GUILLERMO MORA

Born in 1980 in Spain (SP)
Lives and work in Madrid (SP)

Guillermo Mora has cultivated a unique visual vocabulary, creating an abstract mode of communication. Mora’s stimulating compositions construct environments through which the artist questions protocols and procedures of contemporary painting. His work is focused on three concepts: overlapping, concealment and disappearance in painting. Through his practice, Mora conducts research about hidden paintings, paintings that hide other paintings, paintings that hide their processes, processes that hide painting, veiled images and paintings that history has hidden with time.

 

SOLO SHOWS

2018

Now, Soon, Then, Tomorrow, (cur. Humberto Moro), SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah (US)

2017

Los fondos remontan, Moisés Pérez de Albéniz Gallery, Madrid (SP)

2016

El escritorio circular (The circular desk), Guillermo Mora & Teresa Solar, Centre d’Art La Panera, Lleida (SP)

2015

Cae el cielo, ECCO, Espacio de Creación Contemporánea, Cádiz (SP)

2014

El ojo toca. Miquel Mont y Guillermo Mora, Formato Comodo Gallery, Madrid (SP)

Never rarely often always, Cur. by Fernando Gómez de la Cuesta, Zona Base, Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca (SP)

El año que no crecí, Formato Comodo Gallery, Madrid (SP)

2011

Viaje largo con un extraño. CASA TRIÂNGULO Gallery, Sao Paulo (BR)

Quizás mañana haya desaparecido, Cur. by Teresa Macrì, Extraspazio Gallery, Rome (IT)

Dos episodios y un estadio, Cur. by Pablo, Lag LAB, Injuve, Murcia (SP)

2010

Una pregunta diaria, Formato Comodo Gallery, Madrid (SP)

2009

De un soplo, Casa de la Entrevista, Alcalá de Henares (SP)

Un paseo entre el dibujo, la pintura y un más allá, cur. by Virginia Torrente, Centro de Arte Joven de la Comunidad de Madrid (SP)

GROUP SHOWS

2019

Set Espai d’Art, Valencia (SP)

Crear / sin / prisa, Tabacalera, Madrid (SP)

I am you, Elena Bajo & Guillermo Mora, Open Studio, Madrid (SP)

2018

The Object of Painting, Palácio das Artes, Porto (PT)

Querer parecer noche, CA2M, cur. Carlos Fernández-Pello and Beatriz Alonso, Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, Móstoles, Madrid (SP)

Artesantander, Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, Santander (SP)

Proteo, Cur. Tiago de Abreu, Tasman Projects, Madrid (SP)

Lenguajes contemporáneos en la escultura de la Colección DKV, Capilla de la Beneficencia, Logroño (SP)

Con_Secuencias, Cur. David Barro & Alicia Ventura, Colección DKV, Fundación DIDAC, Fundación Eugenio Granell, Iglesia de la USC, Santiago de Compostela (SP)

La palabra pintada, Artist Books in Spain, Las Francesas, Valladolid (SP)

2017

Escenas: acción y representación, Los Bragales Collection, La Coracha, Malaga (SP)

Library of Love, Cur. Sandra Cinto, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio (US)

SP-ARTE, CASA TRIÂNGULO Gallery, São Paulo (BR)

PAINTING IS DEAD, Long Live Painting, CCA Andratx, Mallorca (SP)

2016

Rehabitar el espacio: presente, pasado y futuro, Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid (SP)

Forjando el espacio, DKV Collection, MUPAM, Málaga (SP)

2015

Trio Bienal, cur. by Marcus de Lontra Costa, Rio de Janeiro (BR)

Add Subtract Divide, cur. by SCAN, Copperfield Gallery (GB)

Hacia la geometría desde la abstracción, DKV Collection, Sala Vimcorsa, Cordoba (SP)

Trazos sensibles, Museo Salvador Victoria, Teruel (SP)

Construyendo una colección, cuR. by Alicia Ventura, Colección DKV, Castillo de San Romualdo, San Fernando, Cádiz (SP)

Poppositions, Formato Comodo Gallery, Brussels, (BE)

Made in Spain, CAC, Málaga (SP)

Ciutat de Palma Award “Antoni Gelabert d’Arts Visuals”, Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca (SP)

2014

100 Painters of Tomorrow, London (GB)

Fresh, CCA Andratx, Mallorca (SP)

Spain and the Elgiz Collection, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul (TU)

Casa Triangulo no Pivò, Pivò, Copan Building, São Paulo (BR)

Ocho cuestiones espacialmente extraordinarias, Tabacalera, Cur. by Virginia TorrenteEspacio para el arte, Madrid (SP)

Trace 14, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul (TU)

2013

2014 / Before leaving. Ideas about painting, curated by David Barro, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Gas Natural Fenosa MAC, A Coruña (SP)

LIMBER: spatial painting practices, Cur. by Jost Münster & Cherry Smith, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury & Grandes Galleries de L’Erba, Rouen (FR)

Elgiz 13, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul (TU)

SP-ARTE, CASA TRIÂNGULO Gallery, Sao Paulo (BR)

Andratx on paper, cur. by Patricia Asbaek, CCA Andratx, Mallorca (SP)

