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Mauricio Vergara, Necedad, Oil on Canvas

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Mauricio Vergara, Necedad, Oil on Canvas

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Mauricio Vergara

 Mauricio Vergara was born in Rio IV, Córdoba, Argentina, in 1971.He is a self-taught painter. He has been painting since the early 90’s. He is currently living in Pamplona (Spain) 

A Rioplatense poet ponders: 

Where is my life that which it could have been, and it never was? 

As he does, I ask myself, who I am?Where is my life? Where is the person who I once was? Where are those who are not anymore? Where will I be? Who will I be? 

Time changes us, but there is something that always remains. We leave what we were; we look at the past, and we don´t recognise ourselves. But, we are them, changed by our deaths and our lost illusions that will keep us changing. 

Mauricio’s characters without face and body want to be an invitation to the spectator to make these questions theirs and to encourage them to participate in finishing the paintings. 

 EXHIBITIONS: 

 

2015Art Fair of the Hamptons. Contempop Gallery 

       Collective exhibition, ZK Gallery. San Francisco
 
2014Focus-Abengoa  Award  Contest 2014, Hospital de los Venerables Sevilla. Finalist. 
Swab Fair Barcelona. N2 Gallery . 
XV National Painting Prize Royal Academy of Fine Arts San Carlos .Finalist . 
XXIV UNED Plastic Arts Contest ,CCM Chamber of Cuenca Cultural Center  

 

2013  
Solo Exhibition. N2 Gallery, Barcelona  
VII  Mulier, Mulieris Plastic Arts Contest 2013.University of Alicante Museum. 
XXIII UNED Plastic Arts Contest ,CCM Chamber of Cuenca Cultural Center.   

 XI International Bienal “Pintor Laxeiro” Ramón Aller Museum. Lalin. Pontevedra . 
 
2012  
José M Vidal IX Award for Visual Arts 2012 Gallery Alonso Vidal .Barcelona . 
VI Goiart Arts Contest  2012- “Ordizia Saria”.Ordizia. 
XI “Virgen de las Viñas Cooperative” Cultural Contest .Museum of Contemporary Art Infanta Elena . 
VIII National Contemporary Painting Competition “Casimiro Baragaña” . Pola de Siero (Asturias)  
XXXVI Villa de Aoiz International Painting Competition. “José Hierro” Exhibition Hall. 
XV “Frida Kahlo” Painting Competition. Rivas Vaciamadrid, Federico García Lorca Cultural Center. 
XXVII Arganzuela  Painting Prize. Madrid . 

 
XLII International Painting Competition “Rafael Zabaleta”  Rafael Zabaleta Museum, Quesada, Jaén.  
XXXIII Contest of Contemporary Art City of Utrera.Cultural Center. Acquisition Award.  
III “Laura Otero,”  Painting Contest .Cultural Palace Complex Bishop Solis, Miajadas, Caceres . 
XXII UNED Plastic Arts Contest . Cultural Center Chamber of CCM. Cuenca . 
2011  
IV “Ramón Portillo”  National Painting Contest . City of Motril.  
XIV Villaviciosa Painting Competition  .Jose Fernández Cardin Foundatión . José Fernández Cardin Special Prize. 
XXIX “Azuqueca Villa” National Painting Competition.  
XXXV Villa Aoiz  International Painting Prize. “José Hierro”  Exhibition Hall. 
XIX “No Morrazo” Art Contest. Collective Painting and Sculpture. City Council of Cangas. Exhibition Hall of the Municipal Auditorium in Cangas  
XLIII”Ciudad de Tomelloso”Painting and Drawing   Contest. Antonio López Torres Museum. Francisco Carretero acquisition Award . Provincial Council of Ciudad Real. 

