Monica Sarmiento Castillo at START Art Fair, London

SAPHIRA & VENTURA Gallery I I +1 (646) 922-7052
B O O T H # 2.5
Artist: Mónica Sarmiento Castillo, Estuardo Maldonado, Neil Kerman
Saphira & Ventura Gallery located in the heart of New York between Grand Central and Time Square, opened its doors in 2014. Specializing in modern and contemporary art, we seek to promote and exhibit the cutting edge artists of today with pieces by timeless masters. Our collection of artists ranges from established artists to Masters such as Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe, Keith Haring, Salvador Dali, and Jackson Pollock.

Duke of York´s HQ King´s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4RY, UK

START returns to London’s Saatchi Gallery this September, showcasing emerging artists from new art scenes to give art collectors and enthusiasts alike the opportunity to discover artwork from developing global markets. Founded and organised by Parallel Contemporary Art and Saatchi Gallery, START takes place across all three floors of Saatchi Gallery. It aims to introduce a young generation of galleries and artists to an international audience and provide an insight into the future of contemporary art. The fourth edition of START kicks off the London autumn arts season and takes place from 14 to 17 September 2017.

START’s fresh and innovative approach to the art fair format promises a unique experience for visitors and one of the strongest editions to date.

A Meeting of Ibero-American Artists to Represent the Bicentennial of The Supreme Court of Spain

A Meeting of Ibero-American Artists to Represent the Bicentennial of The Supreme Court of Spain

The inaugural event will be held in the Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court of Spain (1812 – 2012) in Madrid on June 18, 2012

These Ibero-American master artists have been selected for their important international reputation and have the honor of are representing their respective nations at the Bicentennial of the Supreme Court of Spain

Awards on behalf of the Bicentennial of the Supreme Court of Spain will feature the following artists: Spain: Jose Maria Yturralde, USA: Don Archer, Mexico: Jose Luis Cuevas, Guatemala: Rodolfo Abularach, Nicaragua: Omar D’Leon, Republic Dominican Rosa Tavarez, Venezuela: Oswaldo Vigas, Peru: Fernando de Szyszlo, Honduras: Armando Lara, Portugal: Alberto Carneiro Paraguay: Carlos Colombino, Cuba: Enrique Ubieta, Ecuador: Monica Castillo Sarmiento, El Salvador: Carlos Cañas, Uruguay: Miguel Herrera Zorrila, Bolivia: Zilveti Luis, Argentina: Leopoldo Maler,  Puerto Rico: Luis Hernandez Cruz, Panama: Olga Sinclair, Chile: Ivan Contreras Brunet, Costa Rica: Felo Garcia, Colombia: Antonio Samudio, Brazil: Louis Villani.

Among the art critics that have contributed to the Ibero-American culture are: France: Gerard Xuriguera, South America: Marianne de Tolentino and Bélgica Rodriguez, Spain: Roman de la Calle. As great examples of of Ibero and Latin American Art these are the only official artists and artistic representatives of the Bicentenario del Tribunal Supremo de España an event curated by the Gallery CosmoArte Century XXV, in collaboration with the Fundación Carlos III Instituto Cervantes, New York
 Special mention to for assistance with this event:
QCC Art Gallery City University of New York
Galería Nacional de Bellas Artes, Republica Dominicana
Galería CosmoArte Siglo XXV, España and New York
Centro de Artes Visuales/Museo del Barro, Paraguay
Museo de Arte de El Salvador
Museo José Luis Cuevas , México
MOCA: Museum of Computer Art, New York

Lectures and Simposia at NYPL Mid-Mahattan by Monica Sarmiento, 2011


New York Public Library Mid- Manhattan 
Language and Art Conversations: Pre-Columbian Concepts
A Bilingual Spanish-English Program by Monica Sarmiento Castillo

April – May, 2011, Monday Nights Guests

APRIL 2011
April 4th
Don archer, Director, MOCA Museum of Computer art.
Topic: Digital art, Fractal Art and Museum of Computer Art
April 11th
Raquel Ogle Maldonado,
Foundation Estuardo Maldonado
Topic: Pre-Columbian Art and its Dimensionalist evolution
April 18th
Jaime Andrade, Knoedler & Company Art Gallery
Topic: Influence of Native American Art in North American artists.
April 25th
Gabriel Roldós, Executive Producer and Director of Fluid New Media Lab
Topic: Multimedia talk on the relationship of the Equator, the geography of the Andes, and astronomy in the Pre-Hispanic culture

MAY 2011
May 9th
Elvira Lindo & Antonio Muñoz Molina, Spanish writer s
Topic: Conversation with the writers
May 16th
Faustino Quintanilla, Executive Director, Queensborough Art Gallery, CUNY
Topic: New visions of Primitive Art

