Rocío Matosas Etchebarne

visual artist - muralist - theater designer

 
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Upcycled art    

Nothing is lost, everything is transformed

I understand art and creation from the ethics of the human being committed with society and their environment, the creative vision of the artist on behalf of a better world.

Throughout my career both as a visual artist and theater designer I have done a deep work with recycled materials, elements that have lost their useful life, those that we throw away, or those that we gathered and keep in storage.

I have learned to see each waste material from another perspective by revealing its possible potential to be part of something new, rediscovering its forms and uses.

It is the transmutation of the "ugly", "useless", "old", "dead" to "beautiful", "useful", "new", "alive."

The same element transforms, transmutes and creates a new dimension, a new space-time universe where to develop. It has to do with the cycle of life, where nothing is lost, and everything is transformed.

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Borned in Paysandú, Uruguay in 1973. I studied Visual Arts at the National School of Fine Arts of the Republic University and Theatre Design at the Municipal School of Dramatic Art (EMAD) in Montevideo, Uruguay. At the present I live in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. Along my professional career I have worked in Uruguay, Argentina, United States, Spain, Italy and Portugal.

ICON THEATERICON

As a Theater Designer I`ve been working since 1996 in the areas of Sets, Costumes, Lights, Atrezo, Marionettes and Puppets.

 

Awards

Hugo 2012 Award as Best Off Musical for "Cachafaz" in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

HOLA 2004 Award as Best Show in New York for the play “Compañía”.

HOLA 2003 Award as Best Show in New York with the musical play "Encuentro de pies, faldas y tambores".

ACE 2002 Award as Best Show in New York with the musical play "Encuentro de pies, faldas y tambores".

Award as the Best Lighting design at the Festival of Small Format in Havana, Cuba (2002) with "La edad de la ciruela".

 

Theater plays

2017: “Artusi” Teatro dei Piedi (Set, costumes, lights, puppets and props). Forlimpopoli, Italy.

2016: “Pericles” (Set and costumes). Directed by Claudio Hochman. TEM. Mortagua, Alentejo, Portugal.

2016: “Teatro dei Piedi” (Puppets and objects) by Teatro dei Piedi. Forlimpopoli, Italy.

2016: “Gosto de ti assim” (Animals foam heads). Directed by João Borges de Oliveira. Boutique da Cultura. Lisbon, Portugal.

2016: "A mãe" (Set, costumes, lights). Directed by João Borges de Oliveira. Boutique da Cultura. Lisbon, Portugal.

2016: "Josefina" (Set and costumes). Directed by Claudio Hochman. Teatro da Trinidade. Lisbon, Portugal.

2016: "Visa Lisboa". Performative experience. Crated by Rocío Matosas (lights) , Guilherme Rodrigues (chelo) and Catalina Lescano (movement. Lisbon, Portugal.

2016: "123 Danza". Contemporary dance Festival. (Local executive producer). Artistict director Catalina Lescano. Lisbon, Portugal.

2015-2016: "Boa Noite" (Lights). Theater Poetry with João Borges de Oliveira and Joana Tavares. Boutique da Cultura. Lisbon, Portugal.

2015: "Ver com o coração" (Set, costumes, lights). Directed by João Borges de Oliveira. Boutique da Cultura. Lisbon, Portugal.

2015: "Afonso Henriques" (Props). Directed by Hélder Costa. Teatro A Barraca. Lisbon, Portugal.

2015: "Liberdade im (possivel)" (Lights). Directed by João Oliveira. Boutique da Cultura. Lisbon, Portugal.

2015: "Mulher-Rainha". (Set, costumes, lights) Directed by Paulo Rocha. Boutique da Cultura. Lisbon, Portugal.

2014: “-Utopia” (Set, costumes and props) by Maria Simões. Saõ Miguel, Azores Islands, Portugal.

2014: “Carolina”, (Set, costumes and props) written and directed by Maria Simões.. Saõ Miguel, Azores Islands, Portugal.

