Mariana Castillo Deball: Replaying Life’s Tape

Exhibition and Shows

5 Oct 2019 to 7 Dec 2019

The first Australian exhibition of influential Mexico-born, Berlin-based artist Mariana Castillo Deball is the result of MUMA’s invitation to the artist to undertake a long-term project here.

Castillo Deball works across installation, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and publishing to explore histories of objects and ideas, and their shifting meanings over time. Often drawing on the tools and methods of Western sciences including anthropology, archaeology and more recently palaeontology, her artworks reconfigure historical and cultural material in ways that show the world to us anew.

For her project at MUMA, Castillo Deball has focused on the Ediacara Hills, an area north of Adelaide in the western part of the Flinders Ranges. It was in these hills that Reginald Sprigg (1919–1994), a geologist, first made his discovery in 1946 of a group of fossils of such significance that a new geological age—the Ediacaran Period (between 635 and 542 million years ago)—was named for the site. The multi-cellular organisms of the Ediacaran Period, directly preceding the Cambrian, inhabited seafloors prior to the emergence of animals with skeletons and shells.


Free Entry

Event Times

5 Oct 2019 to 7 Dec 2019

Once Only Event


Monash University Museum of Art

Building F, Monash University, Caulfield Campus, 900 Princes Hwy Service Road, Caulfield East, 3145

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