Victor Ochoa

Scénographe, Spain

Spanish sculptor Victor Ochoa has led a fascinating career. Starting out as an architect, he later turned to the fine arts. He then dedicated himself to research in the field of natural sciences, which led him to the Amazon. His artistic journey continued in London, Paris, and New York where he furthered his sculptural language. He completed his formal research at the University of Barcelona’s Faculty of Fine Arts, concluding with studies of anatomy and dissection.

Photo credit: Leticia Varela

VÍCTOR OCHOA - BIOGRAPHIE

Born 11th of January in Madrid; Spain.

He then goes to Bilbao, where he lives and studies, kindergarden in Trinitarias (Algorta) and high-school in the “P.P. Jesuitas de Indauchu” until college.

1970

He majors in Architecture. He also enrolls at the Círculo de Bellas Artes, and minors in  Art, as well as in Anatomy at Medical School there. Resides in the Student Halls of Jorge-Juan e Hispanoamericano, where he wins awards in art, drawing and writing.

1980

Obtains his degree in Architecture (ETSAM), with his specialty as Urbanism. He works in a family studio where he obtains a scholarship to go to the Galapagos Islands to draw laminates. He departs Barcelona with stops along the way in Jamaica & Venezuela, where he ends up staying.

1981

He colaborates with a Jesuit Mission in the Llanos de Apure and months later begins his journey towards the indigenous territories in the Amazon. Weakness and disease force him to return to civilization and the majority of his sketch books and notes are lost. After some time in Madrid he travels to Paris, London and finally lands in New York where he writes and sketches daily from the rooftop of the Twin Towers or on board the ferry.

1982

He arrives at Barcelona and he enrolls in the “Facultad de Bellas Artes de Sant Jordi “ where he discovers clay and sculpting and three months later receives his first order, a bronze bust. From then on his life would be one of a Sculptor.

MONUMENTAL SCULPTURES, EXPOSITIONS , PROJECTS

2015

Elektra – Opéra de Montréal

2012

Sculptures MINGOTE. Arganda , Daroca, Madrid

Sculpture VARGAS LLOSA. Lima ,Perú

Sculpture ZHANG. Shangai, China

Set Design ELEKTRA. Ópera de Montreal, Canadá.

Conferences CUADERNOS DE VIAJE. National Geographic, Madrid

Monument JONÁS.  Bronce sobre hormigón. (8 m) Castellón de la Plana.

Film Awards JOSÉ MARÍA FORQUÉ.  Bronze, aluminium and silver.

2011

Monument LEÓN FEBRES CORDERO.  Bronce (5 m) Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Project KRAKEN for the Puente de la Universidad, Badajoz.

Monuments MELVIN VILLARROEL, Marbella & Shangai

Film Awards, JOSÉ MARÍA FORQUÉ.

2010

Exhibit Casa Decor, Madrid.

Exhibit Estudio del Escultor, Boadilla del Monte, Madrid.

Exhibit Galería Arte Inversión, Boadilla del Monte. Madrid.

2009

Monument in honor of Terrorism Victims ZULO. Bronze (6 m.) Cartagena

Award  VALORES CONSTITUCIONALES. Bronze and silver. Ayuntamiento de Madrid.

Fair Tefaf – Maastrich, , Holand.

Invited Artist Cow Parade, Madrid

Project JONÁS. Material sinterizado (18 m.). Castellón.

2008

Invited Artist FAIM, Madrid.

Sculpture ASTRAPO. Bronze (2,2 m.). Fundación Bárcenas , Valdepeñas. Ciudad real.

Awards PAQUIRO Y VALLE INCLÁN. El Cultural de El Mundo.

Monument 200. Aluminio patinado y acero inoxidable (18 m.) II Centenario de la Batalla de Valdepeñas. Valdepeñas. Ciudad Real

Exposition ZULO. Bronze over iron (Casa de Vacas), Madrid

Monument SEVERO OCHOA. Ironed bronze ( 3m) Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

2007

Monument SANTIAGO RAMÓN Y CAJAL & SEVERO OCHOA. Bronzes. (3m.). Porticada del CSIC, Madrid.

Sculpture LUJURIA.  Bronze. (2,2 m.). Diario La Tribuna. Salamanca.

Sculpture REHÉN. Bronze. (1,5 m.). Palacio Los Serrano,  Ávila

Sculpture TORSO.  Aluminium (2 m.). Hugo Boss. Madrid

Sculpture INCUBUS. Bronze (2,2 m.).

2006

Exhibit Dibujos. Galería  Ángeles Penche. Madrid

Exhibit MONUMENTAL ANTOLÓGICA. Salamanca

Exhibit MONUMENTAL ANTOLÓGICA. Ávila

Sculpture ANTINOO.  Bronze. Private Collection. Madrid

2005

Monument FRAGUA DE VULCANO. Broncze over marble, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Project GUAYAS Y QUIL.  Guayaquil. Ecuador

Competition 11M. Homage to the victims. Madrid

2004

Monument MIGUEL ÁNGEL SANZ. Bronze (2,5m.)  Aldeanueva del Ebro. Rioja

Sculpture  DESEO. Bronze (2,5m.) México D.F 

Competition 11 S, Ground Zero, New York

2003

Monument MINOTAURO. Bronze (13 mts ). Scultpure and roundabout. Jerez.

