Isidro Blasco Biography

Born in Madrid, Spain 1962. Lives and works in New York City.

2000
ABD for a PhD, Architechtural School of Madrid, Spain
BFA, Autonoma University of Madrid, Spain

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
Museo Lazaro Galdiano, Madrid, Spain
Esther Massry Gallery, College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York
John Davis Gallery, Hudson, New York

2018
SIM Galeria, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2017
‘Structures and Passages’, DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY, Sydney, Australia
‘Passages’, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, New York

2016
‘Underground Passages’, Shirin Gallery, New York
‘Above and Under L-Train’, Black and White Gallery, New York

2015
‘Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporaneo’, Lisbon, Portugal
‘Casa En Linea’ Moneo-Brock Studio, Madrid, Spain
Museo de la Ciudad de Bogota, Colombia

2014
SIM Galeria, Curitiba, Brazil
‘Deconstructed Landscapes’ Museu Metropolitano de Arte, MuMa, Curitiba, Brazil

2013
‘Sydney Interiors’, DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY, Sydney, Australia
Foto Bienal, Museo D Arte Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2012
Wave Hill, The Bronx, New York

2011
‘Tilted’, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York
‘Tilt’, DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY, Sydney, Australia
‘This is what I Remember’, Black and White Gallery, New York

2010
Aqui Huidizo, Comunidad de Madrid, Alcala 31, Madrid, Spain
Aqui Huidizo, Diputacion de Huesca, Spain
Fucares Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2009
‘Shanghai at Last’, DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY, Sydney, Australia
Ice House Gallery, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey

2008
Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China
Diputacion de Huesca, Huesca, Spain
Black and White Gallery, New York

2007
Center for Art and Design, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York
The Middle of the End, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY
Hilger Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China

2006
The Middle of the End, ACA Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA
‘Art and Design’, Fúcares Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2005
‘Beginning’s End’, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY
‘Left Behind’, Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Spain

2004
‘Thinking About That Place’, Espacio Uno, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
‘Thinking About That Place’, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY

2003
Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain

2002
Fúcares Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2001
Roger Smith Gallery, New York, NY

2000
Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica

1999
‘Special Project’ P.S. 1, Sept-Nov. 99, Long Island City, NY
Stefan Stux Gallery, Project Room, New York, NY
Queens Museum of Art, Bulova Center, Queens, NY
Stefan Stux Gallery, Project Room, New York, NY

1994
Diario Levante, Valencia, Spain

1991
Roma’91, Spanish Academy in Rome, Italy

1990
Mácula Gallery, Alicante, Spain

1988
Estampa Gallery, Madrid, Spain

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
‘The Art of Protest’, Arete Venue and Gallery, Curated by Elizabeth Cooper, Brooklyn, New York
Bienal de Arquitectura y Urbanismo de España, Santander
Sim Galeria, Curitiba, Brazil
Impakto Gallery, Lima, Perú
Patricia Conde Galeria, Mexico D.F. Curated by DOMINIK MERSCH

2017
‘Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition at Chesterwood’, curated by Sharon Bates, Stockbridge, Massachuset
‘A Call to Action’, Kustera Projects, Brooklyn, New York
‘Discursos Premeditats’, Fundación Caja Mediterraneo, Centre del Carmen, Valencia, Spain
‘Brooklyn Landscapes’, Curated by Suzy Spence, Richard Meier at Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York
‘PLANETS’, curated by Tom Kotik, at One New York Plaza/Arts Brookfield, New York
’10’ DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY, Sydney, Australia

2016
‘Urbanscapes’ At Arts Brookfield, curated by Tom Kotik. New York
‘Permeate the House’, Curated by Piril Gunduz at The Hollows, Brooklyn, New York
‘Um Dialogo’, Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil
‘ärki tekCHəral’, Curated by Sandy Litchfield, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015
‘Study Abroad: The Artist As Immigrant’, Hewitt Gallery, Marymount Manhattan College, New York
‘RECALL’, public interventions curated by Kendal and Sara Reisman, Art in Odd places at 14th St, New York
‘Bienal de Asunción’, Curated by Royce W. Smith, Paraguay
‘507 Johnson’, Curated by Marcin Ramocki, AirCirculation Gallery, New York
‘Translated Cities’, Curated by Natalia Kakasawa, Shirin Gallery, New York
‘Picture/Thing’, Wesleyan University, Connecticut, USA
‘OBJECT HOOD’, Curated by Gelah Penn and Inna Babaeva, Lesley Heller Gallery, New York

2014
‘Human Landscape’, DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY, Sydney
Foto Bienal – Pirelli Collection (Museum Oscar Niemeyer), Curitiba, Brazil

