Artist In Residency: Francisco Ugarte
Saber Acomodar Artist-in-Residence brings three artists from Guadalajara to Denver as part of a cultural exchange program made possible by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Three artists, Francisco Ugarte, Christian Franco and Cynthia Gutierrez, will be in residence in Denver for two weeks each. In the two weeks artists are in residence at MCA Denver, they will present about their work in a public program, work with community partners and artists to activate the galleries and public spaces of the museum, and engage with students in the teen leadership programs at MCA Denver. In addition to providing artists time for creation and reflection, the artist-in-residence program hopes to provide the Denver community the opportunity to meet exhibiting artists and offer a more in-depth look at their practice.
The first Artist-in-Residence MCA Denver is hosting is Francisco Ugarte. Francisco Ugarte holds a BA in Architecture from the Western Institute of Superior and Technological Studies. He has had solo exhibitions at the Clemente Orozco Museum in Guadalajara, and the Experimental Museum El Eco in Mexico City. Select group exhibitions include the Raúl Anguiano Museum of Art, Guadalajara; Museo Jumex, Mexico City; Salón ACME, Mexico City; and Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City. He has had special projects with Marfa Contemporary in Texas and SiTE:LAB in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His work is held in the Charpenel Collection and Colección Jumex, and he has been awarded residencies at the Careyes Foundation and Casa Wabi, both in Mexico. The artist lives and works in Guadalajara.
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