Bosco Sodi (b.1970 Mexico City, Mexico) 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.

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Blain|Southern London
Heavens and the Earth

Heavens and the Earth

30 January – 23 March 2019

Blain|Southern London


20 April – 12 June 2016


Somos El Jardín, El Jardín es Nosotros⠀⠀

Somos El Jardín, El Jardín es Nosotros⠀⠀

3 February – 1 April 2020

Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, MX



9 May – 29 June 2019

Mexican Cultural Institute , Washington, D.C., US

Del Fuego

Del Fuego

17 March – 6 May 2018

Museum of Visual Arts, MAVI, Santiago, CL

Por los Siglos de los Siglos

Por los Siglos de los Siglos

30 June – 5 November 2017

MUNAL, Mexico City, MX


Tadao Ando documentary charts the construction of Bosco Sodi’s Fundación Casa Wabi

A new documentary on acclaimed Japanese architect Tadao Ando shows how his design of Casa Wabi came to life.

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Bosco Sodi unveils new monumental work, 'Atlantes', in Mexico

Situated near the artist’s foundation, Casa Wabi, Atlantes is the most ambitious work of land art in the region in recent years.

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Bosco Sodi’s recent exhibitions include; Del Fuego, Museum de Artes Visuales, Santiago, CL (2018); Por los Siglos de los Siglos, Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL), Mexico City, MX (2017); Bosco Sodi: Elemental, Museo Anahuacalli, Mexico City, MX (2017); Yūgen, Blain|Southern London, UK (2016); Malpaís, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Brandon David Projects and Jose Mestre, Los Angeles, US (2016); Rhus Verniciflua, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, JP (2015); Ag, Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico City, MX (2014); The Last Day, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York, US (2014); Croatia, Institut Valencià d’Art Midern, Valencia, ES (2014).

1970, Born in Mexico City, MX
Lives and works in New York City, US


Artist in residency Tokyo Wonder Site, JP

Selected work of the Painting Honda Award, Lleida, ES

Honourable Mention, International Competition IFE, Mexico City, MX


Bosco Sodi, Axel Vervoordt Galley, Hong Kong, CN (forthcoming)
Bosco Sodi, Kasmin Gallery, New York, US (forthcoming)
Bosco Sodi, Álvaro Alcázar Gallery, Madrid, ES (forthcoming)
Bosco Sodi, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, US (forthcoming)

Heung, Johyun Gallery, Busan, KR
Bosco Sodi, Topographies, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington D.C., US
Las Tinieblas Sobre la Faz de la Tierra, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Mexico City, MX
Heavens and the Earth, Blain|Southern London, UK

There will be light, Eigen + Leipzig, DE Sedimentos, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp, BE
Muro, Art Night and Hayward Gallery, Southbank, London, UK
Del Fuego, Museum de Artes Visuales, Santiago, CL
Terra è stata stabilita, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, JP

Icarus, Mestre Projects, Nassau, BS
Bosco Sodi, Caryatides, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, US
Bosco Sodi: Muro, Washington Square Park, Garibaldi Plaza, New York, US (in Partnership with Paul Kasmin)
Por los Siglos de los Siglos, Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL), Mexico City, MX
Voragine, Luciana Brito Gallery, São Paolo, BR
Bosco Sodi:Saecula Saeculorum, Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT
Bosco Sodi: Elemental, Museo Anahuacalli, Mexico City, MX

Malpaís, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Brandon Davis Projects and Jose Mestre, Los Angeles, US
Cubes, Eigen+Art, Berlin, DE
Yugen, Blain|Southern London, UK
Sahara, Carlos Tache Gallery, Barcelona, ES
En el Camino, Fundación Antonio Pérez, Cuenca, ES

Rhus Verniciflua, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, JP
Ag, Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico City, MX

The Last Day, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY, US
En un lugar remoto, GE Galeria, Monterrey, MX
Fractais, Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto, PT
Obayashi Collection, YU-UN, Tokyo, JP

Croatia, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valenciá, ES
Graphein, Pace Gallery, London, UK
Untitled, Eigen + Art Lab, Berlin, DE
Omni, Museo Dolores Olmedo, Mexico City, MX

