Agustín Santoyo was born in Morelos, graduated from the Centro Morelense de las Artes (CMA).His artwork has many influences and multiple benchmarks from the folk culture, handicrafts, traditional textiles, and the media culture. All this references converge on his artwork through an aesthetics marked by the repetition of shapes, the ornament and the constant use of color. Enjoys finding and collecting everyday objects, breaking into and resignify them; in order to put these as vehicles to new experiences. Agustin, is interested into achieving objects, paintings and spaces create a dialogue between them that brings a new logic to the whole space and the relations around it.
His artwork, has visited different spaces in México and abroad, about eight solo exhibitions and fifteen collective. Got several awards and recognitions and also he won twice the scholarship from the Stimuli Program for Art Production from the State Fond for Arts and Culture (FOECA). He recently participated in some artistic projects from Cataluña, Spain.
Agustín Santoyo Ocampo
2014 Fabulas erótico-festivas para restaurar el alma. Treager and Pinto Gallery. Mexico DF.
2014 Cartografía para recordar donde pastan los ponis. MEXCAT. Catalan-Mexican Culture Association, Barcelona Spain.
2013 Potaje psicodélico con aderezo de la casa. MUSAS, Art Museum of Sonora, Hermosillo.
2013 Potaje psicodélico con aderezo de la casa. CC186, Mexico, DF.
2012 Potaje psicodélico con aderezo de la casa. City Museum, Cuernavaca, Morelos.
2010 Bazar el túnel. (Mural). Tunnel Bazar, Cuernavaca, Morelos.
2009 Bendita ave de mal agüero. Centro Morelense de las Artes. Cuernavaca, Morelos
2007 Aquatics Sounds. Continental Group. Cuernavaca, Morelos.
2006 Sweet Merengue. The Mextli Moon. Tepoztlan, Morelos.
2013 Arte Vivo. MAM (Modern art museum) Mexico DF.
2012 Bestiario foro Indie Rocks. Mexico DF.
2012 Aviario. MUJAM ( Museum of Mexican Antique Toy). Mexico DF.
2012 Sin-tesis II. Borda garden, Cuernavaca Morelos.
2012 Abasto. MUJAM ( Museum of Mexican Antique Toy). Mexico DF.
2011 Arte Col. Merida City Museum /UAEM/ Ramón López Quiroga Gallery. Mexico DF/ Tenerife Spain/ Munich Germany.
2010 Masa para 12. Ground Floor Space, Cuernavaca Morelos
2011 Scholarship. Stimuli Program for Art Production. State Fond for Arts and Culture (FOECA)
2010 Winner at Contemporary Visual Arts Salon. Cuernavaca Morelos
2010 Selected at National Contemporary Painting Event. Reforma Art Club Group. Mexico D.F.
2009 Scholarship. Stimuli Program for Art Production. State Fond for Arts and Culture (FOECA)
2009 Selected at the, International Engraving Event. Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
2009 Selected. XXIX Young Art National Event.
2013 Artists Catalogue. Live Art Exhibit, at the Modern Art Museum. Mexico City.
2013 Book Cover, ¿Te acuerdas Julia? (Do you remenber Julie?) Alfaguara Publishing.
2012 Artwork Portfolio. Tierra Dentro magazine. CONACULTA
2010 Artists Catalogue. National Contemporary Painting Event. Reforma Art Club Group. Mexico D.F.
2009 Artists Catalogue. National Contemporary Painting Event. Reforma Art Club Group. Mexico D.F.
2009 Artists Catalogue, International Engraving Event. Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
2011 Comic History in Mexico and Latin Amertican. Applied Science and Arts Institute
2010-2012 Basic reproductions seminar, CMA, Cuernavaca, Morelos
2010-2012 Basic painting and drawing seminar, CMA, Cuernavaca Morelos
2009-2012 Painting Mixed Media Seminar, CMA, Cuernavaca Morelos.
2009 Install of exhibitions, Cuauhnahuac Museum. Cortes Palace, Cuernavaca Morelos
2008-2012 Silk-screen Printing Seminar, CMA, Cuernavaca Morelos.
2007-2010 Experimental painting and drawing seminar. Canario Workshop, Jiutepec, Morelos.
2006-2008 Install exhibitions assistant, CMA Gallery, Cuernavaca Morelos.