About the artist:
Eduardo Romo Alpuche (Eduardo Romo) was born in Mexico City on 21 January 1966. His most recent studies include the diploma course “Contemporary photoraphy: art and profession”, Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, San Carlos, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico, D.F., 2008. In 1992, he was included in Lily Kassner’s “Dictionary of Sculptors” edited by the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (CONACULTA). As part of his artistic experiences and at the margin of his work, he has engaged in projects related to architecture and urbanism. He has been a teacher of aesthetic communication and creativity at the Universidad de la Comunicación (UC), Mexico, D.F., 2000-08, and has held workshops at the Centro de Artes “La arrocera” in San Francisco de Campeche, Mexico, 2009, the Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico, D.F., 2000-02, the Escuela de Artesanías del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA), Mexico, D.F., 2001 and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Carrillo Gil, México, D.F., 1998-03.
Romo’s work is inspired by authors such as Constantín Brancusi, Isamu Noguchi, Federico Silva, Jorge Oteiza, Eduardo Chillida, David Smith, Donald Judd, Richard Serra and Carl Andre, as well as concepts from minimal art and conceptual art. Since 1987 Romo has participated in more than 140 collective exhibitions in Mexico and abroad, displaying his work in countries including Germany, Argentina, Austria, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, USA, Spain, France, Italy, Jamaica, Portugal, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela.
He has participated in the XI Bienal Monterrey FEMSA, Centro de la Artes, Monterrey, N.L., México, 2014, VI Bienal nacional de artes visuales Yucatán, Centro de Artes Visuales, Yucatán, México, 2014, Galería Jesús Drexel, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México, 2003, Volumen y estructuras: 19 visiones, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Jorge Chávez Carrillo, Colima, México, 2002, Color, encuentro y futuro, global culture center/México 99, Museo de Arte Moderno de Toluca, Toluca, Mexico, 1999, III Bienal Monterrey, Museo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México, 1997 and Deus ex machina, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, 1995. Individually he has displayed work on over 20 occasions, including: Falsas estructuras, Museo Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, 2012, Procesos, Museo de Bellas Artes de Toluca, Toluca, Mexico, 2009, Dos planteamientos-una visión, Galería José María Velasco, Mexico City, 2004 and Drawings, Galería del Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, USA, 1997.
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Some time ago, Eduardo Romo began an adventure which has brought him down paths he likely could never have imagined. His production has diversified to such a degree that today Romo must be spoken of not only as a sculptor, but as a visual artist in his own right. Equipped with very solid conceptual tools (Duchampian, Kosuthian), Romo continues working sculptures in wood, but also makes drawings, digital graphics and installations.
Antonio Espinoza, art critic and historian