Maximo Laura – Timeline


 

Stage i: ancenstral reminiscences - myths and legends

1959 - 1983

Maximo Laura

Works

  • Born in the town of Ayacucho, Peru
  • Enrolled on the School of Education at the San Cristobal National University in Huamanga, Ayacucho, Peru
  • Travel and settle in Lima
  • Founded the Laura Workshop in Lima, Peru
  • Enrolled in the School of Literature at the National University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru
  • He leads the workshop “Textile design techniques and interpretation “ in Taller Artesanal Retablo (TAR) , Lima, Peru.
  • Develops his first collection “Ñaupayuyay”(Reminiscences) (1978 -1982)
    • Toqapu Qellqa (Symbolic Geometry)
    • Unancha Qellqa (Mythic and Figurative Landscapes)
    • Ñaypa Quellqa (Ancestral Symbols)
    • Wiñay Yachay (Ancestral Wisdom)
  • Development of the collection “Andean Mythology” (1980-1984)
    • Willka Mayu (Sacred River of Stars)
    • Ñaupa Samay (Ancestral Spirit)

Stage ii: transition and Experimental constructivism

1983 - 1985

Maximo Laura

Works

Exhibitions

  • Directs the weaving workshop on “Techniques of weave: Arwi and Gobelin” in ALA (Artesanía Laura Asociados), Lima, PERU.
  • Development of the collection “Musoq Maskay
    • Pictoric Landscapes
    • Geometric Symbolism
  • Development of the collection “Hallazgos Intimos”
    • Metamorphosis
    • Tubular Labyrinth
  • His first group exhibition “Faces of Peru” at the Recoleta Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1985)

Stage iii: oferings in the andes

1986 - 1990

Maximo Laura

Works

Exhibitions

  • Founder and director of TAT (Textile art workshop) in Lima, Peru. (1986-1988) 
  • Studied tapestry weaving art in the Kela Cremashi workshop.
  • Advisor on Textile Program of the Centre for Integrated Development of Handicrafts (CREDIART) – Agreement Peru-Spain, Junin, Peru.
  • Founder and Director of the workshop research of Andean Design and Aesthetics Contemporary (TIEDAC). (1988-1991)
  • Development of the collection “Taki Onqoy” – Rebellion of the Soul
    • Warriors of Light
    • Offering in the Andes
    • Tukuyrikuq (Visionary Birds)
    • Pachacutisamay (Square Cross)
    • Andean Sanctuary
    • Yakumama (Water Goddess)
  • Presents his first solo exhibition “Signos Ancestrales” in Galería Huamanqaqa, Lima, Peru
  • First exhibition of international level along with other artists : 1st Meeting Latin-American of Mini Textile Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • Solo exhibition “Roots and Metamorphosis” in Art Gallery of the Italian Museum, Lima, Peru.

1991 - 1995

Maximo Laura

Works

Exhibitions

  • Founder and Director of Intiparnakim Workshop (Hands of the sun), Lima, PERU. (1991-1994)
  • First National Prize “Golden Hands”, Peru
  • Traveled to Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay and Spain.
  • Attended to the Conference United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) Río’92, Río de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Awarded with UNESCO Prize for Latin America and the Caribbean in the 4ª IberoAmerican Crafts Fair in Tenerife, Canaria, Spain.
  • Traveled to Florida (USA), Finland, Venezuela and Ecuador
  • Represents Peru in the Seminar of Design for experts of Latin American and Caribbean Craft with his conferences: “Inspiration of my work and the Pre-Columbian Design” and “Cultural Continuity, alternative development for the Andean design”, in the University of Art and Design Helsinki – UIAH, Finland. 
  • Presented the conference “Traditional Textile Technology and Contemporary” at the National Museum of Peruvian Culture, Lima, Peru.
  • Founded and directed the Trama Group in Lima, Peru. (1995-2000)
  • Development of the collectiontion “Yllapa” – God of Lightning
    • Mamapacha Qayakuy (Voices of the Mother Earth)
    • Hatunkanchay (Radiance of the Andean Spirit)
    • Musoq Pachasamay (Spirit of the New Earth)
    • Andean Dawn
  • His first touring exhibition through South American (Asuncion, Rio de Janeiro, Niteroi, Quito)
  • “Andean Mithology” touring exhibition through main cities of Finland (1993 – 1994)
  • The Municipality of Girardot (Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela) gives the award for “Best International Artist” at the IV Ibero-American Crafts Fair

Stage iv: Sacred Encounters - New Breath

1996 - 2000

Maximo Laura

Works

Exhibitions

  • Was member founder and Director of pilot textile center AID/MSP – ADEX, Lima, Peru. (1996-2002)
  • Traveled to New York and Ecuador.
  • Directs the Seminar “Navajo and Andean Weaving” at the Peruvian North American Cultural Institute (ICPNA), Lima, Peru.
  • Development of the collection “Musoqsamay
    • Rituals in the Sacred Mountains
    • Willka Tinkuy (Sacred Encounters)
  • Development of the collection “Mallqui
    • Rituals of the Jungle
    • Ancenstral Roots
    • Fiesta del Corazon (Stages of Love)
  • Participated at the 44th Tokyo International Gift Show, Tokyo, Japan.

