Eduardo Lara, Mexico City, 1975

 

   

 

   Studied painting and printmaking at the Faculty of Arts and Design of the National University of Mexico (UNAM). He has done both solo exhibitions as well as participated in several collective exhibitions in Mexico and around the world in countries such as Cuba, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia & Czech Republic, just to mention a few.

 

   He has experience working with various media such as; Printmaking, Painting, Sculpting, Installation Art and Illustration for children’s books. He first arrived in the Czech Republic in 2003 due a collective exhibition entitled, “Nová Mexická Grafika”, joining young printmaking artists of his generation. He decided to return to Prague a year later to work on a personal project and subsequently decided to stay permanently.

 

   As he mentions in an interview, he decided to leave Mexico because he was tired of colours and in Prague he found the perfect balance of black and white.

Bio

Professional Studies 

 

Studied Visual Arts 2000 at the ENAP (National School of Plastic Arts), UNAM in Mexico City.

 

 

Awards and Acknowledgements:

 

2000

 

First Prize in the VIII National Printmaking Contest on a modern interpretation of “El ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha”, Guanajuato, Mexico.

 

1999

 

Nomination Award in the VIII International Biennale of Small Graphic Form and Ex-Libris, in Ostrów, Wielkopolski, Poland.

 

1998

 

Honorable Mention in the VII National Printmaking Contest on a modern interpretation of “El ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha”, Guanajuato, Mexico.

 

Honorable Mention in the VI National Print Contest “Jose Guadalupe Posada”, Aguascalientes, Mexico

 

 

Grants and Supports

 

“Arte por todas partes” Support program for diffusing and promoting of works of art sponsored by the Mexico City Culture Council. May-July 2002

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

“X-Times” Artel Gallery, Prague, 2015  

 

“Printmaking and Drawings” Galéria VEBA, Košice, 2006

 

“Printmaking and Drawings” Galéria F7, Bratislava, 2006

 

“Printmaking and Drawings” Mistogalerie sklenena louka, Brno, 2005.

 

“Portraits” Itinerant Exhibition, UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) May-November 2002.

 

From Contemplation to Indifference, Marie-Louise Ferrari Gallery, Xalapa, Mexico, July 2001.

 

“Prints” Eduardo Lara Álvarez Tostado. Gallery of the Escuela libre de diseño y arte Bauhaus. Puebla, Mexico, February 2000 

 

 

International Exhibitions

 

 

-Nová mexická grafika (Recent Mexican Graphic) Olomouc Geographic Museum, Olomouc, Czech Republic, April 2002

 

-VIII International Biennale of Small Graphic Form and Ex-Libris, in Ostrów, Wielkopolski, Poland. 1999

 

-Prize to Young Graphics 1999, La Havana, Cuba

 

-“Lift to Paradise” Permanent Installation, Casa de las Américas, La Havana, Cuba, 1999

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

 

2007

Mezinárodní sochařské sympozium Ekogalerie Osrblie, Slovensko

 

 

2006

Mezinárodní sochařské sympozium Ekogalerie Osrblie, Slovensko

 

 

2004

“Nová mexická grafika”, Galerie Evropského domu, Plzeň.

 

 

2002

-Tres no-clones (Three non-clones), EL FARO, Mexico City

 

-Código Negro (Printmakers), itinerant exhibition. Ciudad Universitaria (Mexico City)

 

-Código Negro; Centro Cultural San Ángel (Mexico City)

 

-Dissonances. Collective Exhibition. National Pedagogic University

 

 

2001

-Young Tendencies in Mexican Plastic Art. La Esmeralda

 

-Visual Arts Exhibition,  Work selection of the ENAP.  National School of Visual Arts, Mexico City

 

-Sacred Art of the Third Millennium, San Bernardino de Siena Parish. México 

 

-IX National Diego Rivera Print and Drawing Biennale, Diego Rivera Museum, Guanajuato, Mexico

 

 

2000

 

-Configurations. Casa Tlaxcala. Mexico City

 

- VIII National Printmaking Contest on a modern interpretation of “El ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha”; Quijote Iconographic Museum, Guanajuato, México

 

-Universitary Arts Sales-Exhibit, MUCA, Ciudad Universitaria, México

 

 

1999

-Graphic Exhibition of the Jose Guadalupe Posada workshop, Foro Quetzalcoatl, Mexico City 

-Art toward the Earth, “Utopic and Fantastic Proposals”, casa de la cultura de Tlalpan, Mexico

 

-A New World, “Drawing Proposals by Young Students at the ENAP” National School of Visual Arts, Mexico City

 

-II Painting and Printing Biennale Alfredo Zalce, Michoacan, Mexico

 

 

1998

-VII National Printmaking Contest on a modern interpretation of “El ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha”, Museo de la Estampa, México City

 

-Jose Guadalupe Posada Workshop Exhibition within the VI Graphic Arts Festival, ENEP Acatlan, Mexico City

 

-VI José Guadalupe Posada Printing Contest, José Guadalupe Posada Museum, Aguascalientes, Mexico

 

 

Colaborations

 

Member of Código Negro Group

 

 

 

 

Collections

 

 

Muzeum Miasta Ostrowa Wielkopolskiego. Wielkopolsky, Poland

 

Museo Iconográfico del Quijote. Guanajuato, Mexico

 

Galería Marie-Louise Ferrari. Xalapa, Mexico

 

Casa de las Américas. La Havana, Cuba.

 

Museo  Jonas  Nekrasius. Siauliai, Lithuania. 

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