Moises Yagues was born in Murcia, Spain in 1972. A self-taught artist, he has studied a variety of techniques from painting to printmaking and film. He is one of the resident artists at “la Persiana Naranja”, an art and studio space in Murcia. Now a master printer, he has exhibited his work in several European countries. His latest work comments on the very controversial issue of immigration and the arbitrary nature of borders.
Moisés Yagües imagines the interior of the human head and body as a place where stories take place, where ideas come to life and take literal meaning. His cartoonish characters, full of energy and tenderness, already cause smiles all around the world due to his exhibitions in Germany, Mexico, Chile, China, the United States and Japan, to name a few.
His admiration for the great masters appears in ‘Parallel Universes’ through two recreations of works by Mark Rothko and Pierre Mondrian, intervened by his recurring “helpers” who, with their rollers, ladders, scaffolding and paint buckets, strive to finish the art piece. These tiny characters also appear populating a game of Tetris, to which they help to bring order.
His figuration of surreal situations and schematic characters finds its influences in comics, illustration, pop art and street art, among others. He continues his search of the freest creation and a completely personal universe, with a fresh and carefree style, a well-established iconography and a desire to tell stories that has also led him to a facet as an illustrator of books for children and adults. He has also been the recipient of various awards and scholarships such as the Casa Falconieri in Italy or the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation in Mallorca, and artistic residencies in China, Romania, Slovenia, Italy and Germany.
2012. 2nd International Award for Etching and Wine Dinastía Vivanco / Design College La Rioja.
2011. Finalist IV International Award for Illustrated Albums Compostela.
2008. Corzón Award. XVI National Awards for Graphic Work. Marbella Museum 2007. 1st Award of National Engraving. Contest of Graphic Art.
Young Creators. Madrid.
1st Award IX Contest of Young Creation City of Almería
2006. 2nd Award XXXIV International Award for Etching Carmen Arozena. Excellency Inter-Island council of La Palma
2008. Scholarship.Casa Falconieri. Sardinia. Italy
2007 Scholarship. Pilar y Joan Miró Foundation, Mallorca. Palma de Mallorca. Spain
Scholarship . CIEC-Centro International Foundation Contemporary Prints Foundation . Betanzos. Spain
ARTISTIC RESIDENCES/GRANTS/ BIENNIAL SELECTION 2012. Selection 5th International Biennial of Graphic Art IEEB5. Bucharest. Romania
2009. Artistic residence at the Art Centre of Guanlan. Shenzhen. China. Selection 28 LJUBLJANA GRAPHIC ART BIENNIAL. Ljubljana. Slovenia
2008. Grant in Picture Card. Casa Falconieri. Sardinia. Italy
2007. Artistic residence at the Kloster Bentlage Art Centre. Rehine. Germany.
2021 CASI NUNCA SE SABE. Marita Segovia Gallery. Madrid. Spain.
2020 KOPFSACHE. 100 Kubik Gallery. Cologne, Germany.
2019 ¿A QUIÉN LE IMPORTA LO QUE YO HAGA?. Bisel Gallery. Cartagena. Spain THIS IS NOT CINEMA. EXE Project. Ministry of Culture of the Region of Murcia. Spain 2018 STOLEN VERSES. Gallery Alba Cabrera. Valencia.Spain
ON THE OTHER SIDE. Exhibition Room El Broncense. Cáceres Provincial Government. Spain
2016 LIFES CROSSED . Exhibition Room Vista Alegre. Department of Culture of Torrevieja. Alicante ON THE OTHER SIDE . Casa Árabe. Córdoba / Museum El Cigarralejo. Mula .Spain
WORKS. Promo-Arte Art Gallery. Tokio. Japan
2015 THIS NOT CINEMA. Carolina Rojo Gallery. Zaragoza.Spain
ARTIST HEAD. CIEC Foundation. Betanzos. A Coruña. Spain
2014. CECI CE N ́EST PAS DU CINÉMA /THIS IS NOT CINEMA. Centre Puertas de Castilla. Murcia. Spain FILM FESTIVAL. Centro Cultural Matadero. Huesca. Gallery Alba Cabrera. Valencia. Spain