2013
Foto Bienal MASP (Museo De Arte Sao Paulo) 2013, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2012
Helsinki Photography Biennial 2012, Finland
‘The World According To’, Black and White Gallery, New York
‘5’, DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY, Sydney, Australia

2011
Nuartlink Gallery, Westport, Connecticut, New York

2010
‘When the Time Comes’, No Longer Empty Exhibition ‘Weaving in and Out’, Harlem, New York
‘What Surrounds Me’, DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY, Sydney, Australia
‘Jans and Retro’, Curated by Jana Leo, Anthology Film Archival, New York

2009
‘Building Rooms’, Carlos Carvalho, Lisbon, Portugal
‘Nuevas Historias. A New View of Spanish Photography’, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
‘Out of Their Comfort Zone’, DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY, Sydney, Australia
‘Transforming Photography’, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles
‘Visionary Drawing Building’, online project by Max Goldfarb and Matt Bua
‘Reversed Images: Representations of Shanghai and Its Contemporary Material Culture’, Curated by Davide Quadrio, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

2008
‘The Interior: Contemporary Photographic View’, Martin Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis
‘Nuevas Historias’, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
‘I Centenario S. Allende’, Centro Cultural La Moneda, Santiago de Chile, Chile
‘Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape’, Neuberger Museum of Art, New York
‘Capricious and Mercurial Systems’, A + D Gallery, Chicago
‘Stretching the Truth’, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
‘La Construcción del Paisaje Contemporáneo’, Centro de Arte y Naturaleza, Huesca, Spain

2007
‘2007: The year in Art’, S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
‘Adicted to paper’, Galerie Lelong Zurich, Switzerland
‘PHOTO+’, Blue Star Art Spaces, San Antonio, Texas
‘Expansiones Implosivas’, Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid, Spain
‘FACADES’, Thirtyseven degrees Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Sydney

2006
‘Substance and Light: Ten Sculptors Use Cameras’, Museum of Art, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY
‘Installed!’, The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ
‘Identidades Criticas’, Universidad de Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain; Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain
3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY
‘Gimme Shelter’, 10a Serpentine Drive, Shelter Island, NY

2005
‘Odd Lots: Revisting Gordon Matta-Clark’s “Fake Estates”‘, organised by Cabinet Magazine, White Columns, New York
‘The Gift: Building a Collection for the Queens Museum’, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
‘Off the Wall’, Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY
‘Welcome 2 the Jungle’, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY
‘That Which is Built’, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA
‘Collapsing Matter’, Morsel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2004
‘Queens International 2004’, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
‘Architecture Untethered’, Numark Gallery, Washington, D.C.
‘EAF04’, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY
‘Domicile: A Sense of Place’, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
‘In Practice’, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York
‘Synapses’, Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY

2003
‘Temporary Spaces’, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Denmark
‘Not To Scale’, Curated by E. Arratia, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY
‘Parklife’, Public Art Fund, MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY
Slingshot Project Gallery, New York, NY

2002
‘S-Files’, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
‘Magische Expeditionen’, Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany

2001
‘Eccentric Photography’, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY

2000
‘I’nsights: Interior Spaces in Contemporary Art’, Whitney Museum at Champion, Stamford, CT

1999
‘Amerika in Immigrant Hands’, Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning, Jamaica, New York

1991
Roma ’91, Spanish academy in Rome, Italy

COLLECTIONS

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
La Academia Española de Bellas Artes en Roma, Rome, Italy
Chicago Institute of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Caja de Burgos, Burgos, Spain
Fundacio la Caixa, Barcelona, Spain
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Madrid, Spain
Diario Levante, Valencia, Spain
Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Elx, Spain
Museum of Art, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY
Coca-Cola Foundation, Spain
Council of the City of Sydney Collection, Town Hall, Sydney
Diputación Provincial de Huesca, Spain
Fundació Pilar í Joan Miró, Palama de Mallorca, Spain
Instituto de Cultura Juan Gil-Albert, Spain
Instituto Valenciano de la Juventud, Valencia, Spain
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA.
Museo de Aracena, Huelva, Spain
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Elx, Spain*
MAR. Museu de Arte do Rio. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Museo Municipal de Alcobendas, Spain
Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain
Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, Minnesota, USA.
Universidad de Alicante, Spain

 

AWARDS, GRANTS, AND RESIDENCIES
2018
MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, USA

2013
FAAP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Artist in Residence at the National Art School, Sydney, Australia

2011
Artist in Residence at the National Art School, Sydney, Australia
Laneway Projects, Sydney, Australia

2010
Jentel Foundation, Artist Residency, Banner, Wyoming
Yaddo Artist Residency, Saratoga Springs, New York
Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, New York

