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Excursionistes by Dionis Bennassar

Dionis Bennassar Biography

Pollensa (Mallorca), 1950 -

An established SPANISH painter and printmaker, Joan Bennassar received his initial training at the University of Barcelona.

His early work in the 1970s was influenced by the AMERICAN ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST artists, and since then his art has rotated between FIGURATIVE and NON-FIGURATIVE styles. After having lived in Barcelona and Mexico, the artist now resides and works in his native island of Majorca, Spain.

His work has received international acclaim and has been exhibited in various countries, including: Spain, Switzerland, Germany, England, Costa Rica and Japan.

A SELECTED list of his RECENT EXHIBITIONS, is as follows:

1990 - Galeria Pergamon, Barcelona. - Galeria Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain. - Bennassar, Galeria Maeght, Barcelona. - Paradigma, Galeria Jacobo Karpio, Costa Rica. - ARCO Art Fair, Galeria Ã?ngel Romero, Galeria Nomen, Madrid. - Art London 90, Pomeroy Purdy Gallery, London. - Four Spanish Painters. J.Bennassar, X.Grau, R.Joan, G.Tena, Pomeroy Purdy Gallery, London. - Soporte-Papel, Escola Taller d'Arts, Reus, Spain

1991 - Joan Bennassar. El niu d'altres queviures, Galeria Maior, Pollença, Spain. - ARCO Art Fair, Galeria Maeght, Madrid. - Pintures per a la lluita contra la Sida, Palau Robert, Barcelona. - Les avant-gardes de sculpture. La Catalogne, Espace Culturel du Pin Galant, Merignac, France. - 100 Paintings. Spanish Art in the 20th Century, Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Mie, Japan. - Exhibition Hall, Hanshin Departament Store, Osaka. - Col-leccio Testimoni, Fundacio "La Caixa", Barcelona.

1992 - Galeria Fernando Latorre, Zaragoza, Spain. - Galeria Pergamon, Barcelona. - Sala Pelaires, Palma.Arts i Oficis, Casal Solleric, Palma, Spain. - Balearic Byways, Fondo Monetario Internacional, Washington. - 50 x 50. Homenaje a Miguel Hernandez, Museo Contemporaneo, Elche, Spain. - EXPO '92: Balears. Encontres a Sevilla, Salas del Arenal, Sevilla, Spain. - Papers al cub, Galeria Pergamon, Barcelona.

1993 - E.P.Gallery, Dusseldorf. - Datas, Galindo, Bennassar, Galeria Pilar Parra, Madrid. - 100 anys, 100 pintors, 1893-1993, Sa Llotja, Palma. - II Biennal d'Art Pro-lluita contra la Sida, Palau Robert, Barcelona.

1994 - Joan Bennassar. Una retrospectiva, Ses Voltes, Palma. - Galeria Pilar Parra, Madrid. - Nord-Sud, Galeria Maeght, Barcelona. - Montrouge - Barcelona, Montrouge. - Coleccion Lorenzana, Casa del Cordon, Burgos, Spain. - Bodegones, Galeria Verena Hoffer, Barcelona.

1995 - Joan Bennassar. Litografia, Sala Maragall, Barcelona. - 19 Bienal de Arte Grafico, Palacio de Revillagigedo, Asturias. - Mediterrania. Una mar d'influencies, Casal Solleric, Palma. - Sala Dalmau, Barcelona. - Mallorca fra Miro til i tag, Sollerod Stockholm Art Fair, Estocolmo. - Palacio del Congreso, Madrid. - Proposta de col-leccio, Casal Solleric, Palma.

1996 - Galeria Helena Ramos, Cadaques. - Essencies. Col-leccio Ventos, Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona. - 12 anys damunt paper, Galeria J.Oliver "Maneu", Palma. - Estampa, Quadrat 9, Madrid. - Tendencies actuals, Aula de Lletres, Barcelona.

1997 - Spanish Artists at the European Parliament, Brussles. - Tres, Galeria Trama, Barcelona. - ARCO, Galeria Trama, Madrid. - Galeria Helena Ramos, Cadaques.

1998 - Quatre pintors, Sala Pares, Barcelona. - Spain. A Reflection of Contemporary Art, The Santander Gallery, Miami.

1999 - Joan Bennassar. Apamant el viure, Convent de Sant Domingo, Pollença. - Erotica, Galeria Trama, Barcelona. - Galeria Dora Valdes, Miami.

2000 - Trajectories. De 1970 a 2000. Sa Llonja, Palma. - Itineraris damunt paper. El dibuix a la plastica contemporania a Mallorca, Manacor, Inca, Arta, Palma. - Trajectories. De 1970 a 2000. Sala de exposiciones del gobierno de Andorra.

2001 - Acuarelas, lapiz y tinta china. San Roman de Escalante, Santander. - Trajectories. De 1970 a 2000. Las Atarazanas, Valencia. - Habitaciones secretas. Galeria Marimon, Can Picafort, Mallorca. - Amagat, Bennassar, Gay. Sala Dalmau, Barcelona. - Escultures de pintors. Una veritat possible. Casal Solleric, Palma. - Erotisme a la plastica contemporania a les Illes Balears. Sa Maniga, Cala Millor, Mallorca. - Nuvols. Galeria Marimon. Can Picafort, Mallorca.

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