Prints from Latin America

July 10 - August 26, 2014

Press Release

In conjunction with Print Matters 2014, Sicardi Gallery announces an exhibition of prints produced at the Barcelona print workshop Polígrafa. Founded in 1964, Polígrafa Obra Gráfica has published editions featuring more than 300 internationally renowned artists, and the workshop has a longstanding relationship with prominent artists from Latin America. Featuring prints by Carlos Cruz-Diez, León Ferrari, Guillermo Kuitca, Nelson Leirner, Jorge Macchi, Nicolás Paris, Liliana Porter, and Luis Tomasello, Pressed includes examples of some of the most innovative uses of the media to emerge from Latin America today and celebrates the 50th anniversary of this respected print workshop.

Polígrafa: Obra Gráfica has been publishing editions since 1964 and has worked with more than 300 artists, including Francis Bacon, Georg Baselitz, Helen Frankenthaler, Markus Lüpertz, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Robert Motherwell, Antoni Tàpies, and more recently, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Glenn Ligon, Jorge Pardo, Adrian Piper, Jaume Plensa, Liliana Porter, and Gary Simmons. All editions are printed at the workshop, with a team of master printers. The workshop's editions have been exhibited at Art Basel since its second edition and in ARCO Madrid, Art Basel Miami Beach, and Art Basel Hong Kong since their conception. Polígrafa also exhibits at ArtBO, ArtRio, and SP Arte. You can find a complete list of the editions they have produced and the artists they work with at:


Tuesday, July 22 at 7 pm

In conjunction with Print Houston 2014, Sicardi Gallery invites you to a conversation with José Aloy, Artistic Director of the Barcelona print workshop Polígrafa, followed by a reception at the gallery.

After serving for five years as Sales and Artist Relationship Director, José Aloy became Managing Partner at Polígrafa in July 2010. He studied business administration at ESADE University in Barcelona and international affairs at NYU, and he currently serves as a board member of the IFPDA (International Fine Print Dealers Association) and as part of the selection committee for ARCO in Madrid. He will speak about the Polígrafa workshop's 50 years of printing, and about the exhibition currently on view at Sicardi Gallery, Pressed: Prints from Latin America.

Print Houston is a summer-long celebration of original prints, the artists who create them, and the people who collect them. The calendar is filled with exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and special events at museums, galleries, non-profit organizations, and alternative spaces. Find out more at: