Manzana 1 Espacio de Arte gathers the work of “55” Bolivian artists

 

February 6 – March 15

Manzana 1 Espacio de Arte, located in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, is an open window for a monthly average of 16,973 visitors, as was demonstrated with a recording camera. This massive flow of public has made the gallery an important cultural site as well as a huge display for national talent.

With that in mind, and considering how well our exhibits and projects are welcomed by the public, and the way our exhibition space is in demand, Manzana 1 will gather the works of 55 Bolivian painters and sculptors to participate in a collective show dedicated to up-and-coming talent as well as well-known artists from different places.

Since current academic parameters as to what constitutes a good work of art are not fixed, it is difficult to recognize its traits. Thus, Manzana 1 Espacio de Arte will exhibit this collection of styles and diverse expressive possibilities. Thus, 55 is an exhibit that will bring together diverse generations and backgrounds in a common setting: Manzana 1 Espacio de Arte.

ARTISTS

ADDA DONATO, La Paz, Bolivia. 1982 • She studied Fine Arts in the Municipal Institute for Fine Arts and the Public University of El Alto. In the past decade, she showed her work in Santa Cruz, La Paz, Sucre and Oruro. She won First Prize in the Tenth Annual Art Contest San Felipe de Austria in Oruro; First National Prize of the Eduardo Abaroa Contest in 2015, for painting; and First Prize in the Seventh Art Contest in Oruro, in 2014. Phone. 735-98819.

ADOLFO TORRICO, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. 1983 • He majored in Art in UAGRM, in 2008, where he currently teaches. He has a diploma in Cultural Management and a Masters’ Degree in Higher Education. He is a founder and coordinator in the program ARTErias Urbanas. He was invited by the municipality of Bonn, Germany, in 2019, to create a mural depicting the UN’s 17 Millennium Sustainable Goals. Phone 726-71119.

ALFREDO COLQUE, Potosi, Bolivia. 1988 • He majored in Art at Universidad Autonoma Gabriel Rene Moreno (UAGRM), in 2018. He currently sculpts in wood, his specialty. He held an individual exhibit and participated in two collective art shows exhibiting the work of up-and-coming artists. He lives in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Phone 766-63217.

ANDREA QUIROZ, Cochabamba, Bolivia. 1988 • She has an Associate Degree in Fine Arts from Virginia Community College and participated in workshops at The Art League in the US. Her artistic career spans a decade, during which she participated in four art shows in Bolivia and one in the United States. She participated in the Biennial Contextos held at Centro Cultural Simon I. Patiño, in Cochabamba, at the beginning of 2020. Phone 774-38186.

ANDREA TERCEROS, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. 1994 • She majored in Architecture and Urban studies at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. She had her first individual exhibits in 2019 in Santa Cruz and Tokyo. Before this, she participated in many collective shows. In 2011, she won the first place in the Painting Contest in the Children’s- Young adult Painting Contest in Santa Cruz. She works as an architect at Kengo Kuma and Associates in Tokyo. Phone +818075755589.

ANETTE HINZ, Cochabamba, Bolivia. 1994 • She studied Graphic Design at Alsterdamm School of Visual Arts in Hamburg, Germany. She has been working professionally for three years and held two shows during university events. She also received various distinctions at Colegio Aleman in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, where she went to School. Phone 776-90119.

ANDRES FENIX AÑEZ, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. 1986 • He is a Chemical Engineer and a self-taught artist. After obtaining his professional degree in 2012, he began a phase of artistic creation that led to his exhibit Impresion de Movimiento,  held at Alliance Française, and Los colores del Fenix, at CBA. These art shows convinced him to dedicate himself fully to art. Phone 708-12445.

ANGEL HIGUERA, Cochabamba, Bolivia. 1986 • He majored in Arts at Gabriel Rene Moreno University. He has been painting for the past 13 years, since he was in high school, and participated in two collective exhibits: one of them, Periferia, with the Arterias Urbanas collective. He won first prize in the National Painting Contest organized by UAGRM, celebrating its 140th anniversary. Phone 692-33769.