ON PAINTING [prácticas pictóricas actuales… más allá de la Pintura o más acá], curated by Omar-Pascual Castillo, CAAM, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria y CEART, Fuenlabrada (SP)

GENERACIÓN 2013, Proyectos de Arte Caja Madrid, cur. by Ignacio Cabrero, La Casa Encendida, Madrid (SP)

2012

Ensayos autónomos, cur. by Bruno Leitão, OTR espacio de arte (SP)

This dialogue is fine but a decision is always an alone act. Concepts are never perfect, complete or exhausted. I want to make that fleeting moment permanent somehow. “Your errors are your key”. She made me believe in not linear projects, in parallel or secondary structures, in error and failure as a starting point. Sorry I’ve just realized I’m thinking about a different work, Curated by Tiago de Abreu pintoNoestudio, Madrid (SP)

Hacer el fracaso, cur. by Daniel CerrejónInéditos 2012, La Casa Encendida, Madrid (SP)

Lejos de Casa, cur. by Virginia Torrente, MasArt Gallery, Barcelona (SP)

2011

El Ranchito, Site-specific project curated by Luisa Fuentes, Guaza Matadero, Madrid (SP)

Nomadismi, Royal Spanish Academy in Rome (IT)

2010

XII International Award for Young Artists, Luís Adelantado Gallery, Valencia (SP)

47º International Award of visual arts, Pollença, Mallorca (SP)

Explum 2010, International Contemporary Art Award, Puerto Lumbreras (SP)

Periféricos, Sala Puertanueva, Diputación de Córdoba (SP)

2009

XX CIRCUITOS, cur. by Javier Díaz Guardiola, Comunidad de Madrid (SP)

Yo no tengo razón, MFA Thesis, Offlimits, Madrid (SP)

Un nuevo comienzo, Sala Puertanueva, Diputación de Córdoba (AR)

PRIZES

2019

Acquisition prize IX Bienal de Artes Plásticas Rafael Botí, Cordoba (AR)

2018

Finalist II Prize Cervezas Alhambra for Emerging Art, ARCO 2018 (SP)

2017

Comunidad de Madrid Award, Estampa 2017 (SP)

First Prize “Ankaria Artist Book Award”, Ankaria Foundation (SP)

Acquisition prize 10º Parlamento de La Rioja Painting Award, Logroño (SP)

2016

Encontro de artistas novos Cidade da Cultura de Galicia en Argentina, Córdoba (AR)

Mobility Program for the Internationalization of the Spanish Culture, AC/E, ISCP, New York (US)

2015

“Emerging Painter Award”, Painting Award Pepe Estévez, Jerez de la Frontera (SP)

Grant of Visual Arts at the Spanish College in Paris, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (FR)

2014

II Audemars Piguet Award, ARCO’14, Madrid (SP)

“Artista revelación 2013” Award, RAC Prizes, IAJ (SP)

2013

GENERACIÓN 2013 Award, Caja Madrid Art Projects (SP)

2008

Acquisition-Prize X Visual Arts Award CEC, Cádiz (SP)

2007

First Prize XXXVIII Painting Award “Ciudad de Alcalá”, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid (SP)

FAIRS

2019

ARCO, Madrid (SP)

 

2018

ARCO, Madrid (SP)

2017

ARCO, Lisbon (PT)

ARCO, Madrid (SP)

2016

ARCO, Madrid (SP)

2015

ARCO, Madrid (SP)

9 Biennal Leandre Cristòfol, Centre d’Art La Panera, Lérida (SP)

NADA Art FairNew York (US)

2014

Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami (US)

BIACI, Bienal Internacional de Arte de Cartagena de Indias (CO)

ARCO,  Madrid (ES)

2013

ARCO, Madrid (SP)

2012

ARCO, Madrid (SP)

Zona MACOMéxico D.F. (ME)

 

2011

ARCO, Madrid (SP)

VOLTA 7, Basel (CH)

Zona MACO, Mexico DF (ME)

2010

ARCO, Madrid (SP)

FRIEZE Art Fair, London (GB)

VOLTA 6, Basel (CH)

Zona MACO, Mexico DF (ME)

COLLECTIONS

Caldic Collection, Museum Voorlinden, The Netherlands (NL)

The Margulies Collection at The Warehouse, Miami (US)

CA2M, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (SP)

Alcalá de Henares City Council (SP)

Ankaria Foundation (SP)

Caja Madrid Foundation (SP)

CCA Andratx, Mallorca (SP)

Centre d’Art La Panera, Lleida (SP)

Cervezas Alhambra (SP)

Circa XX Collection – Pilar Citoler (SP)

Colegio de España en París (FR)

DKV (SP)

Explum Collection (SP)

Fundación Canaria para el desarrollo de la pintura, Las Palmas (SP)

Elgiz Museum  (TU)

Fondazione Benetton (IT)

Franklyn Furnace Artist Book Collection, New York (US)

Los Bragales Collection (SP)

MoMA’s Artist Book Archive, New York (US)

National library of Spain (SP)

Olor Visual Collection (SP)

Rafael Botí Foundation (SP)

Royal Talens SA (NL)

Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection, Chicago (US)

Ministry of International Affairs (SP)

Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (SP)

Parlamento de La Rioja (SP)

Spanish Academy in Rome (IT)

Talavera de la Reina City Council, Toledo (SP)

Yera Collection (SP)