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Enrique Fuentes

Contemporary artist | Mexico

Enrique Fuentes

Enrique Fuentes was born in Mexico. Sometimes the effect of his paintings is explained from this circumstance. It is claimed that the enigmatic, contradictory even disturbing comes from the fact that his art is virtually an impulsive mixture of his hot-blooded temperament and all the impressions and influences with which he has been confronted since he entered the’ Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Beaux-Arts in Paris – and later in Austria, where he lives predominantly. Enrique Fuentes is driven by a powerful passion, by a tremendous urge to do exactly what he does. There is, beyond his infectious kindness, a dark side to him, a knowledge of death, disease, despair, decay. He has something of a shaman, that is, of a person who is able to look at the other side. That above all determines his art, that above all establishes the peculiarity of his works.

— (Otto Hans Ressler “Enrique Fuentes – Die dunkle Seite” Atlas Obscuro, 2018)–

*1980, Mexico City – Lives and works in Vienna and Berlin | 2005 – 2011 Assistant of the Austrian painter Arnulf Rainer | 2008 – 2009 Post-Diplôme. National School of Fine Arts of Paris (ENSBA), France | 2001 – 2007 National School of Fine Arts of Paris (ENSBA), under the direction of the painter Jean-Michel Alberola | 2006 Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts. Room installation, art-object and mixed media workshop directed by Guillaume Bijl. Salzburg, Austria | 2004 – 2005 Artisitic stay in Tokyo, Japan | 1999 – 2000 National School of Arts, Paris- Cergy (ENSA), France

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2020
• Pulp Paintings, Mola, El Molinar, Mallorca, Spain
• L’après-midi d’un faune, WIKAM, gallery art moments, Vienna, Austria
• L’après-midi d’un faune, gallery art moments, Vienna, Austria
• Entstehung eines gefallenen Engels, SIAF, gallery art moments, Salzburg, Austria
• Entfremdungen, Fair for Art, gallery art moments, Vienna, Austria
• Der Schlaf der Vernunft, ART AUSTRIA HIGHLIGHTS, gallery art moments, Vienna, Austria
• Scorpio, gallery art moments, Graz, Austria

2019
• Nous ne sommes pas les derniers, Art Karlsruhe, gallery art moments, Karlsruhe, Germany – Male oscuro, WIKAM, gallery art moments, Vienna, Austria
• Der Tod und das Mädchen, Galeria Laval Nugent, Zagreb, Croatia
• Viva la vida, Fuentes Brus, Rudolf Budja Galerie, Salzburg, Austria
• Isla Fatamorgana, Nuru Gallery, Puerto Portals, Mallorca, Spain – Winterreise, Brondo Architect Hotel, Palma, Mallorca, Spain
Querschnitt, Poloplatz Ebreichsdorf, Austria
• Opium, Emilio Innobar, Palma, Mallorca, Spain
• Todschwarze Aufzeichnungen, Fuentes Brus, Hofgalerie, Graz, Austria
• Der Flügel über Mallorca, Fair for art, gallery art moments, Vienna, Austria
• Restrospektive 20 Jahre Enrique Fuentes, Museo Centenario, S.L.P., Mexico
• Ciclo – Nuevo Lotería Mexican, Museo Francisco Cossío, NLM, S.L.P. Mexico
• Museo de Arte Contemporáneo MAC, S.L.P. Mexico

2018
• Atlas Obscuro, Novomatic Forum in collaboration with gallery art moments, Vienna, Austria
• Melancolia, Art Fair WIKAM, Palais Ferstel, Vienna, Austria
• Oblivion Fair for Art, gallery art moments, VIenna, Austria
• Aaren cloning rotor, Museum Leonora Carrrington, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

2017
• Pulp Paining Berliner Liste art fair, Gallery art moments, Berlin; Germany
• Liquid Crystals, Fair for Art, Gallery Art Moments Berln
• Carpe Noctum Galerijy Kos, Ljubljana, Slowenien
• LAT, 47.254554. Künstlerhaus Wein, Austria

