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BARBARA ALCALDE 

The trajectory of the plastic artist Bárbara Alcalde began through sculpture at a very early age on her own initiative, winning awards at state and national level; since then she began her search, going through many techniques: clay modelling, plaster casting, granite, charcoal, oil and acrylic painting, glass, photography, animation, film and architecture, all this in different cities such as Mexico City, San Francisco and Paris, having as teachers artists of the stature of Armando Morales and Dale Chaihuly. A few years ago he came across fractals and thus the possibility of expressing himself in painting, sculpture and architecture through mathematics: digital art.
She has exhibited in different solo and group exhibitions in America, Europe and Asia.
Her work has been selected for several Contemporary Art books among them, The New York Encyclopedia of Latin American Contemporary Art and  "Memoirs of Artists 2003-2014" by the Society of Independent Artists in Paris. 
She has received several awards at biennials such as the Lorenzo Medice Medal at the Florence Biennale.
She was recently selected as an Apple Artist.

DISTINCTIONS

2023       Art & Design Magazine  June 2023

 

2022       Selection as APPLE ARTIST

 

2020       Member of Fondation Taylor

 

2013        Selection for the book “Mémoires d´Artistes ¨ 2003-2014 de la Société des Artistes 
                  Indépendants  ,curated by Dominique Chapelle, Présidente de la Société des Artistes

                  Indépendants, Paris, France.

 

2009       Selection for Exhibit Gelmuart ; Organization preceded by its Honorary President Her Royal Highness the Princess of

                  Hannover , Montecarlo, Monaco.

 

2009       Selection for the book OpenArtCode to special distribution at Milan Triennial (Milan), PAC Contemporary Art

                  Pavilion (Milan), MART (Rovereto), MADRE - Museum Donna Regina Museum (Naples), Pinacoteca Brera Museum                             

                   (Milan), Palazzo Piccolomini (Pienza - Siena), GNAM - National Gallery of Modern Art (Rome), MACRO - Museum of

                  Contemporary Art (Rome), Carlo Bilotti Museum (Rome), Pietro Canonica Museum - Villa Borghese (Rome), Villa

                  Torlonia Museums (Rome), Art Book (Milan), Palazzo Bricherasio (Turin), Uffizi Gallery (Florence), Venice Biennial  

                  Gardens (Venice), Corderie dell’Arsenale (Venice), Parco della Laguna Institution (Venice) and the Correr Museum  

                  (Venice).

 

2009       Selection for Contemporary Iberoamerican Artists Encyclopedia , curated by Martha Sozzi, at City University of

                  New   York ,New York City, U.S.A.

 

2009       Jury Selection at the XIX International Biennale of Humor and Satire in the Arts, Gabrovo, Bulgaria.

 

2006       Selected for the art book “Arte Contemporáneo, Imagen y Critica”, Cordoba, Argentina.

 

2005       “Lorenzo Il Magnifico” award in New Media category at Contemporary Art Biennale of Florence,

                  Florence,Italy.                               

 

2005       Selected for exhibit “Mujeres en el Arte” (Women in Art), Palacio de Bellas Artes,CDMX,Mexico.

 

2004       Cover Page, Origina Maganize <Concept Proposal>, No. 01.

 

2004       Selected for exhibit “Un Marco por la Tierra” (A frame for the Earth), organized by CCCCM                

                  directed by Mrs. Lorena Zedillo Ponce de Leon.

 

1978         State Award in Plastic Arts, D.I.F., Durango, Mexico.

1977         National Award in Plastic Arts, D.I.F., Mexico City, Mexico.

 

1977         State Award in Plastic Arts, D.I.F., Durango, Mexico.

CURRICULUM VITAE

STUDIES

2001-2000     Course “Maya”, Anima SGI S.A. de C. V., Mexico City, Mexico.

 

1999                  Course “Illustrator” and “Photoshop”, EDUWARE S.A. de C.V., Mexico City, Mexico. 1999    Course “Deep Paint”, Anima SGI S.A. de C.V., Mexico City, Mexico.
 

