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MX – 1990


Hugo Robledo produces paintings and site specific artworks. While he mainly focuses on two-dimensional works, he has experimented with sculpture and installation. Architecture, the built environment and man-made objects have long been the artist’s fascination. His most recent series explores visual representation of modernist architecture in Mexico and Latin America. A critical review of the formal attributes of late rationalist avantgarde movements motivate his latest works. The series of paintings refer to modernist architectural spaces and their representation. The oeuvre open up several questions about the abstract nature of architectural space, the qualities of surface and matter offered by the pictorial support and painting as an object or as representation. This body of work aims to create a connection between pictorial formalism and the ideological models that shaped the current sociopolitical reality.


He studied Visual Arts at the Faculty of Arts and Design of the UNAM. In 2012 he made an academic stay at the Institute of Arts of the State University of São Paulo. His first solo exhibition entitled “Jardín de Estratos” was presented in 2017 at Foro R-38 of the University of the Cloister of Sor Juana (Mexico City). He has been twice awarded the Young Creators’ Grant by the Mexican Secretariat of Culture in 2017 and 2019. He has participated in an artist-in-residence program at Fazenda Serinha in 2012 (Bragança Paulista, Brazil) and at Cobertizo in 2020 (Jilotepec, Mexico).