Yamandú Canosa

Montevideo, 1954, resident in Spain

Painter. In his work, he creates narratives and explores the limits of language. His themes of inspiration range from landscape, human relations, cultural identity, memory, uprooting or migration. He often uses mural drawing in installations In 1975 he moved to Barcelona. Since then, his work has been shown in individual exhibitions in galleries, contemporary art centres and museums. His work has been selected to participate in collective exhibitions of Spanish art at the Reina Sofía Art Center in Madrid (ESP), Sprengel Museum in Hannover (GER), Albuquerque Museum in New Mexico (USA), Dalí Museum de St. Petersburg (USA) and Bass Museum in Miami (USA). In 2011 he presented at the Suñol Foundation of Barcelona (ESP) The Tree of Different Fruits, a retrospective of his last twenty years of work. In 2012 he participated in the 1st Art Biennial of Montevideo (URU) with the installation Hay place. In 2015 he participated in Montevideo in Ocean Thought, at the EAC (URU), and exhibits his recent work in Xippas Arte Contemporáneo (URU). In 2017 he presented the installation Archipiélago, in the exhibition Materia Prima -a selection of the contemporary art scene in Catalonia-, for the presentation of the new space of the Centre d’Art Contemporani in Barcelona Fabra i Coats (ESP) -and in Panorama, in the Subte Room of Montevideo (URU) – a selection of Uruguayan contemporary art. In 2019 he represented Uruguay at the 58th Venice Biennale.