2013. SPRING NOT ARRIVING. Alfara Gallery. Oviedo. Spain
2012. DON ́T HAPPY, BE WORRY. University of Alicante Museum. MUA /Gallery Alba Cabrera. Valencia. Spain
DRAWINGS. Museo de la Ciudad. Murcia. Spain
2011. INHABITED HEAD. Promo-Arte Latin Art Gallery. Tokyo. Japan
ARTIST HEAD. Gallery Arana Poveda. Madrid. Spain
2010. THINGS INSIDE THE HEAD 2.0. Gallery Alba Cabrera. Valencia.Spain
ON THE OTHER SIDE. Gallery Tula Prints. Córdoba. Spain
THINGS INSIDE THE HEAD. Molinos del Río Caballerizas Museum. Murcia. Spain
2009. GRAPHIC WORK. CIEC-Centro International Foundation Contemporary Prints.
Betanzos. A Coruña. Spain
2008. THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US (OBRA SOBRE PAPEL). Gallery Arthauss66. Alburquerque. Nex Mexico .USA
2007. DRUCKGRAFIK. MÜ NSTERLANDFESTIVAL PART.3.MÜ NSTER. Museum Burg Vischering. Lüdinghausen. Germany
COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION (selection)
2021 ART FORMOSA. Ting Ting Art Space ONE ART TAIPEI. Ting Ting Art Space. Taiwan
ART TAINAN ART FAIR. Ting Ting Art Space. Taiwan Feria Estampa. Galería Marita Segovia. Madrid. Feria Art Madrid. Galería Marita Segovia. Madrid ART TAICHUNG . Ting Ting Art Space Taiwan
2020 CONTEMPORARY SPANISH GRAPHICS. Sant Stephano Gallery. VIII Sofia International Graphic Art Triennial. Bulgarian
2019 THREESOME. 19 Karen Gallery. Australy
SIMBIOSIS. Alfara Gallery. Oviedo.Spain
2018 EXE PROJECT Ministry of Culture from Murcia. Víctor Villegas Conference Center. Murcia . Spain 2017 ESTAMPA FAIR. StickersArt Project. PAC.Madrid. Spain
ART KARLSRUHE FAIR .100 Kubik Gallery. Colonia. Germany
REMEMBERING THE FUTURE. 100 Kubik Gallery. Colonia Germany
2016 POETIC REALITY. 100 Kubik Gallery. Colonia. Germany
IBERO CARIBBEAN PRINTS EXHIBITION ART. Gallery Promo-Arte, Tokyo . Japan
ARTMADRID FAIR. Galería Alba Cabrera Gallery. Madrid. Spain
AAF NEW YORK. Galería Brita Prinz Gallery. Madrid.
XIV LATIN AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY ART TODAY. Promo-Arte Art Gallery. Tokio. Japan
SPANISH CONTEMPORARY ART & PERMANENT EXHIBITION”, Promo-Arte Art Gallery. Tokyo. 2015. ARTMADRID FAIR. Alba Cabrera Gallery. Spain
2014. CHACO FAIR. Chile. Alba Cabrera Gallery. Valencia. Spain
2013. CHACO FAIR. Chile. Alba Cabrera Gallery. Valencia. Spain
AFF HAMBURGO FAIR. Germany. 100 Kubik Gallery. Cologne. Germany JUSTMAD FAIR. Madrid. Alba Cabrera Gallery. Valencia. Spain GABINETE DE CURIOSIDADES. PAC / Gallery Pilar Cubillo. Madrid. Spain TÀ PIES & MOISÉS YAGÜ ES. Promo-Arte Latin Art Gallery. Tokio. Japan IMAGINE. San Javier Art Festival. Murcia. Spain
2012. BIENAL IEEB5. Bucarest. Romanía
WHO ART SPACE. Seoul. Korea
FIG FAIR. Bilbao. Spain
2011. FRONT TO FRONT: THE SPANISH PORTRAIT. 100 Kubik Gallery. Germany CONTEMPORARY ART RUHR. ESSEN. 100kubik Gallery. Germany
AFF LONDON. Gallery Arana Poveda. Madrid
2010. AFF LONDON. Gallery Arana Poveda. Madrid
PRINTED IN BENTLAGE. Art Centre Kloster Bentlage. Rehine. Germany
2009. 28 LJUBLJANA GRAPHIC ART BIENNIAL. Ljubljana. Slovenia
ARTELISBOA FAIR. Arana Poveda Gallery. Lisboa. Portugal
ART FAIR BRUSSELS. Brussels, Belgium
ESTAMPA FAIR. Madrid. Spain
2008. INGRAPHICS REVISION. Cuenca. Spain
ESTAMPA FAIR Madrid.Tula Prints Gallery. Córdoba. Spain
POETIC CROSSING: 10 CONTEMPORARY SPANISH ARTISTS. Arthauss66 Gallery. Alburquerque. USA XV NATIONAL ENGRAVING AWARDS. Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo. Marbella. Spain
ESTAMPA FAIR. Galería-Cuadros. Madrid. Spain
VIII BIENNALE INTERNACIONALES POR L ́INCISIONE. Acqui Terme. Italy
2007. YOUNG CREATORS AWARD. National Engraving. Madrid. Spain
IV PRIZE FOR DRAWING AND GRAPHIC WORK. UCM. Computense University of Madrid. Spain XIV NATIONAL ENGRAVING. Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo de Marbella. Spain 2006. ESTAMPA FAIR. XXXIV Carmen Arocena International Engraving Award. Madrid. Spain