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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

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