1999            Seminar “Digital Animation”, EDUWARE S.A. de C.V., Mexico City. Mexico. 1998-1999         Diploma “Photography”, Escuela Activa de Fotografía, Mexico City, Mexico. 1998         Course “Digital Animation”, San Francisco, U.S.A.


1997                  Workshop, “Word and Image”, Monterrey, México

 

1997                  Workshop, “Instant and Experimental motion picture” by Rubén Ortiz Torres, Monterrey, Mexico.

 

1997                  Workshop “Contemporary Photography” by Catalina Toro, Monterrey, Mexico.

 

1997         Course “Image Redemption trough Technology” by Jesus Flores, Monterrey, Mexico. 1996      Diploma “Critic specialization applied to Visual Arts”, CURARE. Monterrey, Mexico 1995       Apprentice in Glass Sculpture for Dale Chaihuly


1995                  Course “Ceramics”, Facultad de Artes Visuales, U.A.N.L. by Rosario Guillermo, Monterrey, Mexico.

 

1995                  Workshop “Glass repose in ceramic fiber molds”, Centro de Arte Vitro, Monterrey, Mexico.

1995                  Workshop “Fusion Glass”, Centro de Arte Vitro, Monterrey, Mexico.

 

1995                 Workshop “Oven painting over glass”, by Fernando Carmona, Monterey, Mexico. 1991            Apprentice in Oil Painting for Armando Morales, Paris, France.


1990 -1991      “Plastic Arts Studies”, La Grande Chaumiere Academy, Paris, France. 1990     French Civilization, La Sorbonne, Paris, France.


1985 - 1989     Bachelor Degree, Architecture, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico.

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITS

2020-2022    Selection for Art Residences at Multiproyect 7 cielos ,Guerrero, Mexico.
 

2011                Exhibit  “Agua  en Arte “ (Water in Art ) by  Museo Interactivo de Economia, at Subway Station Hidalgo , México City, Mexico.            
 

2009                Exhibit ¨Mexico, 200 Years without Identity¨, at Jaditte Gallerie, N.Y. City, U.S.A.

 

2008                Exhibit ¨Hechizos de la Conciencia ¨ (Conscious Spells) at EL Obispado Regional Museum, Monterrey, N. L., Mexico.

 

2007                 Exhibit ¨Hechizos de la Conciencia ¨ (Conscious Spells)  at León Trotsky Museum, Mexico City, Mexico.

 

2007                 Exhibit ¨Hechizos de la Conciencia ¨ (Conscious Spells) at P.A.N. Central HQ, Mexico City, Mexico.

 

2006                 Exhibit ¨Hechizos de la Conciencia ¨ (Conscious Spells) at San Pedro Art Museum, Puebla, Mexico.

 

2006                 Exhibit at Museum D. Chiostro Di Santo Stefano, Florence, Italy.

 

2004              Exhibit “Y la Mistica en Unos y Ceros” (And the Mistics in Ones and Zeros) Digital Art & Oil painting, at Hypnotic Art  Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

 

2003                 Exhibit “Recipientes” (Recipients), Digital Art, Oil Painting and Animation, Ittati Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico.

GROUP EXHIBITS

 

2023                 Exhibit “Colombia es el Camino”, Semaines Latine, The Muisca Art Space,  Paris, France.

 

2023                 Exhibit “Amerique Latine Art Contemporain”, Galerie 89,  Paris, France.

 

2023                 Exhibit “Comparaisons”, Salon des Artistes Indépendants, established since 1884, Grand Palais, Paris, France.

 

2022                 Exhibit “Comparaisons”, Salon des Artistes Indépendants, established since 1884, Grand Palais, Paris, France.

 

2020                 Exhibit “Comparaisons”, Salon des Artistes Indépendants, established since 1884, Grand Palais, Paris, France.

 

2019                  FIAART Art fair, Monterrey, México.

 

2019                  Exhibit  ¨Summer exhibition Art¨ Sophart  Gallery, CDMX, México.

 

2019                  Exhibit “Art capital”, Salon des Artistes Indépendants, established since 1884, Grand Palais, Paris, France.

