Pedro Trueba will be painting in the Academy Galleries in early September as an artist in residence! Pedro Trueba is an internationally acclaimed contemporary Mexican artist whose works have been shown in New York, Paris, Ottawa, Montreal, New Delhi, Geneva, Barcelona, Oviedo, Tel Aviv and Amman, and now Wellington, New Zealand.
He has created more than nine thousand art works, published more than 21 books, and exhibited in more than 100 national exhibitions in Mexico and over 25 international exhibitions. He has headed several cultural projects of national and international relevance and received national and international recognition. He received the International Art Tour Award at the Mad Museum in New York and Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Xalapa, Mexico. He was recognised as “person of the year” in 2019 by international Spanish-language magazine, ‘El Cip’. His career has been formally recognised in the Mexican Chamber of Deputies.
The works created during this artistic residency will be called The Power of Memory and will be on display and on sale to 30 September. The exhibition is being brought to Wellington by the Embassy of Mexico in recognition of 50 years of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and Mexico. Artist’s materials have been generously supplied by Gordon Harris Ltd.