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Alceu Ribeiro


Alceu Ribeiro

Alceu Ribeiro was born at the departmen of Artigas, Uruguay, in 1919.
 
In 1939 he moves to Montevideo with a grant and begins his studies at the Taller of Joaquín Torres-García until 1949, taking part in all its exhibitions. Afterwards, he would open his own workshop, El Molino, with a great cultural activity: teaching, concerts, conferences, cinema…Intellectuals from Montevideo gather around it and also exiles like the actress Margarita Xirgu or José Bergamín.
 
Alceu Ribeiro begins teaching drawing and painting at Del Trabajo University in Montevideo in 1962 and the next year he travels throughout South America. Collaborating with the Museum of Fine Arts of Uruguay, he travels all over Europe for a year.
In 1973 painter Alceu Ribeiro visits Mallorca for the first time and, in 1974, he takes over his brother Edgardo workshop in Mallorca, but it will be in 1979 when he finally settles on the island, travelling frequently to Uruguay.
 
In 1998 Alceu Ribeiro joins Dalmau art gallery of Barcelona and would remain one of its artists until his death.
 
Since the year 2000 the recognitions on the figure of painter Alceu Ribeiro begin with the installation of a sculpture in Artigas, his hometown, another one in Mallorca and his appointment as illustrious citizen of Montevideo or his major retrospective, organized by Palma de Mallorca’s city council, at the Solleric Palace,
 
In 2013 Alceu Ribeiro dies in Mallorca.

Alceu Ribeiro CV

Murals and scullptures

 
2009
Sculpture in iron in memory of the musician Mas Porcel, Palma de Mallorca
 
2007
Sculpture in iron ·(3 m), Artigas, Uruguay.
 
1962
Mural in bronze, Sére Building, Montevideo.
Mural in bronze, Church of las Carmelitas, Montevideo
 
1961
Mural in bronze (6 x 1m.). Malecón Building, Montevideo.
 
1960
Mural in sandstone  (6 x 1 m.).  Nautilus Building, Pocitos (Uruguay).
Mural in iron junk. Atlántida Resort. Canelones, Uruguay.
 
1959
Mural at the Bernat Residency, Montevideo.
 
1951
Mural with Julio Alpuy and Jonio Montiel at  De las piedras hippodrome, Canelones (Uruguay).
 
1950
Mural in mosaic (6 x 3m.). Medical Syndicate, Montevideo. Declared National Historic Monument in 2002.
 
1949
Mural in mosaic (6 x 3 m.). Palacio de la Luz de Montevideo
 
1946
Mural at the Services Station of Punta del Este (designed by the architect Rafael Lorente).
 
1944
Mural at the  Saint-Bois Hospital with Torres-García and the members of the  TTG (surface painted by Alceu Ribeiro 1 x 2’60 m), Montevideo.
 
Without date:
UTE Building,  4'50 x 3'50 m. Montevideo
Atlántida Mural, 15m. Montevideo.

 

 

Works in museums

-Juan Manuel Blanes Museum, Montevideo.
-National Museum of Sâo Paulo, Sâo Paulo.
-De Zea Museum, Medellín.
-National Fins Arts Museum, Montevideo.
-Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid.
-Museum Lugo
-Museum of Leningrad.
-Balearic Islands government, Palma de Mallorca.
-National Museum of Visual Arts, Montevideo.

 

 

Selected solo exhibitions

2017
Ritmo y estructura, Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
2014
Homage, Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
 
2010
Espacios equilibrados, Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
 
2006
Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
Retrospectiva, Palau Sollerich, Palma.
 
2002
Pintura i relleus constructius, Caixa de Terrassa, Barcelona. Exhibition curated by Sala Dalmau Gallery of Barcelona.
 
2000
Maderas, Sala Dalmau Gallery , Barcelona.
 
1998
Pinturas y maderas, Sala Dalmau gallery, Barcelona.
Peintures Construites, Pinacotheque des Eaux Vives Gallery, Geneva
 
1997
Citania Gallery, Santiago de Compostela.
 
1996
Casa de Galicia, Madrid. Organized by the Xunta of Galicia.
Pintura Construïda, Sollerich Palace, Palma de Mallorca. Organized by the City Council.
 