2016
• Winterreise. Gallery Trapp. Salzburg, Austria (Catalogue)

2015
• Die Blumen des Bösen / Las Flores del Mal – Mexican Cultural Institut. Vienna, Austria
• Gallery Pozzi – Tenerife. Spain
• NLM Nueva Lotería Mexicana – La Maestranza. Villa de la paz, SLP. Mexico (Catalogue)
• El coyote estepario – Museo de Matehuala SLP. Mexico. Centro Cultural de Cedral. Cedral, SLP. Mex
• Centro cultural. Real de Catorce. SLP. México

2014
• Offenbarungen – Gallery Goldener Engl. Hall, Austria
• Der Tod ist ein Hysteriker – Fuentes/Brus. Gallery Trapp. Salzburg, Austria

2013
• Todesreigen mit Catrina – Feat. Paul Renner und Günter Brus. CityLoft, Vienna. Austria – Catrina die Grosse – Fuentes/Brus. Gallery Sommer • • • • • Kunst&Handel, Vienna. Austria
• Enrique Fuentes / Paul Renner, Gallery Konzett, Vienna. Austria
• Gallery GALERIE, Vienna. Austria
• Enrique Fuentes / Paul Renner, Gallery Trapp, Salzburg. Austria – Bestiarium – Gallery Sommer – Kunst&Handel, Vienna. Austria
• Vorahnungen – Gallery Trapp, Salzburg. Austria
• Etwas unmenschlich – Kunsthaus Weiz, Austria

2012
• Einheit der Zwietracht – Enrique Fuentes / Günter Brus. Gallery Gölles. Fürstenfeld, Austria (Catalogue)

2011
• Die blaue Stunde – Gallery Schmidt, Reith im Alpbachtal, Austria (Catalogue)
• Dunkle Energie – Enrique Fuentes / Günter Brus , Gallery Kunst & Handel. Graz, Austria (Catalogue)

2010
• Schlafwandeln – Gallery Ulysses. Vienna, Austria (Catalogue)
• Gallery Kunst & Handel. Graz, Austria (Catalogue)
• Apprendre à voler – Gallery Chantal Bamberger, Strasbourg, France
• Retrospective. 2000-2010 – Gallery UNO. Centenario. SLP, Mexico

2009
• Gallery IX. Budapest, Hungary (Catalogue)
• Variaciones – Queretaro City Museum of Art. Qro. Mexico – Work in Progress – El Nautico Gallery. Tenerife, Spain
• Artfiler Galerie. Paris, France

2008
• Instante cualquiera – Aguascalientes City Museum. México (Catalogue)
• Gallery Emilia Cohen. Mexico DF

2007
• Intersección – Gallery Emilia Cohen. Mexico DF
• Intervalo – Francisco Cossio Museum, San Luis Potosi, Mexico (Catalogue) – Amnésies / Montage
• Mexican Embassy in Vienna, Austria (Catalogue)

2005
• aloXe01 – Painting/sculpture. Exhibition together with the artist Michael Blank, Gmunden, Austria (Catalogue)

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2020
• Way-Cross, Court Gallery, Graz, Austria
• Best-of, Kunsthaus Weiz, Weiz, Austria
• All real life is encounter, Aaart Foundation, Kirchberg in Tirol, Austria

2019
• Ljubljana Festival, XXII.Intenational Fine Art Colony, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2017
• Looking forward until 40th Tabor Castle, Austria
• Art on Paper, Deutschvilla, Strobl, Austria
• Art on Paper, Künstlerhaus Weiz, Austria
• Gallery Noah, ‚Rhapsody in Bleu‘, Augsburg, Germany
• Collective Indentity II, Gallery Greskewitz- Kleinitz,, Hamburg – SOS Mitmenschen, Vienna, Austria
• Strange Kiss Rouli Lecatsa Penny Monogiou, Hamburg – WIKAM Kunstmesse Galerie Trap/Salzburg, Vienna

