© José Tola, 2007. All rights reserved. Credits

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Jose Tola was born in Lima in 1943. From 1963 to 1969, he studied in the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Madrid, Spain, obtaining the title of professor of drawing and painting. He currently lives in Peru.

Individual Exhibitions
2006 Los hombres que no bajaron al infierno [The men who did not descend into hell]. Lucia de la Puente Gallery. Lima, Peru.
2004 Tola, de las tinieblas a la luz [Tola, from darkness to light]. Stained-glass. Lucia de la Puente Gallery. Lima, Peru.
Retratos impugnados [Refuted portraits]. Universidad del Pacífico. Lima, Peru.
2003 Instantes [Instants]. Art instalation. Lucia de la Puente Gallery. Lima, Peru.
2002 Espacio voraz. Pintura y tiempo en la obra de Tola [Voracious space. Painting and time in Tola’s work]. Lucia de la Puente Gallery. Lima, Peru.
2001 World Bank. Art installation of enormous proportions at the main entrance of the Latin American & Caribbean Building. Washington D.C., USA. Imaginary Portraits. Honorary exhibition. Retratos imaginarios [Imaginary portraits]. Oil paintings. Peruvian Embassy in Washington. Washington D.C., USA.
2000 La modelo del tiempo [The time model]. Tempera and India ink. Lucia de la Puente Gallery. Lima, Peru.
Óleos [Oil paintings]. Arte Actual Gallery. Santiago, Chile.
Jose Tola. 1969-2000. Exposición virtual [Jose Tola. 1969-2000. Virtual exhibition]. University of Lima. Lima, Peru.
1999 Tola en el Museo de Osma [Tola at the Osma Museum]. Oil paintings. Pedro de Osma Museum. Lima, Peru.
1998 Techno-chemistry Biennale Prize. Honorary exhibition. Oil paintings. Municipality of Miraflores Cultural Center. Lima, Peru.
Iconografía mental [Mental iconography]. Drawings in India ink. Wu Ediciones Gallery. Lima, Peru.
1997 De la realidad interior [On the inner reality]. Oil paintings and drawings. Camino Brent Art Gallery. Lima, Peru.
Honorary exhibition. Oil paintings. 5th International Painting Biennale of Cuenca. Cuenca, Ecuador.
Honorary exhibition. Oil paintings. Museum of Modern Art. Quito. Ecuador.
1995 Jose Tola. Retrospectiva, 1965-1995 [Jose Tola. Retrospective, 1965-1995]. National Museum. Lima, Peru.
1994 Espacios mentales [Mental spaces]. Oil paintings. Municipality of Miraflores Cultural Center. Lima, Peru.
1992 Témperas [Temperas]. Camino Brent Art Gallery. Lima, Peru.
1991 Desde la violencia y la forma. 1987-1991 [From violence and form. 1987-1991]. Art instalations. Municipality of Miraflores Cultural Center. Lima, Peru.
1990 Los eunucos de la guerra [The eunuchs of war]. Oil on MDF. Forum Gallery. Lima, Peru.
1989 Los eunucos de la guerra [The eunuchs of war]. Oil on plywood. Peru’s representative in the 20th Sao Paulo International Biennale. Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Honorary exhibition. 3rd Biennale of Havana. Wilfredo Lam Center. Havana, Cuba.
Jose Tola. Obra reciente [Jose Tola. Recent work]. Carrillo Gil Museum of Art. Mexico City, Mexico.
1988 Tola. Exposición itinerante [Tola. Traveling exhibition]. National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA). Mexico City, Mexico.
1987 Tola en el Museo del Chopo [Tola in the Chopo Museum]. National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Mexico City, Mexico.
Sobre la forma, el espacio y la expresión, 1984-1987 [On shape, space and expression, 1984-1987]. Municipality of Miraflores Cultural Center. Lima, Peru.
1986 Art Gallery 9. Lima, Peru.
1985 Art Gallery 9. Lima, Peru.
1984 Art Gallery 9. Lima, Peru.
1980 Art Gallery 9. Oil on paper. Lima, Peru.
1972 Carlos Rodriguez Gallery. Oil on paper. Lima, Peru.
1971 Seiquer Gallery. Oil on paper. Madrid, Spain.
1970 Carlos Rodriguez Gallery. Oil on paper. Lima, Peru.
   
Work in public collections and museums
Lima Art Museum (MALI). Lima, Peru.
Art Gallery of Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Lima, Peru.
Art Gallery of Peruvian Central Reserve Bank. Lima, Peru.
Modern Art Museum of Mexico. Mexico City, Mexico.
Carrillo Gil Museum of Art. Mexico City, Mexico.
Jose Luis Cuevas Museum of Art. Mexico City, Mexico.
Chopo Museum. National Autonomous University of Mexico. Mexico City, Mexico.
World Bank. Permanent Exhibition. Washington DC, USA.

Corporate and Private Collections
Telefonica Foundation. Lima, Peru.
Club Empresarial. Lima, Peru.
Interbank Bank Collection. Lima, Peru.
Jorge Gruenberg Collection. Lima, Peru. Miami, USA.
Manuel Santa Cruz Collection. Lima, Peru. Santiago, Chile.
Sergio Quattrini Collection. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Benjamin Perelman Collection. Miami, USA.
Efrain Goldenberg Collection. Lima, Peru.
Carlos Rodriguez pastor Collection. Lima, Peru.
Mario Testino Collection. London, England.
Gregg Evan Lempp Collection. New York, USA.
   
Prizes
1998 Techno-chemistry Biennale. Lima, Peru.
1986 First Prize in Painting. Second Biennale of Havana. Havana, Cuba.
1969 First Prize in Painting. San Isidro’s Third Room of Fine Arts. Lima, Peru.
   
Publications
2006 Una historia para un guerrero. Children’s story. Grupo Santillana. Lima, Peru.
2002 Voces de luna llena. Poems by Fernando Ampuero, transcribed and illustrated by Jose Tola. Ediciones Rama Dorada. Lima, Peru.
1998 Ego azul. Novel. Jaime Campodónico, Editor. Lima, Peru.