Gioconda Rojas

Gioconda Rojas

San Jose,, --Choose--, Costa Rica

About Gioconda Rojas

Born in 1967 in San Jose, Costa Rica, Gioconda Rojas is one of the highest regarded artists of her generation. Not only does she has excelled in painting, but she has also managed to successfully transcend the traditional medium, and experiment into other forms of production. With a degree in Graphic Arts from the University of Costa Rica, Rojas has since worked in renovations, scenic design, photography and was a key member of the Curators Board. She has also lived and worked abroad, teaching Art at the Florida State University in Tallahassee.

Due to her rich and personal work, she has been praised and well received not only in her home country, Costa Rica but also throughout Central America, such as Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Panama, as well as in the United States, Mexico, Switzerland and Spain and has had the opportunity of displaying her unique work in several collective exhibitions as well as solo shows, her last being “Solo Artist Project” in Art Santa Fe Trifecta, New Mexico. Since she has expertly dabbled in various media, such as canvas painting, assemblages, found objects, sculptures, her work carries deep and subjective connotations, transmitted through her subtle and delicate forms. Her paintings are the evidence of her thoughts and experiences, transcribed in rich plasters of paint or in translucent and gentle glazes. In some occasions she elevates the materiality of her work, bestowing the canvas with a strong chromatic appearance and in other she emphasizes her textual thoughts through coherent and intimate aphorisms, like in her series “Interior Calligraphy”. Her versatility is clearly manifested in her assemblages, where she opts for an essentialist stance to manifest the polysemous qualities of different everyday objects. What turns out to be the binding concept behind her prolific production is her personal take on transformation and the tangible evidence it leaves behind in every person’s life.

By: Gabriela Martínez
Guatemala Guatemala C.A.



A W A R D S

2015

Directors Choice. Art Santa Fe 2015. Selected by Charlotte Jackson. Santa Fe. New Mexico, U.S.A.

Artist Selected from Costa Rica, by Grupo Promerica and Visa, for Visa Infinite Promerica Card image.

2011

Work Awarded. Bienal Conjunciones. Museo de Arte Costarricense. Costa Rica.

Artist Selected by Teletica Canal 7 to create their sculpture for Peace Parade. Costa Rica.

2007

Obra Ganadora. Valoarte. Arte Iberoamericano.

Costa Rica.

2000

Honor Mention. Pintura Olay. Museo de Arte Costarricense. Costa Rica.

1998

Merit Prize. 50th Anniversary of the Universal Daclaration of Human Rights. Minister of Post and Communications. Tokyo, Japón.

1995

Honor Mention. II Bienal de Escultura. Cervecería Costa Rica. Museo del Niño. San José, Costa Rica.

Recognition: Distinguished Visitor. Mayor of the City. Miami, Florida, E.U.A.

1993

Honor Mention. Primeras Damas por la Familia. Cumbre. San José, Costa Rica.

1992

First Place. V Bienal de Pintura Costarricense Lachner & Sáenz. Museos del Banco Central. Plaza de la Cultura. San José, Costa Rica.

Honor Mention. Arte Ecología. Embajada de Chile. San José, Costa Rica.

1991

First Place. Poster Design. Cincuentenario de la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social. San José, Costa Rica.

1990

Honor Mention. IV Bienal de Pintura Costarricense Lachner & Sáenz. Museos del Banco Central.

Plaza de la Cultura. San José, Costa Rica.

Winner Award. Worldwide Stamp Design Contest. Minister of Post and Telecommunications. Tokyo, Japón.

Honor Mention. Primer Salón Centroamericano de Pintura. Instituto Hondureño de Cultura Interamericana. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

1989

First Place. Concurso de Paisaje Universitario. Universidad de Costa Rica. San José, Costa Rica.

First Place. IX Concurso Anual de Nuevos Valores Fausto Pacheco. Centro Cultural Costaricense Norteamericano. San José, Costa Rica.






Events

Recent & Upcoming Shows
The Other Art Fair Brooklyn Nov. 2019
The Other Art Fair New York. Brooklyn . May 2019
The Other Art Fair New York Nov 2018


The Americas Graphics. Museo Fundación Ortiz Gurdián. Leon. Nicaragua. 2017.

De la penumbra a la Luz. Colección CCSS. Museo Calderón Guardia. San José, Costa Rica 2017


The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn Nov. 2018

Summertime Collective Selby Fleeetwood Artists Canyon Road, New Mexico 2017

Solo Space project. Art Santa Fe Trifecta. Redwood Media Group New Mexico. EUA

Directors Choice. Art. Santa Fe Trifecta. New Mexico . U. S. A. 2015

8 Artistas de la Región,mostrando en Centroamérica, Republica Dominicana y Ecuador. Seleccionados por Banco Promerica y VISA. 2015.

Instalación para Art Cycle 2015: Cyclist Matter. Coral Gables Museum. Fla. U.S.A.

Art Santa Fe Trifecta Solo Project. . New Mexico. U.S.A. 2014

Affordable Mexico 2014, Mexico D.F., Mexico

Bikes Become Art, SeaFair, Miami, FL, Abril-Mayo 2014, E.U.A.

