Born 1973, Guadalajara , Mexico
Lives and works in Guadalajara. Francisco Ugarte’s work is based on the grounds of architecture, mainly during the creative process: the proposal is generated from a deep focus in the environment, and it’s a response to it. Using a variety of media including site-specific interventions, video, installation, sculpture and drawing, his work can be understood as a phenomenological exercise in which reality is comprehend through contemplation, perception and the essence of things.
2015: Profunda Atención. Arredondo\Arozarena Gallery, Mexico City.
Suggested Landscape. Curro & Poncho Gallery, Guadalajara, Mex.
2014: Untitled (Black Paint and White Tubes). Curatorship: Lauri Firstenberg. During the Arte Careyes Foundation Workshop. Careyes, México.
2013: Ibíd. Curro & Poncho Gallery, Guadalajara, Mex.
Suggested Chapter. Curatorship: Víctor Palacios. Casa del Lago, Mexico City.
(Un)Intentional. Post Box Gallery, London, UK.
2012: Light Studies. Inés Barrenechea, Madrid, Spain.
Polyforum Siqueiros Intervention. Mexico City.
2011: I wish I could paint a beautiful landscape. Curatorship: Víctor Palacios. Espacio Marte, Mexico City.
This Side towards Screen. Arredondo\Arozarena Art Gallery, Mexico City.
2010: Chance Meeting. Curro & Poncho Gallery, Guadalajara, Mex.
Casa Barragán Intervention. Mexico City.
2009: Untitled. Arrendondo\Arozarena Gallery, Mexico City.
Untitled. Curatorship: Carlos Ashida. Oaxaca Museum of Contemporary Art (MACO), Oaxaca, Mex.
Shadow Projector. Agua Azul Public Park, Guadalajara, Mex.
New Work. Post Box Gallery, London, UK.
2008: Auto-. Curatorship: Guillermo Santamarina. Experimental Museum El Eco, Mexico City.
2007: Dialogue. Seattle Gallery, Guadalajara, Mex.
Translucent. Clemente Orozco Home-Museum and Workshop, Guadalajara, Mex.
2002: Four Rooms. Curatorship: Carlos Ashida. Arena México Gallery, Guadalajara, Mex.
Four Rooms. Sala Polivalente, Guanajuato University, Guanajuato, Mex.
Zapopan Project. Zapopan, Mex.