ARTURO SUMAN, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. 1996 • Self-taught artist. He began his career when he was 16 years old. He has polished his technique to represent the human form and learned from Russian painter Sergey Chubirko at the Russian Art Academy in Florence, Italy. He participated in an art show in Casa Melchor Pinto and in 2019 he was part of the collective art show SIETE, highlighting Bolivian illustrators at Manzana 1 Espacio de Arte. Phone 670-12400.

CARLOS PAZ, La Paz, Bolivia. 1971 • Architect. Self-taught visual artist and sculptor. He has been working as an artist since 2013. He participated in 20 individual and collective exhibits in Santa Cruz and La Paz. He won the Santa Cruz de la Sierra International Art Biennial in 2019 with his work Tamborita, and first place in the National Contest organized by Centro Poetico de Sud America / Plazuela Calleja with his work Soy un rio de pie. Phone 760-94232.

CHARO LIENDO, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. 1947 • She has been making art since 1983. She trained at Jose Maria Payno’s and Roberto Valcarcel’s workshops. She participated in 20 solo art shows in La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Tarija and Trinidad, and in more than 50 group exhibits. She participated in group exhibits in Arkansas and Paris. She won First Prize in Painting at the Santa Cruz de la Sierra Biennial in 2004. Phone 773-01977.

CIRO PAZ, San Jose de Chiquitos, Santa Cruz, Bolivia. 1960 • Self-taught artist, he has been painting since 1972. Throughout his career, he participated in 148 solo exhibits and group shows in many provinces in Santa Cruz, all the major capital cities in Bolivia as well as in galleries in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, and Ecuador. Phone 700-44940.

CHRISTIAN TORRICO, Cochabamba, Bolivia. 1987 • He has a technical degree in Fine Arts from the Raul G. Prada Institute for Fine Arts. He won the Grand Prize in Engraving in the 14 de Septiembre Municipal Art Contest in Cochabamba in 2018, with his work Phhiña. In 2019, he obtained the first prize for drawing with his work “El vigilante” at Eduardo Abaroa National Award. Phone 689-25867.

DANI BACO, DANIEL ROJAS, Cochabamba, Bolivia. 1987 • He obtained a technical degree in Fine Arts from Raul G. Prada Institute. He participated in 15 group shows in many parts in Bolivia and won the Grand Prize in drawing in 2017 and the Grand Prize in Painting in 2018, awarded by Raul G. Prada for Fine Arts as well as an honorary mention in the Contest celebrating the Bolivian Cueca, organized by the Ministry of Cultures. Phone 743-07028.

DANIELA DURAN, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. 1991 • She studied art at UAGRM. She illustrates children’s books for independent publishing houses and writers. She is a graphic designer, designs scenery and theatrical wardrobe. She won the First Prize for Best Illustrated Book in the Children’s Short Story category at the Santa Cruz International Book Fair in Santa Cruz. She is part of the ILUS collective. Phone 708-38080.

DANIELA ROCHA, Cochabamba, Bolivia. 1997 • She studied at the Raul G. Prada Institute for Fine Arts and Simon Rodriguez Institute. Her artistic career spans five years and she participated in annual academic art shows at Raul G Prada institute and in the Teacher’s Colleges in Sucre and La Paz. She won the Mirada integradora con vision plurinacional contest in La Paz. Phone 717-95915.

DARWIN IBAÑEZ, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. 1983 • He trained as a sculptor at Juan Bustillos’ workshop, Buho Blanco. He considers Bustillos his master and has worked with him for the past 20 years, and created his own original art for the past ten. In 2013, he participated in the First Young Artists Sculpture Symposium. He won the Municipal Sculpture Award in 2010 and the Casa Design Center Award in 2013, 2018 and 2019. Phone 78057084.

