Outomatic Festival
M van Museum, Leuven, Belgium
July 2011

Mural project on a wall of the M van Museum; in collaboration with MOMO – The full documentation of our participation in the festival is available here: www.eltono.com/en/projects/tiensestraat

Espacios Flexibles

La Quiñonera
Santa Cruz 111 Col. Candelaria, Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico
July 2011

Mural commissioned by Anonymous Gallery

On June 30th, 2011, the exhibition, Antes de la Resaca opened in the MUAC (Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo de México DF). The curators organized a retrospective of the spaces created, and innovative proposals put forth by Mexican artists during the 1980’s and 90’s such as La Quiñonera, Temistocles 44, and La Panaderia. The exhibition is a review of projects and artists who passed through those spaces and the work they produced. In conjunction, Nestor Quiñones organized the exhibition Espacios Flexibles in collaboration with Anonymous Gallery (New York) and La Curtiduria (Oaxaca) to give continuity to La Quiñonera as an exhibition space in parallel with the MUAC program.

Taking advantage of the fact that I was passing through Mexico on my way to the US and that Anonymous Gallery (the gallery that supported my PLAF project in 2008) was about to open a new space in the capital, they invited me to be a member of the exhibition “Espacios Flexibles”.

In the 1980’s, La Quiñonera was very important to Mexico’s national art scene and many well known artists who I admire passed through there as they began their career. It was a great honor for me to present my work in a space so beautiful and so meaningful. Hector and Nestor Quiñones, two distinguished brothers who have worked hard to make this project happen, took me in for four days and, with the help of all, I painted a wall in one of the terraces on the second floor.

Thank you very much Nestor, Hector, Rodolfo, Laura, Joseph, Paola and Zapata.

Złota 73

Updates 2011
Złota 73, Wola, Warsaw, Poland
April 26th – May 6th 2011

Project organized by the Vlepvnet foundation

At the end of May 2011, I went for a couple of weeks to Warsaw to paint two big murals on the facades of an old building that was constructed before World War II (very few of these buildings are still intact because of the intense bombings). The project was part of update 2011, an event organized by the Vlepvnet foundation. Every year they invite local and international artists to work in the city. The building is located on Zlota street in the Wola neighborhood, close to the central station. Thanks to the help from the guys from vlepvnet, the volunteers and the support of the neighbors, we managed to finished the two murals in only seven days.

As I was working more than 10 hours a day everyday during the week, I developed a very special relation with the neighbors who, as you can see in the pictures below, took very good care of me…

I would like to thank all the guys from Vlepvnet, the neighbors (particulary Antoni, Marta and Maciek and Joanna and Chris for taking so good care of me) and also all the volunteers who helped us painting.


Sen Thăng Long Hotel

Hanoi, Vietnam
June 2010

Project commissioned by the AECID

At the end of June 2010 I was invited by the Spanish embassy in Hanoi to paint the facade of the Sen Thang Long hotel, in Nguyễn Trường Tộ street, close to the Old Quarter. I spent 20 days there and was helped by Duy, Bái, Thăng y Nhi, four painters used to extreme working conditions, who ended being my hosts and allowed me discover the city and Vietnamese culture in a very unusual and authentic way.

The finished facade after 15 days of work, click on the picture to enlarge.

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Thanks to my four assistants efficiency, it only took 15 days to finish the facade and I was left with a week to do a little bit of tourism, sing What is love at the Karaoke, do independent paintings in the street, finally find out what was that song Bái was playing everyday in his mobile phone, try more types of Phở, ride three at a time on a motorbike to Thanh Xuân in the rain, and try at last the Mía đá

An incredible experience that was made possible thanks to Cesar Espada, Mónica Gutierrez, Duy, Bái, Thăng, Nhi and Thin, Mr Hai the hotel director,  Eugenio, Nga, Chi, Ming from Bar36, the corner fruit sellers and Mrs Phở.

Rojo Out

Mural painting project for ROJO®out
Av. Pres. Juscelino Kubitschek – Marginal Pinheiros, Sao Paulo, Brazil
August 28th, 29th and 30th 2009

Project in collaboration with Nuria Mora


Street Art

Tate Modern
Londres, Reino Unido
23 de mayo – 25 agosto 2008
Mural en colaboración con Nuria Mora
Comisariado por Cedar Lewisohn y Rafael Schacter

The Street Art Walking Tour: Un recorrido de arte site-specific alrededor del museo; parte de la exposición Street Art.