Saul Aguirre 1974   Born in Mexico City, Resides in Chicago

Performances

2014  Migrants, Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013 Tokeo, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI

                Unconscious Mind, Zhou B Center, Chicago, IL

2012 Theme Room, Articule & Casa del Polpolo, Montreal, Canada

I AM NOT MAD, NOMAD; Chicago Calling Festival, The Yellow Book, Chicago, IL

Seventh Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival, Reversible Eye Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2010 MDW Art Fair, Propeller Fund, Chicago, IL

Out of Site, Chicago Calling Arts Festival, Defibrillator, Chicago, IL 

Action Figures! Cobalt Art Gallery, Chicago, IL 

Monte Santo, Borderbend Art Collective, Revolution Brewery, Chicago, IL 

Religare: Artists Explore the Concept if Religion, Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL 

Sangre, Sudor y Papeles, Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2006 Padre-Cito, Pool Art Fair, Antena Gallery, Miami, FL

Selected Exhibitions

2016  Solo, Antena, Chicago, IL

2013  Pulso: Arte de las Aamericas/ Art of the Americas, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI

Anode: The path from a negative to a positive voltage, Sol Studio, Chicago, IL 

Childhood Discussions, Dorothea Thiel Gallery, South Holland, IL   

Group Exhibition, Museo Internazionale Italia Arte, Turín, Italy

Rebirth: Every Act of Creation Is First An Act Of Destruction, Archer loft, Chicago IL

Retratos el Rostro de lo Humano, Aguafuerte Galeria, Mexico City, Mexico

2012 Impossible Mission, Solo, Calles y Sueños, Chicago, IL                       

Self Portraits, Solo, Zhou B Cafe, Chicago, IL 

Immersion, Solo, Oxalá Gallery, Chicago IL 

Which Way Our Children, Chicago Temple, Chicago, IL

Hecho en Pilsen, Prospectus Gallery, Chicago, IL 

Antena, Verge Art Fair, New York, NYC

Transmission: Oak Cliff, Mighty Fine Arts, Dallas, TX

2011 Summer Heat: Saul Aguirre & Miguel Cortez, Carlos and Dominguez Gallery, Chicago, IL 

CelebrArte, Zhou B Center, Chicago, IL 

Lucy Parsons-Hard Days and Times of Change, Caza Aztlan, Chicago, IL

2010 Shikaakwa, Gallery 414, Forth Worth, TX

Hot Buns and Blazing Artists, The Texas Theater, Dallas, TX

Sangre, Sudor y Papeles; Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2009 Todos Somos Imigrantes, Caza Aztlan, Chicago, IL

Summer Show, Saul Aguirre & Yarima Ariza, Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL

The Chacon-Soto Dances (collective drawing installation), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Art Expo, Corosh Galeria, Chicago, IL

2008 Artifacts of Cultural Digestion, Sol Studio, Chicago, IL 

Celebrating the Hispanic Heritage Month, West Chicago Museum, West Chicago, IL

2007 Artistic Ties, Sol Studio, Chicago, IL

2006 18th St. Open Studios, Jesus Oviedo Studio, Chicago, IL

Solo Exhibition, Efebos, Chicago, IL

Made in Pilsen, Prospectus Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005 7th Psychedelic Revolution Art, Mars Gallery, IL

One Inspired Night, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2004 Art at War- The Artist's Voice, Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago, IL

Tu Casa es mi Casa: Artists Response to Gentrification, Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003 Visual Candy, Butcher Shop Gallery, Chicago, IL

Terrorist Art: Protesting War, Polvo gallery, Chicago, IL

2001 Latino Horizons, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

2000 Su Carta, Traveling Exhibition, Mexico City, Mexico, 

Solo Exhibition, La Llorona Gallery, Chicago, IL

Art For Life, American States Organization, Washington, DC

1999 Horizons/Horizontes, La Llorona Gallery, Chicago, IL

Art For Life, Embasy of Argentina, Washington, DC

1998 A Night to Remeber: World Aids Day, MCA/Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago, IL 

Mes Guerrerense, IMCE Gallery, Mexican Consulate, Chicago, IL

1997 Siqueiros 100, Taller Mestizarte, Chicago, IL

Solo Exhibition, Escuela Superior de Formación Artística, Ancash-Huaraz, Peru

Cuentos: A Visual Dialogue, Gallery 2 SAIC, Chicago, IL

Hispanic Heritage Month, James Thompson Center, Chicago, IL

Twelve Into One, Flat Iron Building, Chicago, IL

1996 Dia de los Muertos, National Pastime Theater, Chicago, IL

Dia de los Muertos, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Arlington Heights, IL

1995 Unknown Chicago, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL

International Art, Paulina Arts Center / Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago, IL

Gatherings, Mind and Sol Gallery, Chicago, IL

1995 Zambo, South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

Spiritual Art, Rosary College, Oak Park, IL

Masque, Vignette Gallery, Chicago, IL

1993 Small Works, One Country Gallery, Chicago, IL

Young Artists, El Nandu, Chicago, IL

Solo Exhibition, Chicago Park District Administration Building, Chicago, IL

1991 Group Show, Roberto Clemente Community Academy, Chicago, IL

1990 Hispanic Festival, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL


Education                 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Grants and Awards
Tamalli Space Charros Collective, Propeller Fund; Merit Scholarship SAIC, Hispanic Festival Kraft Honorable Mention.                                                                                                                     

 Board member of Borderbend Art Collective

Bibliography:


In Sync with... Saul Aguirre (Interview), Sergio Gomez Art Blog, March 12, 2013

http://sergiogomezart.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/in-sync-with-saul-aguirre-interview/


The Pilsen Art Project

http://thepilsenproject.blogspot.com/2012/02/artist-snapshot-saul-aguirre.html 

 

Top Ten of 2011, Art Slant. Richie, Abraham 2011 #5 Tamalli Space Charros Collective.


Experimental Arts Examiner 2010Saul Aguirre -- presenting visual art, the art scene in Pilsen, responding to  the immigration issue. Godston, Dan. 

http://www.examiner.com/experimental-arts-in-national/saul-aguirre

 

ARTnet. Close it, sell it, MAKE SOmeTHING new. Vélez, Pedro. 2010.
http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/reviews/velez/close-art-chicago5-12-10.asp

 

orgtheory.net. art chicago & next 2010. Rojas, Fabio.

http://orgtheory.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/art-chicago-next-2010/#comments

 

Chicago Latino Network, Latinos in Style, spring. Vitery. 2006



Art Nexus Magazine, Fair, Art Chicago, Issue #54 Oct - Dec 2004. Martell, Marisol
http://www.artnexus.com/Notice_View.aspx?DocumentID=14277

 

 

Cuando Yo Llegue, Interview, WGBO Channel 66, Univision, Chicago,IL 1998

 

Para La Comunidad, Windy City Times, May, ChicagoIL 1995

 

Mi Casa su Casa: Showcases Local Artists, Inside Magazine, October,ChicagoIL 1995