Guest Speakers

Don Archer, Director, MOCA: Museum of Computer Ar, NYPL Mid-Mahattan

4 April 2011
Don Archer Director, MOCA : Museum of Computer Art
Digital Art: Fractal Art and the Museum of Computer Art
Overview of digital art – An explanation of fractal art – Fractals in nature – Viewing of fractal art – The techniques used in digital art – Different forms of digital art found on MOCA, such as: animation, ray tracing, computer drawing and-painting, height-field art, fractal art, computer-enhanced photography – A tour of the MOCA website


Don Archer (born 1930-) is a fractal artist and founder of MOCA, the Museum of Computer Art (founded in 1993). The MOCA website is one of the most respected computer art museums on the Web and host to hundreds of world-class digital artists and thousands of images. In 2008, MOCA established a physical gallery in Brooklyn NY showing digital art in print and on-screen.

Don Archer’s work has been shown in one-man and group shows in New York City and elsewhere. He is recognized as one of the foremost experts on digital art and has consulted for the prestigious Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin and was a featured speaker at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. His was included in the prestigious Saemangeum Flag Festival in Seoul, Korea in 2010

April 11th, 2011
Raquel Ogli Maldonado on behalf of the Foundation Estuardo Maldonado
Conference: Six thousand years of Pre-Columbian culture and its evolution into Dimensionalist Art.

Monica Sarmiento and Raquel Maldonado, Conference Estuardo Maldonado Foundation at NYPL Mid-Mahattan, 2011

A brief overview will make us understand the magnitude of the influence of Pre-Columbian Art in the evolution of Contemporary Art expressed through works done in stainless steel with a three-dimensional influence.


Raquel Ogle Maldonado (born 1966 Rome, Italy) is the daughter of Estuardo Maldonado. Her mission is to make known the works of her father through her Foundation:
Estuardo Maldonado (born 1930 Pintag, Ecuador) He is a master Latin American sculptor and painter inspired by the Constructivist Movement. Maldonado is a member of VAN (Vanguardia Artística Nacional), the group of Informalist painters founded by Enrique Tábara. Other members of VAN included, Aníbal Villacís, Luis Molinari, Hugo Cifuentes and Gilberto Almeida. Maldonado’s international presence is largely due to his participation in over a hundred exhibits outside of Ecuador. His work has a universal quality that speaks to expansive audiences.

Maldonado’s work depicts abstractions of nature. His ancestral roots are also evident in some of his works based on Pre-Columbian imagery from his native Andean zone. At the same time, he is interested in the palpitation of the evolving Universe. It is because of this inherent curiosity with advancement and history that he has a place within the Latin American Constructivist Art Movement. In 2009, Maldonado was awarded the Premio Eugenio Espejo, his country’s most prestigious National Award for Art, Literature and Culture presented by the President of Ecuador.
Vladimir Tatlin founded Constructivism in Russia in 1913. Influenced by Futurism and Cubism, this movement is based on abstract, geometric forms and is related to architectural ideas. The Constructivist Movement made its way into Latin America by way of Joaquin Torres Garcia and Manuel Rendón. Constructive Universalism is an innovative style created by Joaquín Torres García who after living in Europe for over forty years, returned to his native land, Uruguay and brought with him new artistic concepts. Constructive Universalism combines references to the Pre-Columbian world with the geometric forms of European Constructivism.

List of Publications
1956 – House of Ecuadorian Culture, Guayaquil, Ecuador, 1964 – Biennial of Venice, Venice, Italy, 1974 Center for the International Studies of Constructivist Art, Bonn, Germany, 1974 – Marcon IV Gallery, Rome, Italy, 1985 – First Latin American Symposium of Sculpture of Santo Domingo, dominican republic, 1985 – Art Museum of the Americas, organization of american states (OAS), Washington, D.C., 1986 – Ecuadorian Embassy, Port au Prince, Haiti, 1987 – I Biennial International Painting of River Basin, River Basin, Ecuador, 1987 – Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (MoCHA), new York, new York, 1988 – XX Biennial of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 1991 – masters of latin america, Nagoya, Japan, 1994 Gallery of swimming Art, dominican republic, Museum of Italian Art, Lima, Peru, 2000 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador; Mueum of Modern Art, Santiago, Chile; Exhibition, Perth, Western Australia, 2001 Exhibition Centro Cultural Metropolitano de Quito, Ecuador, 2002 Antología “1945-2002”, Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador; Municipal Hall of exhibitions Valencia. L’Almudí.Valencia. Spain, 2003 – Museo Luis Gonzalez Robles Alcala de Henares. Madrid. Spain, 2004. Central Bank of the Ecuador. Quito, Ecuador; Gallery art Jorge Ontiveros. Madrid. Spain; Sala Ayuntamiento L’olleria. Valencia. Spain, 2005 Exhibition in Chicago. Aldo Castillo Gallery; Fundación Jaume II the Just. Real Monasterio Santa Maria Valldigna. Went Valenciana (Simat de la Valldigna); Gallery exhibitions Elche City Hall. Alicante. Spain; Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2006 – The Katzen Art Center at American University, Washington, D.C., USA; Room as author, Estuardo Maldonado, Anthropological museum and contemporary art (MAAC), Guayaquil, Ecuador, 2007 – Gallery of art “25th Century CosmoArte”. Alcante. Spain, 2008 – Ministry of Foreign Trade and Integration – Ecuadorian Embassy in Germany, Berlin, Germany; ArtMadrid. Madrid. Spain; Hall of exhibitions Park of attractions “terra Mitica”.Benidorm. Alicante. Spain; Expo Zaragoza 2008. Flag of the arts of Telefónica. Zaragoza. Spain

