FIG Bilbao 2020
Fundación´ace para el Arte Contemporáneo is pleased to introduce Guy Langevin, invited artist to ´ace representation at FIGBilbao 2020 , International Printmaking and Art on Paper Festival in the beautiful city of Bilbao, Spain from November 26th to December 14, 2020.
Graduated from Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in 1977, Guy Langevin have made more than 60 solo exhibitions in Quebec, Canada, U.S.A., France, Belgium, Portugal and Germany. He has participated to more than 300 group exhibitions, throughout the world, including approximately 80 international biennials or juried exhibitions. Mainly known for his work in mezzotint, he received several awards and gives masterclasses of mezzotint in many countries.
His work is based on duality between fugitiveness of light and moment, and the perennially of impressions people, situations and events make in our mind. As this duality, the work rocks between precision and blurry images. Haziness may be, sometimes, the more accurate way to express an idea. When the work speaks about human, or through the human image, it is important to have many level of reading. In my mind, that shows the complexity of life.
Deeply involved in his cultural milieu, at the end of the 70’s, he participated to the creation of Atelier Presse Papier, a collective professional printmaking studio, in 1984-85, he was president of the Quebec Printmakers’ association, and he is one of the founders of the Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières. His experience is often required for juries, councils and curating.
1954 | Chicoutimi, Canada
Lives and works in Trois-Rivières , Quebec, Canada
1977 | Bachellor of Fine Arts, Quebec University, Trois-Rivieres, Canada
2020 | Skin, National Exhibition Centre, Saguenay, Canada
2020 | Falling Angels, Shifte Hammam, Skopje, Macedonia
2019 | Body metamorphosis, Yekateriniburg Fine Arts Museum, Russia
2020 | 6th Intaglio Printmaking Exhibition, Shanghai, China
2019 | Limit States, 1700 LaPoste, Montreal, Canada
2019 | Curator’s Award, Ural Print Bienniale, Oufa, Russia
2019 | First Prize, Kaunas International Printmaking Biennial, Latvia 2017 | First Prize, Rosario International Miniprint, Argentina
2015 | Award for contribution to printmaking, Splitgrafic, Croatia
2013 | Award for originality and breaking boundaries of technique, International Mezzotint Festival, Yekaterinburg, Russia
International Projects, Fairs
FIG Bilbao 2020
Artists in dialogue
After the landing of ´ace at FIG Bilbao2019, with Argentina as the guest country and the will of both organizations to expand their international networks, we have signed a collaboration agreement between both institutions: FIG BILBAO and Fundación´ace. Alicia Candiani, director of ´ace, becomes part of the Management Committee of Open Latin America with the aim of giving mobility to artists and their works on an international level. Also, this year we have once again been invited to participate in the fair, for which a prestigious group of international professional artists has been selected.
The International Fair of Printmaking and Art on Paper (FIG Bilbao) has positioned itself as one of the most important in Europe. This year, FIG Bilbao celebrates its 9th edition and, although it cannot aspire to attract more than 11,000 visitors in four days as happened last year, it has not hesitated to reinvent itself in an online format and, furthermore, it does not neglect face-to-face proposals insofar as their possibilities. Today the digital platform www.figonlinefair.com will premiere, offering 50 galleries and more than 500 artists that will be active throughout the month of December.
The works cover a wide range of prices and visitors will be able to enjoy the free and personalized advice of expert Elisa Hernando, who is in charge of the Approach online service. Among the creators present in this edition, it will also be possible to pledge on emerging talents such as Juan Escudero and Kepa Garraza, or already established such as Joan Miró and Eduardo Chillida.
Three containers have been installed next to the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. Inside, all the works from the fair catalog will be projected on led screens that will change their content every 15 minutes. Until December 14 (from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.) they will be available to passersby. These are spaces that fulfill the function of the stands of FIG Bilbao, adapted to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, and are complemented by the QR codes of each gallery that will allow access to the digital platform.
Alicja Habsiak-Matczak (Poland)
Guy Langevin (Canada)
Bárbara Madsen (USA)
Cecilia Mandrile (Argentina, lives in New York)
Kestutis Vasilinius (Lithuania)
Zhang MinJie (China)
Alicia Candiani (Argentina)