Eugenio Espinoza

Biography

Venezuela, b.1950

Lives and works in Gainesville, Florida, USA

Eugenio Espinoza was born in 1950, in San Juan de los Morros, in central Venezuela. From 1966 to 1974, he studied at the Escuela de Artes Plasticas Cristobal Rojas and the Instituto de Diseno Newmann-Ince in Caracas. From 1977 to 1981, he lived in New York where he studied at Pratt Institute, New York University, and the School of Visual Arts.

 

In 1972, Eugenio Espinoza exhibited cut and folded canvases at the Museo de Bellas Artes and his Impenetrable at Ateneo de Caracas. His later conceptual works includes found objects and photography. In 1985, he represented Venezuela at the Bienal de Sao Paulo.

 

His work is in the permanent collections of Tate Modern, London, U.K.; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; the Fine Arts Museum of Houston, Texas; the Blanton Museum in Austin, Texas; the Perez Art Museum Miami, Florida; Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California; the Harn Museum, Gainesville, Florida; Galeria de Arte Nacional, Caracas; Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas; and Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Sao Paulo; Museo de Arte Moderna, in Rio de Janeiro; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Bogota; Fundacion Gego, Caracas; The Cisneros Collection, New York; the Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL; Tanya Capariles De Brillembourg collection, and several other prestigious private and corporate collections.

 

In 2017 Eugenio Espinoza won the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Fine Arts for the United States and Canada.  

Selected solo exhibitions

2019

Good Blue Day, Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Miami, USA

2017

Unlocking Something, Galleria Umberto Di Marino, Naples, Italy

2016    

Retro/Retrospectiva, 2016-1972, Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Spain

2015    

Diorama, Blackston, New York, NY, USA

Eugenio Espinoza: Unruly Supports: (1970 to 1980), Perez Art Museum Miami, USA

Solo exhibition at Galleria Eduardo Leme, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2013    

Out of FocusAlambrico at Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger, Norway    

Going Blind Faith, Blackston, New York, NY, USA

2012    

Numbers, Negativa Moderna, Archer, FL, usa

2011    

X & Y, El Anexo, Caracas, Venezuela

2009    

X;Suspendidos, Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela

2008    

The Rite of Spring, Periferico, Caracas, Venezuela

Eugenio Espinoza 1972-2008, INOVA, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

2007    

Three Perspectives CIFO, Miami, Florida, USA

Negativa Moderna, Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela

2004    

Tequeños, Museo Cruz-Diez Caracas, Venezuela

1995   

Linea Blanca, Museo de Artes Visuales Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela

1992   

Orla, Museo de Arte Conteporaneo Sofia Imber, Caracas

1989   

Paramount Pictures, Galeria Sotavento, Caracas

1988    

Paintings, Galeria Garces-Velasquez, Bogota, Colombia

1985    

Karakana, Museo de Arte La Rinconada, Caracas, Venezuela

1974    

Photography, Drawings, Prints, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela

1973   

Textiles, Grid, Post Cards, Conkright Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

1972    

Impenetrable, Ateneo de Caracas

20 Recent Works, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela

Selected group exhibitions

 

2019    

Sur Moderno: Journeys of Abstraction, MOMA, New York, USA 

Room For Failure, Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

2018    

Human Applause, Bortolami, New York, USA

2017    

Raising the Curtain, Galeria Moises Perez de Albeniz, Madrid, Spain

2016    

You Are Part of It, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL, USA

2014    

Artevida, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, curated by Adriano Pedrosa and Rodrigo Moura

Permission to be Global, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA, USA

2013    

Americana, Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL, USA

Remembering/Providing/Resisting, Centro Cultural Espanol, Miami, FL, USA

2011    

Frames and Documents, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL, USA

2010    

Art Basel Miami Beach, Faria-Fabregas Gallery, Miami Beach, FL, USA

Embracing Modernity, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL, USA

2009    

Space as Medium, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL, USA

2008

Pedacito de Cielo, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

2007    

Conditions of Display, Locust Projects and The Moore Space, Miami, USA

2005    

Impenetrable 2005, Locust Projects, Wynwood District, Miami, Florida, USA

Artissima 12, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, Torino Italia

