BOSCO SODI

Bosco Sodi (b. 1970, Mexico City) is known for his richly textured, vividly colored large-scale paintings. Sodi has discovered an emotive power within the essential crudeness of the materials that he uses to execute his paintings. Focusing on material exploration, the creative gesture, and the spiritual connection between the artist and his work, Sodi seeks to transcend conceptual barriers. Sodi leaves many of his paintings untitled, with the intention of removing any predisposition or connection beyond the work’s immediate existence. The work itself becomes a memory and a relic symbolic of the artist’s conversation with the raw material that brought the painting into creation. Sodi’s influences range from l’art informel, looking to artists such as Antoni Tàpies and Jean Dubuffet, to master colorists such as Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, and the bright hues of his native heritage. 

 

UPCOMING

2017
Museo Anahuacalli, Mexico City, Mexico (Solo show)
Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL), Mexico City, Mexico (Solo show)
Luciana Brito Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Solo show)
Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy (Solo Show)
Wirikuta (Mexican Time Slip) curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, Museo Espacio, Aguascalientes, Mexico (Group show)       

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Malpaís, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Yῡgen, Blain Southern, London, United Kingdom
Eigen+Art, Berlin, Germany
Sahara, Carlos Tache Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Fundación Antonio Perez, Cuenca, Spain

2015
Rhus Verniciflua, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan

2014
Ag, Galeria Hilario Galguera, México City, México
The Last Day, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York
Fractais, Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto, Portugal
Obayashi Collection, YU-UN, Tokyo, Japan

2012
Croatia, San Ildefonso, México City, México
Croatia, Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca, México
Croatia, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico
ZnO, Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art, Southampton,  New York
Iro Miede, Taka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
Una Momentanea Perdita di Ragione, Project B, Milan, Italy
Suspiro, Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, Spain

2011
Ubi sunt, The Pace Gallery, New York, USA
Un Largo Camino a Casa, Galería Hilario Galguera, México City, México
Bosco Sodi: Paintings,Galería Carles Taché, Barcelona, Spain

2010
Pangaea, The Bronx Museum, New York, USA
Here Comes the Sun, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, Germany

2009
Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, Spain
Cervantino Festival, Guanajuato, México
Mexican Institute in Spain, Madrid, Spain
Galeria Hilario Galguera, Leipzig, Germany
Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, Germany

2008
Galería Arte 92, Milano, Italy
Casa De Asia, Barcelona, Spain

2007
Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo
Casado Santa Pau, Gallery, Madrid, Spain

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Wirikuta (Mexican Time Slip) curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, Museo Espacio, Aguascalientes, Mexico (Group show)

2016
Pena Garden Project, UNESCO World Heritage Sintra, Portugal
Art Basel Miami Beach, Scai the Bathhouse, Miami, USA

2015
Proportio, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
Museum of Stones, The Noguchi Museum, New York, USA

2014
Carte Blanche, Pace Gallery at Chesa Büsin, Zuoz, Switzerland

2013
Come Together: Surviving Sandy curated by Phong Bui, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY
Beyond Limits, Sotheby’s, Chatsworth House, England 

2012
Eigen + Art, Berlin Germany

2011
Adventure in Wonderland, MDMMuseum, PromenadeduPort, Porto Cervo

2009
Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Germany

2008
Sevilla Biennial, Ars Fundum Collection, Sevilla, Spain
Colectiva, Galería Xavier Fiol, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

2007
Sculpture Works, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, Germany
Paper Works, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, Germany

AWARDS

2007
-Artist in residency Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan

2004
-Selected work of the Painting Honda Award (work published in catalogue) Spain.

2000
-Honourable Mention, International Competition IFE, Mexico City, Mexico

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

-IBM Building, New York, USA
-Desutche Bank, New York, USA
-De la Cruz Collection, Puerto Rico
-Augusto Perfetti Collection
-Harold Stream Collection
-JUMEX Collection, México DF
-Godia Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
-Mestre Collection, Barcelona, Spain
-Theo Collection, Havana, Cuba
-MIAAO (Museo Internacional del Arte Aplicada Oggi) Torino, Italy
-Contemporary Art Collection of the Amister Hotel, Barcelona, Spain
-Irene Cábez- Ignacio Muñoz Collection, Spain
-Esencies Collection, Ernesto Ventós Omedas Collection, Barcelona, Spain
-Luis Barragán Foundation (Vitra Museum) Switzerland.
-Football Club Barcelona Foundation, Spain