Born in Mieres (ES), lives in Brussels (BE).
Spanish artist Angel Vergara (°1958, Mieres, Spain) has lived in Brussels for more than thirty years. Over the years, he embraced the Belgian surrealist tradition and the more critical intellectual praxis. Central to Vergara's work is often art, and the art world itself, of which he criticises the monetary aspects and the creative tension between the elitist art experience and everyday popular culture.
Vergara uses an extensive visual vocabulary: installations, performances, sculptures, sketches, videos, etc. Whatever medium he uses, through the maximum use of its pictorial qualities and the surprising combinations with the painting praxis, he proves his dedication and his mastery of the art of painting.
Items View all
Labrys in Time (related 2)
Suzy Biernaert , Angel Vergara, Chris Straetling, Guy Rombouts, Monica Droste, Jef Lambrecht, Labrys in Time (related 2). Performance, paper, ink (printing), variable.
Maison Belge Supermarché ...
Angel Vergara, Maison Belge Supermarché de l'année, 2001. Painting, ink, canvas, crayon, acrylic, collage, 280 x 500 cm.
Zonder Titel (Portret Sta...
Angel Vergara, Zonder Titel (Portret Stan Peers), 1984. Painting, canvas, acrylic and kitchen waste, 36 x 34 cm.
Events View all
Superdemocracy – The Sen...
01 October 2017 - 31 October 2017.
The exhibition SUPERDEMOCRACY engages with the collections of M HKA (Antwerp) and BPS22 (Charleroi). The exhibitions allows the voices of ind
Canonisation of Vincent v...
01 April 1990 - 24 April 1990.
Canonization of Vincent van Gogh Around the anniversary year (of the artist's death) the prices for his work reached re
Labrys in Time (Camomille)
Exhibition and presentation of a bookwork by Ronmbouts-Droste (AZART / AWAWA) bij Camille von Scholz with performances by Jef Lambrecht. "La
Ensembles View all
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
ECONOMIE / ECONOMY / WIRT...
Interpersonal exchanges, whatever their form, have constantly shaped civilisations; economic exchanges often being predominant. Yet individua
Aanwinsten 2017 [Acquisit...
In 2017, the collection was enriched by the international avant-garde from our region in the 60s and 70s, with an emphasis on performativity