Monument LOLA.  Bronze (5 m.). Scultpure and roundabout. Jerez.

Project CENTAURO, Monument and Plaza. (17m.). Jerez.

2002

Exhibit Monumental  Malcesine, Lago di Garda, Italy

Exhibit Pietrasanta Sculture & Scultori, Italy

Fair Tefaf – Maastrich, , Holand

Mask CAMILO JOSÉ CELA, Fundación C.J.C. La Coruña.

Project JONÁS. Building-sculpture (180m.).Alicante

Project Mástil escultórico, J.C Decaux, Paris, Francia.

2001

Exhibit Génesis de la Escultura, Museo Nestor .Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Monument of ALFREDO KRAUS. Bronce (10 m.). Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Fair Tefaf – Maastrich, Holand

2000

Sculpture VINEA. Bronze (2 m.)  Bodegas Barón de Ley .Valladolid 

Fair Tefaf- Maastrich,  Holand

Competition. TORRE III MILENIO. Puerto Rico

1999

Sculpture H.H  THYSSEN. Bronze (2m.). Madrid

Competition MINOTAURO Y LABERINTO. Vitoria

Sculpture NINFA. Bronze (2 m.). México D.F.

1998

Monumental Exposition, 700 Aniversario Grimaldi, Mónaco.

Sculpture  ALFONSO XIII. Bronze over marble (2 m.).Real Federación Española de Fútbol. Madrid.

Monument GOYA.  Bronze and granite (5 m.). C/ Goya. Madrid.

1997

Exhibit Una imagen revivida.  Deutsche Bank, C/ Castellana.Madrid.

Monument SABINO F. CAMPO. Bronze (2 m.). Campo de San Francisco. Oviedo.

Monument Francesc Cambó.  Bronze over Plaza of granite (1,8 m.). Vía Layetana, Barcelona

Monument GOYA. Bronze  over granite(1,8 m.). C/ Goya. Madrid.

Sculpture S.M. EL REY. Bronze (1,2 m.). Palacio de la Zarzuela. Madrid.

Sculpture S.M. EL REY. Bronze (1,5 m.). Universidad  Rey Juan Carlos I. Madrid.

Sculpture S.M. EL REY. Bronze (2 m.). Palacio de Oriente. Madrid.

Sculpture S.M. EL REY. Bronze (0,8 m.). Antigua Casa de Correos. Madrid.

1996

Exhibit XX Esculturas de S.M. El Rey. Casa de Vacas. Retiro. Madrid.

Monument DON JUAN. Bronze on monolith ( 4 m.) Puerto Banús, Málaga.

1995

Sculpture PADRE VELAZ.  Bronze (1,5m) Venezuela.

Sculpture FAUNO.  Bronze  (2,5m). Sant Boi. Barcelona.

1994

Monument of DON JUAN. Plaza and Sculpture., Bronze , Iron , granite and water (15m.), Campo de las Naciones. Madrid.

1993

Fair ART MIAMI. EE.UU.

Monument CAMILO JOSÉ CELA. Bronze sobre corten y mármol (4 m.) Paraninfo Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Sculpture CARDENAL CISNEROS. Bronze over iron. (2m.) Rectorado de la Universidad Complutense. Madrid.

1992

Exhibit MONUMENTAL. Expo 92. La Cartuja. Sevilla.

Monument SEVERO OCHOA, Bronze over marble Travertino (3 m.) Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Monumentals Corderos Bronze (3 m.) . San Juan de Puerto Rico.

Monument BALLAJÁ. Bronze over Travertino (6 m.) San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1991

Fair ARTE-SANTANDER. Spain.

Panteón D. R. BALDORIOTY DE CASTRO.  Bronze on granite (5 m.). Ponce de León, Puerto Rico.

Monument LEONES.  Bronzes on bridge. (3 m.)  Ponce de León,Puerto Rico.

1990

Exhibit Galería Sotogrande.  Cádiz.

Exhibit  Taurina H. Ercilla.  Bilbao.

Exhibit  Galería Serrano.  Madrid.

Sculpture GRITO.  Bronze (0,9 m.), Private collection. Madrid.

1989

Pantheon of PAQUIRRI. Bronze son granite (5 m.). Cementerio de Sevilla.

Sculptures FAMILIA SARASOLA. Bronzes. Private collection. Madrid.

1988

Sculpture VÁZQUEZ- PRADA.  Bronce sobre mármol (2m.). Oviedo.

1987

Monument INUNDACIONES. Bronce (2,5 m.)) Bilbao.

Sculpture RUIZ Y RUIZ. Torso. Bronce (1,2 m). Abadía Boogen. Villarcayo. Burgos.

1986

Sculpture MASCARON DE PROA. Wood and metal (2,5m.) US.

Sculpture ARALUCE.  Bronze. C.O.A.V. Bilbao.

1984

Monument SEVERO OCHOA.  Bronze (2 m.). Museo de la Ciencias. Valencia.

Sculpture IGNACIO HERRERO.  Bronze (0,7m.). Banco Herrero. Oviedo.

1983

First Sculpture IGNACIO CASARIEGO.  Bronze over black of Bélgica (0,5 m.). Oviedo. 

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