Originally from Barcelona, Spain, Vincente Rojo studied Ceramics and Sculpture as a young teenager. In 1949 he moved with his father, a political refugee from the Franco Regieme, to Mexico. From then he continued his studies at “La Esmeralda”, the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado. He went on to become a designer for Bellas Artes Magazine from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and Artes de México. In 1991 Rojo was awarded the Golden Medal for the Mérito de Bellas Artes in Spain and the Premio BNacional de Arte and the Mexico Prize for design. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate by UNAM in 1998 in recognition of his contribution to the arts in Mexico.
To ensure the health and safety of the public, in line with current government restrictions, IMMA’s galleries will close from 24 December until further notice. All tickets purchased for Paula Rego, Obedience and Defiance exhibition will be refunded over the next two weeks. We appreciate your patience during this time.