b. 1954, Madrid, Spain
Lives and works in Majorca, Spain and New York, USA
José María Sicilia has devoted much of his career to question immaterial space between
art and life, Eros and Thanatos. In his prints, Sicilia uses varnish, wax and plays constantly
on the effects of transparency. Beyond their immediate and disturbing beauty, the works of
José Maria Sicilia transpose us in frontier territories, where the familiar is made strange and
where memory is put into abyss.
His work has been shown internationally for many exhibitions including the Musée Delacroix,
Paris, France (2015); Centre Pompidou Metz, France (2014); Matadero Madrid, Spain (2013);
Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukushima, Japan (2013); Santa Caridad of Seville, Sevilla,
Spain (2012); Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland (2010);
The works of José María Sicilia are presented in important public and private collections across Europe,
the USA and Asia, including: Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; the Banco de España collection, Madrid;
Caixa Collection, Barcelona; Institute Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia (IVAM); The Museum of Modern Art,
New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and the Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, among others.