Lives and works in La Paz, Bolivia.

Spanning a half-century career he is considered a video-art pioneer in Latin America in the seventies; his work also includes performance, painting, sculpture, installation land-art and photography. Critics refer to Ugalde as the Andean Warhol or the “enfant terrible” of the local art world for the subversive nature, both conceptually and materially, of his artwork. From his collage works made from coca leaves, to his installation of Andean textiles, his works are deeply rooted in Bolivian traditions and is filled socio-political references. Ugalde is able to capture and transform locally-oriented themes, that are often provocative in nature, into a universal language that pushes the envelope of art making.


Selected Exhibitions


Spring show, Maddox Arts, London


10 Bienal do Mercosul, Portoalegre Brasil

SP-Arte Sao Paulo, Brasil

Rituals et Dependances Galerie Celal Paris


Territorios de la imagen, selection of the Juan Mulder collection, Lima

(un)real Maddox Gallery, London UK

Animals in the Walls, London UK

Paris Photo LA – solo show

Bolivar Hall, London

Museo de America, Madrid


I Bienal del Sur, Panama

IX Buenos Aires Photo – Invited artist

Reality Check, MassArt Boston

Monumental Installation IADB Washington, DC

Smithsonian, American Indian Museum

Intersections, Museum of Latin American Art Long Beach California

Coral Gables Muesum, Florida USA

Art-Lima, Perú


Art Platform Los Angeles – HACS

HFAF – Houston, TX

Art Wynwood – Hardcore Art Contemporary Space

ART Monaco

Scope NY – Hardcore Art Contemporary Space

Pinta London

Almas de Sal, Mueso Nacional de Arte – La Paz

FIA Caracas


ARTBO Bogota

Boundaries, Museum of Latin American Art Long Beach California

Houston Fine Art Fair

The Latin American Revolution, LMNT Miami

ART Pam Beach

ARTbeat Washington DC

Miamicito Dot 51 Gallery Miami

Pinta NY

Modern Panic, London

Buenos Aires Photo

Rostros Shamanicos, Galería Christopher Paschall Siglo XXI Bogota

Pinta London

Down and Under – Hardcore Art Contemporary Space


Saatchi Gallery, London

Villa Hais Museum, Berlin

Museum Am Dom Trier

Siguaraya Gallery, Berlin


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