Bosco Sodi (b. 1970, Mexico City, MX) 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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GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

Blain|Southern London
Yūgen

Yūgen

20 April – 12 June 2016

INSTITUTIONS

Museo Anahuacalli, Mexico City, MX
Elemental

Elemental

7 February – 30 April 2017

MUNAL, Mexico City, MX
Por los Siglos de los Siglos

Por los Siglos de los Siglos

30 June – 5 November 2017

NEWS

Bosco Sodi Presents Muro, New York, 7 September

His first public installation in the city, Sodi will invite the public to take down the wall on the same day.

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Bosco Sodi At The Museo Nacional De Arte, Mexico City

The exhibition will create a dialogue between works by Sodi and the museum’s collection & includes masterworks by Sebastián López de Arteaga

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BIOGRAPHY

Bosco Sodi’s recent exhibitions include; 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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

AWARDS

2007

Artist in residency Tokyo Wonder Site, JP

2004
Selected work of the Painting Honda Award, Lleida, ES

2000
Honourable Mention, International Competition IFE, Mexico City, MX


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Bosco Sodi, MAC Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de la Universidad de Chile, Santiago, CL (forthcoming)

2017
Bosco Sodi, Caryatides, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, US
Bosco Sodi: Muro, Washington Square Park, Garibaldi Plaza, New York, US
Por los Siglos de los Siglos, Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL), Mexico City, MX
Bosco Sodi: Elemental, Museo Anahuacalli, Mexico City, MX
Bosco Sodi: Saecula Saeculorum, Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT

2016
Malpaís, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Brandon Davis Projects and Jose Mestre, Los Angeles, US
Bosco Sodi, Eigen+Art, Berlin, DE
Yugen, Blain|Southern London, UK
Sahara, Carlos Tache Gallery, Barcelona, ES
Fundación Antonio Pérez, Cuenca, ES

2015   
Rhus Verniciflua, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, JP

2014
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

2013
Croatia, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valenciá, ES
Graphein, Pace Gallery, London, UK

2012   
Croatia, San Ildefonso, Mexico City, MX
Croatia, Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca, MX
Croatia, Museo de Arte de Ponce, PR
Omni, Museo Dolores Olmedo, 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

2011
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

2010
Pangaea, the Bronx Museum, New York, US
Here Comes the Sun, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, DE

2009   
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

 
2008   
Bosco Sodi, Galería Arte 92, Milano, IT
Bosco Sodi, Galería Juan Silió, Santander, ES
Bosco Sodi, Casa De Asia, Barcelona, ES


2007
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


2006   
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


2005   
Beneath the Unconscious, MSSOHKAN Gallery, Kobe, JP
Beneath the Unconscious, Mexican Embassy, Tokyo, JP (in collaboration with the MSSOHKAN Gallery) 

2004   
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


2003   
El Color Como Materia, Oscar Román Gallery, Mexico City, MX
Bosco Sodi, Chiostro Dei Pesci, Milan, IT
Bosco Sodi, Cultural Center of Guanajuato, MX


2002   
Bosco Sodi, Cultural Institute of Mexico in Spain, Madrid, ES
Bosco Sodi, Bcnet, Barcelona, ES
Bosco Sodi, Shatevín Art Gallery, Barcelona, ES


2001   
Bosco Sodi, Shatevín Art Gallery, Barcelona, ES

  

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017   
Sculpture in the City, London, UK

2016   
Wirikuta (Mexican Time Slip), Museo Espacio, Aguascalientes, MX
Point of View, Pena Garden Project, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sintra, PT

2015   
PROPORTIO, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, IT
Museum of Stones, the Noguchi Museum, New York, US

2014   
Carte Blanche, Pace Gallery at Chesa Büsin, Zuoz, CH

2013   
Come Together: Surviving Sandy curated by Phong Bui, Industry City, New York, US
Beyond Limits, Sotheby’s, Chatsworth House, UK

2012   
Eigen+Art, Berlin, DE

2011  
Adventure in Wonderland, MDM Museum, Promenade du Port, Porto Cervo, IT

2010  
INDEPENDENT, Mestre Projects, New York, US

2008  
Sevilla Biennial, Ars Fundum Collection, Seville, ES
Colectiva, Galería Xavier Fiol, Palma de Mallorca, ES

2007   
Sculpture Works, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, DE
Paper Works, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, DE

2006   
Rosenbaum Contemporary, Miami, US
PALMBEACH3, Neuhoff Gallery, Palm Beach, US

2005   
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

2004   
Public Library of Lleida (Honda Award 04), ES
Colectiva de Verano, Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, ES

2003   
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)

2002   
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

2001   
EKAIN ARTE LANAK Gallery, San Sebastian, ES
Shatevín Art Gallery, Barcelona, ES

2000   
Pintando por la democracia, Exhibition Hall of the Federal Electoral Institute, Mexico City, MX

 

PUBLICATIONS

2015
Arden Decker, María García Sainz trans., Exhibition Catalogue, Mexico City, Galería Hilario Galguera, Bosco Sodi: Ag

2014  
Jurgen Krieger ed., Bosco Sodi, Edition Braus, Berlin, DE

2012
Agustín Arteaga, Exhibition Catalogue, Mexico City, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Bosco Sodi: Croacia,

2011   
Mauricio Galguera, Exhibition Catalogue, Mexico City, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Bosco Sodi: Un Largo Camino A Casa

2005
Y.Hato, Exhibitions Catalogue, Tokyo, Galería MSSOHKAN, Beneath the Unconscious

 

ARTICLES & REVIEWS

2017
“Bosco Sodi”, artforum.com, 5 September
Abraham Martinez, “Mexican Artist Bosco Sodi Built a Wall Faster Than Trump”, observer.com, 9 August
Sophie Haigney, “Artist to Raise a Wall’Made by Mexicans’, for Visitors to Tear Down”, nytimes.com, 3 July
Giusi Affronti, “Bosco Sodi e l’esperienza del colore. A Milano”, artribune.com, 18 April
“In Saecula Saeculorum, Brand New Gallery”, Mousse Magazine, March
“Saecula Saeculorum”, Wall Street International, Art, 27 March

2016  
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

2015   
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

2014
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

2013   
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 Economista.mx, 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

2011
L. J.Belcove, “Texture and Tone”, Architectural Digest International, December
A.Russeth, “Bosco Sodi Debuts at Pace Gallery”, Gallerystny.com, 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”, Farenheit.mx, 25 April
LatinAmericanArt.com, 10 April
El Universal.mx, 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

2010   
J.Maderuelo, “Babelia“, El Pais, 9 January

2009   
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

2008   
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
Maxi de la Peña, “El mexicano Bosco Sodi inaugura hoy su nueva obra en la galeria Juan Silió”, el Diario, 7 June
M.V. Aroca, “Bosco Sodi: El Paso del tiempo”, V,  April

2007   
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

2006   
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

2005   
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

2004  
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

2003   
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

2002   
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

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Augusto Perfetti Collection
Contemporary Art Collection, Amister Hotel, Barcelona, ES
De la Cruz Collection, PR
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, 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
Harold Stream Collection
Harvard Art Museums, Massachusetts, US
IBM Building, New York, US
Irene Cábez- Ignacio Muñoz Collection, ES 
JUMEX Collection, Mexico City, MX
Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee, US
Kum and Go Collection, Des Moines, US
Luis Barragán Foundation (Vitra Museum), CH
Mestre Collection, Barcelona, ES
MIAAO (Museo Internacional del Arte Aplicada Oggi) Torino, IT
Murder Me Collection, London, UK
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California, US
New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana, US
The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., US
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut, US

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