18 April 2011
Jaime Andrade, Knoedler & Company Art Gallery
Influence of primitive art in North American artists: Rotko, Andy Warhol, Rausenberg,

Vilma Alvarez, Jaime Andrade, Monica Sarmiento at NYPL Mid-Mahattan 2011, Art Colector LatinAmerican Art

Jaime Andrade will present us with a more intimate vision of the artists and their work through his experience at Knoedler and Company Art Gallery. His direct contact with the artists and their relationship and influence with primitive art will give us a unique visual on the work of artists such as Rotko, Andy Warhol, Helen Frankenthaler, and Herbert Ferber.

Jaime Andrade (Otavalo – Ecuador) 40 years in the art world, currently continuing work at Knoedler & Company Gallery, has developed and curated different exhibitions in the United States. His work and direct contact with the artists gained him a wide experience in the knowledge of American Art. Their art collections include pre-Columbian archaeological pieces, classic art and modern.
List of publications
As an art dealer and expert in modern art, he has collaborated on various publications and listings of works of art.

25 April 2011
Gabriel Roldós Executive Producer and Director of Fluid New Media Lab
Multimedia Lecture on the relationship of the Equator, the geography of the Andes, and astronomy in the Pre-Hispanic culture
A presentation of the archaeological site of Catequilla, an astronomical observatory 1,000 years old, which is located exactly on the equator and marks a relationship to the position of churches and cities in South America. The inhabitants of the equatorial zone in pre-Hispanic times held their territory in relation to celestial bodies, particularly the sun, ordering their constructions in relation to rising and setting of the sun. These alignments draw a sketch of a land that over the centuries is still present in contemporary culture. In the video, Científico Quitsa, Dr. Cristobal Cobo gives us a holistic perspective that includes studies of astronomy, archeology, history and geography, which gives a context of the worldview of the Native American inhabitants of the Andes Equator. This will be a multimedia presentation with images and videos by Gabriel Roldós, project representative in New York.

Gabriel Roldós is the Executive Producer and Director of Fluid New Media Lab, an initiative that uses new media to create, host and archive art proposals using audiovisual technology. The project has been the scene of contemporary art by local artists and international areas of cultural activism and art in performance, including the Local Project, Flux Factory, Queens Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio, 3rd Ward and Ten10 Studios. He was a special guest, presenting multimedia collaborations at international festivals such as the VFF, aluCine, and Toronto New Media Arts Festival. His career started as a visual communicator for the project Scientific Quitsa-to, and evolved into a lecturer on the project in the New York City. During his stay in this city has hosted several educational workshops in media arts, as well as exhibitions and events in public spaces in the New York.

Publications List
Life At the Onderdonk (ding) x 6.

May 9, 2011
Elvira Lindo & Antonio Muñoz Molina Spanish writers
Conversation with the writers
Synopsis of the presentation:
The writer will give a broad view of his thinking on women as a multidisciplinary creator in art, its evolution and transition with his most intimate thoughts of women and professional, this reflected in his writings an encounter with humor and irony of one of the most important writers of Spain

Antonio Muñoz Molina, Elvira Lindo, Mónica Sarmiento Castillo, NYPL-Mid-Manhattan 2011

Biography of the speaker:
Elvira Lindo (born 23 January 1962 in Cádiz, Spain) is a Spanish journalist and writer. Her first novel was based on one of her fictional radio characters, the madrileño boy Manolito Gafotas, who has become a classic of Spanish children’s literature. Lindo has also written adult novels and plays; she is the screenwriter of the film La primera noche de mi vida, and collaborated with director Miguel Albadalejo on the screenplays for Manolito Gafotas and Ataque verbal. She also adapted the screenplay Plenilunio from the novel by her husband, Antonio Muñoz Molina.

