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Rodrigo Lara

Multidisciplinary Artist
2021 Make a Wave
Visual Arts

Rodrigo Lara is a multidisciplinary artist born in Mexico. He received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2013 and a BFA from the Universidad de Guanajuato in Mexico (2003). Lara has had solo exhibitions at institutions such as the Museo de Arte Moderno in the state of Mexico; Museo de la Ciudad in Querétaro, Mexico; Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago; National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago; C.G. Boerner in New York City; and Kruger Gallery in Marfa, Texas; among others.

Lara has two monographs of his work published: Máscaras y Artefactos and Memorials. He won the first prize in sculpture at the Premio Nacional de las Artes Visuales in Mexico in 2010. He has received several awards including Individual Artists Program Grants from Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events; Proyectos Especiales and Jóvenes Creadores, FONCA, Mexico City; Emerging Artist Grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York City; James Nelson Raymond Fellowship, 2013 SAIC; PECDA Estudios en el extranjero, IQCA; International Graduate Scholarship, SAIC; and the John W. Kurtich Travel Scholarship, SAIC, Berlin/Kassel, Germany, among others.

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Rodrigo Lara has crowd-funded a project with 3AP

  • Memorials Pilgrimage

    • $22,655 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 453% funded

    My work as an artist and sculptor is informed by memorialization, religion, time, and ancestries. For years, I’ve studied iconic ancient works but only from afar and in pictures. Now I have a chance to research and work with them …

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