Croatia, Museo de Arte de Ponce, PR; Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños; San Ildefonso, Mexico City, MX
ZnO, Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art, New York, US
Iro Miede, Taka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto, JP
Una Momentanea Perdita di Ragione, Project B, Milan, IT
Suspiro, Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, ES

Ubi sunt, Pace Gallery, New York, US
Un Largo Camino a Casa, Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico City, MX
Bosco Sodi: Paintings, Galería Carles Taché, Barcelona, ES

Pangaea, the Bronx Museum, New York, US
Here Comes the Sun, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, DE

Bosco Sodi, Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, ES
Bosco Sodi, Cervantino Festival, Guanajuato, MX
Bosco Sodi, Mexican Institute in Spain, Madrid, ES
Bosco Sodi, Galería Hilario Galguera, Leipzig, DE
Bosco Sodi, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, DE
Bosco Sodi, Galería Ysabel Pinyol, Barcelona, ES

Bosco Sodi, Galería Arte 92, Milano, IT
Bosco Sodi, Galería Juan Silió, Santander, ES
Bosco Sodi, Casa De Asia, Barcelona, ES

Bosco Sodi, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, DE
Bosco Sodi, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, JP
Bosco Sodi, MSSOHKAN Gallery, Kobe, JP
Bosco Sodi, Casado Santa Pau Gallery, Madrid, ES
Bosco Sodi, Museo Internazional delle Arti Applicate Oggi (MIAAO), Turin, IT

Bosco Sodi, Art Gaspar, Barcelona, ES
Bosco Sodi, Neuhoff Gallery, New York, US
Bosco Sodi, Galería d’Art Torre Baró, La selva del Camp, ES

Beneath the Unconscious, Mexican Embassy, Tokyo, JP (in collaboration with the MSSOHKAN Gallery)

Bosco Sodi, Hartmann Gallery, Barcelona, ES
Bosco Sodi, Diners Gallery, Bogotá, CO
Bosco Sodi, Cultural Center of the Embassy of Mexico in Portugal, Lisbon, PT

El Color Como Materia, Oscar Román Gallery, Mexico City, MX
Bosco Sodi, Chiostro Dei Pesci, Milan, IT
Bosco Sodi, Cultural Center of Guanajuato, MX

Bosco Sodi, Cultural Institute of Mexico in Spain, Madrid, ES
Bosco Sodi, Bcnet, Barcelona, ES
Bosco Sodi, Shatevín Art Gallery, Barcelona, ES

Bosco Sodi, Shatevín Art Gallery, Barcelona, ES


Reason Gives No Answers: Selected Works from the Collection, Newport Street Gallery, London, UK
Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museum, Cambridge, US
Infinitive Mutability, Axel Vervoordt, Hong Kong, CN
The Visible Turn: Contemporary Artists Confront Political Invisibility, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, US

Ear to the Ground: Earth and Element in Contemporary Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, US
Beyond Wonder, Perspectives of Utopia, Nagoya University of the Arts, Nagoya, JP
Prima Materia, Lucasapark, Gardiner, US
Sculpture Milwaukee, Milwaukee Art Museum, US
A Tradition of Revolution, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, US
Wunderkammer I, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, DK
Harbour Arts Sculpture Park, Central and Wan Chai Harbourfront, Hong Kong, CN
Jay deFeo: The Ripple Effect, Le Consortium, Dijon, FR; Aspen Art Museum, US

Recent Art from East Tennessee and Beyond, Knoxville Museum of Art, US
Art of the New Millennium in Taguchi Art Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, JP
Forever Never Comes, metabolism of times, Museo Archeologico e d'Arte della Maremma, Grosseto, IT
Sculpture in the City, London, UK

Wirikuta (Mexican Time Slip), Museo Espacio, Aguascalientes, MX
Point of View, Pena Garden Project, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sintra, PT
Art Basel Miami Beach, Scai the Bathhouse, US

PROPORTIO, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, IT
Museum of Stones, the Noguchi Museum, New York, US

Carte Blanche, Pace Gallery at Chesa Büsin, Zuoz, CH

Come Together: Surviving Sandy, curated by Phong Bui, Industry City, New York, US
Beyond Limits, Sotheby’s, Chatsworth House, UK

