Adolfo Patiño, 1954 - 2005

Born in 1954, Patiño was a self-taught artist. Founder of the experimental art group "Peyote y la Compañia", 1978-1984 and "Grupo de Fotógrafos Independientes", 1976-1984, and the vanguardist gallery "La Agencia", 1987-1993. Photographer, painter, sculptor and installation artist. His first exhibition was in the now extinct Chapultepec Gallery in 1983. Wood remained his medium of preference through his artistic career. He used also red roses, which became an iconographic symbol in his later work. Participated as jury at the VII Photography Biennial, at the first exhibition at the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City. In 1982 he received an honorific mention at the Second National Meeting of Youth Art; amongst his other recognitions we can highilight a painting acquisition award at the third National Meeting of Youth Art, 1983, an honorific mention at the first Biennal in la Habana, Cuba, 1984, and an honorific mention at the first Biennal in Monterrey, México, 1992. He died in 2005.