Gabriel Macotela

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(Guadalajara, August 7, 1954)

Macotela is a painter, sculptor, engraver, draftsman, set designer, editor and Mexican musician, with national and international recognition.

Macotela studied in the National School of Painting, Sculptures and Gravure “La Esmeralda” of National Institute of Bellas Artes (INBA) and he completes his formation in the National School of Plastic Arts of the UNAM, in the workshop of the master Gilberto Aceves Navarro.

Since 1976 he has held individual exhibitions in Mexico City and Monterrey. In 1977 he founded Cocina Ediciones and in 1985 the bookshop El Archivero. He has participated in numerous collective exhibitions in Mexico and abroad, including painting, sculpture and books by artists in France, India, Cuba, Brazil, the United States, Germany and Spain. . In 1989 he presents Characters and his shadow at the Consulate of Mexico in Barcelona, Spain and in 1990 at the Cultural Center of Mexico in Paris, France.

In 2014 on the occasion of his 60 years of life, Macotela was celebrated by colleagues who gave him letters, drawings, paintings and photographs during a public meeting, but he also celebrated with work, as he inaugurated his first public mural, for a new building of the Faculty of Medicine of the UNAM; and presented his exhibition of painting, sculpture and engraving "De la vida ... Gabriel Macotela".

Because of his talent, Macotela has been recognized with several Prixes such as the Second Prize of Painting and Mention of drawing in the XII National Contst for students of Painting and Sculptue of Aguascalientes, the acquisition prize in the National Painting Exhibition of INBA; the First Bienal of Cuenca, Ecuador; and the Prize of Salón Juguete Arte Objeto in the Museum José Luis Cuevas.

He received the recognition of Fonca and he becomes a member of the National System of Creators (SNCA) in the period 1993-1996.

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PREMIOS

  1. Premio de adquisición. Salón Nacional de Pintura del INBA. Palacio de Bellas Artes. México, D.F.
  2. Mención Honorífica en la I Bienal de Cuenca. Cuenca, Ecuador.
  3. Premio. I Bienal Juguete Arte-Objeto. Museo José Luis Cuevas. México, D.F. Ingreso al SNCA del Fonca. México, D.F.
  4. Reingreso al SNCA del Fonca. México, D.F.

 

EXPOSICIONES INDIVIDUALES

  1. Casa del Lago. México, D.F. Teatro Calderón, Univ. Zacatecana, México.
  2. Pintura y Dibujo. Galería Pecanins, Mex. D.F. Casa de la Cultura, Monterrey, Mex. Casa de la Cultura, Guadalajara, Jal.
  3. Planos de Casa. Galería Arte Actual Méxicano. Monterrey, N.L., México.
  4. Personajes y su sombra. Consulado de México en Barcelona.
  5. Reencuentro de un poco de Tiempo en la Pintura y la Escultura. ITESMCampus Edomex. Una mirada al S. XXI. Inst. Mexicano del Seguro Social, Mex. D.F.
  6. Moneda Coladera. Nuestra Economía. Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Méx. D.F. Obra Gráfica. Poliforum Sequeiros, Méx. D.F.
  7. Obra Gráfica. Galería del Centro de Artes Visuales “La Tolvanera”, Sn. Luis Potosí.
  8. Apariencia y Transfiguración. Galería López Quiroga. México, D.F.
  9. Recintos y Moradas, Gabriel Macotela: Obra Reciente. Galería Croquis. CAD. México, D.F.
  10. Aventura de la Mirada: Gabriel Macotela. GDF. CCEI. México, D.F.

 

EXPOSICIONES COLECTIVAS

  1. Platica ULSA Laguna
  2. Bienal de Jóvenes en París. Museo de Arte Moderno. París, Francia.
  3. Primer Salón Nacional de Pintura. Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes. México, D.F.