Luis Vidal

Barcelona, Spain, 1970

Rabbit red gloves - 2022. Glazed ceramic. 100 x 38 x 43 cm.
Black Cat - 2021. Glazed ceramic. 32 x 24 x 19 cm.
Horns - 2022. Glazed ceramic. 64 x 36 x 41 cm.
Walrus Brush - 2022. Glazed ceramic. 60 x 39 x 34 cm.
T-shirt portrait "Collecting art makes you more attractive" - 2022. Chalkboard paint on paper. 143 x 113 cm.
T-shirt portrait "Collecting art makes your wrinkles go away" - 2022. Chalkboard paint on paper. 143 x 113 cm.
Bear - 2021. Glazed ceramic. 42 x 28 x 23 cm.
Bear - 2021. Glazed ceramic. 42 x 28 x 23 cm.
Bear - 2021. Glazed ceramic. 42 x 28 x 23 cm.
HELP Wolf - 2021. Glazed ceramic. 43 x 27 x 30 cm.
HELP Wolf - 2021. Glazed ceramic. 43 x 27 x 30 cm.
HELP Wolf - 2021. Glazed ceramic. 43 x 27 x 30 cm.
Fuck you Octopus - 2022. Glazed ceramic. 66 x 36 x 43 cm
Fuck you Octopus - 2022. Glazed ceramic. 66 x 36 x 43 cm
Fuck you Octopus - 2022. Glazed ceramic. 66 x 36 x 43 cm
Royal Rabbit - 2022. Glazed ceramic. 75 x 33 x 33 cm
Royal Rabbit - 2022. Glazed ceramic. 75 x 33 x 33 cm
Swan with foot - 2022. Glazed ceramic. 63 x 40 x 30 cm.
Swan with foot - 2022. Glazed ceramic. 63 x 40 x 30 cm
Swan with foot - 2022. Glazed ceramic. 63 x 40 x 30 cm

About

Born in Barcelona in 1970. He is one of the Spanish artists with the greatest international projection. He has exhibited in Germany, Denmark, Canada, Brazil and the USA. His work, located between social commitment and the most innovative artistic configurations, revolves around socially controversial issues.