Ever since her husband Antonio Muñoz Molina was appointed director of the Instituto Cervantes of New York, Lindo has lived in New York City. She often writes for the Spanish-language newspaper El País, contributing editorials, and writes freelance work for other magazines and newspapers. In 1998 Lindo was awarded the Premio Nacional de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil (National Award for Children’s and Youth Literature) for her book Los trapos sucios de Manolito Gafotas, and she received the Biblioteca Breve (Tiny Library) Award for her adult novel Una palabra tuya. Her next book, Lo que me queda por vivir was released on September 3rd 2010.

Children’s series, Manolito Gafotas, 1994: Manolito Gafotas, 1995: Pobre Manolito, 1996: ¡Cómo molo!: (otra de Manolito Gafotas), 1997: Los trapos sucios de Manolito Gafotas, 1998: Manolito on the road, 1999: Yo y el Imbécil, 2001: Manolito tiene un secreto
Fiction for adults, 1998: El otro barrio, 2002: Algo más inesperado que la muerte, 2005: Una palabra tuya, 2010: Lo que me queda por vivir
Scripts1998: Manolito Gafotas, 1998: La primera noche de mi vida, 2000: Ataque verbal, 2000: Plenilunio, 2000: El cielo abierto, 2008: Una palabra tuya, 2010: Lo que me queda por vivir.

Antonio Muñoz Molina, Elvira Lindo, Antonio Muñoz Molina, Nuria Morgado, NYPL-Mid-Manhattan, 2011






Antonio Muñoz Molina (born 10 January 1956) is a Spanish writer and, since 8 June 1995, a full member of the Royal Spanish Academy. He currently resides in New York City, United States. In 2004-2005 he served as the director of the Instituto Cervantes of New York.

He was born in the town of Úbeda in Jaén province. He studied art history at the University of Granada and journalism in Madrid. He began writing in the 1980s and his first published book, El Robinsón urbano, a collection of his journalistic work, was published in 1984. His columns have regularly appeared in El País and Die Welt. His first novel, Beatus ille, appeared in 1986. It features the imaginary city of Mágina — a re-creation of his Andalusian birthplace — which would reappear in some his later works. In 1987 Muñoz Molina was awarded Spain’s National Narrative Prize for El invierno en Lisboa (translated as Winter in Lisbon), a homage to the genres of film noir and jazz music. His El jinete polaco received the Planeta Prize in 1991 and, again, the National Narrative Prize in 1992. His other novels include Beltenebros (1989), a story of love and political intrigue in post-Civil War Madrid, Los misterios de Madrid (1992), and El dueño del secreto (1994). Margaret Sayers Peden’s English-language translation of Muñoz Molina’s novel Sepharad won the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize in 2004. He is married to Spanish author and journalist, Elvira Lindo.

Robinsón urbano, 1984, Diario de Nautilus, 1985, Beatus Ille, 1986. English translation: A Manuscript of Ashes. Orlando : Harcourt, c2008, El invierno en Lisboa, 1987. English translation: Winter in Lisbon. London : Granta, 1999, Las otras vidas, 1988, Beltenebros, 1989. English translation: Prince of Shadows. London : Quartet, 1993, El jinete polaco, 1991, Los misterios de Madrid, 1992, Nada del otro mundo, 1993, El dueño del secreto, 1994, Las apariencias, 1995, Ardor guerrero, 1995, La huerta del Edén, 1996, Pura alegría, 1996, Plenilunio, 1997, Carlota Fainberg, 1999, En ausencia de Blanca, 2001. English translation: In her absence. New York : Other Press, c2006, Sefarad, 2001. English translation: Sepharad. Orlando : Harcourt, c2003, La vida por delante, 2002, Las ventanas de Manhattan, 2004, El viento de la luna, 2006, Días de diario, 2007, La noche de los tiempos, 2009

May 16
Faustino Quintanilla, Executive Director Queensborough Comunnity College Art Gallery/CUNY and Museum.
Pre-Columbian Art at the CUNY Museum/Queensborough Community College Art Gallery
His talk will delve into the importance of Primitivistic Art and its heritage in the Museum. He will look at the purpose, development and services provided by the institution in the culture.

Mr. Quintanilla, a native of León, Spain, received a B.A. in philosophy from the Monastery of Santa Maria, Burgos (Spain ), an M.A. in theology from the Pontifical University , Rome ; a B.A. in Art from Wagner College , and an M.F.A. from Pratt University . He is currently pursuing a doctorate in canon law and liturgical studies at Ignatius University. Balancing work as an artist, curator, and educator, Quintanilla is a former master printer for Wagner Graphics Studio in New York; founder and co-editor of Artview , a State Island arts magazine; founding director of the Elizabeth Anne Seton Memorial Gallery in New Brunswick, New Jersey; and an adjunct assistant professor of art (printmaking) at the College of Staten Island. Currently, he is writing a monograph with catalog raisonné on Peruvian master Jaime Vazquez. Mr. Quintanilla’s works have been exhibited in solo shows at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Springham Gallery (Matawan, New Jersey), Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital; Pratt Institute; Kade Gallery, Wagner College; and in group exhibitions at ARCO Gallery, Huesca, Spain, the Metropolitan Museum, New York; and Hanson Galleries, New York. In 1989, he was selected to represent the United States in a show of contemporary art at Salon des Nations, Paris.