2009
Jentel Foundation, Artist Residency. Banner, Wyoming
Artist in residency, Sydney, Australia

2004
Socrates Sculpture Park’s 2004 Emerging Artist Fellowship, New York

2002
Rockefeller Foundation Studio Residency, Bellagio, Italy
New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, New York

2001
New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, New York
Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Johnson, VT
Art Omi International Artists Residency, Omi, New York

2000
Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Visual Arts, New York, New York

1999
Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA

1998
The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Studio Grant, New York, New York
Sculpture Space Grant, New York State Council on the Arts, New York
Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, New York

1997
Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, New York

2013
Gina Fairley. “Isidro Blasco at Dominik Mersch Gallery” World Sculpture News. Vol 19, number 4, Autumn 2013, page 53-54.
Jillian Grant “In conversation with…Isidro Blasco”. Art Almanac, August 2013. Sydney. Dominik Mersch Gallery.
Isadora Rupp, “A fotografia como protagonista das artes”, Caderno G, Gazeta do Povo, February 7.
Tiom, “SIM Galeria marca presence na SP-Arte/Foto 2013”, Cinemaskope, August 21.
“Sao Paulo. Isidro Blasco 1 Bienal Internacional de Fotografia de Sao Paulo. Museo de Arte de Sao Paulo”, Que pintamos en el mundo, August-September.
“Sydney Interiors”. Sydney Morning Herald. August 24-25.
Denise Gadelha “Isidro Blasco e Odires Mlaszho sao destaque entre os artistas escalados para bienal do masp”, Harper’s Bazaar Art, September.

2012
Susan Hodara, “Above the Hudson, Rocks that inspire”, The New York Times, September 7.

2011
El Cultural, ABC. Elena Vozmediano. “Palacios de memoria”. 7-13 Enero 2011.
The Sydney Morning Herald, “Exhibition”. August 29th, 2011.
The Sydney Morning Herald, “Changing lanes remake city’s streetscape” by Adam Fulton. August 20-21, 2011
Vernissage TV. “Isidro Blasco: Tilted. Installation at Smack Mellon” by David Byme. September 28th, 2011.

2010
Rinconete, Centro Visual Cervantes. David Moriente. “Espacios esquivos, recuerdos projectados” May 6.
Heraldo Aragon. Alejandro Ratia. “Blasco, una mirada vagabunda”. Diciembre 29 del 2010.

2008
MacInnis, M. Brendan. “East and West: A Conversation with Pearl Lam,” M Magazine
(New York Art World), April, 2008, pp. 8-23.
Dove, Chris. “When I look at It,” Contrast, 2008.
Illescas, Sergio, “Arquitecturas creativas”, Informacion de Alicante. Diciembre.
Casa and Design/Shanghai. “Piecing together fragments of time”. May.
Lyle Rexer. Art on Paper. “Shanghai Cubism”. June.
“Art: ‘When I look at it’, photosculptures d’Isidro Blasco,” Artravel, no. 20. April/May, 2008.
“To Be Is To Be Perceived,” Hinge Magazine, vol. 152. 2008, p. 18.
Katrina Lobley, ‘Isidro Blasco’, Artist Profile magazine, issue 4, 2008, pp. 46-47.

2007
Clement, Tracy, ‘Facades’, Syney Morning Herald – metro, September 28
Grosz, David, “Walls of Wings & Stone”, The New York Sun, January 11.

2006
Gordon, Margery, “Art Basel Miami: Pulse Beats Sophomore Slump”, artinfo.com, December 9.
Kuhn, Thomas W., “-scope / PULSE New York 2006”, Kunstforum International,issue 180, May-June, pp.410-412.
Kuhn, Thomas W., “-scope / PULSE New York 2006”, Kunstforum International,issue 180, May-June, pp.410-412.

2005
Cotter, Holland, “Art in Review: Off the Wall”, New York Times, September 30
Cotter, Holland, “Art in Review: Off the Wall”, New York Times, September 30
Carel, Sari, “New York: Critics’ Picks – Off the Wall”, Artforum.com, October

2004
Cotter, Holland, “For New Art, Just Take the 7 Train”, New York Times, Nov. 12
Laster, Paul, “Sculpture Center, Long Island City/ DCKT Contemporary, New York”, Tema Celeste, May/June
Cassidy, Victor M., “Art Chicago 2004”, Artnet.com, May 7
Green, Tyler, “Isidro Blasco @ DCKT Contemporary”, Modern Art Notes, February
Dollar, Steve, “Putting Innovation into ‘Practice’”, Newsday, January 4

2003
Macadam, Barbar, “Reading Rooms”, ARTnews, September, page 108
Demby, Eric, “Art Without a Canvas”, Polo.com Magazine, January
Cotter, Holland, “Art in Review: The S Files”, New York Times, January 17


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