Guy Langevin
FIG Bilbao 2020

26.11.20 14.12.20

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.

Guy Langevin
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

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International Projects, Fairs

FIG Bilbao 2020
Artists in dialogue

26.11.20 14.12.20

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 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)


Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

Artist-in-Residence International Program

Open Call #4
Residencies 2021-2022
Deadline October 31, 2021


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