University Seal from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela for his contribution to and support of Spanish culture, University Seal from La Coruña University. Listed in the Encyclopedia of Living Artists in America, American Artists: An Illustrated Survey of Leading Contemporaries. Listed in Who’s Who in the Art World

III Delphic GAMES 2009 in JEJU, Korea: Carlos Colombino and Monica Sarmiento Castillo

Dos grandes artistas Latinoamericanos invitados a los III Delphic GAMES 2009 in JEJU, KOREA. Con sede en Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art en Corea del Sur.

Carlos Colombino (Concepción -Paraguay. 1937) y Mónica Sarmiento Castillo (Loja- Ecuador, 1967), son los invitados de honor a este evento realizado del 9 al 15 de septiembre de 2009. La participación de estos dos grandes artistas, se debe además de la calidad plástica de sus obras, a su amplio currículo y sobre todo a su labor en pro de la difusión del arte latinoamericano. Los dos artistas han participado en varias colaboraciones internacionales. Tanto Colombino como Sarmiento, enmarca sus obras en el contenido plástico enfocadas al entorno con la naturaleza. Colombino es director y creador del Centro de Artes Visuales, Museo del Barro, proyecta una amplia colaboración en el conocimiento del arte Latinoamericano. Sarmiento-Castillo, artista y consultora artística para Latinoamérica en Cba. Y desde CosmoArte Siglo XXV, desarrolla proyectos internacionales en museos enfocados en la difusión del arte Latinoamericano.

El comité organizador en el 2009, se honra en invitarles y dar la bienvenida a los juegos 2009 de III Delphic en la isla de Jeju en Corea del Sur. La 9na al décimo quinta del septiembre de 2009. Los juegos de Delphic originariamente eran un festival para consagrar a Apolo, el dios de la poesía, arte, belleza y curativo. Este evento multicultural he interactivo se lleva a cabo cada cuatro años. Y por tradición es realizada antes de los juegos olímpicos a partir del 6to siglo A.C. al año 394.

Desde mediados de los años 90. los juegos antiguos de Delphic han vuelto al proyecto como respuesta a la prioridad contemporánea puesta en creatividad, cultura, y los artes. Fomentando estos valores, los juegos modernos de Delphic proporcionan un espacio para la comunicación que se dedica a la paz del mundo.

Mural Amazónico de Mónica Sarmiento en ¨OPEN Galerias¨ Centro Cultural de Arte las Cigarreras, Alicante

Del 10 de febrero al 6 de Marzo 2011 en el Centro Cultural Las Cigarreras (Sala Blanca) de Alicante. Se inauguró el proyecto Open Galerias. Presentando más de 80 obras de artistas nacionales e internacionales representados por 8 galerías de la ciudad de Alicante ( Galeria Aural, Ana Peris, Diorama, Invesart, Fang D’Art, Blau Art, CosmoaArte Siglo XXV y Parking Gallery). Se pudo ver obras desde nombres consagrados como Damien Hirst, James Marr (Kaufman), Antonio Valdes. Anish Kapoor. Así también se pudo apreciar la selección de la obra presentada por la Galeria CosmoaArte siglo XXV que contó con la presencia de obras tridimensionales de José María Yturralde, los dimensionalismos de Estuardo Maldonado, y los Murales Amazónicos de Monica Sarmiento Castillo.