2014: “Payasos en la red” (Costumes and props) by Florencia Aroldi, directed by Tatiana Santana. Mar del Plata,  Argentina.

2014: Necochea Kids Festival. Tech manager. Organized by Pakapaka TV and the Argentinian Education Ministery. Necochea, Argentina.

2013: “Carolina”, (Set, costumes and props) written and directed by Maria Simões. Maldonado and Montevideo, Uruguay.

2012-2013: “Cachafaz” by Copi. (Set and lights). Directed by Tatiana Santana. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2011-2012: “El malentendido” by Albert Camus. (Set and lights) Directed by María Duarte. Buenos. Aires, Argentina.

2011-2010: “Adorables criaturas” by L.S. Cunningham. (Set, costumes, lights and props) Directed by Tatiana Santana. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2007: “La edad de la ciruela” by Arístides Vargas. (Set, costumes, lights and props) Directed by Beatriz Córdoba. New York, United States.

2004: "El lacayo fingido" by Lope de Vega. (Costumes and lights). Directed by Carlo Boso. Madrid, España.

2004: "Compañía"  by Eduardo Rovner. (Set design and lights). Directed by Nelson Landrieu. New York, United States.

2004 - 2002: “Locos de Contento” by Jacobo Lagnser. (Set design). Directed by Daniel Marcove.Teatro Repertorio Español. New York, United States.

2003: "Edipo Rey" by Sófocles. Directed by José Oliveras. (Mascs). New York, United States.

2003: "En Barco de Papel" by P. García Gámez. (Set, costumes, lights, puppets and props) Directed by Yanko Bakulic. Iati Theater. New York, United States.

2003: “The Good Doctor” by Neil Simon. (Costume design). New York, United States.

2002-2001: "The mayor's limo" by Mark Nassar. (Costumes and lights design). Directed by Santo Fazio. Downtown Theater Club. New York, United States.

2002: “La edad de la ciruela” by Arístides Vargas. (Set, lights , costumes and props design). Directed by Beatriz Córdoba. Iati Theater. New York, United States.

2002: "Encuentro de pies, faldas y tambores" created and directed by Carlos Bedoya and Paulette Beauchamp. Lights. La Tea Theater. New York, United States.

2002: “Boogie Rican Boulevard" by Caridad de la Luz (Lights). Directed by Nelson Vazquez. La Tea Theater. New York, United States.

2002: "Hamlet"  by William Shakespeare. (Lights). New York, United States.

2002: "24 Hour Lucille" (Sets and lights design). Written and directed by Mayra Vega. La Tea Theater. New York, United States.

2001: "Compañía" by Eduardo Rovner (Lights, costumes and set design). Directed by Nelson Landrieu. Iati Theater. New York, United States.

2001: "Da Spanish Mob" by Nelson Vázquez and Michael del Río (Lights). Directed by Alba Oms. La Tea Theater. New York, United States.

2001: “Monte Calvo"  by A. Jairo Niño (Lights). Directed by Nelson Landrieu. La Tea Theater. New York, United States.

1997: "Comedia de las equivocaciones" by W. Shakespeare (Lights and props). Directed by Dumas Lerena. Montevideo, Uruguay.

1997: "Óbito" by Javier Daulte (Lights). Directed by Emiliano Béjar. Montevideo, Uruguay.

1997: "Hamlet" by W. Shakespeare (Mascs). Directed by David Hammond. Montevideo, Uruguay.

1996: "La vereda es libre" written and directed by Rosana Spinelli (Lights) Montevideo, Uruguay.