 
XIX “Ciudad de Tudela” Painting Competition Organized by the Company Marbles of Ebro and Castel Ruiz Cultural Center. Maria Foundation Forcada . 
Fourth Biennial Prize for Painting “Torres García - Ciutat de Mataró” Laietana.Mataró Caixa Exhibition Hall. Finalist.  
X “Painter Laxeiro” International Biennial Museo Ramón Aller. Lalin, Pontevedra  
XXI UNED Plastic Arts Contest . Cultural Center Chamber of CCM. Cuenca .  
2011  Art and Photography Contest HE Alicante Provincial Council. Provincial Exhibition Hall of the Palace. Alicante.  
XIII “Miquel Viladrich”International Painting Prize . Torrelameu.Lerida. Third Prize . 
2010  
V “Goiart Arts Contest  2010- “Ordizia Saria”.Ordizia. 
IX “Virgen de las Viñas” Cooperative ,Cultural Contest.  Tomelloso.Museo Antonio López Torres  
XIII Plastic Arts Contest “The Broncense” Caceres.  
2010  Focus-Abengoa  Award  Contest 2010, Hospital de los Venerables, Sevilla. 
VI National Contemporary Painting Competition “Casimiro Baragaña” . Pola de Siero (Asturias)  
XXXI. Gredos Prize for Painting. Marcelo Gómez Matthias Foundation Showroom . Arenas de San Pedro. Ávila  
XXXIV.Villa Aoiz  International Painting Prize. “José Hierro”  Exhibition Hall.Finalist. 
XLII ”Ciudad de Tomelloso”Painting and Drawing   Contest. Antonio López Torres Museum.  
XXVIII Painting Competition “Ciudad de Tudela” 
I Sculpture and Painting Competition. Universidad Popular para la Cultura y Educacion de Burgos.Teatro Principal de Burgos. 
I “Laura Otero” Painting Contest .Cultural Palace Complex Bishop Solis, Miajadas, Caceres .  
XV Ciudad de Algemesi Painting Contest. 

 

2009  
First National Painting Competition Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias .Salón Actos “Dr Luis Estrada” .First Award  
XXXIII Villa Aoiz  International Painting Prize. “José Hierro”  Exhibition Hall. 
XI “José Lapayese” Arts Competition Saffron Museum of Campo.Teruel .Monreal  
XLI  ”Ciudad de Tomelloso”Painting and Drawing   Contest. Antonio López Torres Museum.   
X “Painting Competition UNED Bizkaia” .Aula Magna.Portugalete, Bilbao.  
XXII “Francisco Pradilla Painting Contest” .Villanueva de Gallego.Zaragoza. 
XXVII Painting Competition “Ciudad de Tudela”. 

  
I “National Painting Prize Grünenthal Group” .Palacio Santa Bárbara.Madrid. Second Prize  
2008  
I “Fine Arts Award UCLM” Aula Cultural Abierta.Ciudad Real. 
IV “Goiart Arts Contest  2008- “Ordizia Saria”.Ordizia. 
8th International Painting Competition  “Hoteles Royal Premier “Acquisition Prize” 
XX Zumarraga and Urretxu Painting Competition  2008 Juan de Lizarazu.First  Award . 
XVII “Adour-Bidasoa 2008” Painting Competition Exhibition Hall AMAIA (Irun) .Accésit  
Focus-Abengoa  Award  Contest 2008, Hospital de los Venerables, Sevilla.   Acquisition Prize. 
XVI “Ciudad de Tudela” Painting Competition .Tudela.  
XI “Villa de Valdemoro” Painting Contest 2008.Acquisition Prize. 
XXIX”Hueste de Cadi” International Competition Minicuadros 2008. Shoe Museum . Elda. Instituto Bazán Award. 
I “La Puebla del Río”Painting Contest  .Casa de la Provincia de Sevilla. Acquisition Prize. 
 
