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 Diego Barboza



Diego Barboza       Pages: 1

(b Maracaibo, 4 Feb 1945). Venezuelan painter and performance artist. He studied painting at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas in Maracaibo and at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas in Caracas. In 1970, after holding several one-man shows at the Galería Polo y Bot in Caracas, he moved to England to study at the London College of Printing. In London and Paris he performed his acontecimientos (events) or acciones poéticas (poetic actions) on streets and in parks; these were a form of happening that stressed the poetic with ludic and festive elements and had no social content. In 1986 he reverted to Neo-Expressionistic painting, although still with the intention of demystifying art. Works by Barboza are in the most important museums of Venezuela as well as in the Museu de Arte Moderno do São Paulo, Brazil, and the gallery of the Midland Group, Nottingham.


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