Stage v: eternal chant

2001 - 2005

Maximo Laura

Works

Exhibitions

  • Travels to Ecuador, Venezuela and USA.
  • Awarded with the National Prize “Grand Master of Peruvian Handicraft” by the National Culture Institute of Peru, Lima, Peru.
  • Travels to Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and USA.
  • Received the X Ibero American Crafts Fair as a tribute to “Grand Master of the Craft Peruvian Handicraft Máximo Laura” in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela
  • Weaving workshop with textile consultant, Vincent Carleton
  • Conducted the weaving workshop organized by Puchka Tours, Arequipa, Peru. (From 2002 to present)
  • Received the Medal “Juan Pablo Vizcardo y Guzmán” awarded by Congress of the Republic of Peru, Lima, Peru
  • He traveled to USA and Puerto Rico.
  • Participated of the InterAgency Project: Alliance Française and MUSEF: “Looms, between techniques and cultures” with his conference: “The tapestry of the time”, La Paz, Bolivia.
  • Encounter with Jean Lurcat´s work in the UNESCO, Paris, France.
  • Travels to Chile, Puerto Rico, USA y France
  • Visits the Manufactures Nationales Gobelins, Paris, France. He participated at the 4th Meeting without Boundaries International Artist Colony, Bald Head Island, USA.
  • Traveled to Venezuela, Argentina, USA and France
  • Presented the conference “Weaving times” at the Syndicat National des Designers Textiles in Paris, France. He visited to Sheila Hicks, contemporary fiber artist.
  • Participated of the 1st Andean Crafts Fair organized by CAF in Bogota, Colombia.
  • Presented the exhibition: “Jewels from Peru XXI Century Silver and Textile” at the Art Gallery of the OEA in Washington DC, USA.
  • Participated at the Messe Frankfurt 2003, Frankfurt, Germany
  • The ambassador of Peru in France Dr. Pérez de Cuellar presents the exhibition of Laura at the Sofitel Chateau de Versailles
  • Solo exhibition “Rituals and Visions” at the Museum of the Americas in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Solo exhibition at the Tresalvo Gallery in Rancagua, CHILE.
  • Exhibited at Inti Gallery in France and the Durham Arts Council in North Carolina, USA.
  • Received the prize “Best in Show” at the 8th Contemporary Latin American Art organized by Museum of the Americas in Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA.

Stage vi: rituals, visions and celebration of life

2006 - 2009

Maximo Laura

Works

Exhibitions

  • Traveled to Costa Rica and USA.
  • Co-founded the Iberoamerican Textile Network (Redtextilia) in San José, Costa Rica and member of board of directors.
  • Traveled to USA, Latvia and France.
  • He traveled to USA, Belgium, Ukraine and China.
  • The Congress of the Republic of Peru awarded the Medal “Joaquín López Antay”.
  • Recognition as “Ambassador of Ayacucho´s Culture” awarded by Ayacucho´s Regional Government, Ayacuho, PERU
  • Lecture at conference: “Testimonio de una experiencia hacia el Arte Textil” at the First National Meeting of Weavers “Ambrosio Sulca Pérez” in Ayacucho, Peru
  • Received the recognition as “Ambassador of Ayacucho´s Culture” awarded by Ayacucho´s Regional Government, Ayacuho, Peru
  • Traveled to Argentina, Bolivia and USA.
  • Meeting with textile artist, Carol Westfall (USA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Received the major national prize “Gran Premio Nacional Amautas de la Artesanía Peruana” awarded by Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism.
  • Development of the collection “Rituales y Visiones
    • Totems
    • Sacred Rituals
    • Visions of the Heart
  • Development of the collection “Celebration of Life
    • Family
    • Waves of Love
    • Marine Dance
    • Flight of Men
  • Development of the collection “Mar Interior” (Inner Vision)
    • Prayer to Men
    • Earthly Equilibrium
    • Offering to the Earth
  • “Máximo Laura: Master Weaver of Peru” at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC, USA
  • IV International Biennial of Textile Art and Design “Man + Woman = Creation 2006” as invited artist in San José, COSTA RICA.
  • Solo exhibition: “Máximo Laura, Tapisseries”at Les Jardins de Magali, in Lauris, Vaucluse, France.
  • Awarded a Honorary Mention at the 3rd European Textile and Fiber Art Triennial Tradition and Innovation “Global Intrigue” in Riga, Latvia.
  • Exhibition “Ritos y Ofrendas” at the Cultural Center of the UNSCH, Ayacucho, Peru
  • Awarded Bronze Prize at the “From Lausanne to Beijing” 5th International Fiber art Biennale in Beijing, China.
  • Work selected at the American Tapestry Biennial 7. 
  • Awarded Second Prize – Silver Medal in “Scythia” the 7th International Biennial Exhibition on Textile Art, Kherson, Ukraine.
  • Awarded the “Peoples Choice Award” in “Land” the Tapestry Foundation of Victoria Award Exhibition at the Australia National University in Camberra.
  • Exhibition “Maximo’s Peru” at the ACME Art Studios in Wilmington, NC, USA.
  • Mention Prize, 5ta Bienal Internacional de Arte Textil, Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
  • Participation in Connections: Small Tapestry International 2009, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, California, USA.
  • Awarded First Place in Small Expressions 2009 at the Mississippi Craft Center, Mississippi, USA.

Stage vii: profane chants and constructivism

2010 - present

Maximo Laura

Works

Exhibitions

  •  Traveled to Canada, Latvia and USA
  • Prize “National Living Human Treasure”, Government of Perú, Lima, PERU
  • Founded the Museo Maximo Laura in Cusco, Peru.
  • Conference: Traditions of Ancient Weaving and Textiles, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
  • Directed the internship of weaving tapestry art at the Laura Tapestry Workshop, Lima, Peru
  • Invited artist at 4th European Textile and Fiber Art Triennial Tradition and Innovation “Global Intrigue II”, Riga, Latvia.
  • Received an Honorary Mention Award at the 13th International Triennial of Tapestry in Lodz, Poland
  • Solo exhibition: “Age Of The Time”at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Riga, Latvia.
  • Solo exhibition: “Wiñay Taky (Canto Eterno)” at the Gallery Espacio México in Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
  • Solo exhibition: Cantos Ceremoniales, Centro Hispanoamericano de Cultura, La Havana, CUBA.
  • Won the “Award for Excellence” at the WTA, VI International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art, Mexico
  • Invited to take a part in “Art in Action”, England
  • Solo exhibition: Maximo Laura at the Kaunas Biennial TEXTILE’11, Kaunas, Lithuania.
  • Paths to the Sun and Moon, Art works Studios and Galleries, Richmond, VA, USA
  • Celebrating Life, CAISA International Cultural Centre, Helsinki, Finland
  • Exhibition “Amautas” at the Museo de Arte y Tradiciones Populares, Lima, Peru.
  • Juried Exhibition: Small Expressions 2012, Long Beach Museum of Art, California, USA.
  • Juried Exhibition: Fantastic Fibers 2012, Yeiser Art Center, Kentucky, USA.
  • Solo Exhibition “Myth Making”, Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, Ontario, Canada.
  • Solo exhibition: “Inner Vision” en el Mississippi Valley Textile Museum de Ontario (Canadá).
  • Group exhibition: “International Contemporary” en Samaniego Art Gallery, Naples, Florida, USA.
  • Group exhibition: “Colours of Peru – Shapes of Japan”, Denbies Gallery, Surrey, England
  • Invited artist at the IX Bienal Internacional Arte Suba 2014, Bogotá, COLOMBIA*.
  • Group exhibition: Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters and Innovators” at the Fuller Craft Museum, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Absolute Winner in Tapestry category, V Intercontinental Biennial of Indigenous Art, ECUADOR.
  • Touring exhibition in Cusco: “Hands of the Sun” at the Museo Inka / Museo Machu Picchu / Museo de Arte Popular.
  • Solo exhibtion: ”Sinchi Ñawi – Eterna Visión” at the Museo Superior de Bellas Artes Evita, Córdoba, Argentina
  • Touring exhibition in Cusco: “Mamacha Coca” at the Museo Qorikancha / Museo Regional / Museo de Arte Contemporáneo / Museo Inka.
  • Extreme Fibers, Textile Icons and the New Edge, Muskegon Museum of Art, EEUU
  • Group exhibition: “Extreme Fibers, Textile Icons and the New Edge” at the Dennos Museum in Traverse City and Muskegon Museum of Art in Michigan, USA
  • Group exhibition: “Testimonios” – Galeria Miguel Illescas, Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Solo exhibtion: “Hands of the Sun”, Museo Inka – UNSAAC, Cusco – Peru
  • Canto a la eternidad, Museo de Arte contemporáneo de Cusco, Peru
  • Luces del Mar Interior, Galería Colegio de Arquitectos, Lima, Peru