APRIL 11, 2009 – MAY 31, 2009
Eugenio Espinoza was born in San Juan de los Morros, Venezuela, in 1950. He studied at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas Cristóbal Rojas (EAPCC) in Caracas, Venezuela and later at the Pratt Graphic Arts Center (New York), New York University (NY), and School of Visual Arts (New York). He lived in Venezuela, Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), and the United States (New York, Chicago, Miami).
Espinoza is considered to be one of Venezuela’s first conceptual artists as well as one of the most influential artists of his generation. For over thirty years, Espinoza has developed a group of works that investigate the concepts and paradigms of geometric abstraction.
Exhibitions: Sala Mendoza, Caracas (2009); Inova (Institute of Visual Art). Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2008); and Periférico Caracas, Venezuela: “The Rite of Spring”, 2008 are among his most recent individual shows. In 2007, he first presented the installation “The Rite of Spring” at Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, and simultaneously participated in “Three Perspectives” at CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation) as part of their prestigious commissions program.
“Conditions of Display”, Locust Projects and the Moore Space, Miami (2008),”Creating a Scene”, Miami Contemporary Artists. Freedom Tower, Miami. Curator: Gean Moreno (2008). “Pedacito de Cielo”, and The Carpenter, Center for Visual Art, Harvard University are amongst his recent collective exhibits.
He lives and works in the United States and Venezuela. His first individual exhibit was at the “Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas”, Venezuela, in 1972.