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.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021

Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

König Galerie, London, United Kingdom

University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa USA

2020

A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains, Axel Vervoordt Galley, Hong Kong, China

Álvaro Alcázar Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Asia Society Outdoor Sculpture Program, Asia Society, Hong Kong, China

Bosco Sodi, Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Florence, Italy

Bosco Sodi, Gallery 2, Jeju, Korea

Bosco Sodi: Perfect Bodies, an exhibition presented by Pioneer Works, Perfect Bodies Collision, Brooklyn, USA

Bosco Sodi, Somos El Jardín, El Jardín Es Nosotros, Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

Ergo Sum, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Málaga, Spain

Vers l'Espagne, Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA

2019

Bosco Sodi, Johyun Gallery, Busan, Korea

Royal Society of Sculptors, London, United Kingdom

Bosco Sodi, Topographies, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington D.C., USA

Las Tinieblas Sobre la Faz de la Tierra, Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico City, Mexico

Heavens and the Earth, Blain Southern, London, United Kingdom

2018
Sedimentos, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
There Will be Light, Eigen + Art, Leipzig, Germany
Muro, Art Night at National Theatre, London, UK
Del Fuego Museum of Visual Arts (MAVI), Santiago, Chile
Terra è stata stabilita, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan
2017
Icarus, Mestre Projects, Nassau, Bahamas
Caryatides, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA
Muro, Washington Square Park, New York, USA
Por los Siglos de los Siglos, Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL), Mexico City, Mexico
Voragine, Luciana Brito Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil
In Saecula Saeculorum, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Elemental, Museo Anahuacalli, Mexico City, Mexico
2016
Malpaís, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Fundación Antonio Perez, Cuenca, Spain
Yūgen, Blain Southern, London, United Kigndom
Eigen+Art, Berlin, Germany
Sahara, Carlos Tache Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2015
Rhus Verniciflua, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan
Lacquer Papers, Tripoli Gallery, Southhampton, New York
Ag, Galeria Hilario Galguera, México City, México

2014
The Last Day, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York
En un lugar remoto, GE Galeria, Monterrey, Mexico
Fractais, Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto, Portugal
Obayashi Collection, YU-UN, Tokyo, Japan
2013
Croatia, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valenciá, Spain
Omni, Museo Dolores Olmedo, México City, México
Graphien, Pace Gallery, London, U.K.
Croatia, San Ildefonso, México City, México
Croatia, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico
2012
Terra Ignota, Eigen + Art, Berlin, Germany
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
Galería Juan Silió, Santander, Spain
Casa De Asia, Barcelona, Spain
2007
Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, Germany
Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo
MSSOHKAN Gallery, Kobe, Japan
Casado Santa Pau Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Museo Internazionale Delle Arti Applicate Oggi (MIAAO), Turin, Italy
2006
Neuhoff Gallery, NY, USA
Galería D ́art Torre Baró, La selva del Camp, Spain
2005
Beneath the Unconscious, MSSOHKAN Gallery, Kobe, Japan.
Beneath the Unconscious, Mexican Embassy in Japan in collaboration with the MSSOHKAN Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2004
Hartmann Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Diners Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia
Cultural Center of the Embassy of Mexico in Portugal, Lisbon
2003
El Color Como Materia, Oscar Román Gallery, México City, México
Chiostro Dei Pesci, Milan, Italy
Cultural Center of Guanajuato, México
2002
Cultural Institute of Mexico in Spain, Madrid, Spain
Bcnet, Barcelona, Spain
Shatevín Art Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2001
Shatevin Art Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

Between the Earth and Sky, Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA

Bosco Sodi and Johnny Abrahams, Sunday-S Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nasher Mixtape, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, USA

2020

Faster Than Ever, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham UK

Life During Wartime: Art in the Age of the Coronavirus, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum,Tampa, USA

National Gallery of Victoria Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

On the Frontline of Contemporary Art from the Taguchi Art Collection, The Shimonoseki City Art Museum,

Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, Japan

Writing Beyond, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

2019

Bound to the Earth: Art, Materiality, and the Natural World, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, USA
Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums,

Cambridge, USA

Fuck Art, Let’s Eat, Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto Portugal

Infinitive Mutability, Axel Vervoordt, Hong Kong, China

Mementos Mons, Cabinets de Curiosités, Beaux-Arts Mons, Mons, Belgium

Reason Gives No Answers, Newport Street Gallery, London, UK

The Visible Turn: Contemporary Artists Confront Political Invisibility, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, USA
2018

Ear to the Ground: Earth and Element in Contemporary Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, USA

Beyond Wonder, Perspectives of Utopia, Nagoya University of the Arts, Nagoya, Japan

Prima Materia, Lacasapark, Gardiner, USA

Sculpture Milwaukee, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, USA

A Tradition of Revolution, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, USA

Jay DeFeo: The Ripple Effect, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA

Wunderkammer I, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, Denmark

Harbour Arts Sculpture Park, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong, China

Jay DeFeo: The Ripple Effect, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

2017
Recent Art from East Tennessee and Beyond, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, USA
Forever Never Comes, Metabolism of Times, Museo Archeologico e d’Arte della Maremma, Grosseto, Italy
Art of the New Millenium in Taguchi Art Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan
2016
Wirikuta, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, Museo Espacio, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Pena Garden Project, UNESCO World Heritage Sintra, Portugal
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

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

-21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan

-Augusto Perfetti Collection

-Contemporary Art Collection of the Amister Hotel, Barcelona, Spain

-De la Cruz Collection, Puerto Rico

-Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, USA

-Deutsche Bank, New York, USA

-Esencies Collection, Ernesto Ventós Omedas Collection, Barcelona, Spain

-ESPAC Collection, Mexico City, Mexico

-Football Club Barcelona Foundation, Spain

-Gateway Foundation, Missouri, USA

-Godia Foundation, Barcelona, Spain

-Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi, Japan

-Harold Stream Collection

-Harvard Art Museums, Massachusetts, USA

-IBM Building, New York, USA

-Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom

-Irene Cábez- Ignacio Muñoz Collection, Spain

-JUMEX Collection, Mexico City, Mexico

-Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee, USA

-Kum and Go Collection, Des Moines, USA

-Lhoist Group Collection, Limelette, Belgium

-Luis Barragán Foundation (Vitra Museum) Switzerland.

-Mestre Collection, Barcelona, Spain

-MIAAO (Museo Internacional del Arte Aplicada Oggi) Torino, Italy

-Mostyn Art Gallery, Wales, United Kingdom

-Murder Me Collection, London, UK

-Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany

-Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium

-Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California, USA

-Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium

-Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, Netherlands

-Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan

-Nasher Sculpture Center, Texas, USA

-New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana, USA

-Taguchi Art Collection, Japan

-The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan

-The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

-The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., USA

-The Scottish National Gallery of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland

-USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, USA

-Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut, USA

-Walker Art Center, Minnesota, USA

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