In his work, César Orrico proposes a reflection on the syncretic character of contemporary society through the representation of the human being. The reference to different periods and contexts becomes visible in his sculptures, which metaphorically connect time and concepts.

Expressing a circular concept of time, Orrico brings past archetypes back to the present and assigns them new meanings. His work, made with various techniques and materials, is inspired by the iconography of art history and cultural memory and delves into aspects relating to identity, rituals and symbolism. 

Orrico’s work is based on the body as an object of art, and motion and expressiveness in his sculptures go hand in hand with a thorough knowledge of composition and anatomy. The dynamic energy and strain of the bodies of his figures contrast with the serene looks on their faces, inviting us to delve into the complexity of the human condition.

The organic fusion between materials of different nature, stands out in his projects creating a sculptural language of his own. Wood, bronze and stone, among others, coexist harmoniously and combine in his sculptures as a result of continuous experimentation with the possibilities of matter.

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Born in 1984 in Logroño, César Orrico lives and works in Madrid, Spain.

202358th Reina Sofía Painting and Sculpture Prize. Asociación Española de Pintores y Escultores, Madrid, Spain.
2022First and Second Place Awards for Sculpture, 16th International ARC Salon. Art Renewal Center, United States.
2021Mariano Benlliure y Gil Sculpture Prize Medal of Honour. Asociación Española de Pintores y Escultores, Madrid, Spain.
22nd International Portrait Competition Exceptional Merit Award. Portrait Society of America, Florida, United States.
2020First Place Award for Sculpture, 15th International ARC Salon. Art Renewal Center, United States.
Honorable Mention, Sculpture and Imaginative Realism, 15th International ARC Salon. Art Renewal Center, United States.
Second Place, International Sculpture Contest Fundición CAPA. Madrid, Spain.
2019Jean Asselbergs Prize. Taylor Foundation, Paris, France.
2016First Place, FLECHA Contemporary Art Prize. Madrid, Spain.
2008Antonio Gala Foundation for Young Creators, Artist Residency. Cordoba, Spain.
2007Ayllón, Artist Residency. Complutense University of Madrid and Ayllón Town Council, Segovia, Spain.
2024Naarden the Art Fair. Naarden, The Netherlands.
Galerie Bonnard. Nuenen, The Netherlands.
Una señal sobre el corazón, XX años de creación en la Fundación Antonio Gala. Antonio Pérez Foundation, Cuenca, Spain.
202316th International ARC Salon. Sotheby’s New York, United States.
Galerie Calderone. Dinard, France.
58th Reina Sofía Painting and Sculpture Prize. The Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain.
Naarden the Art Fair. Naarden, The Netherlands.
London Art Fair. London, United Kingdom.
2022Context Art Miami. Miami, United States.
Hamptons Fine Art Fair. New York, United States.
Galerie Calderone. Dinard, France.
First Art Fair. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
De Klassieken. Galerie Bonnard, Nuenen, The Netherlands.
2021ST-ART. Strasbourg, France.
Galerie Calderone. Dinard, France.
88 Salón de Otoño. The Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain.
Galerie Bonnard. Nuenen, The Netherlands.
2020Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil. Conde Contemporary, Natchez, United States.
Galerie Calderone. Dinard, France.
15th International ARC Salon. MEAM, European Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona, Spain.
LA Art Show. Los Angeles, United States.
London Art Fair. London, United Kingdom.
2019Context Art Miami. Miami, United States.
ST-ART. Strasbourg, France.
Summer Series. Waltman Ortega Fine Art, Miami, United States.
Galeria Iturria. Cadaqués, Spain.
Galerie Calderone. Dinard, France.
Les lauréats des Grands prix 2019. Taylor Foundation, Paris, France.
AAF Hong Kong. China.
Art Wynwood. Miami, United States.
London Art Fair. London, United Kingdom.
2018Luxembourg Art Fair. Luxembourg.
Beauty offered. Galería Espacio Primavera 9, Madrid, Spain.
ST-ART. Strasbourg, France.
AAF Battersea. London, United Kingdom.
Galerie Calderone. Saint-Malo, France.
AAF Hampstead. London, United Kingdom.
London Art Fair. London, United Kingdom.
2017ST-ART. Strasbourg, France.
Figurativas. MEAM, European Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona, Spain.
AAF Battersea. London, United Kingdom.
Galerie Calderone. Dinard, France.
AAF Hampstead. London, United Kingdom.
R’DAM Art Fair. Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
LILLE ART Up! Lille Grand Palais, France.
AAF Brussels. Brussels, Belgium.
London Art Fair. London, United Kingdom.
2016AAF Battersea. London, United Kingdom.
Art Up! Rouen. Rouen, France.
AAF Hampstead. London, United Kingdom.
LILLE ART Up! Lille Grand Palais, France.
AAF Bruxelles. Tour and Taxis, Brussels, Belgium.
FLECHA Art Show. Madrid, Spain.
WE ARE FAIR. Madrid, Spain.
2015Peregrinatio, por el camino de la luz. Betharram Exhibition Hall, Azpeitia, Spain.
Antonio Bienvenida Exhibition Hall. Las Ventas, Madrid, Spain.
L’Arcada Galeria d’Art. Blanes, Girona, Spain.
Germen. Galería Modus Operandi, Madrid, Spain.
2014ART14 Contemporary Art Gallery. Brugge, Belgium.
Peregrinatio, por el camino de la luz. Irún, Spain.
Medallística, Objetos encontrados. Marqués de Valdecilla Historic Library, Madrid, Spain.
Galería Martínez Glera. Logroño, Spain.
2012Young Ibero-American Artists. Eugénio de Almeida Foundation, Évora, Portugal.
Peregrinatio, por el camino de la luz. Aramburu Palace, Tolosa, Spain.
2011Nuevos valores del Arte Español. Sociedad Cervantina, Madrid, Spain.
El cuerpo hendido. Railway Museum, Castejón, Spain.
2010PROCOA, Projeto Circuito Outubro Aberto. São Paulo, Brazil.
Peregrinatio, por el camino de la luz. Kutxa Foundation, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain.
700 años de escultura en Madera. Galería Martínez Glera, Logroño, Spain.
2009Identidades, collaboration with Xabier Mariño. MARCO, Museum of Contemporary Art, Vigo, Spain.
Seventh Promotion. Antonio Gala Foundation, Cordoba, Spain.
Cosmoarte, una mirada a la poesía desde el arte actual. Casa Góngora Museum, Cordoba, Spain.
2008Nuevas miradas. Casa de la Moneda Museum, Madrid, Spain.
Palacio Vellosillo Contemporary Art Museum. Ayllón, Segovia, Spain.
Lunar Codex, The Polaris Collection. Southern Hemisphere of the Moon.
Madrid City Council, Central District. Madrid, Spain.
Cordoba City Council. Spain.
Vivanco Museum of Wine Culture. La Rioja, Spain.
Fundación Antonio Gala. Cordoba, Spain.
Complutense University of Madrid Art Collection. Spain.
Obispo Vellosillo Contemporary Art Museum. Ayllón, Segovia, Spain.
Asociación Víctimas del Terrorismo. Madrid, Spain.
Pinto Town Council. Madrid, Spain.
Santa Teresa Jornet. Logroño, Spain.
2002-2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors at the National Degree Award, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
2007-2008 Official Master’s Programme in Art, Creation, and Research. Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
Research Scholarship, New approaches to industrial materials: Definitive and direct materials in expressive language of Fine Arts. Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
2009-2010Merit-based Scholarship, Department of Sculpture. Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.