Projects such as “Umbilical Meninos” (2001) have marked a very unconventional personal trajectory. Luis Vidal moves with ease in the fields of sculpture, installation, leather engraving and drawing; he also circulates his work in the most prestigious museums and international galleries. However, his work has not strayed from that irritating subversive quality, walks his own path without being trapped in the cogs of the elite of collectors or art critics. Vidal is endowed with a more global perspective on the harsh reality that surrounds us. Life – in all its inner violence, corruption and endless struggle between good and evil – is channeled in his installations not as a consecrated, provocative formalism, but as an emotional experience under construction, which is, therefore, capable of being contemplated by the viewer with the necessary critical detachment.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Retrospektive, Fonis Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany (2020)
Tier Garten, My Square Gallery, Pals, Girona, Spain (2020)
Black Portraits, WOCA, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2019)
Satples Paintings, Lotus House and Martin Z. Margulies Collection, Miami, USA (2018)
Satples Paintings, WOCA, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2015)
Eat me Alice- The Digestion, Hamburg Art Week, Hamburg, Germany (2013)
Romanistik und zeitgenössische Kunst, Hamburg, Germany (2012)
Souvenirs, Mito Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2011)
Arte Santander, (one man show Mito Gallery), Santander, Spain (2011)
Little Artist in Pigs ́s Land, Galerie Binz & Krämer, Cologne, Germany (2010)
Pigs ́s Monument, AMP Gallery, Turin, Italy (2010)
Eat me Alice, Mito Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2009)
L ́ Arca di Papa Noe, AMP Gallery, Turin, Italy (2009)
Little Artist in Pigs ́s Land, Galeria Six, Milan, Italy (2008)
I.D.E.F.S., Christian Dam Gallery, Copenhaguen, Dinamarca (2007)
Burned Leathers, Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2007)
EUROAFRICANS, C.C.C.B., Barcelona, Spain (2007)
La Granja de Dios, Centro Cultural de España, Córdoba, Argentina (2006)
Burned Leathers, Christian Dam Gallery, Copenhaguen, Dinamarca (2006)
La Granja de Dios, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Rosario, Argentina (2006)
Burned Lethers, Galleri Christian Dam, Oslo, Norway (2005)
La Granja de Dios, Spanish Cultural Center of Spain, Miami, USA (2005)
Abuse Garden, Galerie Binz & Krämer, Cologne, Germany (2005)
The Lambs of Good, LUXE Gallery, New York, USA (2004)
La Granja de Dios, Spanish Cultural Center of Spain, Mexico D.F., Mexico (2004)
Birds, Scope Art, Miami, USA (2003)
La Granja de Dios, Spanish Cultural Center of Spain, Lima, Peru (2003)
Sharp-Pointed Paintings, Christian Dam Gallery, Copenhaguen, Denmark (2003)
Loboveja, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, USA (2003)
Llorones, ArtMiami, Espai 292 Gallery, Miami, USA (2002)
Blood Llorones, Senda Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2002)
Piss Class y Zancudos, Palau Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (2002)
Yo-Llorones, Galleri Christian Dam, Oslo, Norway (2002)
La casa y Llorones, Spanish Cultural Center of Spain, St Domingo, Republica Dominicana (2002)
Umbilical Meninos, Gallery Baró Senna, Sao Paulo, Brasil (2001)
Utero Room, Fundació Vila Casas, Torroella de Montgrí, Spain (2001)
Umbilical Meninos, Gallery Espai 292, ART MIAMI, Miami, USA (2001)
Casi Lindos, Galería Maior, Pollensa, Spain (2001)
Umbilical Meninos, Christian Dam Gallery, Copenhaguen, Denmark (2001)
Umbilical Meninos, Artcore Gallery, Toronto, Canada (2001)
Lindos dos, Galleri Bouhlou, Bergen, Norway (2000)
Casi Lindos, Galleri Christian Dam, Oslo, Norway (2000)
Casi Lindos, Gallery Fernando Silió, Santander, Spain (2000)
In Körper und Seele, De Miguel Galley, Munich, Germany (2000)
Casita de Cuento, FIAC 00, Paris, France (2000)
Paralindos, Galería Ferran Cano, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (1999)
Quiero ser Lindo, (one-man show), Galería Senda, ARCO 99, Madrid, Spain (1999)
Casi Lindos, (one-man show), ArtForum Berlin, Germany (1999)
Lindos paseos, Centre Cultural la Mercé, Girona, Spain (1998)
Paralindos, Galería Senda, Barcelona, Spain (1998)
Lindos deseos, Galería Carmen de la Guerra, Madrid, Spain (1997)
La máquina reproductora española, (one-man show), Galería Senda, ARCO 97,  Madrid, Spain (1997)
Lindos sexos, Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy (1997)
Lindos y Lindors, New Art Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (1996)
Edificio en proceso de diálisis, Galería Senda, Barcelona, Spain (1995)
Aparatos digestivos, Galería Senda-Pasaje, Barcelona, Spain (1995)
Pell i Encèfal, Galería Francesc Machado, Girona, Spain (1994)
Bienvenidos a la casa del artista consagrado, Galería Josep Gich, Palafrugell, Spain (1994)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Myths & Dreams, Arkas Art Center, Izmir, Turkey (2022)
Creation of a moment, Kaviar Factory, Henningsvaer, Norway (2019)
No one knows anything about art, My Square Gallery, Girona, Spain (2019)
Contemporary Chaos, Curated by Demetrio Paparoni, Vestfossen Kunst Labotatorium, Norway (2018)
SummerGroup Show, Miquel Alzueta Gallery, Girona, Spain (2018)
The Jacket, Fonis Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany (2017)
Trienal Poligrafica, WOCA, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2016)
Vestfossen Kunst Labotatorium, Norway (2015)
Berlin Liste, MITO Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2013)
Berlin Liste, MITO Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2012)
SWAB, Mito Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2012)
COLLECTED, Galerie Binz & Krämer, Cologne, Germany (2012)
THE OTHERS, AMP Gallery, Torino, Italy (2012)
