Born in 1967 in Tláhuac, México, D.F.


Group Shows.


He has participated in over 60 group shows in: México D.F., Oaxaca, Monterrey, France, USA, Spain and Japan, amongst which the following are worth mentioning:



Young Painting from Oaxaca. The Moro Building of The National Lottery. Mex., D.F.



Expo-auction for the reconstruction of artistic monuments daaged by the earthquake in 1944 in Japan. University of Tama Art, Japan.



Reason and Passion for Oaxaca Mexican Institute in Spain.

Reason and Passion for Oaxaca. Maisón del Amerique Latine. París, Francia.

Oaxacan Contemporary Art at the end of the 20th Century. Médico Siglo XXI Centre. Mex., D.F.

IV Festival of Plastic Arts. The Science and Arts University of the State of Chiapas.

II University Fair of Art Autumn '96. Museum of Contemporary Art. Mex., D.F.



First Salón of Oaxacan Art Palacio de Minería UNAM, Mex., D.F.

Group Show. La Mano Mágica Gallery, Oaxaca, Oax.

Inaugural Show. Misrachi Gallery. Oaxac

The Creation of Waste, The Contemporary Art Museum of Oaxaca.

Dreams of Stone in Mitla. The Contemporary Art Museum of Oaxaca.



Benefit Auction. Hospital for Oaxacan Children, Monterrey Nuevo León.

Expo-auction for the Red Cross. The Chapel of the Camino Real Hotel, Oaxaca, Oax.



Expo-auction Malnutrition Awareness Foundation, La Mano Mágica Gallery, Oaxaca, Oax.

First Encounter of Art Arena Callejera. Crespo House, Oaxaca, Oax.



Creative Arts Guild Gallery, Dalton, Georgia, U.S.A.

Contemporary Art of Oaxaca. Camino Real Hotel, Cancún, Quintana Roo.



Mexico Within, 7 Mexican Artists, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.



Encounters and reencounters. Perisur Tower, México D.F.

-SELECCIÓN DE ARTISTAS MEXICANOS (Lucia Crespi, curadora) Dallas Texas, E.U



- HIGH-LIGHTS Contemporary Art from Oaxaca, The National Arts Club Nueva York N.Y

- Four Parallel Lines. (Leovigildo Martínez, Rosendo Pinacho, Ixrael Montes, Hugo Tovar) Mexican Art Gallery. Antequera Oaxaca, Mex.



- OAXACA Mexican Museum of Art. Austin Texas E.U

- INAUGURACION Índigo Valle Gallery, Valle de Bravo, Estado de México



- ARTFAIRs Hertogenbosch, Holanda.

- JUAREZ and the laws of the reform  Resp. Log. Mas. De Oaxaca


Solo Shows:



Presagios, paintings by Hugo Tovar. The Gallery of the Rufino Tamayo Plastic Arts Workshop. Oaxaca, Oax.



Yesterday at this time. Gecko Gallery. Oaxaca, Oax.



Metaphors for an almost blind man. The Gallery at the Culture House. Juchitán, Oax.



Passerby at the border of the soul. The Gallery of the Rufino Tamayo Plastic Arts Workshop. Oaxaca, Oax.



Understood Chronicles. Municipal Palace of San Pedro and San Pablo Teposcolula, Oax.



National Encounter of Community Museums. Valle de Xico, Chalco, Edo. Mex.



Réquiem for a distorted love. Arte Mexicano Gallery, Oaxaca, Oax.



Elegía al tiempo. Índigo Gallery. Oaxaca, Oax.



Essay on the scarce need and brief glimpse of the permissible. Índigo Gallery. Oaxaca, Oax.


2004.- I Could Like Indifference. Indigo Gallery. San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato Mex



- Long Live Children! Poetic-Musical Anthology with original themes by Arturo Ortega. Mexican Art Gallery. Antequera, Oaxaca. Mex

- The Weddings of BALAM and THELMA. Intervention with Escultura Santa Eulalia Huehuetenango Guatemala

- Only The Dead Are The Dead. Installation, altar of the dead. Galería Rufino Tamayo. Casa de la Cultura. Oaxaca, Mex






Santa Cruz Tacahua, Mixtec Region, Oaxaca.

Asunción Tlacolulita, Chontal Region, Oaxaca.

Santiago Yolomécatl, Mixtec Region, Oaxaca.

El Cortijo, The Costa Chica Region of Oaxaca.




Work of the month. Contemporary Art Museum of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Oax. March 2000.

FOESCA Grant for established artists. Oaxaca. 1998-1999.


Public Permanent Collections.


MUCA University Museum, Contemporary Art Museum, México D.F.

Hugo Tovar