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Lido Rico

1968
Yecla, Murcia, Spain

3 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Murcia, Spain

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Works by Lido Rico

Sisyphus I

2020

35 x 30 x 25cm

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Sisyphus III

2020

30 x 30 x 25cm

Achicadores de Cielos V (Sky Bailers V)

2020

45 x 35 x 30cm

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Lidó Rico (the artist’s surnames, by which he is known professionally) was born in 1968 in Yecla (Murcia), where he lives and has his studio and workshop. He graduated in Fine Art from the San Carlos Faculty of Fine Art in Valencia in 1991, with supplementary study at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux- Arts in Paris in 1990. From the beginning of his professional career to the present he has had more than a hundred solo exhibitions all over the world and has been present at many fairs and biennials. His work can be found in museums, institutions and public and private collections/Juan García Sandoval Art critic and museologist.

He is one of the central figures in contemporary art currently investigating the body as a place of conflict; he uses his own body as a tool and as one of the elements of his work. In his creative process, Lidó literally immerses his body in various materials to obtain a mould for the pieces which he then translates into polyester resin or paraffin wax, among other substances; he has positioned his production within a horizon in which the performative and the sculptural are an essential part of his work.

In 1997, his work was selected for the International Hall of Expressive Arts celebrated in Medellin, Colombia.

He received an Honorable Mention at VIth International Biennial of Drawing and Graphic Arts, Györ. Hungary.

In 2005, he was selected by the International Affairs Ministry to represent Spain at the XXIIIrd Biennial of Alexandria in Egypt, where he was awarded the Grand Prize.

He has appeared in more than one hundred exhibitions. His work is exhibited at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, at diverse institutions including the Spanish Bank Madrid Collection and in many other public and private collections.