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Pablo Atchugarry

BIOGRAPHY

Pablo Atchugarry was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, on August 23rd, 1954. His father Pedro was a great art lover who grasped the aptitude and interests that Pablo already manifested in his childhood, stimulating him to take up the challenge of painting

 

He started showing his work at the age of eleven and, as an adolescent, soon started feeling the need to express himself in other forms and materials, such as sculpture in cement and compositions in metal and wood, although without neglecting his painting. His first personal exhibition was held in the Subte Municipal in Montevideo in 1972, followed two years later by his first exhibition abroad in Buenos Aires.  At the end of the seventies, he made several trips to France, Spain and Italy, where in 1978 he held his first personal exhibition in Lecco.

 

In 1979, he discovered marble as a thoroughly fascinating material, sculpting his first piece in Carrara, “La Lumière”.  Although he returned regularly to his native land, in 1982 he decided to settle in Lecco when he received the commission for his first large sculpture, a Pietà.  Since 1989, Pablo has expressed himself through monumental works, which are now situated in various public and private spaces in Europe and  America. In 1996, his Semilla de la Esperanza (Seed of Hope), was installed in the sculpture garden of the Uruguayan Government Building.

 

In the spring of 2001, the Province of Milan organized a retrospective of the last ten years of Atchugarry’s work in Palazzo Isimbardi, in the same year "The Obelisk of the Third Millennium" was inaugurated; a sculpture in white Carrara marble, it stands six metres high in the town of Manzano, Province of Udine.  In early 2002, Atchugarry’s sculpture Ideali in Garfagnana marble, was given to Prince Rainier of Monaco as a tribute to the 50th anniversary reign.  It won the national concourse “Monumento alla civiltá e cultura del lavoro Lecchese”, was inaugurated in Lecco in May 2002, and it was carved from a 33 ton Carrara block and stands 6.10 metres tall.  In July 2002, Atchugarry received the Michelangelo Award in Carrara, in recognition of his artistic career, the same year he created the sculpture “ Ideali".  He participated in the 50th International Exhibition of the Visual Arts -Venice Biennale in 2003 with an installation entitled "Dreaming of Peace".   In 2005 he exhibited at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes of Buenos Aires.  The renowned Groeninge Museum in Bruges, Belgium organized an exhibition in June of 2006 with works from private international collections.

 

During the year 2007 he realized the most great sculpture “On the way of light”, 8 metres high.  The same year an important itinerant show “The plastic space of light” presented by Luca Massimo Barbero was organized in Brazil, it began in Brasilia at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, followed to Museu Brasileiro de escultura of São Paulo, and at the Museu Oscar Niemeyer of Curitiba, finished in March 2008 at the Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales of Montevideo, where exhibited sculptures created during the last fifteen years in different kind of marbles and dimensions. One of most recent projects was open in 2006 a new atelier at El Chorro ( Maldonado),Uruguay, where he works during the European winter and where the Pablo Atchugarry Foundation was established in the year 2007 with the  intention to disseminate fine arts and to create a place of meeting for artists of all kind of disciplines

 

Pablo now lives and works in Lecco, Lake Como, Italy.

 
 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

Albemarle Gallery, London

 

Boon Gallery, Knokke - Heist

 

Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York

2015

Mercati di Traiano: Musei dei Fori Imperiali, Roma

 

Expo 2015, Uruguayan Pavillion, Milano

 

Paulo Darzé galeria de arte, Salvador

 

Costantini Art Gallery, Milano

 

Art Stage Singapore, Singapore

2014

Palazzo del Parco, Diano Marina

 

Bologna Fiere SH Contemporary, Shanghai

 

Museu Brasileiro de Escultura, Sao Paulo

 

Arte fiera, Bologna

 

Albemarle Gallery, London

2013

Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry, Manantiales

 

Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York

 

Museo MIIT, Torino

2012

Albemarle Gallery London

2011

Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York

2010

Callan Contemporary, New Orleans
Albemarle Gallery London

2008

Albemarle Gallery London

 

Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales Montevideo

2007

Museu Oscar Niemeyer Curitiba

 

