Baltazar Torres

 Institution (2)

 About Artist

1961 born in Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, Portugal
Lives & works in Porto, Portugal

Baltazar TORRES’ small-format works deal with social and political matters and problems. He creates small worlds made of wood and lead that show hostile urban environments. Additionally, the viewer himself becomes part of the work through integrated mirrors. The pieces invite you to look closely to perceive every small detail. He meditates about themes like urbanization, social impoverishment and isolation. Baltazar TORRES’ works are displayed at several collections all over the world, for example in the Institut Valencia d’Art Modern or in the Fundación Ars Teor Etica in Costa Rica.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2015

Big Box, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg, Austria

 

2013
Baltazar Torres - Veias de Alcatrão - Galeria de Arte do TMG, Guarda, Switzerland

2012 
The Rabbit and the Carrot, Galeria Mário Sequeira, Braga, Portugal

2011 
Baltazar Torres´ World Circus Tour, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna
La Voluntad del Deseo, Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Líneas del horizonte, Espai Quatre, Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

2010 
LANDCIRCUS, MCO Arte Contemporanea, Porto, Portugal
de la mer, de la mer, Museo do Mar de Galicia, Vigo, Spain 

2009 
Ivory Mountains, Galerie Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna, Austria

2008 
Linha do Horizonte - Museo Nacional de Soares dos Reis, Porto, Portugal

2007
A perfect day in a perfect world, Fundació Joan i Pilar Miró, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Space Invasion, Seilerstätte OffSpace Project Riemergasse, Vienna, Austria
Daily Stories, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria

2006
Spring Sounds, Galeria Magda Bellotti, Madrid, Spain
Subsuelo, Museu Barjola, Gijón, Spain
Dr Freud, Stock House - MCO Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal
Día y medio en el bosque, Galeria Xavier Fiol, Palma de Maiorca, Spain
Trabajando noche y día, Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal
Cronstruyendo el futuro, Galeria Bores & Mallo, Caceres, Spain

2005
Its Mine, Fundacion Ars TEOR/éTica, San José, Costa Rica
The World Belongs to me, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria
Hierbas Dañinas, Centro Nacional de Fotografia, Torrelavega, Spain
Hierbas Dañinas, Palacio de Almudi, Murcia, Spain

2004
Hierbas Dañinas, CAC, Malaga, Spain
Escenas de un Mundo Perfecto, Museo de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

2003
Where am I?, Galeria Xavier Fiol, Palma de Maiorca, Spain
Crying, Caja Luzan, Zaragoza, Spain
Ça Va, Galeria Magda Bellotti, Madrid, Spain

2002
Sunny Days, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal

2001
Can You Draw a New World?, Galeria Artinprogress, Berlin, Germany
You are Here You Live Here, Galeria Bores & Mallo, Cáceres, Spain

2000
Can you live twice?, Galeria Mário Sequeira, Braga, Portugal

1999
Antinomia da Paisagem/The Real Face of Landscape, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Porto, Portugal

1998
Landscape, Galeria JM/Gomes Alves, Guimarães, Portugal 

1997
Logo Urban Power, CAPC, Coimbra, Portugal
Logo Urban Power, Museu Nogueira da Silva, Braga, Portugal

1996
If you see a policeman don’t ask anything,run away, Galeria JM/Gomes Alves, Guimarães, Portugal

1994
Weekend News, CAPC, Coimbra, Portugal

1991
Galeria Módulo, Lisbon, Portugal
Biblioteca Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal

1990
Galeria JM/Gomes Alves, Guimarães, Portugal
Galeria Módulo, Lisbon, Portugal
Galeria Módulo, Porto, Portugal

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2014
Promenade, Galeria Miguel Marcos, Barcelona, Spain
Scope Basel, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg-Vienna, Austria
Porto-Berlim-Nova York, Maus Hábitos, Porto, Portugal

2013
Great Men Die Twice - Galeria Mário Sequeira, Braga, Portugal
Principios Activos - DA2 - Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain

2012 
40 Years Mario Mauroner Contemporary, Salzburg, Austria
La percepción del espacio / The Perception of Space - Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Welcome to my Loft. Arquitectura como utopía, ruina y abstracción - Centro Torrente Ballester, Ferrol, Spain
NO.1 - Nesrin Esirtgen Collection, Istanbul 

2011 
Todo lo visible me afecta, Galeria Ángeles Baños, Badajoz, Spain
Um Século, Dez Lápis, Cem Desenhos - Viarco Express, GAleria Municipal Almeida Garrett, Porto, Portugal
Arquelogia do Detalbe, Casa das Artes, Vigo, Spain
Defiant Gardens, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg, Austria
Don´t Shit Where You Eat, Espaco Doméstico em Performance, CAPC-Circulo de Artes Plásticas, Coimbra, Portugal
A Montanha Encantada, Galeria Mário Seqeuira, Braga, Portugal
Great, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

2010 
Muito Obrigado – Arte portugués del siglo XXI en la colección Coca-Cola, DA2 – Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
MONO, a propósito do Grupo GICAPC/CORES, CAPC-Círculo de Artes Plásticas, Coimbra, Portugal
Abismos Contemporâneos I, Palácio das Artes, Porto, Portugal
Abismos Contemporâneos II, Museu dos Transportes e Comunicações, Porto, Portugal
EXPO 2010 Shanghai im Jing´An Sculpture Parc, Shanghai, China
Dreams, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg, Austria
Utrópicos, A perfect day in a perfect world, XXXI. Biennale von Pontevedra, Spain

