Holland, Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Argentina, Chile, Brasil, El Salvador, Peru and others. It takes up the economy of medieval calligraphy, the energy and expressiveness of japanese calligraphy, besides creating a poetic based on pre-phonetic writing. For Dokins every experience is a trace, a psychic impression that creates a texture in our symbolic universe. In that sense, calligraphy and graffiti aren’t just on paper and ink, on the walls and spray, but on every event of our existence. https://saidokins.blogspot.mx/ https://www.instagram.com/saidokins/ https://www.facebook.com/SaidDokins/

Work in progress, 2015. Said Dokins. Querétaro. México. Photos: Leonardo Luna.


OUTDOORS


Said Dokins / Outdoors

Storys with one word, 2014. Calligraphic intervention Universidad PolitĂŠcnica de Valencia. Poliniza Festival. Spain. Photo: Kike Sempere


Said Dokins / Collaborations

​“Le message secret collaboration between Monkey Bird and Said Dokins. 2016. Bordeux France. Photo by Leo Luna. This work creates a relationship between geometry and text as a poetic knowledge. In one hand, Monkey Bird with their Stencils, alludes to the ancient ‘platonic solids’ and creates a series of unfinished characters like ‘guardians of knowledge’. In other hand, Said Dokins, use his own calligraphy style and medieval letters to talk about the idea of eternal return, inscribing texts that refer to the possibilities and limitations of philosophy and the importance of the text as a legacy of the consciousness through time. These reminiscences of the old antique prints of Wenzel Jamnitzer, Renaissance statuary and medieval forms of calligraphy and the appearance of unfinished buildings or in ruins, creates several reflections about our human condition, where the awareness and knowledge are in a state of permanent construction.


Said Dokins / Outdoors

“Tratado de los bordes. Puesta en escena de los sujetos pasivos” María Paulina Briones. Guayaquil, Ecuador for Interactos 2016. 400metros Plataforma de arte urbano in Universidad de las Artes de Guayaquil.


Said Dokins / Outdoors

Stolen suns, 2016. Calligraphic intervention. Camden, London UK. Photos: Rodrigo Cervantes.


Said Dokins / Outdoors

Alive, 2015. Calligraphic intervention. Brick Line. London UK. Photos: Rodrigo Cervantes. Text on wall:

“You will rise from any place, anywhere, to greet and hug me, and recover in that embrace, all the suns that they have stolen from me

They took them alive! we want them alive!�

Rosario Ibarra


Said Dokins / Outdoors


Said Dokins / Outdoors

​​Said Dokins Sun/Moon ‘Die verborgene Schrift’, 2016. Freiraumgaleriel, Halle, Germany. Photo: Leonardo Luna In Halle are this kind of abandoned neighborhood, that is going through a recovery process. OpenSpaceGallery has created a recovery program through art, creating murals among other strategies of neighborhood improvement, which favor dialogue with the community, and also elaborate participative prognosis, where the inhabitants share their needs and inquiries.


Said Dokins / Outdoors

Apuntes de la frontera. (Notes about border), 2015. Calligraphic intervention 60 m2. Cรกdiz, Spain. Photos: Miguel Gรณmez


Said Dokins /Graffiti

Black sun, 2015. calligraphy Intervention. Mointevideo, Uruguay


Said Dokins /Graffiti

Sin tĂ­tulo, 2016. Calligraphy Ibug Street Art Festival /Limbach, Germany


Said Dokins /Graffiti

El orden se derrumba (The order crumbles), 2016. Graffiti bomb. Top to bottom. Borderline Mexicali-Calexico. Mexican side. Photos: Said Dokins


Said Dokins / Collaborations

Looking at the stars, 2016. Calligraphy & stencil intervention. Collaboration Monkey Bird & Said Dokins. Festival Street Art / Evry Centre Essonne, Paris France


Said Dokins / Collaborations

Devenir animal (Becoming animal), 2016. Calligraphy & stencil intervention. Collaboration Monkey Bird & Said Dokins. San Miguel de Allende. MĂŠxico.


Said Dokins / Collaborations

Los jóvenes no seguiremos siendo víctimas de su violencia de Estado (We, the youth, won’t continue being victims of your State violence), in memory of Ricardo Cadena, 2015. Collaboration Said Dokins, Karas Urbanas & Sortek. Calligraphy & stencil intervention. Cholula, Puebla, México.


INDOORS


Said Dokins / Indoors

Sol (Taiyo 太陽) 2014. Calligraphic intervention 325m2. Centro Cultural Futurama. Photo: Leonardo Luna.


Said Dokins / Indoors

Sol (Taiyo 太陽) 2014. Calligraphic intervention 325m2. Centro Cultural Futurama. Photo: Leonardo Luna.