 

ICON EXHIBITIONSICON

icono 2016- "Crisálida". Sculptures. Fábrica Braço de Prata Gallery, Lisboa, Portugal.

icono 2016- "Baleia". Instalación. Azores Fringe Festival. Horta, Faial Island, Azores, Portugal.

icono 2016- "Bestiario II". Sculptures. Azores Fringe Festival. Horta, Faial Island, Azores, Portugal.

icono 2016- "Arte pelos Direitos das crianças". Pintura. Group exhibition. Galería Boutique da Cultura. Lisboa, Portugal.

icono 2016- "Bestias da Montanha II". Sculptures. Montanha Pico Festival. Madalena, Pico Island, Azores, Portugal.

icono 2015- "Mulheres com História". Sculptures. Boutique da Cultura Gallery. Lisboa, Portugal.

icono 2015- "Guardião da Montanha". Open air Sculpture. Festival Montanha. Madalena, Pico Island, Azores, Portugal.

icono 2015- "Bestias da Montanha". Sculptures. Montanha Pico Festival. Madalena, Pico Island, Azores, Portugal.

icono  2014- "Bestiario" Drawings, paintings and sculptures. Arco 8 Gallery. Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal.

icono  2004- Paintings. Espacio Guides Gallery. Madrid.

icono  2000- Drawings, paintings and sculptures. Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center. New York, United States.

icono 2000- Sculptures. Galaxy d'art Gallery. New York, United States.

icono 2000- Drawings and paintings. "The Alchemist Exhibition". Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center. New York, United States.

icono 2000- Sculptures. "International Art Show". Charas Cultural Center. New York, United States.

icono 2000- Instalation. "Kabildo del Arte". B. A. of Arts & Dance (BAAD). New York, United States.

icono 1998- Sculptures. "Nosé". Atlántida Cultural Center. Atlántida, Uruguay.

icono 1997- Paintings and sculptures.  El Telégrafo Gallery. Paysandú, Uruguay.

icono 1997- Sculptures. Group exhibition. Design School. Montevideo, Uruguay.

icono 1991- Paintings. El Telégrafo Gallery. Paysandú, Uruguay.

icono 1991- Paintings. Rosario Cultural Center. Paysandú, Uruguay.

 

MURALS - STREET ART

 

Since 1992 to present day I´ve made more than 300 interior and exterior murals in Uruguay, Argentina, United States, Spain and Portugal.

In 2016 I was Artístic Coordinator in the Project Create Change with Urban Art (Criar Mudança através de Arte Urbana) and Trainer in Urban Art for youngsters. Boutique da Cultura and Crescer a Cores for the Lisbon Municipal Program BIP/ZIP, Lisbon, Portugal.

Some of the latests are:

2016- “La noche”, Passodarte International Busker Festival, Crato, Portugal

2016- “Indra Gagui”, Proyecto Criar Mudança através de Arte Urbana, Lisbon, Portugal

2016- “Crescer a cores”, Project Criar Mudança através de Arte Urbana, Crescer a cores, Lisboa, Portugal

2015- “Bosque encantado”,  Private project. Montevideo, Uruguay

2015- “Flora azorica”, Azores Fringe Festival, Pico Island, Azores, Portugal

2015- “Guardião da Montanha”, (Sculpture on open air) Montanha Pico Festival, Pico Island, Azores, Portugal

2014- “Mãe da Água”, Private project, Ribeira Grande, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal

2014- “Baco”, Azores Fringe Festival, (The longest mural at the Azores Islands made by a single person, 120 mts length) Madalena, Pico Island, Azores, Portugal

2014- "Universo creativo". Private Project. Paysandú, Uruguay

2013- "La vida misma". Private Project. Montevideo, Uruguay

WORKSHOPS

2016- Street Art classes for youngsters. Project "Criar mudança através de arte urbana". Boutique da Cultura and Crescer a Cores. Lisbon, Portugal.

2015- Costumes design. Paysandú, Uruguay.

2015- Upcycling art for childrens. Paysandú, Uruguay.

2015- Felt for children. Montevideo, Uruguay.

2014- Creative sewing classes. Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal.

2014- Set design- The set as an element. Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal.

2014- Artistic Creation Workshop por children and youngsters. Paysandú, Uruguay.

2008- Drawing and painting classes for women prisioners and her children at Cabildo Prison.. Montevideo, Uruguay.

2005- Artistic Expresion Workshop for youngsters. Madrid, Spain.

2005- Painting workshop. Adults Center of the Madrid Comunity. Madrid, Spain.