Museu Brasileiro de Escultura São Paulo

 

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Brasilia

 

Lagorio Arte Contemporanea Brescia

 

Frey Norris Gallery San Francisco

2006

Albemarle Gallery London

 

Groeninge Museum Bruges

 

Galeria Sur Punta del Este - La Barra

 

Gary Nader Fine Art Miami

2005    

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Buenos Aires

 

Park Ryu Sook Gallery Seoul

 

Gary Nader Fine Art Miami

2004    

Galeria Tejeria Loppacher Punta del Este - Uruguay

 

Galleria Rino Costa Valenza

 

Villa Monastero Varenna

 

Albemarle Gallery London

2003    

Fondation Veranneman Kruishoutem

 

50° Biennale di Venezia - Padiglione dell'Uruguay Venezia

 

Fondazione Abbazia di Rosazzo Rosazzo - Udine

 

Galleria Les Chances de l'Art Bolzano

2002    

Ellequadro Documenti Genova

2001    

Palazzo Isimbardi Milano

 

Albemarle Gallery London

 

Fondazione Il Fiore Firenze

2000    

Galerie Le Point Monte Carlo

1999    

Inter-American Development Bank Washington

1998    

Ellequadro Documenti Genova

 

Fondation Veranneman Kruishoutem

1997

Centro Fatebenefratelli Valmadrera

1996    

Valente Arte Contemporanea Finale Ligure

1994    

Galleria Nuova Carini Milano

1992

Galerie L'Oeil Bruxelles

1991

Galleria Carini Milano

1989    

Biblioteca Civica di Lecco Lecco

1988

Galleria Carini Milano

 

Museo Salvini Coquio Trevisago

1983

Villa Manzoni Lecco

1982    

Galeria Felix Caracas

 

Galleria Visconti Lecco

 

Galleria Comuale Monza

1981

Ibis Gallery Malmo

 

Galerie L'Art et la Paix Paris

 

Galerie L'Art et la Paix Paris

 

Galeria la Gruta Bogota

1979

Maison de l'Amerique Latine Paris

1978

Galleria Visconti Lecco

 

Galleria La Colonna Como

1974

Subte Municipal Montevideo

 

 

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

 

2016

Art Rio, Rio de Janeiro

 

Seattle Art Fail, Seattle

 

Point Art Monaco, Monaco

 

Art Cologne, Köln

 

Sp-Arte, São Paulo

 

Tefaf, Maastricht

 

The Armory Show, New York

 

Arte Fiera, Bologna

 

Art Stage Singapore, Singapore

 

Este Arte, Punta del Este

 2015

Art Basel, Miami

 

Art Miami, Miami

 

Fiac, Paris

 

Art Toronto, Toronto

 

Art Bo, Bogotà

 

Art Rio, Rio de Janeiro

 

Art Internationa, Istanbul

 

Point Art Monaco, Monaco

 

Art Marbella, Marbella

 

Art Miami, New York

 

Sp-Arte, São Paulo

 

Parc, Lima

 

Art Cologne, Köln

 

Mi Art, Milano

 

Art Basel, Hong Kong

 

The Armory Show, New York

 

Tefaf, Maastricht

 

Arte Fiera, Bologna

2014

Art Basel, Miami

 

Art Miami, Miami

 

Fiac, Paris

 

Art Bo, Bogota

 

Art Rio, Rio de Janeiro

 

Arte Ba, Buenos Aires

 

Parc, Lima

 

SP Arte, Sao Paulo

 

Art Basel, Hong Kong

 

Black - Galleria Dep Art, Milano

 

Mi Art, Milano

 

The Armory Show, New York

 

Tefaf, Maastricht

 

Arte Fiera, Bologna

2013

Art Basel, Miami

 

Art Miami, Miami

 

Pinta, New York

 

Fiac, Paris

 

Expo Chicago, Chicago

 

Art Bo, Bogota

 

HFAF, Houston

 

Art Rio, Rio de Janeiro

 

FIA, Caracas

 

Art South Hampton, South Hampton

 

Art Brussels, Brussels

 

