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Vicente Rojo

Barcelona (Spain1934 - Mexico City (Mexico) 2021.

Born in 1932 in Barcelona, a city where he studied sculpture and ceramics. In 1949 he exiled to Mexico along with his family, where he studied painting and typography, carrying out extensive work as a graphic designer, painter and sculptor for more than fifty years.

Belonging to the Mexican Rupture Group, equivalent to the El Paso Spanish Group, he also collaborated in the founding of the ERA publishing house, among other editorial projects, cultural supplements and other publications. The work of Vicente Rojo is fundamental for the understanding of Mexican and also Latin American visual culture of the second half of the 20th century, due to its strong connection with the publishing world, design and also painting where it exerts influences due to its link with informalism. and Catalan symbolic world. His close friendship and affinity with literature led him to design many of the covers of Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez, including the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967).

Among the awards awarded, the National Prize for Sciences and Arts in Mexico, the Mexico Design Prize and the Medal of Merit in Fine Arts in Spain stand out. In 1998 UNAM awarded him an Honoris Causa doctorate. In 2006, the Spanish government awarded him the Decoration of the Encomienda of the Order of Isabel La Católica; In 2011, the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA) also awarded him the Medal of Fine Arts.

Throughout his career, Vicente Rojo held numerous individual and group exhibitions around the world. University Museum of Sciences and Art (Mexico, 1973), at the University of Texas (Austin, 1978), at the Museum of Modern Art (Mexico, 1981 and 1996), at the National Library (Madrid, 1985), at the Museum of Art Carrillo Gil (Mexico, 1990), at the Klingspor Museum (Frankfurt, 1992), at the Casa de la Moneda Museum (Madrid, 1996), at the Reina Sofía National Museum (Madrid, 1997), at the Círculo de Bellas Arts (Madrid, 1997) and in the José Luis Cuevas Museum (Mexico, 1998 and 2001), among others.

His work is part of important public and private collections , including: Museum of Modern Art. Mexico; National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico; University Museum, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico; Banamex Collection, Mexico; Resistol Collection, Mexico; Alfa Collection, Monterrey, Mexico; Pape Museum Collection, Coahuila, Mexico; Manuel Felguérez Museum of Abstract Art. Zacatecas, Mexico; Ateneo de Yucatán Museum of Contemporary Art. Merida, Mexico; Rufino Tamayo Museum. Mexico City, Mexico; Museum of Contemporary Art, Bogotá, Colombia; Luis Angel Arango Library Collection. Bogota Colombia; University of Texas Museum, Austin, United States; Reina Sofia National Art Center Museum. Madrid Spain; Museum of Modern Art. Paris France.



Vicente Rojo & Gustavo Pérez

19.01.2023 - 21.02.2023

El Castigo

10.09.2020 15.06.2021
Exposición Inaugural

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