Eigen+Art, Berlin, DE

Adventure in Wonderland, MDM Museum, Promenade du Port, Porto Cervo, IT

INDEPENDENT, Mestre Projects, New York, US

Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, DE

Sevilla Biennial, Ars Fundum Collection, Seville, ES
Colectiva, Galería Xavier Fiol, Palma de Mallorca, ES

Sculpture Works, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, DE
Paper Works, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, DE

Rosenbaum Contemporary, Miami, US
PALMBEACH3, Neuhoff Gallery, Palm Beach, US

Summer Group Exhibition, Sala Pelaires, Mallorca, ES
Neuhoff Gallery, New York, US
Artcore Gallery, Toronto, CA
Pretori Romá, VI Honda Painting Award, Tarragona, ES
MDA Gallery, Helsinborg, SE
Cultural Center Caixa de Girona, VI Honda Painting Award, Girona, ES
Generacion de los 80, Gallery D´art Torre Baró, La selva del Camp, ES
PALMBEACH3, Neuhoff Gallery, Palm Beach, US

Honda Award 04, Public Library of Lleida, ES
Colectiva de Verano, Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, ES

Dos Líneas, Oscar Román Gallery, Mexico City, MX
Art Gaspar Gallery, Canaries, ES
Show Room Griskon, Barcelona, ES
Pintura en Guerra, Art Gaspar Gallery, Barcelona, ES
Ámbit Artístic Gallery, Cadaqués, ES (in collaboration with Ignacio de Lassaletta)

Mexican Cultural and Educational Institute of Chicago, US
Catalogue General Gallery, Bilbao, ES
Oscar Román Gallery, Mexico City, MX
EKAIN ARTE LANAK Gallery, San Sebastian, ES

EKAIN ARTE LANAK Gallery, San Sebastian, ES
Shatevín Art Gallery, Barcelona, ES

Pintando por la democracia, Exhibition Hall of the Federal Electoral Institute, Mexico City, MX


Arden Decker, María García Sainz trans., Exhibition Catalogue, Mexico City, Galería Hilario Galguera, Bosco Sodi: Ag

Jurgen Krieger ed., Bosco Sodi, Edition Braus, Berlin, DE

Agustín Arteaga, Exhibition Catalogue, Mexico City, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Bosco Sodi: Croacia,

Mauricio Galguera, Exhibition Catalogue, Mexico City, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Bosco Sodi: Un Largo Camino A Casa

Y.Hato, Exhibitions Catalogue, Tokyo, Galería MSSOHKAN, Beneath the Unconscious


“Bosco Sodi”,, 5 September
Abraham Martinez, “Mexican Artist Bosco Sodi Built a Wall Faster Than Trump”,, 9 August
Sophie Haigney, “Artist to Raise a Wall’Made by Mexicans’, for Visitors to Tear Down”,, 3 July
Giusi Affronti, “Bosco Sodi e l’esperienza del colore. A Milano”,, 18 April
“In Saecula Saeculorum, Brand New Gallery”, Mousse Magazine, March
“Saecula Saeculorum”, Wall Street International, Art, 27 March

J. Morris “Artist retreat expands with new Mexico City space”, The Art Newspaper, 1 October
M.Rappolt , “Bosco Sodi: The Mexican artist brings something of a chemistry experiment to works that evoke the continental and planetary”, Art Review, 1 September
M.Garcia-Vasquez, “Bosco Sodi’s Illusion of Earth | Studio Visit”, The Creators Project, 15 June
Young, A., ‘Bosco Sodi’, Artforum, 9 May
L.Waters, “Cracks, chance and Japanese philosophy: An interview with Bosco Sodi”, Apollo Magazine, 29 April
P.Black, “Bosco Sodi: The Alchemist of Aesthetics at Blain|Southern London”, Artlyst, 25 April
J.Parker, “Where in the World Is Bosco Sodi?”, Blouinartinfo, 1 April

C.Roux, “Art Basel Miami Beach: Bosco Sodi rocks at the Shelborne”, Telegraph Luxury, 2 December
A.Lehrer, “Artist Bosco Sodi Creates 6 Pieces for the Shelborne…”, Forbes, 1 December

