Alvaro Trugeda

In this post-modern era where everyone´s opinion is worth the same because of the simple fact of existing is as valid as it is banal, the critical look implies perspective and knowledge of history, if art transforms society it is because the artist transforms
I work on the object, and every aesthetic decision I make is a way to save the existential discomfort in which I find myself,


Alvaro Trugeda was born in Santander in 1979, and currently lives and works in Taiwan. He is an artist trained at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Salamanca who, after a three-year stay in Bristol, underwent a decisive change in his artistic development. The multicultural interaction with the Jamaican ghetto of St Paul, in which Africans, Thais, Somalis etc., also coexist in harmony, became a decisive influence on his way of understanding painting, almost without the artist himself realizing it.


Individual expositions

2020 “flowers from another world” Bauyu art center, Taipei
2019 “Floating Reality” Castillo de Argueso. Cantabria
2018 “Passion and emptiness” MOCA Taipei, Taiwan
2018 “Heaven and Earth” gallery Dulan Crap, Taitung, Taiwan
2015 “Substance and Movement” Moon light inn Art Center, Taitung, Taiwan
2014 “The shadow” Galería Siboney, Santander
2013 “Life” Benito Esteban Gallery, Salamanca
2012 “SongZhuan” Shang San Art Center, Beijing, China
2011 “Somewhere in Taiwan” Galeria Siboney, Santander
2009 “OMEGA made in China” Benito Esteban Gallery, Salamanca
2007 “Transitions” Benito Esteban Gallery, Salamanca
2007 “Diaspora” Museum of contemporary art DA2 of Salamanca
2005 “Forma” contemporary school of humanities, Madrid

Collective exhibitions
2017 “Mipaliw land art festival” Hualien, Taiwan
2016 “TECLA (Taitung east Coast Land art festival) Taiwan
2014 “Meaning of life” Whuan art center, China
2013 Meaning making ”instituto cervantes de New York
2011 Hongkong Art Fair, Fernando Alcolea Gallery
2010 ARCO Siboney Gallery
Explum, Puerto Lumbreras, Murcia
Presences galleries of exhibitions Tintuaria Covilha, Portugal
2009 Salamanca Art, Benito Esteban Gallery
Green art fair, Beijing
“From mind to nature” MOCA Pekin
2008 Art Salamanca Beinto Esteban
Desalinated Benito Esteban
Yang Art gallery, Beijing
2007 Art Salamanca Benito Esteban Gallery
Santander Art Gallery Benito Esteban
“Citing Greenaway” Benito Esteban Gallery
2006 “international call Gleria Luis Adelantado” Valencia
” One of squids and slums” Caja Cantabria Santander
2005 ”Group show one” Siboney gallery
2004 “the green ray” Zuloa Vitoria
Villa Iris “workshop with Juan Usle” Santander


Government of Cantabria
Duero Savings Bank
Cantabria Savings Bank
Mocha Beijing