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Education

2009 BFA School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL 1992-95 School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

Exhibitions

Solo

2004 New Works, Las Palmas Restaurant, Chicago, IL 2000 Recent Works, La Llorona Gallery, Chicago, IL 1998 New Works, Shell Reyes, Chicago, IL 1997 Recent Works, Escuela Superior de Formación Artística, ANCASH-Huaraz, Peru 1996 New Works, Escuela Superior de Educaciòn Fisica, México City, México Amatl, Me Cuadra Studio, Chicago, IL 1995 Young Artists, El Ñandú Chicago, IL New Works, Administration Building / Chicago Park District, Chicago, IL

Two Person Shows

2000 Amatl: Recent Work by Saúl Aguirre and Jesus Macarena Avila, Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL 1998 The Fall of the Angels: Saúl Aguirre and Juan Villanueva, Corosh, Chicago, IL

Group 2009 New Work, Antena, Chicago, IL Version Fest 09, Antena, Chicago, IL Art Expo, Corosh, Chicago, IL 2008 Bridge Art Fair, Antena, Miami, FL Artifacts of Cultural Digestion, Sol Studio, Chicago, IL Celebrating The Hispanic Heritage Month, West Chicago Museum, IL Art Expo, Corosh, Chicago, IL 2007 Artistic Ties, Sol Studio, Chicago, IL Art Expo, Corosh, Chicago, IL One Night Inspired, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL 2006 Pool Art Fair, Polvo, Miami Beach, FL 18th Street Pilsen Open Studios, Jesus Oviedo Studio, Chicago, IL Chicago Artists Month, Sol Studio, Chicago, IL The Bird house Project, Museum Contemporary of Art, Chicago, IL One Inspired Night, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL Efebos Café, Chicago, IL Pilsen Open Studios, Prospectus Gallery, Chicago, IL 2005 Efebos Café, Chicago, IL The 7th Psychedelic Revolution Art, Mars Gallery, Chicago, IL The Bird house Project, Museum Contemporary of Art, Chicago, IL One Inspired Night, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL 2004 Art At War - The Artist’s Voice Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago, IL Corosh, Chicago, IL The Stray Show, Polvo Art Studio, Chicago, IL Tu casa es mi Casa: Artists response to Gentrification, Polvo Art Studio, Chicago, IL

2003 Visual Candy, Butcher Shop Gallery, Chicago, IL Chicago Artists Month, Sol Studio, Efebos Cafe Terrorist Art: Protesting WAR, Polvo Art Studio, Chicago, IL 2001 Latino Horizons, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL 2000 Su Carta, Traveling Exhibition Mexico City, DF Art for Life, American States Organization, Washington, DC First Friday Studio 210, Flat Iron, Chicago, IL May Day Open Studio, Chicago, IL 1999 Horizons / Horizontes, La Llorona Gallery, Chicago, IL Art for Life, Embassy of Argentina, Washington, DC Group Expo, Corosh! Galeria, Chicago, IL 1998 A Night to Remember: World Aids Day, Aldo Castillo Galeria/ MCA, Chicago, IL ATC- Group Expo, Corosh! Galeria, Chicago, IL Artists Salute to Chicago, Excalibur, Chicago, IL Mes Guerrerense, IMCE General Consulate of Mexico Group Expo, Corosh! Galeria, Chicago, IL 1997 Around the Coyote, Roberto Lopez Gallery, Chicago, IL Latin-American Art in Chicago, Collage Gallery, Chicago, IL Siqueiros 100, Taller Meztiarte, Chicago, IL Cuentos: A Visual Dialogue, Gallery 2, SAIC, Chicago, IL Hispanic Heritage Month, James Thompson Center, Chicago, IL Twelve Into One, Flat Iron Building, Chicago, IL New East Side Artworks, Prudential Plaza, Chicago, IL 1996 Dia de Los Muertos, National Pastime Theater, Chicago, IL Dia de Los Muertos, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Arlington Heights, IL Around the Coyote, World Cafe, Chicago, IL 1995 Unknown Chicago, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL International Art- Around the Coyote, Paulina Arts Center, Chicago, IL Gatherings, Mind and Sol Gallery, Chicago, IL 1994 National Association for Chicano Studies (NACS), Ramada Congress Hotel, Chicago, IL Zambo, South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago, IL Spiritual Art, Rosary College, Oak Park, IL Masque, Vignette Gallery, Chicago, IL Erotic Wicker Park, Roberto Lopez Gallery, Chicago, IL Celebrating Diversity, River Forest H S, River Forest, IL