“Bosque Amazonico III” – 2001 – Técnica mixta y encausto. – 170 x336

Las galerías de arte reciben con expectación el proyecto “Open” en el que exponen de forma conjunta 80 obras en Las Cigarreras. Con “emoción” y “expectación” ha sido presentada hoy en Alicante la experiencia “Open Galerías” que acerca al espectador 80 obras de pintura, escultura y cerámica de vanguardia de autores consagrados internacionalmente y de otros emergentes. El proyecto reúne por primera vez a todas las galerías de la ciudad en un espacio común, la Sala Blanca del nuevo centro cultural las Cigarreras, en la nave de Cultura Contemporánea. El teniente alcalde de Cultura, Miguel Valor, ha calificado la experiencia “Open” como “fusión de energías plásticas” y “una apuesta en común” a favor del acercamiento entre lo público y lo privado y para hacer visibles a los gestores culturales que con sus únicas energías se empeñan en hacer visible al sector del arte, necesitado de aliento.
Los directores y representantes de las galerías han coincidido en avalar y favorecer este proyecto, que esperan que se plasme en un convenio para darle vida en nuevas ediciones. La reunión ha servido, incluso, para que algunos de ellos se conozcan, lo que abre la puerta a nuevas posibilidades en el sector. Las galerías que han tomado parte en este foro expositivo son Aural – Begoña Martínez – ; CosmoArte Siglo. XXV Gallery – Vicente Alcaraz y Cristina Rodero –; Invesarst – Juanjo Vicedo – ; Diorama – Montse Guillén -; Parking – Jaime Pérez Zaragoza -; Blauart – Javier Sarrió y Roser Caballé – y Fang d `art – Morán Berruti -. La galería de Ana Péris no ha podido estar representada en el acto y la Juan de Juanes se ha visto impedida de exponer por problemas de salud, según se ha comentado en el acto.

Galería CosmoArte Siglo XXV presenta obra de Monica Sarmiento Castillo en OPEN GALERÍAS, Centro Cultural Las Cigarreras, Alicante, 2011

La gran panorámica expositiva contiene piezas de artistas consagrados – Eduardo Chillida o Miguel Barceló – y de otros con un trabajo considerable en su trayectorias, como Iturralde, Maldonado, Javier Sarrió o Morán Berruti. Los portavoces de las galerías han explicado que, en algunos casos, representan a artistas internacionales y, en otros, a jóvenes valores. Han apostado por consolidar “Open” con la intención de incentivar el coleccionismo y mover el mercado vinculado a las obras de arte. Open lleva aparejada también una mesa redonda y un punto de encuentro entre galeristas, creadores y público en la entrada de la nave de Cultura Contemporánea.

Information Credits: El / Plataforma de arte Contemporáneo


Kyungbok Palace, The National Museum of Korea presenta obras de Monica Sarmiento, Fernando Botero, Carlos Colombino entre otros.

Mónica Sarmiento C, Youngeun Museum, Seoul 2010

Mónica Sarmiento C, Youngeun Museum, Seoul 2010

Kyungbok Palace, The National Museum of Korea del Sur, expone la obra de Fernando Botero, Ignacio Iturria, Carlos Colombino, Darío Ortiz, , Mónica Sarmiento Castillo, Daniel Briseño, Alicia De La Campa,  Fernando Torres, Hugo Zapata, son algunos de los artistas que integran la muestra. Junto a obras de 17 artistas latinoamericanos de 7 países. Ecuador, Uruguay, Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela, Panamá, Paraguay.

Youngeun Museum of Contemporay Art es un nuevo centro internacional para exponer proyectos de todo el mundo y “Latin´S Pasion: To Find Cotemporary Art” es el titulo de la exhibición que es la primera muestra de arte latinoamericano seleccionada y curada por la galería “Bandi” de Seul Corea.
Esta muestra abarca artistas latinoamericanos de diversas tendencias con el objetivo de mostrar al público coreano un amplio abanico de expresiones estéticas como pintura, escultura, instalaciones, videos etc. “Es un arte ecléctico lleno de vitalidad, creatividad y pasión de esta parte del mundo”.

Exhibition sponsored by The Korean Museum Association, Gyeonggi Museum Association, Latin America & the Caribbean Association, Embassy of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Embassy of Venezuela, Gwang-Ju Branch of The Federation of Artistic & Cultural Organizations of Korea, Gwang-Ju Branch of Korean Fine Arts Association and Eastern Gyeonggi Broadcasting.
2010, February, as a new sensation of art market comes, this exhibition is organised with great passion of Latin America’s contemporary arts which can not be seen as usual. More than 100 pieces of art works by around 19 artist from Latin America such as Venezuela, Cuba, Panama, Ecuador, Uruguay, Colombia, Paraguay will be exhibited and represent Latin culture, history and passion which are melt in their work. With all those, this exhibition celebrates Gwang-Ju city’s new start.
Mónica Sarmiento Castillo

Mónica Sarmiento Castillo

MOLAA Museum of Latin American Art, Mónica Sarmiento Castillo. Auction 2008 – 2009

Molaa Museum auction 08, Mónica Sarmiento

Auction 08, Mónica Sarmiento

Monica Sarmiento C, Arbol Circular, collage

MOLAA AUCTION 08 catalog-pdf.

MOLAA hosted its annual 2-day Art Auction on October 18-19, 2008. The auction will featured more than 240 extraordinary museum quality works art including paintings, sculptures, works on paper and prints by renowned and emerging artists from Mexico, Central and South America and the Spanish speaking Caribbean.

