La Révolution R.S.V.P.
Galeria Zé dos Bois, Lisbon, PT
May – September, 2023 

Pablo Echaurren

Pablo Echaurren (b. 1951, Rome) is an Italian artist and writer based in Rome. He started to paint at the age of 18 under the guidance of Gianfranco Baruchello, and was soon discovered by the critic and gallerist Arturo Schwarz. Between 1971 and 1976 his work has been presented extensively in Italy and internationally. In 1977, Echaurren played an active role in the movement of the so-called “indiani metropolitani,” a creative group on the far left that aroused around the movement of 1977, temporarily distanced himself from the art world to engage in counterculture. After this short but intense experience, Echaurren returned to painting and drawing, as well as experimenting with other media. He is the author of novels and pamphlets on the world of art. He is a member of the National Academy of San Luca since 1997. In 2010 he founded the Fondazione Echaurren Salaris with his wife, art historian Claudia Salaris. Since 2012 he is a blogger for “The Huffington Post.” In 2013 the Beinecke Library at Yale University acquired the collection of his documents and drawings connected with the movement of 1977.

In 2021 his archive linked in particular to the seventies and the publications of the counterculture was digitized and put on line thanks to the collaboration with the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History, as part of the research initiative Rome Contemporary. His most recent solo exhibitions include: Pablo Echaurren. Dagli anni settanta a oggi (Chiostro del Bramante, Rome, 2004); Pablo Echaurren a Siena (Magazzini del Sale, Siena, 2008); Crhomo Sapiens (Museo della Fondazione Roma, Palazzo Cipolla, Rome, 2010–11); Lasciare il segno (MAR, Ravenna, 2011); Baroque’n’Roll (MACRO, Rome, 2011); Matta: Roberto Sebastian Matta, Gordon Matta-Clark, Pablo Echaurren (Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, 2013); Iconoclast (Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London, 2014); Contropittura (Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, 2015-16), Make Art not Money (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago de Chile, 2016); Du champ magnétique (Scala Contarini del Bovolo, Venice, 2017); Soft Wall (Palazzo della Cultura, Catania, 2017-18); Neader Tales (MLAC, Sapienza, Rome, 2022); Viola! Pablo Echaurren e gli indiani metropolitani, (MAMbo, Bologna, 2023). A solo exhibition at Galeria Zé dos Bois in Lisbon is planned in May 2023, a project that was awarded the 2022 Italian Council prize in curatorial by Sara Chiara and Natxo Checa.