 

2013                  40th  Salon International of Humor of  Piracicaba, Culture Secretariat of Piracicaba , Brazil.

 

2013                  Exhibit “Art in translation”, Soho Art Gallery of Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

 

2012                  Exhibit “Comparaisons”, Salon des Artistes Indépendants, established since 1884, Grand Palais, Paris, France.

 

2011                   Exhibit “Comparaisons”, Salon des Artistes Indépendants, established since 1884, Grand Palais, Paris, France.

 

 2010                 Exhibit  “Jizní studio soucasného umení “ Museum  of art and design Benesov, Checoslovaky

 

 

2010                  Exhibit , Salon International d´Art Contemporain en plein air, Arcima Galerie d´art, Paris, France.

 

2009                 Exhibit OpenArtCode Group, Salon des Artistes Indépendants, established since 1884, Grand Palais, Paris, France.

 

2009                 Exhibit GemlucART, Auditorium Rainieri, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

 

2009                 Exhibit OpenArtCode Group, Salon des Artistes Indépendants, established since 1884, Grand Palais, Paris, France.

 

2009               Exhibit ¨Chamanes, Magos y Brujos¨ (Shaman, Magicians and Wizards), Museum Desierto de los Leones, Mexico City, Mexico.

 

2009           Exhibit ¨The World lasts because it laughs¨ XIX International Biennale of Humor and Satire in the Arts, Gabrovo, Bulgaria.

 

2008                 Exhibit ¨Passion for Life¨, Artemisia Art Galleries, Montecarlo, Monaco.

 

2007                 Exhibit “10 Arte& Movimiento” (10 Art & Movement) at Tamayo’s Atallier Gallery, Oaxaca, Mexico

 

2007                 Exhibit “Frida” at C.A.S.E.T.O.N. México City, Mexico.

 

2007                 Exhibit “Pasion por la Vida” (Pasion for Life) at Mayan Culture Museum, Chetumal, Q.R., Mexico

 

2006               Permanent Exhibit, Juana de Arco Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico; Buenos Aires, Argentina; New York City, U.S.A. and Tokyo, Japan.

 

2005                 Exhibit “International Art Exhibit”, Cadena Studio Gallery, New York City, U.S.A.

2005                 Exhibit at “V Contemporary Art Biennale of Florence”, Florence, Italy.

2005                 Exhibit “Arte Mexicano Contemporáneo”, Pilsen-Chamber of Commerce Chicago, Ill. U.S.A.

 

2005               Exhibit “Mujer, creación artística, marginalidad y educación” (Woman, artistic creation, Marginality and education), Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico.

 

2005                 Exhibit 'Tiempo de Artes”, D’Artiges Gallery, Puebla, Mexico.

 

2005                Exhibit “Arte Mexicano” (Mexican Art), 6 Gallery, Guanajuato, Mexico. 2004 Exhibit, video, Festival MAGMA, Tenerife, Spain.

2004                 Exhibit “Quintilla” (Five line stanza), Casa de la Cultura de Tabasco en la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.

 

2004             Exhibit “Frida... Como yo te siento” (Frida… how I feel you), Casa de la Cultura de Tabasco en la Ciudad de México, Mexico City, Mexico.

 

2004                Project Presentation “Donde se origina el Arte en el Aire Centro de Arte”,

Centro Cultural Tijuana. Tijuana, Mexico.

 

2004             Exhibit “Un Marco por la Tierra ” (A Frame for the Earth), Ex Templo de San Agustin, Centro Historico, Zacatecas, Mexico. Museo de Historia Natural, Mexico City, Mexico. Jardin de La Biodiversidad regional de Puebla, Mexico. Pinacoteca del estado de Tlaxcala, Mexico.

 

2003                Exhibit “Art Now 2003”, I.T.E.S.M., Campus Cd. Juarez, Mexico. 2002           Exhibit “Art  Now 2002”, Ittati Gallery ,Cd. Juarez, Mexico.

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