José María Yturralde

Born in 1942. He lives and works in Valencia. BA and PhD in Fine Arts by the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Full member of the San Carlos Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Valencia. Professor in Painting at the Fine Arts College of Valencia. Fellow (post obtained through competitive examination) of San Juan de Ribera Hall of Residence, Burjasot.

In 1968, scholar at the Calculus Centre of Madrid University. He starts his first computer works. First exhibition of Computable Forms in 1969. Ibizagràfic Award 72 and 76.

Awards “B.G. Salvi” and “Premio Europa” Ancona, Italy in 1972. Grant by Juan March Foundation in 1974 to stay at the MIT, USA. Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1978, Fullbright-hays grant for the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies. In 1990 he is invited to participate in the International Triennial Toyama Now, Japan.

In 1991 and 1992, he travels to Moscow, Leningrad, Alma Ata, Taschkent, Bukhara, and Samarkanda following an invitation by the Russian Artist Union, to deliver courses and lectures about his works. Mural Painting and Sculpture Competition Award, Valencia Underground, 1995. Alfonso Roig Award, Diputación de Valencia. 1995.

In 1996, one-month stay at U.N.A.M. Mexico F.D. course and various actions around “Flying Structures”. He goes back to Mexico in 1998 to exhibit his works in several museums. Also in that year, he is invited to participate in the “First European Nature Triennial” in Dragsholm Slot Odsherred, Denmark. He installs the pieces “Frame the Forest”, “Hyperweb” and “Flying Structure”. Exhibition of his last piece in Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Sao Paulo and Paris.

He has published numerous papers, lectures, and articles; he is also the author of the books “Estructuras 1968-1972: Series Triangular-Cuadrado-Cubos-Prismas”; “La cuarta dimensión. Ensayo metodológico para la proyección geométrica de estructuras N-Dimensionales”, and the co-author of “Hypergraphics. Visualizing Complex Relationship in Art, Science and Technology”.

His most important exhibitions

Works in museums and collections