Arte Ba, Buenos Aires

 

SP Arte, Sao Paulo

 

The Armory Show, New York

 

Bianco Italia - Tornabuoni Art, Paris

 

Art Basel, Hong Kong

 

Tefaf, Maastricht

 

Arte Fiera, Bologna

2012

Art Basel, Miami

 

Art Miami, Miami

 

Expo Chicago, Chicago

 

HFAF, Houston

 

Art Rio, Rio de Janeiro

 

SP Arte, Sao Paulo

 

Arte Ba, Buenos Aires

 

The Armory Show, New York

 

Tefaf, Maastricht

 

Arte Fiera, Bologna

2011

Art Basel, Miami

 

Fiac, Paris

 

Arte Ba, Buenos Aires

 

SP Arte, Sao Paulo

 

Legacy Gallery, Panama

 

Tefaf, Maastricht

 

Arte Fiera, Bologna

2010    

Fiac, Paris

 

SP Arte, Sao Paulo

 

Tefaf, Maastricht

 

Arte Fiera, Bologna

2009

Arte Ba, Buenos Aires

 

ArteFiera, Bologna

2008

Arco, Madrid

2007

Art First, Bologna

 

Arco, Madrid

 

Galeria Sur, Punta del Este

2006    

Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York

 

Arte Fiera, Bologna

 

Art London, London

 

Gallery Bienvenu, New Orleans

2005

Arte Fiera, Bologna

 

Art Basel, Miami

2004    

Art London, London

 

Miart, Milano

 

Arco, Madrid

 

Arte Fiera, Bologna

2003

Arco, Madrid

 

Arte Fiera, Bologna

2002    

Galerie Le Point Monte Carlo

 

Tefaf Maastricht

 

Arco Madrid

 

Artefiera Bologna

2001

Tefaf Maastricht

 

Arco Madrid

 

Artefiera Bologna

2000    

Xenobio Exhibition - a cura di Idehiro Ikegami Bologna

 

Tefaf Maastricht

 

Arco Madrid

 

Artefiera Bologna

1999    

Orion Art Gallery Bruxelles

 

Art Basel Basel

 

Tefaf Maastricht

 

Arco Madrid

 

Artefiera Bologna

1998

Biennale di Aldo Roncaglia San Felice Sul Panaro

 

Scultura 98 Sondrio

 

Castle of Bourglinster Luxembourg

 

Artefiera Bologna

1997    

Gildo Pastor Center Monte Carlo

 

Artefiera Bologna

1996    

Palazzo Ducale Genova

1995    

Ellequadro Documenti Genova

1994    

Venice Design Art Gallery Venezia

 

4a Biennal de Sculpture Contemporain Passy

1992    

Palazzo Crepadona Belluno

 

9° Salon d'Art Contemporain Bourg en Bresse

1991    

Contemporary Art International Milano

1990

Simposio di sculture - Castello di Nelson Bronte

1989

IX Bienal de Arte Internacional - Chile Valparaiso

1988

Ternate Sculture Ternate

1987

Esibizione Internazionale di sculture Castellanza

 

Esibizione di Arte Sacra - San Francesco Como

 

Esibizione Internazionale "Como Illustrazioni" Como

 

7a Esibizione d'Arte Sacra - Basilica San Sempliciano Milano

1984

XIX Esibizione Internazionale di Scultura Legnano

 

1a Esibizione di piccole sculture Castellanza

1983

3a Esibizione d'Arte Sacra - Basilica San Sempliciano Milano

1980    

Taormina concorso (Primo Premio) Taormina

 

VII original Drawing Biennal Rijeca

1979    

"Alessandro Volta" Pittura internazionale Como

1977

XL Salón Nacional - Premio Adquisicion Montevideo

1976

Galeria Aramayo Montevideo

 

Salón de Miniescultura Montevideo

1975

XVI International Salón Paris-Sud Juvisy

1974

XXII Salón Municipal Montevideo

1973    

XXVI Salón Nacional de Artes Plásticas Montevideo

1972

XXVI Salón Municipal de Artes Plásticas Montevideo