Nacho Costa Beiro

Pseudonym: Nacho C. Beiro
Category: Painter
Birth Place: Noia (A Coruña)


-1967: He studied at the Arts and Crafts School of Barcelona.
-1982: He moved to Berlin, where he worked together with other avant-garde groups.
-He projected the scenographies of several plays.
-He illustrated several covers of books such as “Informe 0 – A educación en Galicia” (University of Santiago) and several chapters of the first edition of “O Quixote” (Xuntanza Editorial).
-He participated in the three days of Art in Gerona with creative spaces.
-Together with other artists, he founded “Triángulo” Gallery.
-He made “Tempos de Mar”, a three-page leaflet for “Avilés de Taramancos” Cultural Centre (Noia) and “Andan ó Mar”, a three-page leaflet for the Fishermen Association of Portosín.
-He painted the vault of the Coliseo Theatre in Noia.
-He designed several business premises such as Iacobus Cafè in Santiago.
-He gave courses on watercolour, drawing, painting, engraving and mural painting.
-His works can be found in different museums and countries as well as in many private collections.

 Work & Activities

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS: Temps Gallery (Barcelona), Riba Gallery (Barcelona), Gallery, San Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona), Bennassar Gallery, Pollença (Mallorca), Dama Gallery, Vilas-Art Gallery, Valle Inclán Museum (Pobra do Caramiñal), Catro Gallery (A Coruña), Pardo Bazán Gallery (A Coruña), Triángulo Gallery (Santiago), La Molinera Restaurant (Lalín), Athenaeum (Ourense), Athenaeum (Ferrol), Sementeira Gallery, “Avilés de Taramancos” Cultural Centre, Febo Gallery (Barcelona), Cultural Centre (Portosín), Cultural Centre (Ribeira), Tacita de Juan (Santiago), Cultural Centre (Vilagarcía), Cultural Centre (Porto do Son), Casa Mariñeira (Pobra do Caramiñal), Bomarzo Gallery (Ribeira) and Lugo County Council.
COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS: ‘Blanco y Negro’ Biennial Exhibition (Madrid), Sport in Art Biennial Exhibition, Biennial Exhibition of Pontevedra, Autumn Saloon (Sagunto), Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla, “Fútbol Club Barcelona” Sport Biennial Exhibition, “Inglada i Guillot” International Drawing Contest, ‘Mar de fondo’, San Martín Pinario (Santiago), ‘Pintores para una colección’ (A Coruña), “Joan Miró” (itinerant drawing exhibition), ‘Euro Art Expo 90’, Rome (Italy), Contemporary Painters, Berlin (Germany), Rencontres Européennes de l´Art d´Aujourd´hai (France and Poland) and ‘Eixo Atlántico do Noroeste Peninsular’ (itinerant exhibition).

 Other Interesting Aspects

PRIZES: 1967: Watercolour (first prize), Las Corts (Barcelona).
1970: Young Painting (first prize (San Adrián del Besós) and Painting (first prize), Castell de Marmellá (Tarragona).
1973: “Ros i Güell” Painting Contest (first prize), Badalona.
1974: “Ros i Güell” Painting Contest (first prize), Badalona.
1975: “Ros i Güell” Painting Contest (first prize), Badalona, Painting (first prize), San Andrés, Rupit and Igualada.
1978: Painting (first prize), Tossa de Mar and Arenys de Mar.
1979: “Juan Cortés Palamós” Art Critic Prize, “Inglada i Guillot” International Drawing Contest (first finalist), Painting (first prize), Santa Eulalia and Molins de Rei.
1980: Painting (first prize), Arenys de Mar, Vic, Olesa de Montserrat and Tossa de Mar and “Banco de Vizcaya” Drawing Prize.
1981: Painting (first prize), Arenys de Mar, Malgrat, La Cenia, Sarriá, Abrera and Las Corts and “Inglada i Guillot” International Drawing Contest (first finalist).
1984: ‘Ayuntamiento de Cambre’ Painting Contest (first prize) and Drawing Prize, Saló d´Art (Martorell).
1985: ‘Defensor del Pueblo’ Special Prize (Tossa de Mar), “Banco de Vizcaya” Drawing Contest (second prize) and First Sport Biennial Exhibition, work acquired by F.C. Barcelona Museum.
1987: Second Sport Biennial Exhibition, work acquired by F.C. Barcelona Museum.
1990: Painting Biennial Exhibition (first prize), Boiro; ‘Pérez Villamil’ Exhibition (honourable mention) and Painting Biennial Exhibition (finalist), Pontevedra.
1991: ‘Ayuntamiento de Cambre’ Painting Contest (first prize).
1992: Real Maestranza de Sevilla (honourable mention).
1998: First Drawing Prize, Artistic Circle (Manresa).