La subasta de Arte Latinoamericano hoy en día es una de las más importantes a nivel internacional, tiene como finalidad, concentrar a un amplio sector de coleccionistas de todo el mundo, en el conocimiento y adquisición de obras de arte de artistas Latinoamericanos.Cosmoarte siglo xxv, invita a formar parte de los colecciónistas de obras Latinoamericano entre estos artistas participó la artista ecuatoriana Mónica Sarmiento con su obra Arbol Circular, collage.

Monica Sarmiento C, Molaa Museum auction 09

Monica Sarmiento, Sapi,Raiz,2003, 80x60cm

MOLAA AUCTION 09. auction-pdf

MOLAA hostedits annual Art Auctionon October 17. The auction will featured more than 120 extraordinary museum quality works art including paintings, sculptures, works o npaper and prints by renowned and emerging artists from Mexico, Central and South America and the Spanish speaking Caribbean. Each artist and gallery has donated the work of art to the museum in order to participate in the competition: the award winning works of art become a part of the MOLAA Permanent Collection; the others are offered during Auction 08 to the public for acquisition to their private collections. All proceeds from Auction 08 benefit MOLAA’s on going exhibition, collection and education program.

Each artist and gallery has donated the work of art to the museum in order to participate in the competition: the award winning works of art become a part of the MOLAA Permanent Collection; the others are offered during Auction 08 to the public for acquisition to their private collections. All proceeds from Auction 08 benefit MOLAA’s on going exhibition, collection and education programs.


ExpoZaragoza Pabellón Telefónica de las Artes, obra de Mónica Sarmiento, Guayasamín, Eduardo Kingman y Estuardo Maldonado

Mónica Sarmiento, Expo Zaragoza Pabellón de Telefónica


Una retrospectiva del Bureau International des Expositions sobre las Expos en la historia se presenta junto a una selección de artistas de Ecuador realizada por la Galería Cosmoarte SIGLO XXV.

Seis serán las muestras que hayan pasado por el Pabellón Telefónica de las Artes cuando Expo Zaragoza cierre sus puertas. A fecha de hoy el visitante del Pabellón Telefónica de las Artes puede disfrutar con una fenomenal retrospectiva sobre la Historia de las Expos, a la vez que muestra avances de las próximas a desarrollarse en China, Corea e Italia. Posteriormente, se exhibirá una selección de arte de Ecuador, encabezada por Estuardo Maldonado, Mónica Sarmiento, Guayasamín y Kingman; y un proyecto de Suiza sobre el saneamiento.

El Pabellón Telefónica de las Artes habrá sido, al cerrar sus puertas, un emplazamiento donde poder conocer el arte contemporáneo de una manera directa, siendo el complemento perfecto a las Intervenciones Artísticas de Expo 2008 y al Jardín de las Artes. 5 de octubre del 2008

Expo Zaragoza Pabellón de las Artes, Mónica Sarmiento, Estuardo Maldonado, Kigman, Guayasamín

Diputación de Huelva y Colegio de Arquitectos presento la obra de Mónica Sarmiento y Estuardo Maldonado

Vicente Alcaraz Director de CosmoArte Siglo XXV, Segovia, Mónica Sarmiento artista, Petronila Guerrero Presidenta de la Diputación de Huelva y Gonzalo Prieto Decano del Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Huelva.

La pintura constructivista de Estuardo Maldonado y Mónica Sarmiento despliega sus líneas puras de creación en la sala de exposiciones de la calle Isaac Peral. Como primer acto conmemorativo de La Hispanidad, La esencia del Constructivismo ecuatoriano ha tomado la sala de exposiciones del Colegio de Arquitectos. Dos de los máximos exponentes de este estilo pictórico en Iberoamérica, Estuardo Maldonado y Mónica Sarmiento Castillo, exponen un compendio de sus obras más representativas en la galería de Isaac Peral, una muestra titulada ‘El Constructivismo: Pintura contemporánea de Ecuador’ que constituye el primer acto de celebración del Día de la Hispanidad y que tiende un nuevo puente cultural entre ambos continentes. la Presidenta de la Diputación de Huelva, Petronila Guerrero, y el Decano del Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Huelva, Gonzalo Prieto, los encargados de inaugurar la exposición. Guerrero indicó que “este año hemos querido profundizar en la culminación de la Gesta Descubridora con esta magnífica exposición, con la que Huelva se consolida como nexo que une a España con Iberoamérica a través de la cultura”.