Just Madrid, MITO Gallery, Madrid, Spain (2012)
Biomorph! Hans Arp im Dialog mit aktuellen Künstlerpositionen, Arp Museum, Bahnhof Rolandseck, Germany (2011)
SWAB, Barcelona, Spain (2011)
Two and Fro, Mito Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2011)
SWAB, Mito Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2010)
SWAB, AMP Gallery, Turin, Italy (2010)
Liaisons, Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain (2010)
Geheimnisvolle zwischenwelten, Museum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslauten, Germany (2010)
AMARCORD, Mito Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2010)
CIRCA 09, Walter Otero Gallery, Puerto Rico (2009)
Fotofiesta, Galleri S.E. Bergen, Norway (2009)
Scope Basel, MITO Gallery, Basel, Switzerland (2009)
Berlin Liste, MITO Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2009)
Pandoras Box, BAC 09, C.C.C.B. Barcelona, Spain (2009)
CIRCA 08, Walter Otero Gallery, Puerto Rico (2008)
SWAB, Galerie Binz & Krämer, Barcelona, Spain (2008)
Every Body Counts, Vestfossen Kunst Labotatorium, Norway (2008)
Reveille Toi, BAC 08, C.C.C.B. Barcelona, Spain (2008)
ARTISIMA, Galerie Binz & Krämer, Torino, Italy (2007)
Arte Fiera, Galerie Binz & Krämer, Bologne, Italy (2007)
III Certamen Internacional de Pintura, Castellón, Spain (2007)
Catalunya Look, Art Center Berlin, Berlin, Germany (2007)
SWAB, Galerie Binz & Krämer, Barcelona, Spain (2007)
Garten Eden,  Kunsthalle Emden, Germany (2007)
Arte Fiera, Galerie Binz & Krämer, Bologne, Italy (2006)
ARTRAI, Galerie Binz & Krämer, Ámsterdam, Netherlands (2006)
A FOREST, Filter-Projektraum für Internationale Kunst, Hamburg, Germany (2006)
III International Painting Prize of Castellon County Council, Castellon, Spain (2006)
Berlin Liste, Galerie Binz & Krämer, Berlin, Germany (2006)
SCOPE London, Galerie Binz & Krämer, Londres, UK (2006)
A FOREST II, Space Other, Boston, USA (2006)
Berlin Liste, Galerie Binz & Krämer, Berlin, Germany (2005)
Art Cologne, Galerie Binz & Krämer, Cologne, Germany (2005)
Certamen Iberoamericano de Pintura, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires Argentina (2004)
Simple Drawn, Luxe Galley, New York, USA (2004)
Assassins of the Mirror, Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2004)
Fresh, National Gallery of Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (2003)
Paranoia, Galería Cyprus Art, Sant Feliu de Boada, Girona, Spain (2003)
Forr Alle, Kunst Laboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway (2003)
Vida da Vida, Octava Bienal de La Habana, La Habana, Cuba (2003)
Socle du Monde, Herning Kunsmuseum, Herning, Denmark (2002)
Transeat, Vidal, Miralda and Trasobares, Miami, USA (2002)
Gallery Christian Dam, Copenhaguen, Denmark (2002)
Radiografíes, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain (2001)
ARCO’01, Gallery Senda, Gallery Baró Senna, Madrid, Spain (2001)
Almost Warm and Fuzzy, Childhood and Contemporary Art, Fundació “La Caixa”, Barcelona, Spain (2001)
Kunst Cologne, Gallery Maior, Cologne, Germany (2001)
Sex. Id.: None, De Miguel Gallery, Munich, Germany (2001)
Realidades imaginadas, Galería Senda, Barcelona, Spain (2001)
En Elskelig Mani, Kreditkassen Kunstsamling, Oslo, Norway (2001)
ARCO’00, Galería Senda, Madrid, Spain (2000)
Cutting Edge, ARCO’00, Gallery Baró Senna, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2000)
Propios y extraños, Gallery Marlborough, Madrid, Spain (2000)
Ritos de celebración, Curated by Ángeles de la Mota, Barcelona, Spain (2000)
Artforum Berlin 2000, Galería Senda, Berlin, Germany (2000)
En elskelig Mani, Bergen Kunstforening, Bergen, Norway, Denmark (1996)
La Febre de l’Angel, Ayuntamiento de Mataró, Barcelona, Spain (1995)
Orígenes, Galería Cyprus Art, Sant Feliu de Boada, Girona, Spain (1995)
Restos Humanos, Galería Alejandro Sales, Barcelona, Spain (1995)
New Art Barcelona, Galería Carmen de la Guerra, Madrid, Spain (1995)
Del retrato al autorretrato, Galería María José Castellví, Barcelona, Spain (1994)
Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo de Girona, curated by Rosa Martinez, Girona, Spain (1993)
Intervencions de Vangarda, Centre Cultural la Mercé, Girona, Spain (1992)
Bruguera-Bermúdez-Vidal, Gallery Cyprus Art, St Feliu de Boada, Girona, Spain (1991)

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
Arp Museum, Remagen, Germany
Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Miami, USA
Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslauten, Germany
Colección La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain
Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey
Vestfossen Kunst Labotatorium Collection, Oslo, Norway
Contemporary Art Museum San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
National Gallery of Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Yves Klein Foundation, Arizona, USA
Museo de Arte Moderno de Girona, Girona, Spain
Fundació Vila Casas, Barcelona, Spain
Bergen Kunstforening, Bergen, Denmark

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Martin Z, Margulies Collection, Miami, USA
Jose B.Andreu Private Collection, Puerto Rico, USA
Adrian Mibus Private Collection, London, UK
M.G.A. Ariola Collection, Madrid, Spain
Hugobono Private Collection, Puerto Rico, USA
Craig Robins Collection, Miami, USA
Rolf Hoff Collection, Oslo, Norway
Holtz Private Collection, Miami, USA
Swagemakers Collection, Germany
John Belk Private Collection, Puerto Rico, USA
Jack Helgesen Private Collection, Oslo, Norway
Ron Meÿer Collection, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Efrain Peña Private Collection, New York, USA
Carlos Trapaga Fonolledas Private Collection, Puerto Rico, USA
Henri Swcegenakers Private Collection, Netherlands

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    15/12/2022 to 23/01/2023