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Jorge Palacios (b. 1979, Madrid, Spain)


Jorge Palacios’s sculptures have been widely shown in public spaces, including on Manhattan’s Flatiron Plaza, New York City, where he exhibited Link (2018) a large-scale public sculpture curated by The Noguchi Museum. In 2015, he exhibited Sketch in the Air in SoHo, which was selected by Artnet as one of the ten most interesting public artworks to see in Manhattan. He has also shown work in front of the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, at the Floridablanca Sculpture Gardens, and in the Torres de Colón building, in Madrid, and as part of an exhibition of public sculptures in the streets of Toledo, at that city’s Sun Gate, Bisagra Gate, and Santa Cruz Art Museum. 


His work has been exhibited in numerous museums and centers for contemporary art, including his current exhibition at the Würth Museum La Rioja, curated by Kosme de Barañano, or at the Noguchi Museum, where the solo exhibition Jorge Palacios at The Noguchi Museum was curated by Dakin Hart, Senior Curator, in three of the Museum’s indoor galleries and its sculpture garden in dialogue with the permanent collection of Isamu Noguchi's works. Palacios has also exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts of Guadalajara, the Santa Cruz Art Museum, the Mirador Hall of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the Fundación Canal, the Fuensalida Palace, and the Salle d'exposition de la principauté de Monaco, as well in spaces as the Executive Terminal of the Madrid-Barajas Airport.


He has exhibited with internationally recognized artists, such as Isamu Noguchi, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Sol Lewitt, Olafur Eliasson, Jean Tinguely, Ernesto Neto, Michelangelo Pistoletto and John Baldessari.


Palacios has been the subject of reviews and articles in publications including Artforum, Artnet, Hyperallergic, Vulture, Sculpture Magazine, Interior Design, Cultured, Frame, El PAIS, ABC, Tendencias del Mercado del Arte, Fuera de Serie, ICON, and Descubrir el Arte, among other publications.


Palacios's work may be found in public and private collections in Canada, Switzerland, Spain, and the United States, creating sculptures for institutions such as the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the American Hardwood Export Council or International Data Corporation.


Palacios has been a guest speaker at conferences, round tables, and symposia organized by institutions and entities such as the Consulate General of Spain (New York), the Embassy of Spain in collaboration with the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington DC), Open House New York, ETSAB (Superior School of Architecture of Barcelona of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia), AHEC (American Hardwood Export Council), Tecnalia Research & Innovation (San Sebastián, Spain), and EADS (Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Segovia).


He has participated in the Arts Program of festivals such as The Guardian Hay Festival or the Bereberia - Sahara. Palacios has served as an advisor and jury member for various awards and published articles in specialized magazines. 


He has been the recipient of grants from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Miguel Hernández University, the Eduardo Capa Foundation’s University of Sculpture, and the III Milenium Corporation. He is a member of the Spanish Institute of Contemporary Art, IAC, the International Sculpture Center, ISC, United States, and the European Sculpture Network, Germany.


Palacios divides his time between his studio in New York and his workshop in Spain.