E.Lipsky-Karasz, “Casa WABI: Bosco Sodi's Art Foundation”, Wall Street Journal Magazine, 2 October
C.Viveros-Faune, “Bosco Sodi, The wabi-sabi painter and cultural entrepreneur”, Art Review, Summer Issue
G. H.Lybke, “Bosco Sodi at Galerie Eigent+Art Berlin and Leipzig”, Rooms Magazine

L.Wei, “Critic’s Pick: Bosco Sodi Living Color”, Art News, October
A.Berry, “The Creative Mind: Q&A with Contemporary Artist Bosco Sodi”, Time, 30 August
M.MacMasters, “Bosco Sodi aborda la escultura con piedras volcánicas en la muestra Omni”, La Jornada, 26 May
I. G. Vara, “El acto pictórico de Bosco Sodi en el IVAM”, Revistadearte, 23 May
“El Mexicano Bosco Sodi llama a meditar en el IVAM con 6 grandes cuadrso rojos”, El Mundo, 16 May
M.Lino, “Bosco Sodi, Artista o Accidente Natural”, El, 18 April
M.MacMasters, “Bosco Sodi exhibe Croacia, siete obras cargadas de Materia”, La Jornada, 17 April
Notimex, “Bosco Sodi: la experiencia y el color del viaje en una exposición”, Milenio, 12 April
Notimex, “Trae San Ildefonso a Bosco Sodi”, El Reforma, 11 April
S. Avila, “Bosco Sodi lleva su obra organica al Museo”, El Excelsior, 5 April
J.Goodman, “Bosco Sodi Ubi Sunt”, The Brooklyn Rail, February

L. J.Belcove, “Texture and Tone”, Architectural Digest International, December
A.Russeth, “Bosco Sodi Debuts at Pace Gallery”,, 9 December
M.Palau, “Materia i Espiritu”, El Punt, July
J.Bufill, “Territorios Encendidos”, La Vanguardia, 3 July
C.Martinez, “Simply Red, Jesus”, La Vanguardia, 25 May
“Un Largo Camino a Casa”,, 25 April, 10 April
El, 7 April
L.Cortes, “La obra de Sodi regresa a casa”, Milenio, 4 April
L.Bolin, “Bosco Sodi en Mexico”, TAXI Around the Art, 1 April
B.Ortiz, “Bosco Sodi trae su obra a Mexico”, Revista Quien

J.Maderuelo, “Babelia“, El Pais, 9 January

J.Hinrichsen, “Alles Leuchetet“, Tagesspiegel, 16 May
R.Boch,”Ni Rusos ni Americanos”, La Vanguardia, 8 May
“La materia cobra vida en el descomunal “Organic Blue” del mexicano Bosco Sodi”, Agencia EFE, May
Y.Botello, “Presenta Bosco sodi Mural en Berlin”, Reforma, 5 May
Notimex, “Artista Mexicano Bosco Sodi Lleva su obra a Berlin”, Milenio, 21 April

J.Abelló, “Berlín/Barcelona”, El Temps, Barcelona, ES, 9 December
V.Graell, “El porqué de la fuga a Berlin o la cara B de Barcelona”, El Mundo, 5 December
I.Sainz, “Mis cruces recuerdan el martirio que la iglesia a infligido a la humanidad”, El Mundo, 9 June
Maxi de la Peña, “La galería Juan Silió inauguró ayer una muestra de Bosco Sodi”, el Diario, 8 June
M.V. Aroca, “Bosco Sodi: El Paso del tiempo”, V, April

T.Honda, “Visiting the Artist (vol 48) Bosco Sodi”, The Gallery Monthly, September
B.Rodríguez, “Beca Tokio a Pintor Mexicano”, Reforma, 17 June
Notimex, “Obtiene pintor mexicano beca en Tokio”, Milenio, 9 June
M.Cevallos, “El arte joven se adueña en MACO”, El Universal, 26 April
“El Color y la Materia”, Citizen K, Spring
G.Curto, “Informale e decorativo il mondo di Bosco Sodi”, La Stampa, 25 January
S.Biolchini, “A Torino le "colate" monocrome di Bosco Sodi”, Il Sole 24 Ore, 18 January
“IL MIAAO riparte dalla recerca materica”, La Stampa, 12 January

