Ignacio Burgos (Madrid, 1968)

Ignacio Burgos (Madrid, 1968) graduated in his hometown, pursuing further studies at the Hdk (Hochschule der Künste) in Berlin (1991-1993), where he made his first German exhibition. In 1996 he moved to NewYork and exhibited his work in various cities in the United States, followed by a grant from the French Ministry of Culture at the Cité Internationale des Arts. Later he returned to Madrid, and has continued exhibiting in international galleries.


Throughout his career Burgos has traveled widely and lived in different cities, including Barcelona, New York and Casablanca. As a result, his work is intrinsically linked to his travels and experiences. In the work of Burgos we can find women from China, Egyptian soldiers or swimmers in the Red Sea, real stories that convey timelessness and universality, with the artist honouring the classics through a skillful use of color and the speed of his brushstrokes.


Burgos is the only living Spanish artist to have done a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Moscow, and his work is in several public collections, including the Obra Social Caja Granada, the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, the Brooklyn Museum in NewYork, and the Fundació “la Caixa” in Barcelona, amongst others.