2009 
Peregrinatio, La Mistica - Eremitas de Sagunto, Valencia, Spain
De Malantaga a Pedro Cabrita Reis - Obras da Colecçau Caixa Geral de Depósitos - Mosteiro Sao Martinho de Tibaes, Braga, Protugal
Three-dimensional Concepts, IVAM Collection- Centro Cultural Bancaja Alicante, Spain
Narraciones sobre Arquitectura - DA2 - Domus ARtium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
La Escultura en la Colección del IVAM - IVAM- Institut Valencià d´Art Modern, Valencia
Antes des ayer y pasado mañana; o lo que puede ser pintura hoy - MACUF Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Union Fenosa, Coruña, Spain 

2008 
Pasións Privadas, Visións Publicas - MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Spain
Building, dwelling, thinking. Survey of contemporary art & architecture - IVAM - Institut Valencià d´Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
Parangolé: Fragmentos desde los 90 en Brasil, Portugal y España - patio Herreriano - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Español, Valladolid, Spain

2007 
Triennal of small sculptures 2007, Murska Sobota, Slovenia
El Puente de la vision - Museo de Bellas Artes, Santander, Spain
Small is beautiful - Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany
Jardim Aberto, Jardim do Palácio de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
Antimonumentos, Galeria António Henriques, Viseu, Portugal
Aus der Sammlung: Kinderzimmer, Landesgalerie und Oberosterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria
Space Invasion, Vienna, Austria
Paisagem Contemporanea Portuguesa, King Faisal Foundation, Riad, Saudi Arabia
Projecto Fábrica, Antiga Fábrica de Curtumes, Guimarães, Portugal
Plata I, Galeria Magda Bellotti, Madrid, Spain

2006
Little disasters, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna, Austria
Bienal da Prata, Museu de Lamego, Portugal
Bienal del Fuego, Museo de Belas Artes, Caracas
Surrounding Matta-Clark, Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporanea, Lisbon, Portugal
Territorio Oeste. Aspectos singulares del arte portugués contemporaneo, MACUF, La Corunya, Spain
Jeux divers, Musée Geo-Charles, Echirolles, France
Paradiso e Infierno, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna, Austria
Portugal Today, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg, Austria
Colectiva, Galleria Cesare Manzo, Rome, Italy

2005
Giardino, Museo Laboratorio, S. Angelo, comissària Veronica Valentini, Italy
Voyager 03, Semana da Cultura Portuguesa, Strasburg
Seducidos por el accidente, Fundación, Seoane, La Corunya, Spain
100 Desenhos, Maus Hábitos, Oporto, Portugal
Domicile, St. Etienne Museum, France
Portugal Today, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna, Austria
Del Zero al 2005, Perspectivas del arte en Portugal, Fundación Botín, Santander, Spain
Outras Arquitecturas, Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporanea, Lisbon, Portugal

2004
Le Droit de Reve, Mario Mauroner Cotenmporary Art Salzburg, Austria
15 Años, Galeria Xavier Fiol, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
49 Salon Européen des Jeunes Créateurs, Paris, France; Barcelona, Spain; Amarante, Portugal
20+1 Artistas portugueses nas colecciónes CGAC, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Um olhar Sobre a RAR, Oporto, Portugal

2003
Coimbra C, Círculo de Artes Plásticas, CAPC, Coimbra, Portugal
Fuori Uso 03: Anomalias - XII edicion, Ferrotel, Pescara, Italy
A Decade of Art from Spain - selections from Coca-Cola España Foundation, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, USA
Frágiles, Galeria Espacio Líquido, Gijón, Spain
Gestell, software y otros dispositivos (precarios), Valencia, Spain
Bienal Voyager 03, Paris Barcelona, Madrid, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; France
Playing with Scale, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

2002
Colección I, Fundação Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, France
Entre Líneas, La Casa Encendida, Caja Madrid, Madrid, Sπain
Parallel Worlds, Galería K&S, Berlin, Germany
ARCO 02 Cutting Edge: Cross Roads, Galeria Artinprogress, Madrid, Spain
Show & Basura, Museo de Caceres, Caceres, Spain
Arte Contemporanea: Colecção Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Culturgest, Lisbon and Oporto, Portugal

2001
Juegos de Navidad, Galeria Espacio L´quido, Gijón, Spain
Pay Attention Please, Museu de Arte de Noro, Italy
Embandeirarte, Oporto 2001, Oporto, Portugal
Elogio da Loucura, Oporto 2001, Hospital Psiquiátrico Conde Ferreira Oporto, Portugal

2000
Propios e Estraños, Galeria Marlborough, Madrid, Spain
XXVI Bienal de Pontevedra – O Espaço como Projecto / O Espaço como Realidade, Pontevedra, Spain
Arritmia, Mercado Ferreira Borges, Oporto, Portugal

1999
Cores do Oporto – 50 anos, 50 quadros, Poudação Eng. António de Almeida, Oporto, Portugal

1996
Bienal AIP, Europarque, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
Conventry/Oporto, Art Exchange ´96, Lanchester Gallery, Conventry, Regne Unit
ESBAP/FBAUP, 215 Anos Anos de Belas Artes no Oporto, Alfandega, Oporto, Portugal

1994
Depois de Amanhã, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
Imagens para os Anos 90, Fundação de Serralves, Oporto, Portugal

1992
Encontros de Arte Jovem, Chaves, Portugal
Momentos de Arte Contemporanea I: Anos 9o Pré/Visões, SNBA, Lisbon, Portugal
Experiments/Risco, Europália, Gent, Belgium

1990
Import/Export, Galeria Módulo, Oporto, Lisboa, Portugal
Sommer Inspiration, Messe AG, Hannover, Germany

1984
IV Bienal de Cerveira, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal
O Oporto, Cooperativa Árvore, Oporto, Portugal

1983
I Bienal de Chaves, Jovem Arte Portuguesa, Chaves, Portugal
Exposição Nacional de Desenho da Cooperativa Arvore, Palácio de Cristal, Porto, Portugal