Figures and heads

By Vladimir Cora

“This exhibition addresses two main issues: the woman and heads. Both issues have continually haunted me for years. The woman, on the one hand, is a divine prime element in my work.  I find it impossible to escape its charm. On the other hand , heads, more like a vision, come say a spell that visited me years ago … I could not stop them, each telling his story. These two themes are mainstays in my work, thresholds that make me. “

Figures and Heads
Vladimir Cora
Fri, Apr 18, 6pm
Knot Gallery
Sollano 21

Vladimir Cora

Born in Acaponeta, Nayarit. Cora studied fine arts at the School of Painting and Sculpture in Tijuana, Baja California and the National School of Painting and Sculpture of La Esmeralda National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA ), Mexico.

He has had over 150 solo and group exhibitions in Mexico, United States, Peru and Cuba. Among the awards he has received are Honorable Mention, First painting Biennial Rufino Tamayo in Oaxaca, the Grand Prize Fellowship of Four Cultures in the First Biennial of Latin American Painting of the Andean Institute of Popular Arts in Miami, Florida. In 1989 the Trade Arts Award of the Government of the State of Nayarit and later, the Single Prize Drawing, Seventh Biennial of Visual Arts Northwest, Culiacán, Sinaloa.

Since 1999 there has been a Vladimir Cora Museum, where exhibits his collection of works by Rufino Tamayo, Sergio Hernandez, Sebastian, Francisco Toledo, Manuel Felguérez, the brothers Castro Leñero, Jazzamoart, Vicente Rojo, Gabriel Macotela and others.


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