Mingos Teixeira

Category: Painter, photographer, illustrator and artistic designer
Birth Date: In 1955
Birth Place: Vigo (Pontevedra)
Telephone: 986204948
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He is an autodidact obsessed by colour. Although his work focusses mainly on painting, he also works with photographs, posters, illustrations and artistic design. He is well known for doing his best to approach art to the youngest by means of articles, lectures and educative and cultural programmes. This activity has led him to international artistic education forums such as the 4th International Congress of Educating Cities in Chicago, creating and coordinating the educative programme 'Escola e Arte'. He started his artistic activity in 1980, exhibiting his works at 'Francisco de Goya' Prize in Madrid and carrying on with many projects and exhibitions. His work is represented in a dozen museums and public and private collections such as Thyssen Bornemisza Collection or Unesco Centre Collection in Porto.

 Work & Activities

He carried out individual exhibitions in Madrid, Stuttgart, Ravenna, New York, Lisbon, Porto, Seville, Santiago, Santander, Vitoria, Vigo, A Coruña, Oviedo, Valladolid, Ourense, Pontevedra, Alicante, Gijón, Cuenca, Valencia, León, Zaragoza and Barcelona.
BOOKS: ‘Escola e Arte’, City Council of Vigo and ‘Arte para todos’, Ir Indo.
ARTICLES: ‘Visións plásticas dos noventa’ (‘Revista Argos’), ‘Vangardas e silencios’ (‘Revista Argos’), ‘Por unha mostra galega’ (Segundaman), ‘A presencia dos galegos en Arco’ (Segundaman), ‘Arte contra la guerra’ (El Correo Gallego), ‘Debate cultural’ (El Correo Gallego), ‘Museos para Vigo’ (Faro de Vigo), ‘Museos, función didáctica’ (Faro de Vigo), ‘Arte Xove Galega’ (Atlántico Diario), ‘Retomar el debate’ (Atlántico Diario), ‘Espacios e debates’ (La Voz de Galicia), ‘El arte ha muerto ¡viva el arte!’ (La Voz de Galicia), ‘Analfabetos visuais’ (Revistart), ‘Público e Arte Moderno’ (A Rúa) and ‘Imaxes para comunicarse’ (A Rúa).

 Other Interesting Aspects

BIBLIOGRAPHY: ‘Diccionario de Pintores Siglo XX’ (Vol.14), Forum Artis; ‘Enciclopedia Galega Universal’, Ir Indo Publications; ‘Diccionario Enciclopédico Galego’, La Voz de Galicia; ‘Nuevas adquisicións del Museo de Castrelos’, City Council of Vigo; ‘A pintura en Galicia’, Nigratrea; ‘Na Procura das Orixes’, Xunta de Galicia; ‘El Semanal’, cultural supplement nº 629; ‘OiLiularri’, October 1995; ‘Revistart’, magazine nº 42; ‘Vigo Arte’, magazine nº 1; ‘Crítica de arte’, magazine nº 147; ‘Etocram’, magazine nº 9; ‘Descubrir el arte’, magazine nº 14; ‘Porto Arte’, catalogue of the Art Fair; Catalogue of the ‘Arquivo do Reino de Galicia’; ‘Catálogo Casa das Artes’, City Council of Vigo; ‘Hechizos’, catalogue of the City Council of Alicante; ‘Pinguere Musicam’, catalogue of the County Council of Pontevedra and ‘L´exquisite Magazine’.

He was awarded ‘Alliance Française’ First Prize, ‘Baixo Miño’ First International Prize, ‘Fundación Villabrille’ Second Prize and ‘Entroido Vigo’ first accesit.
His work can be found at the Museum of Fine Arts (A Coruña), Museum of Fine Arts (Santander), Pontevedra’s Museum, Ourense’s Museum, 'Quiñóns de León' Museum, Valdepeñas Museum, Lugo’s Museum, 'F. Fernández del Riego' Museum, Thyssen Bornemisza Collection, 'Monte do Gozo' Foundation, Villabrille Foundation, ‘Enxeñeiro Almeida’ Foundation (Porto), 'Caixa Galicia' Art Gallery, 'Caixanova' Art Gallery, 'Caja Madrid' Art Gallery, University of Vigo, County Council of Pontevedra, Xunta de Galicia and several private collections.