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Place of birth Oliva (Province of Córdoba), Argentina
Studies 1988 Graduated at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1989 Study tour Academy Polimoda, Prato (Italy)
1980/82 weaving techniques and basketry under Luis Negrotti and Irene de Croce, Buenos Aires 

Activities
2015 Curator "Intention Papier", Galerie Wies Willemsen, Amsterdam; "More than clogs and tulips ..." Galería Lalabeyou, Madrid (E) 
2014 - 2015 Curator "Beyond Textile" (traveling exhibition), Museo J. Hernández, Buenos Aires, Galería CONTEXT, Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona) (E); Galerie Cebra, Düsseldorf (D); Galerie help u zelven, Winterswijk; Instituto Cervantes, Utrecht; Galería Lalabeyou, Madrid (E)

2012 Guest lecturer Escuela Superior de Artes Aplicadas Lino Spilimbergo (High School of Applied Arts) and Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Facultad de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Diseño (National University of Cordoba, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Design) both in Córdoba, Argentina. 

2008 Jury member International Biennial of fashion complements “Soft …3” organized by the ACTM Madrid (E)
2008 Curator “Paper Sensivities” Paper Mill Museum, Capellades, Barcelona (E) 
2006 Curator “Hispanic Textiles” Instituto Cervantes Utrecht and European Patent Office, Rijswijk (NL)  2005 Jury member International Textile Competition “Greeting from…” (NL)
 
Translated from dutch into spanish the book Si’ira (belt weaving of the Wayuu Indians) by Mirja Wark.  Making relief tapestries, three dimensional textile works and spatial works of (handmade) paper. Designing and weaving tapestries and woven fabrics.
Designing and making fashion accessories in miscellaneous materials and paper jewellery.
Teaching courses on “Design for woven fabrics and paper jewellery”.
Writing articles concerning methods of designing for the Dutch textile magazine 'Textiel Plus' and  Spanish magazine 'Oficio+Arte'

 

Awards:

2010 Honorable Mention, ENJOIA'T, Contemporary Jewellery Award in Barcelona (E) 

1988 Honorable Mention, International Textiles and Fashion Design Competition Awards, Stuttgart (D)
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection) - Exhibitions period 1982 - 1999 are not included

2015 Museo J. Hernández, Buenos Aires, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan (USA); Galería CONTEXT, Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona) (E); Galerie Wies Willemsen, Amsterdam
2014 Galerie Cebra, Düsseldorf (D); Galerie help u zelven, Winterswijk; Les Ateliers de Paris, París (FR); Museo Arocena, Torreón (MEX); Galerie Wies Willemsen, Amsterdam; Muszeum Sztuki i Techniki Japonskiej, Kraków (PL); Instituto Cervantes, Utrecht; Galería Lalabeyou, Madrid (E), Mairie du V°, Paris (F).
2013 Autoría, Buenos Aires, (RA); Museo del Ricamo e del Tessile, Valtopina (I); Fabriano Boutique, Verona (I); Galerie help u zelven, Winterswijk NL); Carré des Coignard, Nogent sur Marne (F); Associazione Nurò, Verona (I); Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, (Est)
2012 CODA Museum, Apeldoorn; Galerie Cebra, Düsseldorf (D); Galerie Beeld & Aambeeld, Enschede; Galerie help u zelven, Winterswijk
2011 Chateau, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Córdoba (RA); ENJOIA"T, Barcelona (E); Villa Victoria Ocampo, Mar del Plata, (RA); Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires (RA); Premios ArtFad, Barcelona; 25 aniversario de IAPMA, Complesso Burovich, Sesto al Reghena (I); Regentenkamer, La Haya; Bellevue Arts Museum, Seattle, (USA)
2010 Museo José Hernández, Buenos Aires (RA); Museum of Art and Design, New York (USA);  Galerie Wies Willemsen, Amsterdam; ENJOIA"T, Barcelona (E)
2009 Triennale Design Museum, Milan (I); Galerie Cebra, Düsseldorf (D); Museum Zons, Dormagen (D); National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny (IR)
2008 Handwerkmuseum, Deggendorf (D); Galerie Bibliotheek Zelhem, Zelhem; Museo Textil, Terrassa (E), Museo Molino del Papel, Duszniki Zdroj (Pl); Museo Molino del Papel, Capellades (E); Pulchri Studio, La Haya
2007 Galería Siesta, Barcelona (E); Centro de Artesanía y Diseño, Lugo (E); Weverijmuseum, Geldrop; ARTMAR 2007, II Bienal del Mediterráneo, Museo Marítimo, Barcelona (E); FIA Feria Internacional do Artesanato, Lisboa (P); Castillo Sta. Catalina, Cádiz (E); Museum Het Leids Wevershuis, Leiden; SEMA Est, París (F); National Crafts Gallery, Kilkenny (IRL); Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Ushuaia (RA); Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires (RA); Museo del Traje, Madrid (E)
2006 Pontificia Universidade Católica, Río de Janeiro (Br); Sieraad 2006, RAI Amsterdam; Centro de Artesanía y Diseño, Lugo (E); Manzana 1, Santa Cruz (BO); Museo Tambo Quirquincho, La Paz (BO); CODA Museum, Apeldoorn; Museum Rijswijk, Rijswijk

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection) - Exhibitions period 1982 - 2005 are not included.

2012 Galería Arts & Crafts, Salamanca (E)

2010 Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Washington (USA); Galerie 59, Amsterdam; University Utrecht, Utrecht

2009  Galerie De Andere Kant, Zutphen; Galerie Arte sin Límites, The Hague; Galerie Pennock, Den Bosch;  Galerie Caractère, Neuchâtel, (CH) 
2008 Galería Hipòtesi, Barcelona (E); Galerie Beeld & Aambeeld, Enschede
2007 Galerie de Stoker, Amsterdam
2006 Gallery spinWice, Heusden; Escaparate Redoble, Amsterdam

Luis Acosta's works are te be found in the Museum of Arts and Design (New York, USA), Costume Museum (Buenos Aires, RA), CODA Museum (Apeldoorn, NL), Centre of Fine Arts (Utrecht, NL) Textile Museum (Tilburg, NL) and in private collections in Argentina, Finland, India, Norway, Spain, Venezuela, United States and in the Netherlands.

 

 

contact: 0031 30 2938229  |  ansacost@lombok.nl