2003    

Geometrias, The Cisneros Collection, exhibited in Latin America Hump, Casas Riegner Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

2002    

Tarde, Temprano y Pronto, Casas Riegner, Miami, FL, USA

2002    

Motel, The San Juan Motel, Miami, FL, USA

2001    

Art Baba Lab6, Miami, FL, USA

2000    

Utopolis, Galeria de Arte Nacional, Caracas

1999   

Arte Latinoamericano Fin de Milenio, Centro Cultural Cultorgest, Lisbon, Portugal

1998   

Contemporanea, Adquisiciones 1994-98, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela

La Resureccion del Cadaver Exquisito, Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela

III Bienal del Barro de America, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Sofia Imber, Caracas,

1997   

La Invencion de la Continuidad, Galeria de Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela

1996   

Exposicion Interamericana de Arte, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires

La Abstraccion en la Coleccion del MBA, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas

Transatlantic, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela

1995   

Sin Fronteras, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela

Mesotica, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporaneo, San Jose, Costa Rica

1994   

Exhibition, Museo de las Artes, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico

1993   

CCS-10/Arte Venezolano Actual, Galeria de Arte Nacional, Caracas

 Al Sur del Sur, Salas Nacionales de Cultura, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1991   

De Venezuela, 30 Años de Arte Contemporaneo, Pabellon de las Artes, Expo-Spain

1990   

Nueva Pintura Abstracta,  Museo de Arte Moderno Jesus Soto, Venezuela

1989   

I Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador

1985    

XVIII Bienal Internacional de Sao Paulo, Brazil

1984    

Jovenes Creadores, Galeria de Arte Nacional, Caracas

Exposición 1984, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela

1983   

Autorretratos, Galeria de Arte Nacional, Caracas

Alternativaza I, Ateneo de Caracas

1982    

Proyecto OVSI, Sala Mendoza, Caracas

1981    

Accion en Margarita, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Francisco Narváez, Venezuela

1979   

Multimedia Internacional, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 Arte Correo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 Video Tape Show, New York University, New York, USA

1977    

Reunion de Artistas y Criticos Latinoamericanos, Sala Mendoza, Caracas

1975    

Jovenes Dibujantes, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas

1973   

Grafica Internacional, Galeria Conkright, Caracas

Happenings in different public spaces with young people using the grid canvas in different situations

Grid canvas mailed to different people in the United States and Canada: use of the canvas documented and returned to the artist

1972    

Impenetrable , Ateneo de Caracas, Venezuela

Espinoza , June 1972, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela

Colectiva de Dibujos, Ateneo de Caracas

Series of experiments with Claudio Perna, using photography, films and record tapes.      

1971    

Joven Actualidad Venezolana , Estudio Actual, Caracas

Salon Arturo Michelena , Valencia, Venezuela

El Hatillo: placement of grid canvas in different landscapes, documented in photography

La Trinidad: placement of a line (1 meter wide contact paper) in different landscapes                

Tachon series in wood placed and photographed in different landscapes

Three Instalations at  Casa de la Cultura, Maracy, Venezuela

Public collections

Tate Modern, London, U.K.

MOMA, New York, NY, USA

Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, USA

Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA, USA

Fine Arts Museum of Houston, Texas, USA

Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida, USA

The Harn, Gainesville, FL, USA

Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA, USA

Museo de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Museo de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela

Galeria de Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela

Museo de Artes Visuales Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Caracas, Venezuela

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Barquisimeto, Venezuela

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Bogota, Colombia

Fundacion Gego

The Cisneros Collection, New York, NY

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL

Tanya Capriles De Brillembourg collection, Madrid, Spain

IdeoBox, Miami, Florida, USA

Commerce Bank, Caracas, Venezuela

Banco Mercantil, Caracas, Venezuela

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