Hèctor Vargas Salazar
2022- Attends Wangechi Mutu’s lecture at the Shrem Museum, Davis, California. Morton´s Auction House Mexico City, Graphic works exhibition, february https://auction.mortonsubastas.com/sp/asp/fullCatalogue.asp?salelot=1053+++++217+&refno=++537942&saletype=
2021- Collective exhibition “Neo-narrativas”, Millenial Art Mexico.
2020- Joins The Telos Society, multidisciplinary artistic project, Athens, Greece.
Represented by Millenial Art México.
Artistic advisor at CPK (Private Collection of Mexican Art).
Publishes within the project “The day after” the short tale “No quedan Tigres”; The Telos Society, Athens, Greece.
2019- Starts studies of Philosophy, Art and Critical thought at The European Graduate School, Saas Fee, Switzerland and Venice Bienale, Italy.
Collective exhibition The Brady-Nikas collection, itinerary, USA.
Studio at Blackstone Ediciones Gráficas Limitadas (former Kyron).
Collective exhibition “Earth-Body”, Geology Museum, UNAM.
2018- Solo show"Vampirhabana", Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño, Havana, Cuba.
Solo show "Violencia Faisán", Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño, Havana, Cuba.
2017- Collective exhibition White Love. The Ballery, Berlin, Germany.
Solo show “Bismarck” The Ballery, Berlin Germany.
“Parásito” with Mike Sandoval. Galería Rojo Bermelo, Mexico City.
Co-coordinates the exhibition “Taller de Gráfica popular. 80 años”, Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City.
2016- First solo show in Europe “GUAPO” Havana Kunsthandel, Copenhagen, Denmark. Artist in residence Grafiska Verkstaden, Vulcanön, Tidaholm, Sweden. Arte Vivo, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City. Attends masterclass “Performing the Drawing” by William Kentdridge, Columbia University, New York.
2015. Solo Show “A-Isla-Miento” Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas, Havana, Cuba. Contemporary Art Auction, Louis C. Morton, Mexico City. Presents “El Tigre de Malfica” at the 12th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba. Selected for Symposium “A Call for Drawings” Academy of Fine Arts, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Aid For Aids, 51st floor Torre Mayor Mexico City, Arte Vivo, Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City. First Bienal del Sur, Caracas Venezuela. Drawing and Printing workshop, Carlos Cruz Diez Museum, Caracas, Venezuela. Translates and directs Samuel Beckett’s “Not I”, presented along with ten temple drawings, Almicar Vidal Forum, Mexico City. Tommy Hilfiger selects his drawing “Motociclismo Victoriano” to be printed in Sunday bags.
2014. Anthologic exhibition of the Taller de Gráfica Popular, CeDInCI, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Solo Show “Hèctor Vargas Drawings” Gallery of the Mexican Consulate, San José, California. Lectures on Latin American Art, San José State University, Stanford University, California. Collective Exhibition “Recent Gifts & Acquisitions” The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, California.
2013. Collective exhibitions with Mexico Vivo at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Yucatán and Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City. Collective exhibition of the collection of Mr James Nikas III, Mexican Consulate, San José, California. Lectures about the TGP to close the exhibition “Art for the People” Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel. Lectures about the bond between José Guadalupe Posada and the Taller de Gráfica Popular in The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, California
2012. Collective exhibition-auction “Arte Vivo” Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City (shows first bronze sculpture). Starts working with marchand José Luis Martín in Central de Arte. Solo exhibition “The corrosive Ink” Escuela de Periodismo Carlos Septién García
2011.Collective exhibition “New Troopers of the T.G.P.” Centro San Lorenzo, The Bringas-Haggenbeck Foundation. Collective exhibition in Galería Autónoma, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Collective exhibition-auction “Arte Vivo” Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City. Solo exhibition Escuela Bancaria y Comercial, Mexico City. Took Art Theory class in Casa Lamm with PhD Ignacio Prado
2010. Solo exhibition “Dies Irae” ARTR Tráfico de Arte/ Lart 23 Tres. Collective exhibition “Eros”, Pablo O’Higgins Gallery. Collective exhibition-auction “Arte Vivo” Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City
2009. Becomes officially a member of the T.G.P. Hot Art Fair, ART 40 BASEL. Collective exhibition “Grupo de los 16”. Collective exhibition-auction “Arte Vivo” Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City. Solo exhibition, Instituto Politecnico Nacional
2008. Solo exhibition Universidad Iberoamericana. Collective exhibition “Sujeto/Objeto”,Torre del Reloj. Collective exhibition-auction “Arte Vivo”,Centro de diseño alemán. Solo exhibition “Año IV” at T.G.P.’s Gallery. Paints a mural for a private collection
2007. Contacts Lucía Muñoz, founder and director of Lart 23 Tres Contemporary art Gallery and they begin to work together. Participates on collective nomadic exhibition of the T.G.P., celebrating its 70 years
2006. Gets his first work as a professional artist by being hired as a painter in the re-making of mural: “La Comunicación Postal”, excecuted by its original author and former director of the T.G.P. Jesús Alvarez Amaya
2005. Decides to become an artist for real. Joins the Popular Workshop of graphic art [Taller de Gráfica Popular est. 1937(T.G.P.)] as a student to learn the lithography technique
2004. Finishes High school
Runs the drawing and exhibition loans and arrangements branch of the Taller de Gráfica Popular from 2013 to 2015. Gave the “Graphic arts appreciation” class alongside with professor and author Patricia Pérez Walters for Casa Lamm, Mexico City; during the last semester of 2011 and the last semester of 2012, 2017, 2019 and 2021. Took Art Theory class with curator and art critic Edgardo Ganado Kim at Escuela Nacional de Pintura Escultura y Grabado “La Esmeralda”. Currently enrolled at the European Graduate School.
Hèctor Vargas Salazar