Manolo Valdés  (Spanish, 1942) 

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Manolo Valdés Biography
1942   Born in Valencia, Spain, on March 8th.
1957   Entered Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de San Carlos, Valencia.
1964   Formed the group Equipo Crónica with Rafael Solbes. Their association continued until the death of Solbes in 1981.
1965   Recipient, Prize Biella, Milan, Italy
1979   Recipient, Silver medal, Il International Biennal of Grabados, Tokyo, Japan
1979   Recipient, Prize from the Bridgestone Museum of Art, Lisbon, Portugal
1965 - 1981   Besides the shows he was involved in as a member of Equipo Crónica, Manolo Valdés participated in over sixty solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions.
1984   Recipient, Prize from the Nacional de Bellas Artes, Spain
1985   Recipient, National Medal for Painting, Fine Arts, Spain
1986   Recipient, Medal for the Biennal, International Festival of the Plastic Arts, Baghdad, Iraq
1993   Condecoración de la Orden de Andrés Bello en la Clase de Banda Honor,Republic of Venezuela
1997   Recipient, XXXIIème Prix du Conseil National Fondation Prince Pierre of Monaco
1998   Recipient, Gold Medal of Merit for Fine Arts, Spain
1998   Recipient, Gold Medal of Merit for Fine Arts, Spain
1999   Represented Spain at Venice Bienale
2000   Recipient, Prize from Art Critics Association for Estampa, Madrid
2002   Recipient, Prize from ARCO Art Critics Association for Estampa, Madrid
2004   Recipient, Prize Valenciano del siglo XXI.
2005   Chevalier de l´Ordre du Mérite Culturel, France.
2006   Premio Archival Espana 2005
2006   Doctor Honoris Causa by the University Miguel Hernández. Elche.
2007   Officier de L'Ordre National du Mérit
  The artist lives and works in New York.
Selected Exhibitions
2008   Manolo Valdes, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY, Winter, 2008 (forthcoming) (solo)
2008   Manolo Valdés: Las Meninas, St. Petersburg, Russia, Spring 2008 (forthcoming) (solo)
2008   Manolo Valdés in Beijing, Beijing, China, Fall 2008 (forthcoming) (solo)
2007 - 2008   Manolo Valdes, Galerie Maeght, Paris, France, November 15, 2007 – January 12, 2008 (solo)
2006 - 2008   Arte en la Calle, Manolo Valdés: Escultura Monumental, travelling to Ayuntamiento de Valladolid, Spain, November 22, 2006 – January 15, 2007; Cordoba, Spain, January 30 – March 15; Valencia, Spain, April 19 – July 15, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, summer 2007; Sevilla, Spain, October 25, 2007-January 20, 2008: and Bilbao in 2008; Barcelona, Spain, April 10 – June 15, 2008 (solo)
2007   Akili Museum of Art, Yakarta, Indonesia.
2007   La palabra imaginada, Museo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain
2007   Salon de L’Estampe, Galerie Maeght, Grand Palais, Paris, France
2007   Art Cologne, Beck & Eggeling, Dusseldorf, Germany
2007   Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
2007   Manolo Valdés. Oeuvre sur papier. Galerie Maeght, Paris, France (solo)
2006   ARCO 2006, Madrid, Spain, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
2006   TEFAF Maastricht, International Art Fair, Marlborough Fine Art Beck and Eggeling, Holland
2006   Art Cologne, Beck & Eggeling, Düsseldorf, Germany, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
2006   Picasso to Plensa: A Century of Art from Spain, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2006   Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul de Vence, France (solo)
2006   Manolo Valdés: Bilder-Bronze-Arbeiten Auf Papier, Beck & Eggeling Kunstverlag, Düsseldorf, Germany, June 6 – July 22 (solo)
2005   Manolo Valdés. Obra Gráfica, Galería Estiarte, Madrid, Spain
2005   Valdés, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, Holland
2005   Manolo Valdés: Selected Prints, Marlborough Graphics, New York, NY
2004   Esculturas de gran formato, Marlborough Madrid, Madrid, Spain
2004   New Engravings, Galería Tiempos Modernos, Madrid, Spain
2004   Manolo Valdés Damas: Bronzes, Paintings and Drawings, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Dusseldorf, Germany
2004   Manolo Valdés: Peintures et Sculptures, Marlborough Monte Carlo, Monaco
2003   Manolo Valdés, Obra Gráfica. Galería Estiarte, Madrid, Spain
2003   Manolo Valdés, Sonia Zannettacci Galerie, Geneva, Switzerland
2003   Manolo Valdés in America, Butler Institute of American Art, Trumbull Branch, Howland, OH
2003   Manolo Valdés, Galleri Kaj Forsbloom, Helsinki, Finland
2002   Museo Nacional de Demasco, Syria
2002   La Dama at Park Avenue and 57th, the Park Avenue Malls, NY organized by Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, USA
2002   Manolo Valdés. Obra Gráfica, 1981-2002, Cultural Center Casa de Vacas (Retiro Park), Madrid, Spain
2002   Manolo Valdés. Dibujos, Fundación BBK, Bilbao, Spain; Museo Gustavo de Maetzu, Estella, Spain; Museo Nicanor Piñolé, Gijón, Spain
2002   Stiftung Schleswig – Holsteinische Landesmuseen Schloss Gottorf, Germany
2002   Manolo Valdés. Obra Gráfica, The Jordan National Gallery, Amman, Jordan; Instituto Cervantes, Beirut, Lebanon; Museo Nacional, Damascus, Syria; Galería de Arte Contemporáneo – Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey; Instituto Cervantes, Tangier, Morocco; Dar Sanaa – Escuela de Artes y Oficios, Tetuan, Morocco
2002   Sculptures, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
2002   Obra Reciente, Marlborough Madrid, Madrid, Spain (until 2003)
2002   Manolo Valdés, Painting and Sculpture, Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao. Spain
2002   Manolo Valdés, Obra Gráfica, Centro Portugués de Serigrafía, Lisbon, Portugal
2002   Manolo Valdés, Kurt Art Gallery, San Sebastián, Spain