1993
Un monde construit, Art Sud Gallery , Toulouse.
 
1991
Sala Guillem Mesquida (Misericordia Cultural  Center) organized by the Majorcan Government..
Sala Gòtica de l’Institut d’Estudis Ilerdencs, Diputació of Lleida.
Sala Pati Palau, Diputació of Tarragona.
Deustch-Ibero-Amerikanaische Gesellschaft, Frankfurt.
Bisart Gallery, Palma de Mallorca.
 
1990
Dacal gallery, Madrid.
Sala de Cultura Sa Nostra, Ibiza
 
1989
Ses Puntes Tower, Manacor.
 
1988
Bearn Gallery,  Palma.
 
1985
Bearn Gallery,  Palma.
 
1981
Sóller, Casal de Cultura, Palma de Mallorca.
 
1977
Sóller, Casal de Cultura, Palma de Mallorca.
 
1976
Moretti and Río de la Plata Galleries, Montevideo.
J.Blanes Gallery, Palma de Mallorca.
 
1975
Moretti gallery, Montevideo.
 
1973
Blanes Gallery, Palma de Mallorca.
Between 1968 and 1972 exhibits in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, EE.UU., France, Holland, Venezuela and  Uruguay.
 
1971
 Pinto Gallery, Montevideo.
 
1969
Moretti Gallery , Montevideo.
 
1968
Albini Gallery , Buenos Aires.
 
1967
Mayfair Gallery, Washington.
 
1963
Montevideo Gallery , Montevideo.
De  Zea Museum, Medellin, Colombia.
 
1962
Montevideo Gallery, Montevideo
 
1953
Universityof Architecture. Montevideo.

 

 
Selected Group exhibitions
2013
Visiones constructivas, Sala Dalmau gallery, Barcelona.
 
2012
El Taller Torres-García, Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
 
2011
Art Madrid 2011, Sala Dalmau Gallery. Madrid.
Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
 
2010
Art Madrid 2010, Sala Dalmau  Gallery. Madrid.
On roman l’esperit, Palau Solleric, Palma de Mallorca.
 
2009
Art Madrid 2009, Sala Dalmau Gallery, Madrid.
 
2008
Avantguardes històriques,Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
 
2005
Artistes d'Amèrica del Sud: Tres dècades a Mallorca, Krekovic Museum, Palma de Mallorca..
 
2004
La huella constructiva, Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
25 anys de Galeria, Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
 
2003
Mallorquins d'adopció, Krekovic Museum, Palma.
 
2001
Escultures de pintor, una veritat possible. Palau Solleric. Organized by the Palma de Mallorca City Council.
 
2000
Bodegones del Sur  Sur Gallery, Montevideo.
Tejería Gallery, Montevideo.
 
1999
Escuela del Sur. Taller Torres-García y su legado, Caja Madrid. Itinerant Madrid and Barcelona.
 
1998
El Taller Torres-García, Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona and  Caixa Terrassa, Terrassa.
 
1997
Pinacotheque des Eaux Vives Gallery, Genève.
 
1995
65 years of constructivist wood, Cecilia de Torres Gallery, NewYork.
Novart Gallery, Madrid, introduced  by President Sanguinetti.
 
1992
La Escuela del Sur, El T.T.G. y su legado, itinerant, Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid, Archer M. Hintington Art Gallery, Austin (Texas), Museo de Monterrey (Mexico), Bronx Museum of Arts, New York (EEUU), Rufino Tamayo Museum, City of Mexico (Mexico).
Takes part in the Expo’92  of  Seville representing Balearic Islands.
 
1978
Moretti Gallery, Montevideo.
 
1960
Salón Municipal, Montevideo.
 
1959
Salón Municipal, Montevideo.
 
1958
Salón Municipal de Montevideo.
 
1946
Muestra de Pintura Moderna Uruguaya, Paris.
 
1945
Salón Municipal, Montevideo.
 
1943
Salón Nacional de Montevideo.
 
1942
Salón Nacional de Montevideo.
 
1941
Salón Nacional de Montevideo.
 
1940
Salón Municipal de Montevideo.
First important exhibition together with Augusto Torres.

 

Selected bibliography

“Alceu Ribeiro” Consell Insular de Palma de Mallorca, 1991.
“Alceu Ribeiro”, Diputació de Lleida, 1991.
“Alceu  Ribeiro” Casal Solleric, 1996.
“Alceu Ribeiro”, Xunta de Galicia, 1996.
“Alceu Ribeiro, pintures i relleus”, Caixa de Terrassa, 2001.
“Alceu Ribeiro: Retrospectiva” Casal Solleric and CAM, 2006.

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