DENIS HERRERA, Cochabamba, Bolivia. 1999 • He obtained a technical degree at Raul G. Prada Institute for Fine Arts. He participated in sex exhibits organized by the Raul G Prada institute, two art shows in Tarata and two at Mario Unzueta Art Gallery. He obtained an honorary mention in sculpture and drawing at the Art Contest held by UMSS in 2018. Phone 695-38530.

DOUGLAS RIVERA, La Paz, Bolivia. 1992 • He studied Graphic Design in the Faculty of Architecture and Arts at UMSA. He studied Fine Arts at the EMDA Municipal Institute and Cinematography at ECA Film Institute. He won the Grand Prize in the 2014 edition of the Pedro Domingo Murillo art contest held in La Paz; First place at the Municipal Art Contest for Young Artists in Painting, in Santa Cruz, in 2017, and the Grand Prize at UMSA Art Contest in 2013. Phone 730-70351.

ERASMO ZARZUELA, Oruro, Bolivia. 1943 • His work spans over 50 years and he has participated in over 60 art shows. He was a member of Circulo 70. He won the Pedro Domingo Murillo art contest in 1971 and 1986, as well as the National Award in Cochabamba in 1971, 1972, 1976, 1979 and 1982, and the National UTO Award in 1974 and 1977, and the sixth edition of the Cecilio Guzman de Rojas contest in Potosi, in 1980. His work is on display in national museums, as well as in Germany, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, USA, France, Japan, Peru and Venezuela. Phone 738-42707.

FRANCESC BLANCHART was born in Premia del Mar, Barcelona, Spain. 1956 • She has a technical degree in Fine Arts from Nur University in Santa Cruz. Her preferred mediums are drawing and painting, the latter, which she began at thirteen years of age. . She had her first solo show when she was 19. During her career, she had 40 art shows in Bolivia and abroad. She has lived in Bolivia for the past 40 years, four in La Paz and the rest in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Phone 785-11437.

FROILAN COSME, La Paz, Bolivia. 1969 • She studied at Hernando Siles Institute for Fine Arts, in La Paz. Her career spans 27 years and she participated in 22 group and solo art shows. She won many awards, the most recent of which are the Eduardo Abaroa Award for Career in Art, in 2012 and First Prize for Drawing at the Fourth Indigenous Art Intercontinental Biennial, in 2012, inn Quito-Ecuador. Phone 775-12904.

GEBRACIA ARUQUIPA, Cancahuani, Bolivia. 1988 • She studied arts at UMSA until 2013. She received honorary mentions at Pedro Domingo Murillo Art Contest and Fundacion Ivarmendes Internacional. She obtained a scholarship to study bronze smelting at Juan Bustillos’ workshop. She paints with oil colors and pastels. Her works were displayed in diverse art shows all over Bolivia, as well as in Peru, Colombia and France. Phone 767-11480.

GEIKA MEJIA, Cochabamba, Bolivia. 1986 • She studied at Raul G. Prada Institute for Fine Arts in Cochabamba. She has been painting for the past three years. She participated in over 15 art shows during her education, and in other exhibits in many plazas and galleries in her hometown, including one show held at Mario Unzueta Gallery in Cochabamba. She is a Social Communications professional. Phone 722-48002.

GILDARO ESPINOZA, Cochabamba, Bolivia. 1991 • He has been creating sculptures for the past three years. He studied at Raul G. Prada Institute for Fine Arts in Cochabamba and has participated in six art shows, the most important one being the National Intercultural Sand Sculpture Symposium in Cochiraya, Oruro. Phone 764-75855.

ERLAN BALBOA, La Paz, Bolivia. 1985 • He studied at ANBA National Academy for Fine Arts and Graphic Design at UMSA. He participated in diverse collective art shows in many galleries and museums in Bolivia. He won First Prize for Drawing in 2018 at the Eduardo Abaroa Contest, and First Prize for Illustration for  Migracion del agua. In 2017, he won the First Prize in the Gustavo Mendez Drawing Contest, organized by Ivar Mendez Foundation. Phone 730-65056.