Said Dokins / Indoors

Apariciones. (Apparitions), 2012 - 2013. Installation. Photos: Leonardo Luna 580 acrylic plaques inscribed with the names of the “disappeared” (victims of clandestine, political abductions) in Mexico, from 1972 to 1998. Based on figures provided by the Eureka Committee (Committee for the Defense of Prisoners and Mexicans politically persecuted, disappeared or exiled) and H.I.J.O.S (which stands for “Sons and Daughters for Identity and Justice against Oblivion and Silence and is the Spanish for “children”). The inscriptions appear and disappear, depending on the intensity of the ultraviolet rays)


Said Dokins / Indoors

Apariciones. (Apparitions), 2012 - 2013. Installation. Photos: Leonardo Luna Text on wall:

“The function of memory, is to protect our impressions; reminiscence aims at their dissolution.

Memory is essentially conservative; reminiscence, destructive�

Theodor Reik


Said Dokins / Indoors

Apariciones. (Apparitions), 2012 - 2013. Installation. Photos: Leonardo Luna


Said Dokins / Indoors

Said Dokins ‘Die verborgene Schrift’, 2016. IBUg Street Art Festival, Limbach Germany. Photo: Patrick Richter This year, IBUg Festival took place in a small textile factory in Limbach, abandoned just after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The project “The Hidden Text”, attempts to elaborate a reflection on history and the marks that certain events leave behind. In Germany, the former division remains there in a different way, it’s visible through architecture, people’s life style, economy, or even social control and politics.


Said Dokins / Indoors

Soy alegría ante la muerte, nociones Batailianas (Enjoying face the death, Bataille’s notions), 2014. UV calligraphy installation. Photos: Leonardo Luna.


Said Dokins / Indoors

Soy alegría ante la muerte, nociones Batailianas (Enjoying face the death, Bataille’s notions), 2014. UV calligraphy installation. Photos: Leonardo Luna.


Said Dokins / Indoors

Soy alegría ante la muerte, nociones Batailianas (Enjoying face the death, Bataille’s notions), 2014. UV calligraphy installation. Photos: Leonardo Luna.


Said Dokins / Collaborations

LIGHT


Said Dokins / Light calligraphy

De la serie: Heliografías de la memoria (Heliographies of Memory series), 2014. Querétaro. México. Photo: Said Dokins & Leonardo Luna.


Said Dokins / Light calligraphy

De la serie: HeliografĂ­as de la memoria (Heliographies of Memory series), 2015. Salamanca. MĂŠxico. Photo: Said Dokins & Leonardo Luna.


Said Dokins / Light calligraphy

De la serie: Heliografías de la memoria (Heliographies of Memory series), 2014. Querétaro. México. Photo: Said Dokins & Leonardo Luna.


Said Dokins / Light calligraphy

De la serie: HeliografĂ­as de la memoria (Heliographies of Memory series), 2015. Oaxaca. MĂŠxico. Photo: Said Dokins & Leonardo Luna.


Said Dokins / Light calligraphy

De la serie: HeliografĂ­as de la memoria (Heliographies of Memory series), 2015. Oaxaca. MĂŠxico. Photo: Said Dokins & Leonardo Luna.


Said Dokins / Light calligraphy

De la serie: Heliografías de la memoria (Heliographies of Memory series), 2014. Querétaro. México. Photo: Said Dokins & Leonardo Luna.


Said Dokins / Light calligraphy

De la serie: HeliografĂ­as de la memoria (Heliographies of Memory series), 2015. Oaxaca. MĂŠxico. Photo: Said Dokins & Leonardo Luna.


Said Dokins / Light calligraphy

Trace amounts lights, 2014. MĂŠxico. Photo: Said Dokins & Leonardo Luna.


Said Dokins / Light calligraphy

Barred Alphabets, 2014. MĂŠxico. Photo: Said Dokins & Leonardo Luna.


CANVAS/ INKS


Said Dokins / Canvas


Said Dokins / Canvas


Said Dokins / Canvas

“Pixo capitals”, 2016 Acrylic on canvas. 200 x 180cm. Signed on the side.


Said Dokins / Canvas

Sun & Moon, 2016. Acrylic / canvas, 155 x 90 cm Signed


Said Dokins / Canvas

“Black sun”, 2015 Acrylic on canvas. 125×150 cm. Signed on the side. Made in London


Said Dokins / Canvas

“Ghosting 01” (2015).

“Ghosting 02” (2015).

Ink and watercolor on Fabriano paper. 100×70 cm. Signed

Ink and watercolor on Fabriano paper. 100×70 cm. Signed


Said Dokins / Canvas

“Condemns” , 2013 Molotow Ink and oilpant on canvas, 60 x 60 cm. Signed


Said Dokins /Inks

“The Design Of Words” Series , 2016 . 29 x 42 cm. Ink, Spraycan, cut letterin on paper


Said Dokins /Inks

“The Design Of Words” Series , 2016 . 29 x 42 cm. Ink, Spraycan, cut letterin on paper


Said Dokins /Inks

“The Design Of Words” Series , 2016 . 29 x 42 cm. Ink, Spraycan, cut letterin on paper


Said Dokins /Inks

“The Design Of Words” Series , 2016 . 29 x 42 cm. Ink, Spraycan, cut letterin on paper


Said Dokins /Inks

“The Design Of Words” Series , 2016 . 29 x 42 cm. Ink, Spraycan, cut letterin on paper


Said Dokins CV

Shows 2016

-The design Of Words, Aqua Sumarte, [calligraphy and drawing].

