Born in Mieres (ES), lives in Brussels (BE).
Spanish artist Angel Vergara (°1958, Mieres, Spain) has lived in Brussels for more than thirty years. Over the years, he embraced the Belgian surrealist tradition and the more critical intellectual praxis. Central to Vergara's work is often art, and the art world itself, of which he criticises the monetary aspects and the creative tension between the elitist art experience and everyday popular culture.
Vergara uses an extensive visual vocabulary: installations, performances, sculptures, sketches, videos, etc. Whatever medium he uses, through the maximum use of its pictorial qualities and the surprising combinations with the painting praxis, he proves his dedication and his mastery of the art of painting.
>Angel Vergara, Zonder Titel (Portret Stan Peers), 1984.Painting, canvas, acrylic and kitchen waste, 36 x 34 cm.
>Angel Vergara, Jef Lambrecht, Troon Aken, 1991.Performance, paper, ink, stamps, var..
>Jef Lambrecht, Karel Schoetens, Wout Vercammen, Angel Vergara, details video Canonisatie Vincent van Gogh, 1991.Photography, photographic paper, emulsion, 10 x 15.
>Angel Vergara, Vlaamse Black (vogelvrij), 2000.Sculpture.
>Angel Vergara, Angel Vergara Santiago 'Straatman Cometh', 2001.Book, ink, paper, 26.5 x 20.8 cm, language : English, Dutch, publisher : Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen, ISBN : 90-72828-17-8.
>Angel Vergara, Maison Belge Supermarché de l'année, 2001.Painting, ink, canvas, crayon, acrylic, collage, 280 x 500 cm.
>Angel Vergara, Monday, November 5 around 9am., 2018.Painting.
>Suzy Biernaert , Angel Vergara, Chris Straetling, Guy Rombouts, Monica Droste, Jef Lambrecht, Labrys in Time (related 2).Performance, paper, ink (printing), variable.
> Exhibition: Angel Vergara – Straatman Cometh!. 16 June 2001 - 07 October 2001.
> Exhibition: Canonisation of Vincent van Gogh. 01 April 1990 - 24 April 1990.
> Exhibition: Documenta IX. 13 June 1992 - 20 September 1992.
> Exhibition: Hommage à Bernd Lohaus. 20 January 2011.
> Exhibition: INBOX: Herinneringen aan Montevideo: De Antwerpse Avant-Garde in de vroeger jaren '80. Deel 2: 1983-1984. 15 July 2016 - 07 August 2016.
> Exhibition: Labrys in Time (Camomille). .
> Exhibition: Salon de Peinture. 17 January 2019 - 31 March 2019.
> Exhibition: Superdemocracy – The Senate of Things. 01 October 2017 - 31 October 2017.
> Exhibition: The collection XXVII – East of 4°24'. 03 March 2011 - 21 August 2011.
> Ensemble: Aanwinsten 2017 [Acquisitions 2017].
> Ensemble: Audio Video JL.
> Ensemble: BVP / PPB.
> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.
> Ensemble: ECONOMIE / ECONOMY / WIRTSCHAFT.
> Ensemble: Galerie Camomille.
> Ensemble: IE - Intercontinentaal Entrepot.
> Ensemble: M HKA_DEFAULT_PUBLICATIONS.
> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.
> Ensemble: performative installations JL.
> Ensemble: SUPERDEMOCATIE / SUPERDEMOKRATIE / SUPERDEMOCRACY.