Experiencia Constante (2023) [Constant Experience] is a mixed-media mural by Cristian Pineda conceived specifically for the ground floor of IKOB. The work is an extension of the artist’s ongoing body of work entitled Flux, an expression of our interconnectedness as human beings and with the world around us—relations that are characterized by difference, opposition, and change. In Experiencia Constante, Pineda’s spiraling lines, bursts of color, and layered materials present this tension as a productive force, a call to embrace the unpredictable and unknowable aspects of life. Situated in the entrance of the museum—a space for public events, educational activities, and for hanging out—the work provides a welcoming environment for interaction and reflection.

CRISTIAN PINEDA (*1980, Oaxaca, MX) is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Mexico and East Belgium. Pineda takes inspiration from urban and natural landscapes, using abstraction as a tool to interpret the relationship between people and their environment. In parallel to a solo practice, the artist also frequently realizes social and collaborative projects with refugee and migrant communities and produces site-specific installations. His work has been exhibited, among others, at Fondation Maison des sciences de l’Homme (Paris, FR), Alter Schlachthof (Eupen, BE), ASU Art Museum (Tempe, US), Museo de Arte Prehispánico Rufino Tamayo (Oaxaca, MX), and Museo de la Ciudad de México (Mexico City, MX).


Exhibition view, Cristian Pineda, EXPERIENCIA CONSTANTE, © IKOB - Museum of Contemporary Art, Photo: Paul Trienekens