1993 Small Works, One Country Gallery, Chicago, IL Young Artists, El Ñandù, Chicago, IL 1991 Group Show, Roberto Clemente Community Academy, Chicago, IL 1990 Hispanic Festival, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

Curatorial Experience

1999 Horizons / Horizontes, La Llorona Gallery, Chicago, IL 1997-01Group Expo, Corosh! Galeria, Chicago, IL 1997 Cuentos: A Visual Dialogue, Gallery 2 SAIC, Chicago, IL 1995 Sueños, Roberto Lopez Gallery, Chicago, IL 1994 National Association for Chicano Studies (NACS), Ramada Congress Hotel, Chicago, IL

Lectures and Panels 2007 Art Chicago, Kelly High School, Chicago, IL 1997 Arte en Chicago, Escuela Superior de Formaciòn Artistica, ANCASH- Huaraz, Peru 1997 Semana Cultural, Lecturer Escuela Superior de Educaciòn Fisica, Mèxico City, Mèxico

Bibliography 2006 Chicago Latino Network, Latinos in Style, Spring. Vitery. 2004 Art in Chicago, Art Nexus No.-54 - October Author: Marisol Martell 1998 Cuando Yo Llegue, Interview, WGBO Channel 66- Univision, Chicago, IL 1995 Para La Comunidad, Windy City Times, May, Chicago, IL Mi Casa su Casa: Showcases Local Artists, Inside Magazine, October, Chicago, IL

Professional Affiliations

2000-1 Polvo Art Studio. 2000-97 Chicago Artist Coalition. 2000 www.neurotyka.org Art Critic and Correspondent, Web-site Santiago de Chile, Chile 1999-97 Taller Meztiarte, Active member, Chicago, IL 1997-94 Laso - School of the Art Institute of Chicago, active Member, Chicago, IL

Awards and Grants 1990 3rd Place recipient, Hispanic Festival, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL 1988 1st Place Puerto Rican Festival, Frederick Chopin, Chicago, IL

Public Collections Casa de Cutura Calles y Suenos, Juchitan Oaxaca Escuela Superior de Formación Artistica, ANCASH- Huaraz, Peru Private Collections Mary Kelly, Chicago, IL Elvia Rodriguez, Chicago, IL Private Collector Alexandria, VA; Private Collector Washington, DC; Teresita De Jesus Garcia Hernandez, Mexico City, Mexico; Private Collector Roma; Italia; Marcelo Ibanez, Santiago de Chile, Chile; Escuela Superior de Formación Artística, ANCASH-Huaraz, Peru

Saul Aguirre has maintained his contribution to the following fundraising venues:

Inspiration Café Chicago IL. Chicago House, Chicago IL. Art for Life, Washington D.C. Andrew Jackson Language Academy, Chicago IL.

Saul Aguirre saulaguirre@hotmail.com www.saulaguirre.com

Artist Statement:

The work represents the current issues that affect our society. The understanding of these issues projected to the viewers in a non-conventional way. Presenting to the public areas that are not of their interest as part of their social consciousness, the material chosen it all depends on the effect of the artwork. Being a first generation immigrant I contemplate the issues are affected by society for years, questioning the content of the divided borders, and the uniqueness of the globalization of consumerism. Life reflects in several series of artwork; it unifies the social interactions of everyone around the artist. I am currently using the following materials, but not limited bark paper; Stonehenge paper; acrylics; oils; ceramics; lithography; pastels: watercolors.

Through the creation of artists, this world has been shaped.

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