Milan, Italy.

-Stroke Art Fair, [Contemporary Art]. Munich, Germany.

-Festival Street Art Evry Centre Essonne, [Urban Art]. Collabora

tion with Monkeybird Collective. Evry, Paris, France.

-Wall Exhibition- Labolic Cultural Space, [Urban Art]. Paris,

France.

-Coachella Walls Festival, [Urban Art]. Pueblo Viejo, California,

United States.

2015

-Graffictti Exhibition: Said Dokins, Mazatl, Fusca, Ácaro. Hoxton

gallery, [Urban Art]. London, UK.

-Mascaras, Dual Year Mexico – UK. Year of Mexico in the United

Kingdom, London, UK. http://mexicouk2015.mx/evento/mascara

-10x10 Poliniza. Universitat Politècnica de València. Curated by

Juan Canales and Joan B. Peiró, Valencia, Spain.

2014

-Migrant Suitcases, [Contemporary Art]. Organized by Ford

Foundation and Ambulante Film Festival:

September-October. Centro Cultural Tijuana - CECUT, Tijuana,

Baja California, Mexico.

June -July. European Foundation Centre Philanthropy House,

Brussels, Belgium.

April-May. Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzmán

de la República de El Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador.

2014

-In Vitro. Facultad de Bellas Artes de la Universidad Politécnica de

Valencia, Spain.

-Poliniza Urban Art Festival 2014. Universidad Politécnica de

Valencia, Spain.

2014

-Premio Internacional de Artes Plásticas de Caja de Extremadura

2009

Prague Biennale 4. One hundred years. Endogamic & Exogamic

-OBRA ABIERTA 2014. [Contemporary Art Exhibition]. Las Claras

Pictorial Practices in Mexico. [Contemporary Art]. Curated by

Cultural Center, Plasencia, Spain.

Alessandra Poggianti and Juan Pablo Macías. Prague, Czech

2013

-Momento Cero. Ex Teresa Arte Actual, INBA, [Contemporary Art

Republic.

Exhibition]. Mexico.

-Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach. The World’s First Outdoor Projection

-Visible Invisibilización. Aproximaciones en torno a la violencia.

Art Festival. Florida, USA.

[Contemporary Art Exhibition]. Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro,

Prizes

Mexico.

2015

Winner of the Iberoamerican Contemporary Art Creation Prize,

2012

-Performance Architecture, Guimarães Cultural Center, Portugal.

Cortes de Cadiz, Juan Luis Vasallo 2015, Cadiz, Spain.

-Callegenera. [Urban Art Festival]. CONARTE, Monterrey, Mexico.

2011

-Intersticios Urbanos. International Urban Art Exhibition. Centro

Publications:

Cultural de España, Mexico.

2016

-Arte Urbano Latinoamericano. Arte Al Límite, Santiago Chile.

-Urban Art EFX. International Exhibition of Urban Artists. CBK

-Calderhead, Christopher. Letter Arts Review. Internationally

Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland.

recognized as the preeminent magazine for calligraphers and

-Siempre el mismo, siempre otro. Una lectura sobre resistencias.

lettering artists, John Neal Bookseller.

[Latinamerican Contemporary Art]. CTA, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2012

-European Capital of Culture.Performance –Architecture. New

-The Dumpster Biennale. [An exhibition of customised wooden

lenguages and Public Space of the Arts & Architecture,

dumpsters by 30 Australian & international street artists].

Programme of Guimaraes, Portugal.

Magazine Gallery, Clubhouse Ln, Adelaide, Australia.

2011

-Ruiz, Maximiliano. Nuevo Mundo, Latinamerican Street Art.

-THE ART OF REBELLION -#3 [International Urban Art

Gestalten, Germany.

Exhibition]. Helmet Gallery, Munich, Germany.

2010

-Hundertmark, Christhian. The art of rebellion. The book about

2010

-Conspirations, Cut Out Fest Film Festival. Quéretaro, Mexico.

street art. vol. III. Publikat, Germany.

-NO LOCAL. [International Exhibition of Video]. Facultad de

2009

-Wnuck , Marc. Latin-America. World Wide Graphic Design.

Artes. ASAB, Universidad Distrital Fransisco José Caldas, Bogotá,

Feierabend Unique Books, Zeixs,

Colombia.

-Politi, Giancarlo. Prague Biennale 4. Giancarlo politi - Flash Art,

-Habitar. No Autorizado. [Urban Art Festival]. Mexico City.

Italy.

2009

-A5IM´TRIA. [Video Exhibition]. Telefónica Foundation Cultural

2008

Center, Lima, Peru.

Germany.

-Arts and Graphics/RM. México Esténcil Propa, RM, Mexico.


Contact Said Dokins saidokins@gmail.com +52 1 5530482199 http://saidokins.blogspot.com/ https://www.facebook.com/SaidDokins/ https://instagram.com/saidokins/

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