1957, Atocpan-San Pedro, Mexico
Lives and works in Milpa Alta, Mexico

Fernando Palma Rodríguez combines his training as an artist and mechanical engineer to create robotic sculptures that use personalized software to execute choreographies of complex narratives. His works respond to the problems faced by Indigenous communities in Mexico, addressing human and land rights, violence, and urgent environmental crises. Palma Rodríguez lives in the rural area of Milpa Alta, outside of Mexico City, where he co-directs Calpulli Tecalco, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the Nahua language and culture.