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Juan de Andrés

Juan de Andrés

J de Andrés

Juan de Andrés was born in Arevalo, Uruguay in 1941. During the decade of the 50s, he studies with Carlos Llanos and Dayman Antúnez, both members of el Taller Torres-García and with them De Andrés learns painting and fresco mural technique. This experience is the begging of his vocation as teacher and by 1964, he begins his classes as drawing professor.

Because of the military dictatorship, he leaves Uruguay and settles in Spain, in the city of Zamora and presenting several exhibitions there and in Madrid as well as doing a few murals. In the 80s he moves to Barcelona where he befriends artists such as Ràfols Casamada, Guinovart or Hernández Pijoan.

In Barcelona, Juan de Andrés continues teaching, he will join thee prestigious EINA and Rosa Sensat schools. Also, in St.Boi de Llobregat he will be professor at the Municipal Workshop of Fine Arts, and founding the constructive art group “Rasen”, with whom he will present many group exhibitions.

Among several solo shows in Foundations and galleries, during this period he will also take part in group shows, among them stands out the exhibition dedicated to the Madí movement at the Reina Sofía Museum in 1997.

Since 2011 he will split his time between Barcelona and Montevideo.

In 2016 he joins the group of artists of our gallery.

In Uruguay his work will be featured in important solo exhibitions, in 2013 in the Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales or in 2019 at the Gurvich Museum.

In 2022 he receives the FIGARI AWARD given by Banco Central de Uruguay (BCU) in recognition of his career and the steady quality of his work. This award is managed by The Figari Museu, who depends on the Ministry of Education and Culture, and where an exhibition of his work will take place in 2023.

Juan de Andrés CV

JUAN DE ANDRES                       Selected solo exhibitions


Límit obert, Tecla Sala, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona..


Figari Museum, Montevideo.


Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.

6280 Gallery, Montevideo.


Pablo Atchugarry Foundation, Maldonado, Uruguay.


Sala Dalmau gallery, Barcelona.


Principio de horizonte, Gurvich Museum, Uruguay.


Círculo del Arte gallery, Barcelona.


Sala Dalmau gallery, Barcelona.


62 80 gallery, Montevideo.


Caracol Contemporary Art, El canto de las formas, Turin.


National Museum of Visual Arts, Montevideo.


Las Misiones gallery, José Ignacio, Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay. Las Misiones gallery, Montevideo, Uruguay


Josep Niebla Foundation, Casavells, Girona.


Juan de Andrés: Arquitecturas de la memoria, itinerante. Spain’s Cultural Center in Montevideo and Barcelona gallery, Barcelona.


Cardelli & Fontana Contemporary Art, Sarzana, Italy.

Munipal Museum of Fine Arts. Treinta y Tres, Uruguay.


Invencions i ficcions a l’espai, Guinovart Foundation, Agramunt, Lleida. Arquitecturas de la incertidumbre, Barcelona gallery, Barcelona.


Josep Niebla Foundation, Casavells, Girona.


Caixa Terrassa Foundation, Terrassa, Barcelona.

Barcelona gallery, Barcelona.


Obra recent. Massallera gallery, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona.


Tecla Sala Cultural Center,  Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona.


Boisserée gallery, Cologne.


City Museum, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona.

Seiquer gallery, Madrid.


Avila gallery, Madrid.

Caja de Zamora Exhibition Center, Zamora.


Caja de Zamora Exhibition Center, Zamora.


Krass gallery, Rosario, Argentina.

Acali gallery, Montevideo, Uruguay.


Assur gallery, Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay.

1961    Agustín Araujo Fine Art Museum, Treinta y  Tres, Uruguay.


J DE ANDRES                       Works in public spaces:


Steel sculpture 3 m high in front of 6280 gallery, Montevideo, Uruguay.


Steel sculpture 4 m high. Jardins de Cap Roig, Calella de Palafrugell, Girona.


Sculpture in painted steel de 12m high, Pallars Sobirà Square, St. Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona.


Mural in concrete and board, Rey D.Sancho II cafeteria, Zamora.

Forged iron doors, 3,70 x 4,20 m,  Saint Laurentius Church, Zamora.


Forged iron doors, Our Lady of the Pilar Church, Zamora.


Bas-relief in marble cement and ceramic 6 x 11 m. Previsión Social Bank. Melo, Uruguay.


Antiguo y Nuevo Testamento. Bas-relief in concrete, 14 m. long. Atrium of St. Joseph Worker Church, Treinta y Tres, Uruguay.


Fresco Mural, Medium and Secondary Institute, Treinta y Tres, Uruguay. 1973

Fresco mural of 3 x 23 m. n.o1 Publich Scool, Treinta y Tres, Uruguay (destroyed).

Bas-relief in marble cement and ceramic, Previsión Bank, Treinta y Tres, Uruguay.

1962 Fresco mural, Parochial Salon, Treinta y Tres, Uruguay.


J DE ANDRES                       Works in Museums and Public Collections

National Museum of Visual  Arts, Montevideo.

Bombardieri collection, Bergamo.

Caja de Zamora Foundation, Zamora.

Ernesto Ventós Omenes collection, Barcelona.

Caixa de Terrassa Foundation, Terrassa, Barcelona.

EINA Foundation, Barcelona.

Municipal Art Collection, Sant Boi de Llobregat City Council, Barcelona.

Vila Casas Foundation, Barcelona.

Contemporary Art Museum of  Managua, Nicaragua.

Spanish Constructivism Museum, Marbella.

Municipal Museum of Fine Arts Agustín Araujo, Treinta y Tres, Uruguay.

Municipal Museum of l’Hospitalet, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona.

Postal Museum, Madrid.

Pablo Atchugarry Foundation, Maldonado, Uruguay.

Johannes Shilling, Colonia, Germany

Oscar Prato, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Hugo Fernández, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Antonio Niebla, Barcelona.

Fernand collection, Belgium.

Gurvich Museum, Montevideo.