2016
• WIKAM. Gallery Trap/Salzburg. Künstlerhaus Vienna, Austria – SOS Mitmenschen. Vienna. Austria
• Arte Noah. Southern Styria. Austria

2015
• With no light – Gallery Trapp. Salzburg, Austria
• Compassion – Künsthlerhaus Bethanien. Berlin, Germany
• Gallery Papenhuder 57. Hamburg, Germany
• MUMOK, Museum of Contemporary Art – Koschatzky Award. Vienna, Austria
• OSTRALE’015 – Art Price Ostrale. Dresden, Germany
• WIKAM 2015 Vienna international art and antiques fair. Gallery Trapp. Vienna, Austria
• Art auction SOS Menschen 2015. Vienna, Austria

2014
• WIKAM 2014. Vienna international art and antiques fair. Gallery Art & Trade. Vienna, Austria
• Teatro de la Paz. 120 años de Pintura Potosina. SLP. Mexico

2013
• WIKAM 2013 Vienna international art and antiques fair. Gallery Art & Trade. Vienna, Austria
• Laxenburg art fair. Gallery Trapp
• Art in the factory. 2013 Gallery Sommer – Art & Trade. Vienna, Austria
• Künstlerhaus Vienna. Gallery Sommer – Art & Trade. Vienna. Austria
• Art fair Schloss Laxenburg, Gallery Trapp. Salzburg. Austria
• Dissonant unison – Tabor Castle. Neuhaus am Klausenbach. Gallery Summer –
• Art & Trade. Vienna, Austria

2012
• Raika Styria, Graz, Austria
• Cuerpos – Museum of Contemporay art San Luis Potosi, Mexico
• WIKAM 2012 Vienna international art and antiques fair. Gallery Art & Trade. Vienna, Austria

2011
• WIKAM 2011 Vienna international art and antiques fair. Gallery Kunst & Handel. Vienna, Austria – Works on paper, Gallery • • Kunst & Handel. Vienna, Austria
• Summer exhibition. Gallery Ulysses. Vienna, Austria
• Ways to abstraction Gallery Kunst & Handel. Graz, Austria
• House of Artists. Vienna, Austria

2010
• Gallery Noah. Augsburg, Germany

2009
• Jadite Gallery. New York, USA – Gallery Artfiler. Paris, France

2008
• Gallery Artdecotek Studio. Shanghai. China
• Exhibition/Auction. Théâtre de Montrouge – Hôtel de Ville. Montrouge. France (Catalogue) –
• Room 02. Everydays Gallery. Paris, France
• Museum Walter. Art price „Leonardo 2007-2008“. Augsburg, Germany (Catalogue)
• Anton’s Exhibition/Auction. Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France
• 53éme Salon d’Art contemporain de Montrouge. Théâtre de Montrouge, Montrouge, France (Catalogue)
• Room 00. Everydays Gallery. Paris, France

2007
• 52éme Salon d’Art contemporain de Montrouge. Théâtre de Montrouge, Montrouge, France (Catalogue)
• Exhibition/Auction. Théâtre de Montrouge – Hôtel de Ville. Montrouge, France (Catalogue)

2006
• Captured Souls – Stuffed Tails. Deutschvilla, Strobl am Wolfgangsee, Austria – Exhibition presented by Paul Renner and Peter Ranenburger.
• Works from the Salinen-Symposium. Traklhaus Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
• Why is the rabbit always late? – Installation. Fortress Hohensalzburg. Salzburg, Austria
• Saline Symposium. Hallein, Austria. Collaboration with seven international artists invited by the government of the city of Salzburg (Catalogue).
• Latitud 23°30′. FARO de Oriente. Mexico DF

The gallery art moments in Vienna / Austria is collaboration partner from HMH, the main representation and art management of Enrique Fuentes.

Artworks by Enrique Fuentes