Pablo Atchugarry

Montevideo 1954

The Uruguayan sculptor Pablo Atchugarry was born in Montevideo in 1954. From his early years, he manifested a strong interest in the arts, first expressing himself through painting before discovering new materials such as cement, iron and wood. He eventually came to marble, his most durable artistic passion.

After a first few exhibitions in South America during the 1970’s, he traveled to Spain, France and Italy where he held several shows.

During the 1980’s, he adopted marble sculpture for good, particularly after having settled in Italy, and while continuing to exhibit widely: he has been featured in more than 80 solo and collective exhibitions worldwide.

From 1989 on, he dedicated himself more and more to monumental sculpture, by selling his works to several public and private collections in Europe and in the United States; in 1999 his adoptive town, Lecco (Lombardia) inaugurated the museum Pablo Atchugarry and in 2001 the Province of Milano organized an important retrospective of his work.

In 2002, Atchugarry received the Michelangelo prize from the city of Carrara, in recognition of his artistic work with marble. In 2003, he participated to the 50th Venice Biennial with a large group of sculptors. In 2005, he exhibited at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, in 2006 at the Groeninge Museum and in 2007 and 2008 at the Concert Hall of Bruges, with an itinerant retrospective in Brazil; in 2008 he was featured at the National Museum of Visual Arts in Montevideo.

Following this international acclaim, his works have entered important private and public collections throughout the world.

Today, Atchugarry splits his time between Italy and Uruguay.

The Uruguayan sculptor Pablo Atchugarry was born in Montevideo in 1954. From his early years, he manifested a strong interest in the arts, first expressing himself through painting before discovering new materials such as cement, iron and wood. He eventually came to marble, his most durable artistic passion.

After a first few exhibitions in South America during the 1970’s, he traveled to Spain, France and Italy where he held several shows.

During the 1980’s, he adopted marble sculpture for good, particularly after having settled in Italy, and while continuing to exhibit widely: he has been featured in more than 80 solo and collective exhibitions worldwide.

From 1989 on, he dedicated himself more and more to monumental sculpture, by selling his works to several public and private collections in Europe and in the United States; in 1999 his adoptive town, Lecco (Lombardia) inaugurated the museum Pablo Atchugarry and in 2001 the Province of Milano organized an important retrospective of his work.

In 2002, Atchugarry received the Michelangelo prize from the city of Carrara, in recognition of his artistic work with marble. In 2003, he participated to the 50th Venice Biennial with a large group of sculptors. In 2005, he exhibited at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, in 2006 at the Groeninge Museum and in 2007 and 2008 at the Concert Hall of Bruges, with an itinerant retrospective in Brazil; in 2008 he was featured at the National Museum of Visual Arts in Montevideo.

Following this international acclaim, his works have entered important private and public collections throughout the world.

Today, Atchugarry splits his time between Italy and Uruguay.

  • Untitled, 2011, white Carrara marble, 136 x 30 x 15 cm

Untitled, 2011, white Carrara marble, 136 x 30 x 15 cm

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