Ulrik Lopez

Ulrik López was born in Mexico City in 1989. He moved to Puerto Rico in 1997 with his family to settle in San Juan. Throughout his childhood and adolescence he constantly visited his homeland of Mexico. Ulrik began his university studies in 2009 at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico (EAP) in Old San Juan, and in 2012 was accepted into the art program, Soma Summer, at SOMA in Mexico City. In 2013 he obtained a BFA in sculpture with a minor degree in industrial design as Magna Cum Laude from Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico. That same year he took part in WARP's program in Genk, Belgium, and returned to Puerto Rico to start a year of independent studies at a program called La Práctica in Beta-Local, in Old San Juan. Ulrik López has exhibited in exhibitions of EAP, in the Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina Española, in the Museo Casa Blanca, in La Respuesta, at Área: Lugar de proyectos, at the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, in Conarte La Fundidora and alternative spaces in Puerto Rico and Mexico. López was recently a BBVA and MACG: Arte Actual grantee.

 

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