Buenos Aires, 1937-2006
Throughout his career, Pablo Suárez used an array of materials, supports and media, including painting, sculpture and installation, to engage in an ongoing and incisive dialogue with the world around him. His first solo exhibition was held in 1961 at the Lirolay Gallery in Buenos Aires. It was presented by Alberto Greco. During the 1960s, he became one of the most important advocates of avant-garde art. He participated in the Experiencias Visuales at the Instituto Di Tella. Along with Oscar Bony, Roberto Jacoby, Ricardo Carreira, Margarita Paksa and others, he produced a political strain of art whose most powerful manifestation was the collective protest work *Tucumán Arde*, made together with artists from Rosario and Buenos Aires.
In the 1980s he was part of Nueva Imagen and Periferia groups; and in the 1990s he exerted a great influence on the artists linked to the Rojas Cultural Center and the Taller de Barracas, where he worked as a teacher together with Luis F. Benedit. In 1987, he was granted the Premio Gunther for Painting. In 1992, he was awarded a Diploma of Merit from the Premio Konex for new proposals in the field of the visual arts. In 1999, he was awarded the Premio Costantini. In 2000, he moved to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. He died in Buenos Aires at the age of sixty-nine.
Selected individual exhibitions: “Pablo Suárez”, o “El prostíbulo”, o “El burdel”, Galería Lirolay (1964); “Pablo Suárez. Desde Mataderos”, Estudio Giesso (1984); “Pablo Suárez. De hombres y bestias”, Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana (ICI) (1993); “Pablo Suárez”, Museo Castagnino + macro, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Museo Caraffa, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Neuquén (2008). Selected group exhibitions: “Rodríguez Arias, Oscar Palacio, Pablo Suárez, Juan C. Stoppani”, Galería Lirolay (1964); “De Marziani, Martino, Suárez”, XVI Bienal de San Pablo (1981); “La Nueva Imagen, Juan José Cambre, Ana Eckell, Fernando Fazzolari, Guillermo Kuitca, Alejandro Prior, Armando Rearte, Juan Pablo Renzi, Pablo Suárez”, XVIII Bienal de San Pablo (1985); “Harte, Pombo, Suárez”, Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas (1989); “Libero Badii, Edgardo Vigo, Pablo Suárez”, XXII Bienal Internacional de San Pablo (1994); “Memoria y libertad en el arte argentino del siglo XX”, Bienal de Venecia (2011).