Summary. Biographical notes
Jorge Palacios (Madrid, Spain 1979). His sculptural works have been shown in public spaces in emblematic places such as SoHo in New York, where it was selected by Artnet as one of the ten most interesting public art works to see in Manhattan; in front of the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid; at the Floridablanca Sculpture Gardens, the Sun Gate, the Bisagra Gate and the Santa Cruz Museum, as part of his exhibition of urban sculptures in the streets of Toledo; and most recently in the “Torres de Colón” building in Madrid.
In spite of his youth he has exhibited with internationally recognised artists, such as Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Sol Lewitt, Olafur Eliasson, Jean Tinguely, Ernesto Neto, Michelangelo Pistoletto and John Baldessari.
His sculptures have been exhibited in museums, among others, such as the Museum of Fine Arts of Guadalajara, the Santa Cruz Art Museum or the Mirador hall of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and in Contemporary Art Institutions amongst which it is worth highlighting the Canal Foundation of Madrid, the Fuensalida Palace of Toledo or the Exhibition Center of the Principality of Monaco, in Monte - Carlo, as well in spaces as the Executive Terminal of the Madrid - Barajas Airport.
His upcoming solo exhibition will be at The Noguchi Museum in New York from September 2018 to January 2019. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Museum is curating a new large sculpture specifically for placement on a public space in Manhattan.
His work has been present in International Contemporary Art Fairs in the United States, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. Palacios's work is included in public and private collections in Canada, Switzerland, Spain and the United States, carrying out sculptures for bodies such as the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the American Hardwood Export Council, based in Washington D.C. (USA) or for the American company International Data Corporation, as some of his latest commissions.
Jorge Palacios has taken part in the Arts Program of International Festivals such as the Bereberia-Sahara (Morocco) or the The Guardian Hay Festival. He has served as contemporary arts advisor and jury member at creative arts meetings and awards.
He has been a guest speaker at conferences, round tables and congress by organizations such as the AHEC, Tecnalia Research & Innovation or School of Art and High of Design (EASD). Palacios has also published articles in specialised magazines such as Protecma or Interempresas.
He has obtained grants from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Miguel Hernández University, the Eduardo Capa Foundation for the Sculpture University and the III Millenium Corporation, Wilmington DE. He is a member of the Spanish Institute of Contemporary Art, IAC, and is involved with the International Sculpture Center, ISC, United States, and the European Sculpture Network, Germany.