ISABEL BLACUTT, La Paz, Bolivia. 1974 • She majored in Art at UMSA in La Paz. Her career in painting and engraving spans over 15 years. She has participated in over 30 art shows, including one at the National Museum of Art in La Paz. She participated in the Engraving Triennial in Chamalliers, France, in 2014 and 2017. Phone 712-82645.

JIMENA CONDE, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. 1991 • She studied art and obtained her major at Universidad Gabriel Rene Moreno. She acknowledges Tito Kuramotto and Olga Rivero as her most influential teachers. She works in acrylics and watercolors, and is also an illustrator. She participated in two art shows in ABColor and at Gladys Moreno Cultural Park between 2018 and 2019. Phone 766-48235.

JOB HERBAS, Cochabamba, Bolivia. 1998 • He obtained a Higher Technical Degree in Painting at Raul G. Prada Fine Arts Institute and has been working in oil colors for the past three years. He participated in three art shows with the Arte Aqui Collective, at the gallery Mario Unzueta in Cochabamba. He acknowledges Remy Daza, Alejandro Sejas and Wilmer Uscamayta as his most influential professors. Phone 639-69649.

JORGE ARANDA, La Paz, Bolivia. 1963 • He studied at Hernando Siles Fine Arts Academy and Bronze smelting at UMSA. He has been producing sculptures in wood, stone and metal for over 20 years and has participated in 35 group art shows and two solo shows in Bolivia and Brazil. He was awarded two first prizes in the art contests Forjando Identidades (2019) and Trofeo Festival OCIC (2004). Phone 736-52189.

JORGE PADILLA, Cochabamba, Bolivia. 1961 • He studied in the Santa Cruz Visual Arts Workshop and exhibited his work at Casa de la Cultura Raul Otero Reiche, Franco Aleman Cultural Center and Manzana 1 Espacio de Arte. He participated in many collective art shows in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, US and Japan. He won First Prize in the Art Contest Mujer organized by Casa Design Center (2013). Phone 799-37511.

JUAN CARLOS CORIA, Cochabamba, Bolivia. 1992 • He studied arts at Gabriel Rene Moreno University. He has been creating art for the past 12 years. He participated in a solo art show at the Santa Cruz Visual Arts Workshop and in many collective art shows. He won first prize in painting twice in the Young Artist Award organized by the municipality of Santa Cruz. Phone 781-94099.

JUAN IGNACIO REVOLLO, La Paz, Bolivia. 1982 • He studied arts, specializing in engraving, at UMSA and obtained masters’ in graphic art at CIEC Foundation, Spain. He has been making art for 17 years. He participated in diverse solo shows in La Paz, Sucre and Coruña, Spain. He won the Enrique Arnal award at the Pedro Domingo Murillo Art Contest in 2005 and in 2004, the Grand Prize in the Arts major award, at UMSA. Phone 732-277525.

JUAN JOSE SERRANO, Sucre, Bolivia. 1972 • He studied art at UMSA in La Paz and won a scholarship in 2005 to study at CIEC Foundation in Coruña, Spain, awarded by EsArt Foundation. He won prizes in Bolivia and abroad in drawing, painting and engraving. He exhibited his work in Bolivia, Spain, Portugal, Macedonia, Poland, Argentina, US and France. He founded the engraving workshop Pollo al sol. Phone 720-78302.

JUAN PEDRO MONTEFINALE, Arica, Chile. 1976 • Self-taught visual artist, his career started in 1998. In 2004, he won a scholarship awarded by the Arica and Parinacota Cultural Corporation and participated in three collective art shows: two in Arica and one in Santa Cruz, where he arrived in 2009 to study at the National Institute for Theater. He graduated in 2011 and resides in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Phone 687-88439.