2007  
III Painting Contest “Maestro Turillas” Barasoain.First Award  
VIII Bienal Ciudad de Estella .Museo Gustavo de Maeztu .Estella
C.O.A.A.T.  Painting Prize 2007.La Rioja.Organised by the College of Technical Architects and Caja Rioja . 
XV “Ciudad de Tudela”  Painting Competition.Tudela.  
XXVIII ”Hueste de Cadi” International Competition Minicuadros 2008. Shoe Museum . Elda.Accésit Prize. 
“ IV Art and Technology”National Painting Contest  Carsa-Arte 2007.Getxo.  
2006  
III “Goiart “ Arts Contest  2008- “Ordizia Saria”.Ordizia. 
XXX International Painting Competition, “Villa de Aoiz”  Finalist .. 
XVIII   Zumarraga and Urretxu Painting Competition  2006 First Award  
XV”Adour-Bidasoa 2006” Painting Competition. Exhibition Hall AMAIA KZ (Irun) . 
XIV “Ciudad de Tudela” Painting Competition.Tudela.  
VII Bienal Ciudad de Estella. Museo Gustavo de Maeztu.Estella.  
2005  
XIII “Ciudad de Tudela” Painting Competition.Tudela.  
2004
II “Goiart “ Arts Contest  2008- “Ordizia Saria”.Ordizia
VI Bienal Ciudad de Estella. Museo Gustavo de Maeztu.Estella.  
2003
“Colectiva Abierta” Latest additions (2001-2002) to the artistic heritage  Kutxa.Salas Kutxa Boulevard 1; San Sebastian  
Collective exhibition “Artistas Solidari @ s” in Kutxa . Medicus Mundi.San Sebastian.  
2002
Solo Exhibition .Kutxa 1 Boulevard ; San Sebastian.  
1996 

 

 Annual Exhibition of Painting City of Cordoba “Genaro Pérez” . Córdoba.Argentina  
1995
Painting Exhibition “City of Rio IV” Sponsored by the Municipality of Rio IV (Córdoba, Argentina) Trapalandra exhibitions.  
Autumn Exhibition “City of San Fernando” (BS.AS.Argentina) Sponsored by the City of San Fernando . 
1994
“Actualidad en el Arte” National Painting Exhibition Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires. Honourable mention.  
Collective Exhibition “Center for Psychological Studies” Sponsored by the Municipality of Buenos Aires.Fundación Center for Psychological Studies, BS.AS.  
National Painting-Sculpture “SAAP” Contest (Argentina Society of Plastic Artists) Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture Argentina .Fundación Andreani. Buenos Aires.Honourable mention. 

AWARDS: 

XXXIII Contest of Contemporary Art City of Utrera.Cultural Center. Acquisition Award.  

XIV Villaviciosa Painting Competition  .Jose Fernández Cardin Foundatión . José Fernández Cardin Special Prize. 

XLIII”Ciudad de Tomelloso”Painting and Drawing   Contest. Antonio López Torres Museum. Francisco Carretero acquisition Award . Provincial Council of Ciudad Real. 

Fourth Biennial Prize for Painting “Torres García - Ciutat de Mataró” Laietana.Mataró Caixa Exhibition Hall. Finalist.  XIII “Miquel Viladrich”International Painting Prize . Torrelameu.Lerida. Third Prize . 

First National Painting Competition Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias .Salón Actos “Dr Luis Estrada” .First Award 

I “National Painting Prize Grünenthal Group” .Palacio Santa Bárbara.Madrid. Second Prize . 

 
XVIII   Zumarraga and Urretxu Painting Competition  2006 First Award  

XXX International Painting Competition, “Villa de Aoiz”  Finalist  

XXVIII ”Hueste de Cadi” International Competition Minicuadros 2008. Shoe Museum . Elda.Accésit Prize. 

III Painting Contest “Maestro Turillas” Barasoain.First Award  XI “Villa de Valdemoro” Painting Contest 2008.Acquisition Prize. 

 
XXIX”Hueste de Cadi” International Competition Minicuadros 2008. Shoe Museum . Elda. Instituto Bazán Award. 

 
I “La Puebla del Río”Painting Contest  .Casa de la Provincia de Sevilla. Acquisition Prize. 

 
8th International Painting Competition  “Hoteles Royal Premier “Acquisition Prize” 

 
XX Zumarraga and Urretxu Painting Competition  2008 Juan de Lizarazu.First  Award . 

 
XVII “Adour-Bidasoa 2008” Painting Competition Exhibition Hall AMAIA (Irun) .Accésit  

 
Focus-Abengoa  Award  Contest 2008, Hospital de los Venerables, Sevilla.   Acquisition Prize. 

 

“Actualidad en el Arte” National Painting Exhibition Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires. Honourable mention.  

National Painting-Sculpture “SAAP” Contest (Argentina Society of Plastic Artists) Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture Argentina .Fundación Andreani. Buenos Aires.Honourable mention. 

 

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Mauricio Vergara was kind enough to self-interview using questions made popular by Proust to give an in-depth look into personality.

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