S.Blanco, “Exhibe Bosco Sodi en Museo de Turín”, Reforma, 28 December
J.Goodman, “Bosco Sodi at Neuhoff”, Art in America, December
C.Oliver, “Art Gaspar Galeria, amb nou espai”, AVUI, 19 October
“Inaugura mexicano Bosco Sodi, exposición de arte en Barcelona”, Milenio, 22 September
S.Blanco, “Expone mexicano zacates en Barcelona”, Reforma, 22 September
L.Galindo, “El artista Bosco Sodi expondrá próximamente en Barcelona”, Notimex, 14 September
S.Blanco, “Exhibe Bosco Sodi en Nueva York”, Reforma, 6 June
Notimex, “Bosco Sodi en Nueva York”, Excelsior, April

A.Mercadé, “Después de la Forma”, Revista Bon Art no. 75, December
A.Kitamura,”The first exhibit in Kobe”, Sankei News Paper, 30 June
M.Chiba, “The art from the Mother Earth, Humans are a part of Nature”, Asahi News Paper, 21 July
M.Mikami, “The heat from the dripping red, In Respect of the Nature”, Kobe Shinbun News Paper, 16 July

T.Pacheco,”Presenta Mexicano Bosco Sodi sus pinturas por primavera vez En Portugal”, Notimex 12 November
“Juan Bosco Sodi”, Revista Gatopardo, April
Gracía M. M., “Texturas de Identidad”, Diners, March
“De México y con el bastidor en el suelo”, Diario el Espectador, 7 March
Escobar, R. D., “El Color debe hacer soñar a las personas: Bosco Sodi”, Diario Nuevo Siglo, 1 March
“Bosco Sodi, en Galería Diners”, Diario Portafolio, 27 February
Notimex, “México Invitado de la XXIII Edición de Arco 2005”, El Excelsior, Sección Cultura, 13 February
Front Cover, Bon Art, Issue 52, February

P.Giró, “Ahir, Avui, Demà”, Bon Art, Issue 50, December
E.Aracil, “Prenden el Arte”, Reforma, 19 September
J. M.Cadena, “Nuevas Formas de Exponer”, El Periódico, 9 May
L.Solórzano, “El color como materia. Entrevista con Bosco Sodi’, El Correo, Guanajuato, 3 May

I.Vila, “Bosco Sodi:Síntesis entre color y materia”, Bon Art, Issue 61, December
J.Vidal, “Color y materia”, December
“Expone el mejicano Bosco Sodi en Madrid”, Grupo Reforma, November
J.Vidal, “Bosco Sodi: Itinerario de un descubrimiento”, November
R.Planas, “Bosco Sodi: el retorn a la materia primigénia”, Bon Art, Issue 39, March


21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, JP
Augusto Perfetti Collection
Contemporary Art Collection, Amister Hotel, Barcelona, ES
De la Cruz Collection, PR
Des Moines Art Center, US Deutsche Bank, New York, US
Esencies Collection, Ernesto Ventós Omedas Collection, ES
ESPAC Collection, Mexico City, MX
Football Club Barcelona Foundation, ES
Gateway Foundation, Missouri, US
Godia Foundation, Barcelona, ES
Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi, JP
Harold Stream Collection
Harvard Art Museums, Massachusetts, US
IBM Building, New York, US
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Irene Cábez- Ignacio Muñoz Collection, ES
JUMEX Collection, Mexico City, MX
Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee, US
Kum and Go Collection, Des Moines, US
Lhoist Group Collection, Limelette, BE
Luis Barragán Foundation (Vitra Museum), CH
Mestre Collection, Barcelona, ES
Mostyn Art Gallery, Llandudno, UK
MIAAO (Museo Internacional del Arte Aplicada Oggi) Torino, IT
Murder Me Collection, London, UK
Museum de bildenden Künste, Leipzig, DE
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, US
Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, BE
Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Sint-Martins-Latem, BE
The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, JP
Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, NL
Nagoya City Art Museum, JP
Nasher Sculpture Center, Texas, US
The National Gallery of Victoria, AU
New Orleans Museum of Art, US
The Scottish National Gallery of Art, Edinburgh, UK
The Phillips Collection, Washington, US
USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, US
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut, US
Walker Art Center, Minnesota, US