ASMA Ecuadorian/Mexican, b. 1990/1994


ASMA is an artist duo based in Mexico City, formed by Matias Armendaris (Ecuador b. 1990) and Hanya Beliá (México b. 1994). Their work uses allegorical figures and evocative architectural spaces exploring formal interrelations between painterly and sculptural expressions. They employ fictional narratives which include forms of nature interwoven with psychoaffective contemporary landscapes. As a result of a collaborative process the work focuses on hybrid and polluted forms both in a material and conceptual nature. They explore a nostalgic revisitation of the past through a metamodern lens which oscillates between critical discourses of identity and belonging with ornate formal explorations of beauty. 


ASMA’s recent projects include Wander & Pursuit a solo exhibition at House of Gaga in Los Angeles, US; Who Tells a Tale Adds A Tail, a group exhibition at Denver Art Museum; Denver, US; Vain Kisses to the Source, a solo exhibition at Deli Gallery in New York, US; Vermin Gloom at Project Pangeé, Montreal, US; a participation in “OTRXS MUNDXS” a group exhibition at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, MX; “Anima Mundi” a group exhibition presented as part of Manifiesta 13, Marseille, FR; “Janus” a solo exhibition at Embajada, San Juan, PR; “Half Blood Princess” a solo exhibition at PEANA, Monterrey, MX; “Blossoming Carcass” at Make Room, Los Angeles, US.



Revista Moderna + Julio Ruelas - Peana, Mexico City, Mexico (upcoming) (Solo show)

Mud Keeper’s Promise - Kunsthalle Bratislava, Bratislava, Czech Republic

The last of Animal Builders - Edith Farnsworth House, Chicago, United States

Hic Sunt Dracones - Deli Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

Chatter ‘round the pond - Cantina, Aarhus, Denmark




Wander & Pursuit - House of Gaga, Los Angeles, United States (Solo show)

Vain kisses to the source - Deli Gallery, New York, United States (Solo show)

Todos me amarán - Fundación Casa de México en España, Madrid, España

Retrato de un artista - Peana, Mexico City, Mexico

Who Tells a Tale Adds a Tail - Denver Museum, Denver, United States

Now I am a Lake - Public Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Por debajo del árbol - Peana, Mexico City, Mexico

The fool - 8th House Projects, Mexico City, Mexico

Era de Acuario - Trinidad, Oaxaca, Mexico




Vermin Gloom - Projet Pangee, Montreal, Canada (Solo show)

Las cosas suceden de forma silenciosa + Jorge Satorre - LABOR, Mexico City, Mexico (Solo show)

Gutz + Sophronia Cook - Et.Al. Gallery, San Francisco, United States (Solo show)

End of a Dream - No Place Gallery, Ohio, United States

Tramas - 80m2 Livia Benavides, Lima, Perú

Theorem X - Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, United States

Theorem Y - Mrs. Gallery, New York, United States

You sit in a Garden - Centre Clark, Montreal, Canada

44 Signs of The Time - Mana Contemporary, New Jersey, United States




Janus - Embajada, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Solo show)

Otrxs Mundxs - Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, México

La memoria que no recordamos - Peana / Labor, Monterrey, México

Documento - Embajada, San Juan, Puerto Rico

We introduce ourselves to planets and to flowers - Kylin Gallery, Los Angeles, United States

At the center of my ironic faith - Cassandra Cassandra, Toronto, Canada

Anima Mundi - St Victor Abbey, Manifesta Biennial, Marseille, France

Blasted Heath - A.M. 180 Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

Baitball 01 - Like a little disaster / Pane Projects, Polignano a Mare, Italy




Half Blood Princess - Peana, Monterrey, Mexico (Solo show)

Blossoming Carcass - Make Room Gallery, Los Angeles, United States (Solo show)

Futuro Modular - Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, United States

Sanctuary - Jessica Silverman Gallery- Fused Space, San Francisco, United States

Second Life - Casa Mobius hosted by Peana, Condo MX, México

City, México

Cold Prey - Lubov Gallery, New York, United States

XYXX010101000 - Galeria Curro, Guadalajara, México

Pach Pan - Diablo Rosso, Panamá, Panama




Fantasma - Proyecto Nasa(L), Santiago, Chile (Solo show)

Visitante - Arte Passagem, São Paulo, Brasil (Solo show)

El derecho a la opacidad - Aguirree, Mexico City, Mexico

The Annual - Chicago Artist Coalition (CAC), Chicago, United States

Proyecto Nasa(l) - XIV Bienal de Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador

The Belly and the Members - Mx Gallery, New York, United States