Vicente Rojo

Born in 1932 - Spain


Vicente Rojo was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1932. He studied Ceramics and Sculpture in Spain. In 1949 he moved to Mexico, and continued his art studies at La Esmeralda, Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado in Mexico.

He was member of the group of Mexican plastic artists who departed from the Mexican School of Painting known as the Ruptura, whose principal leaders were Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Vicente Rojo has been recognized as the most remarkable designer for the most important cultural magazines of Mexico, such as the Bellas Artes Magazine from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and Artes de México.

In 1991 he was awarded the Premio BNacional de Arte and the Mexico Prize, for design. In 1993 he was entitled as Emeritus Creator by the Sistema Nacional de Creadores and was awarded the Golden Medal to the Mérito de Bellas Artes in Spain. In 1998, he was designated Member of El Colegio Nacional, and entitled as Doctor Honoris Causa by the UNAM.

The paintings of Vicente Rojo are essentially abstract, but with the sensibility and the discipline of his graphic technique. Mexico bajo la lluvia is perhaps the most beautiful serie of his works. He also has painted several series of works like, Signals, Negaciones, Recuerdos, and Escenarios.

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Vicente Rojo - Escrito / Pintado - Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City
Vicente Rojo Pequeños Cráters - Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Vicente Rojo. Obra sobre papel y Gran escenario primitivo - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
Vicente Rojo - Retrospectiva 1964-1992 - Museo Amparo, Puebla
Vicente Rojo - The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX


Enigma, Lo gestual y lo Cotidiano - Museo De La Cancilleria, Mexico City
40 Libros, 80 Grabados - Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato, Guanajuato
La Ruptura y sus antecedentes - Museo de Arte Moderno de Mexico City, Mexico City
ForoSur Caceres 13 - Foro Sur - Feria Iberoamericana de Arte Contemporáneo, Cáceres
Hay más rutas que la nuestra - Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
Panorámica - Paisajes 2013-1969 - Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City
La Colección: Diferencia y continuidad en el arte moderno mexicano - Museo de Arte Moderno de Mexico City, Mexico City
Vanguardia en papel. Figura y abstracción - Museo Nacional de Arte - MUNAL, Mexico City
Pintando la Educación - Museo Felipe Santiago Gutierrez, Mexico City
Recursos incontrolables y otros desplazamientos naturales - Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City
An unruly history of the readymade - Fundación Jumex, Mexico City
La era de la discrepancia - MUCA Roma - Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, Mexico City
Galería "Juan Martín" - Precencias - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Ateneo de Yucatan - MACAY, Mérida
Mexican Moderns - Ernst Museum Budapest, Budapest
Colección Femsa - una mirada continental - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey MARCO, Monterrey, NL
Siglo XX - Grandes Maestros Mexicanos - Los espacios inconformes - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey MARCO, Monterrey, NL
Imaxes e Visions - CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela
Mexican Masters: Variations of Modern Mexican Art - Missoula Art Museum MAM, Missoula, MT
Young Mexicans - The Americas Society Art Gallery, New York City, NY
II Biennale de Paris - Biennale de Paris, Paris

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