Mónica Sarmiento Catillo – Estuardo Maldonado, Diputación Provincial de Huelva, Catálogo 2009

Por su parte, Prieto destacó “el binomio entre arquitectura y artes plásticas que predomina en la muestra y que siempre ha dado buenos resultados”, a la vez que incidió en la idea de que “el arte que se ve aquí se nutre de líneas geométricas como una continuidad de la construcción”.
Entre un público asistente entre el que se hallaban también la diputada de Cultura, Elena Tobar, la delegada provincial de Turismo, Comercio y Deporte, Rosario Ballester, y el presidente de la Real Sociedad Colombina, José María Segovia, el comisario de la muestra, Vicente Alcaraz Director de Cosmoarte Siglo XXV, señaló que “lo que vemos aquí es una muestra de la trayectoria de ambos artistas: en el caso de Sarmiento, los árboles pasan a ser el ser humano y sus cuadros no son planos, tiene relieves; en el de Maldonado, el rayado de cepillos sobre acero inoxidable confecciona el movimiento de la obra y su estructura geométrica”.

Mónica Sarmiento Castillo, Bosque Humano, 2010

Cabe destacar que los autores de la muestra, Estuardo Maldonado y Mónica Sarmiento, son dos referentes del movimiento constructivista. El primero de ellos, de 78 años, es uno de los grandes maestros del arte americolatino contemporáneo. Su prestigio internacional viene precedido por la calidad de su obra y su participación en más de un centenar de exposiciones fuera de Ecuador. La naturaleza y los temas indígenas han sido una inspiración fundamental en su obra, en la que predominan colores vivos y los tonos metálicos de líneas puras y geométricas. Por su parte, Mónica Sarmiento, de 41 años, define sus creaciones a través de la geometría y la naturaleza, la textura y el color y el ritmo y el movimiento. Realiza composiciones dinámicas que incorporan objetos de la naturaleza que le permiten crear un relieve casi escultórico de la superficie tratada; formas que remiten al arte precolombino se mezclan y plantean un discurso permanente con lo ancestral del contine. Por:Raquel Rendón / Huelva | 9 de octubre del 2008.

Robert Morris University, Ibero-American Art Exhibition. Mónica Sarmiento

Mónica Sarmiento

Mónica Sarmiento C. Robert Morris Gallery, Chicago IberoAmerican 2007

En la ciudad de Chicago se presento la exposición de arte Iberoamericano una exhibición en la galería Robert Morris University Gallery, 401 State St.

Estos proyectos de integración Latinoamericana cuentan con el apoyo de la Asociación de Cónsules de Iberoamericana en Chicago (ACIC) y la colaboración  con la Universidad Robert Morris junto con el Centro Cultural Internacional Latino. Su finalidad activar y dar a conocer el arte latinoamericano, en el escenario de las obras de arte representativas de catorce países iberoamericanos.

Monica Sarmiento

Mónica Sarmiento Castillo Dos arboles, 2006,50x50cm, collage

Entre los artistas representantes se conto con la obra multidisciplinar de Ecuador representado por Estuardo Maldonado y Mónica Sarmiento Castillo quien presento collages, dibujos y pinturas así como otros artistas participantes de México: Martín Rojas, Guatemala: Rodolfo Abularach, Verónica Riedel, Perú: Pedro Brinkmann, Ecuador: Mónica Sarmiento Castillo, Estuardo Maldonado, El Salvador: Carlos Cañas, Chile: Ignacio Gana, Rodolfo Opazos, Colombia: Luis Fernando Uribe, Brasil: Carlos Muñiz, Luis Dolino.
Durante el mes de noviembre, la UDA State Street Gallery también llevará a cabo actos de celebración de las culturas artísticas únicas en el espacio de exposición y dedicada a los países participantes específicos. Marissa Rossi es el conservador, el State Street Gallery en la Universidad Robert Morris. Este evento se realizo del 1 de noviembre hasta al 25 de noviembre del 2007.

Mónica Sarmiento

Mónica Sarmiento Castillo

He IberoAmerican Art Exhibition will be on display at the State Street Gallery at Robert Morris University, 401 S. State Street in Chicago.
The Association of Consuls of IberoAmerican of Chicago (ACIC) is collaborating with Robert Morris University and the International Latino Cultural Center to hold the exhibition.  It will host artwork representative of fourteen IberoAmerican countries, including México: Martín Rojas, Guatemala: Rodolfo Abularach, Veronica Riedel, Perú: Pedro Brinkmann, Ecuador: Mónica Sarmiento Castillo, Estuardo Maldonado, El Salvador: Carlos Cañas, Chile: Ignacio Gana, Rodolfo Opazos, Colombia: Luis Fernando Uribe, Brasil: Carlos Muniz, Luis Dolino.
Throughout the month of November, the RMU State Street Gallery will also hold events celebrating the unique artistic cultures within the exhibition space and dedicated to the specific participating countries.  Marissa Rossi is curator, The State Street Gallery at Robert Morris University. November and continuing through to November 25, 2007.

Mónica Sarmiento

Mónica Sarmiento Castillo, expansión volumétrica