Mexico – Artist

Contreras Rojas

Name artworks

Genius Loci

Starting from sketches I made during various trips, mind maps and landscape impressions, I tried to reconstruct a scene, a landscape that included them all in some way. For some time now I have been thinking about the fact that we are only partially able to perceive elements that are repeated a lot, we are too accustomed, and we take too many things for granted, now we hardly notice the grass that sprouts from the corners of the floor, or the animal shapes of clouds.

We travel very far with the ambition of seeing something very different. We look outside for a reflection of what we have inside.
Oscar Contreras Rojas




Genius Loci


Oscar Isaias Contreras Rojas was born in 1986 in Toluca, Mexico. Currently lives and works between Florence and Venice. He graduated at the painting course of the Fine Arts Academy of Venice, Italy and completed his MA fine arts exchange in Middlesex University, London, UK.

Art career

Cairo Award, Exhibition of the finalists, Palazzo Reale, Milan.

Etna & Paricutin, Ex Colegio Jesuita cultural center, Pátzcuaro, México.

Etna & Paricutin, Centro Cultural de Uruapan, México.

Appocundria, Testori house, Milan.

The bad twin, Malutta Foundation, Santa maria della scala, Siena.

Torre Maluttona and Babelico Market, Monitor Gallery Rome.

Passion and vision

2017-2018 End of Residence Exhibition, Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Galeria in Piazza San Marco, Venice.

777 in the bottom right, School for Curatorial Studies Venice in collaboration with Venice Art Projects, Fondamenta Sant’Anna 992 / a, 994, 996 Venice.

Sounds from society, Romanian Cultural Institute, Venice.

Maluta & Black-Market Foundation, Monitor Gallery, Rome.

Perpendicular, project by Malutta Foundation, Parallel Vienna Art Fair, Vienna, Austria.

Trigger Party, Malutta’s talks Foundation, curated by Siliqoon and promoted by Marsèlleria Permanent Exhibition, Milan.

Passengers That Come and Go, project by Malutta Foundation, Tulla Culture Center, Tirana, Albania.

Luis Nishizawa Biennial of Painting, Toluca, Mexico.

Open laboratory, Forte Marghera, Venice.

A Heap of Language, Gasworks Gallery, London.

Esto no es Arte, Fundacion Simon I. Patiño, Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Atelier Austmarka residence, Austmarka, Norway.

Open laboratory, Forte Marghera, Venice.

Academic Landscapes and not, MUPA, Museum of the landscape of Torre di Mosto.

Open laboratory, Forte Marghera, Venice.

97th Group of Young Artists, Bevilacqua la Masa Foundation, Venice.

INNESTI residence, Trento.

Dormiveglia, Grigno (TN).

Surfacing, Griffin Gallery, London.

Art Stays Art Affair, Ptuj, Slovenia.

AAM Milano Art Fair


Biennial finalist Luis Nizhisawa, Mexico.

Member of the Paolina Brugnatelli Foundation

Jury mention, Combat Award

Artist selected for the 97th collective of Young Artists, Bevilacqua la masa Foundation, Venice.

Winner of the AOP Award

Artist selected for the mock-up paintings by Mark Grotjahn, Prima Materia, Punta della Dogana, Venice.