03 Aug Galería Vilaseco
Padre Feijoó 5-1º
Schedules during Aberto Galicia
Opening: Friday 22 at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 21: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, September 22: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 23: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday September 24 by appointment only
It responds to an observation and a care in the request that these works represent, like calls interrupted by new repetitions in their failure.
Before, fatigue brings the ages of an insisted presence, with the will of the return and the longing. The body loses for the response to its error, always in what has happened, in the past… it arrived.
Rodríguez-Méndez (Pontevedra, 1968) has a degree in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid. He works on projects involving different languages that intervene on the incorporeity of the material and the word. Languages that analyse and respond to the elusive principles of sculpture and the essential and physical experience of man. His work has been exhibited individually in centres such as the S.M.A.K. in Ghent, the MARCO in Vigo, Abierto x Obras, Matadero Madrid, Caixa Forum, Barcelona, the Instituto Cervantes in Madrid, the Yaddo Foundation in New York and soon at the CA2M, Madrid, the Galería Vilaseco in A Coruña and the Sirvent space in Vigo and in collective projects such as the CGAC Santiago de Compostela, Montehermoso, Vitoria- Gasteiz, the Artos Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus, at the IVAM, the CaixaForum in Barcelona, the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, at the Conde Duque in Madrid, at S. M.A.K. and the Vooruit Arts Centre. Ghent, Belgium, at the LABoral, Gijón, at the Fundación Sa Nostra, Mallorca, at the MAC Gas Natural Fenosa, A Coruña, at the CCCC (Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània), Valencia, among others. He has been awarded the Botín Foundation Scholarship, the Iniciarte Scholarships, the Bilbao Art Foundation, the aid for the promotion of Spanish Art from the Ministry of Culture, Matadero Madrid Scholarships, Casa de Velázquez Scholarship, Madrid, Aid for Creation and Production, Xunta de Galicia, Aid for Creation in Visual Arts, Community of Madrid, a scholarship from the Art and Law Foundation and an award from “CONNEXIO, spaces for reflection”, Lugo. He has been invited to the residency programme at the Yaddo Foundation in New York, the Atelié Fidalga in Sao Paulo and the Kiosko Residencies in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. He has recently been awarded the prize for his career by the Plataforma Festival in Santiago de Compostela and has published his latest book (publisher: librosdelaresistencia) in collaboration with the poet Chus Pato, in which he includes poetic texts and projects under the title: La Puerta Natural (The Natural Door). His work forms part of the collections: DKV, CGAC (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea) and the S.M.A.K. in Ghent. He is currently Professor of Sculpture at the University of Salamanca, USAL.