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.
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Angel Vergara Santiago 'S...
Angel Vergara, Angel Vergara Santiago 'Straatman Cometh', 2001. Book, ink, paper, 26.5 x 20.8 cm, language : English, Dutch, publisher : Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen, ISBN : 90-72828-17-8.
Labrys in Time (related 2)
Jef Lambrecht, Monica Droste, Suzy Biernaert , Angel Vergara, Chris Straetling, Guy Rombouts, Labrys in Time (related 2). Performance, paper, ink (printing), variable.
details video Canonisatie...
Angel Vergara, Wout Vercammen, Karel Schoetens, Jef Lambrecht, details video Canonisatie Vincent van Gogh, 1991. Photography, photographic paper, emulsion, 10 x 15.
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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
Salon de Peinture
17 January 2019 - 31 March 2019.
For those who were still in doubt: painting is thriving. In two M HKA spaces, the exhibition Salon de Peinture offers a picture of the curren
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
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The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
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
Exhibitionspace and publisher of artists books in Brussels (until 1997)... see also presentation of a bookwork by Ronmbouts-Droste (AZAR