Artistas Internacionales, Club Alpino Chipinque, Monterrey, México, Abril-Mayo 2014

Bykes Become Art, Coral Gables Museum, E.U.A. Enero-Febrero 2014

Affordable Mexico 2013, Mexico D.F., Mexico

Exposición Individual, Embajada de Costa Rica, Washington D.C., U.S.A. 2013

3 Americas, Grady Alexis Gallery, Latin American Workshop, New York, U.S.A. 2013

Eclectic Showcase, T.A. C. Consultants Coral Gables, U.S.A. 2013

Sustainotopia, Kontempo Art, Miami, U.S.A. 2013

Grand Opening, Kontempo Art, Miami, U.S.A. 2013

Art Cycle Auction, Coral Gables Museum, E.U.A. 2013

Latin America a Contemporary View, Zane Bennett Gallery, New Mexico, E.U.A. 2012

Arteamericas, Latin-American Art Fair, Florida, E.U.A. 2012

Art to Heart, Partners of the Americas, Oregon, E.U.A. 2012

Art Cycle durante Art Basel 2012, Florida, E.U.A. 2012

Sneak Preview ArtCycle. Artisan Lounge, Miami. E.U.A. 2012

Exhibitions

S O L O EXHIBITIONS

2017
Embajada de Costa Rica Washington D.C. E.U.A.

2016
Solo Studio Project Art Santa Fe Trifecta. New Mexico. E-U-A-

Intervened White. Coral Gables. The Americas Collection. E.U.A.

2013

Embajada de Costa Rica, Washington D.C., E.U.A. 2013

2011

Max Mara Fashion Store, San José, Costa Rica.

2010

Galería Alternativa, San José, Costa Rica

Galería José Luis López Escarré. Teatro Nacional. San José, Costa Rica.

Rectoría. Universidad de Costa Rica. San José, Costa Rica

2009

Alliance Francaise. San José, Costa Rica .

2007

Andamios Galería Nacional Museo del Niño San José, Costa Rica.

2003

Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano. Costa Rica

2001

Galería Códice. Managua, Nicaragua

1999

Galería Enrique Echandi. Teatro Nacional. San José, Costa Rica.

1999

Galería J.L. López Escarré. Teatro Nacional. San José, Costa Rica.

1997

Alianza Francesa. San José, Costa Rica.

1996

Galería Enrique Echandi. Teatro Nacional. San José, Costa Rica.

Meredith Kelly Latin American Fine Art. Santa Fe, New Mexico, E.U.A.

Espace Ruine, Ginebra, Suiza.

Prim-Expo, Centro di Exposizioni di Lugano, Suiza.

1994

Capital Bank, Miami, Florida, E.U.A.

Navarre Fine Art. Miami, Florida, E.U.A.

Galería 123. San Salvador, El Salvador.

1993

Museo Nacional de Costa Rica. San José, Costa Rica.

1992

Galería Enrique Echandi. Teatro Nacional. San José, Costa Rica.

1991

Galería Kandinsky. San José, Costa Rica.

1990

Galería Joaquín García Monge. Teatro Nacional. San José, Costa Rica.

C O L E C C I O N E S P R I V A D A S (ENTRE OTRAS)

Colección Ortiz Gurdián. Managua, Nicaragua.

Colección Periódico La Nación. Costa Rica.

Colección Union Planters Bank. Miami, Florida, E.U.A.

Colección Carlos y Eugenia Lachner, Costa Rica.

Colección Daniel y Eleonore Yankelewitz. Costa Rica.

Colección Luis Javier Castro Lachner. Costa Rica.

Colección Walter Fernández. Costa Rica.

Colección Andrée L Huieller Geneve, Suisse

Colección Marcelo Narbona. Panamá.

Colección Salvador Cols. Manresa, Barcelona, España.

Colección Jusep Font. Gerona, Barcelona, España.

Colección George Zelenka. Panamá.

Colección Marbella Caldera de Farach, Costa Rica.

Colección Mauricio Mendieta, Nicaragua.

Colección Mauricio Villa, Nicaragua.

Colección Jim & Ligia Shank, Costa Rica.

Colección Anna Moscarelli, Lugano, Suiza.

Colección Carlos Lemme. Miami. Fla. E.U.A.

Colección Luis Miguel Messianu. Miami. Fla. E.U.A.

Colección Jorge Moya. New York. NY. E.U.A.

Colección Marcia Congdon. Albuquerque. N.M. E.U.A.

Colección Ánfora Nova. Rute, España.

Colección Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. Representación en Costa Rica.

Colección Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano. San José, Costa Rica.

C O L E C C I O N E S P U B L I C A S

Museos del Banco Central de Costa Rica

Fundación Patrimonio Casa Presidencial Costa Rica

Universidad de Costa Rica

Instituto Costarricense de Turismo

Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social

Universidad Estatal a Distancia

Defensoría de los Habitantes

Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica

Museo de la Miniatura. Museo de Arte Costarricense