KAREM PADILLA, Cochabamba, Bolivia. 1994 • She studied at Raul G Prada Institute of Fine Arts in Cochabamba, and learned painting from Jose Rodriguez, Wilmer Uscamayta and Gerardo Zurita. Her preferred mediums are oil colors, watercolors, pastels and mixed techniques. She participated in three group exhibits. She has also studied to be a chef and works in this field. Phone 607-38836.

LARA SABATIER, Paris, France. 1976 • She is a French-Brazilian illustrator who currently resides in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, since 2007. She studied at the National Institute for Decorative Arts (ENSAD) in Paris. She invests most of her time to illustrate texts and stories in Bolivia and abroad, and she teaches. She is part of the ILUS collective. Phone 600-08936.

LEONI, La Paz, Bolivia. 1976 • He studied Fine Arts at UMSA, in La Paz, until 2000. He has exhibited his work in Tarija, Cochabamba, Cobija, Oruro, Beni, Potosi, Sucre, Santa Cruz and La Paz, in Bolivia, as well as abroad, including Costa Rica, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Mozambique. His painting use symbols inspired from Bolivia’s cultural and natural heritage. Phone 751-35561.

LUIS MORA, Oruro, Bolivia. 1986 • He studied at the Oruro Institute for Fine Arts and has been working in the field of art since 2011. He has had nine individual exhibits and over 40 collective art shows in Bolivia and abroad, including Montevideo and Cusco. He participated in the group exhibit Talentos del siglo XXI organized at Casa de la Cultura in La Paz. He won the Eduardo Abaroa National Award for Drawing in 2016, and the art contest Homage to Saint Luke in Oruro in 2019. Phone 741-51911.

SILVIA LUMEN AUZZA, Villazon, Potosi. 1972 • She studied at the Alfredo Dominguez Institute for Fine Arts, as well as UMSA and the Hernando Siles Academy for Fine Arts. She has participated in over 50 art shows in many venues, including the Ministry of Cultures, Casa de la Cultura Franz Tamayo, Casa de la Cultura Jaime Saenz, Tambo Quirquincha, Pedro Domingo Murillo Municipal Gallery, Espacio Simon Patiño, and others. Phone 673-09770.

MARIA ZANUTTI, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. 1973 • The alter ego of Alejandra Barbery, she dedicates most of her work to poetry and painting, which are always a recurrent element in her art. She began her career in art in 2014, with her first art show, “Capital”, and has been painting ever since. Phone 700-73257.

MARIEL KUNCAR, Salta, Argentina. 1967 • She studied Fine Arts at Universidad Nacional de La Plata and UMSA, in La Paz. Her career spans over 20 years, and she has worked diverse mediums, such as works on paper, canvas, installations, sculpture, illustration and photography. Her work was on display in many galleries in Bolivia, US, Trinidad & Tobago and Tunisia. Phone 780-97903.

MIGUEL ANGEL BURGOA, La Paz, Bolivia. 1991 • Artist, designer and photographer from La Paz. He studied Graphic Design at CENH, and has worked for national and international publishing houses. He was art director at Editorial Bruño, and illustrated educational material aimed at teens and children. As a photographer, he won the prizes Camara de plata and Fotografia favorita, in the 2017 edition of the Fotografos Latinoamericanos contest. Phone 701-27095.

MILKA PONCE, Potosi, Bolivia. 1969 • She received the Melchor Perez Holguin and studied Fine Arts at Mariscal Sucre until 1992. She participated in many group and solo art shows since 2009 in venues in La Paz, Sucre, Cochabamba, Tarija and Oruro, as well as in Chiapas, Mexico, Pisco and Lima, in Peru. She won First Place in the Departmental Contest for Drawing and Painting in Potosi in 1985. Phone 720-18086.

NICOLE VERA, La Paz, Bolivia. 1985 • She majored in Arts at UAGRM in Santa Cruz, in 2008. Her career spans over 20 years and has participated in nine solo art exhibits and over 20 group shows in galleries in Santa Cruz, La Paz, Cochabamba, Tarija, as well as in London. She is a university professor. She won the Municipal Award for Young Artists in 2010. Phone 689-23873.

RENATE HOLLWEG, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. 1988 • She majored in Art at UAGRM, in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. She studied Mural Painting at the National University of Hurlingham, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and participated in 10 group shows in Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador and Bolivia, as well as six solo shows in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, including the art galleries at Casa Melchor Pinto y and Kuramotto Art Gallery. Phone 760-23288.

RENE SUBELZA, Tarija, Bolivia. 1958 • He is a self-taught artist with a career spanning over 45 years. He participated in 30 solo and collective art shows in Bolivia and abroad, the most important one being his shows in Moscow and Saint Petersburg in 2014. He won second place in the Guadalquivir Art Contest, in the category for oil painting. Phone 729-51303.

ROGER ARISPE, Camiri, Santa Cruz. Bolivia. 1998 • He studied at Raul G. Prada Institute for Fine Arts in Cochabamba and has created sculptures for the past four years. He participated in two art shows with other emerging artists, one in the Mario Unzueta Art Gallery and another at the University. Phone 783-03445.

ROMANETH ZARATE, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. 1976 • Illustrator and Art Professor. She is a member of ILUS since 2009. In August of 2017, she was among the top 10 finalists in the Fourth International Illustration Award Tragaluz, organized by Tragaluz Ediciones, Colombia, out of a total of 900 candidates from 30 different countries around the world. She studied Social Communication at Universidad Catolica Boliviana de La Paz. Phone 708-19662.

ROMULO MORUNO, Punata, Cochabamba, Bolivia. 1952 • He studied art at the Raul G Prada Institute for Fine Arts in Cochabamba. He studied under Raquel Velasco. His preferred mediums are oil colors, watercolors and engraving. He began his career in 1985 and in 2019 he won the First Place at the International Painting Contest in Sarkjapa, chosen from over 40 other candidates. Phone 774-80300.

ROXANA ARIAS, Tarija, Bolivia. 1971 • Artist, Graphic Designer and Cultural Promoter from Tarija, she studied at Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). She began her art career in 1992, in the workshop of Heriberto Zorrilla and Helena Distefano, founders of the Esencialismo Argentino Collective, of which she is a member. She participated in individual and collective art shows in Argentina, US and Bolivia. Phone 75136333.

RUBEN PERALES, La Paz, Bolivia. 1990 • He studied Fine Arts and minored in engraving and Graphic Design at UMSA University. He is a member of the Bolivian Engravers Collective. In 2015 he won the First Prize in Engraving at the 23rd Edition of the Fine Arts Major Contest at UMSA. He was a finalist in the Eduardo Abaroa National Award for Engraving. In 2014, he won First Prize for Engraving at the 24th UMSA Art Contest. Phone 777-65125

SANTIAGO JUNIOR AYALA, Oruro, Bolivia. 1986 • He studied painting in the Hernando Siles National Academy of Fine Arts until 2010 and studied Graphic Design in UMSA. He participated in individual and collective art shows in La Paz and Santa Cruz and won First Place for Drawing at the Villa Real de San Felipe de Austria 12th National Fine Arts Contest that took place in Oruro in 2018. Phone 656-21383.

SILVIA CUELLO, Barcelona, Spain. 1980 • She majored in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona in Spain. She has worked as an artist for over ten years. She participated in 10 solo shows and 15 collective exhibits. The most outstanding of her solo shows was Serendipias at the Santa Cruz Museum of Contemporary Art in 2019. Phone 67452134.

VICTOR ARANIBAR, Bermejo, Tarija, Bolivia, 1961 • He studied painting at ESBA in La Paz. He delved in Japanese painting techniques at Kyoto University, Japan. He participated in over 30 collective and solo art shows since 1992. He won the Kite Mireba Award in 1994, in Japan, and, in 2013, first prize at the art contest La mujer en todas sus facetas. Phone 731-48694.