Santander, Spain, 1954
Born on December 19.
Studies at the Escuela Superior de San Carlos in Valencia, Spain, where he will earn a degree in fine arts four years later.
Begins to collaborate with Victoria Civera.
Begins to teach at the plastic expression department/ Departamento de Expresión Plástica of the Universidad de Cantabria in Santander. After several years of alternating between painting, photography, and photomontage, begins to concentrate on painting.
Receives a grant for young artists from the Spanish Ministry of Culture.
Has his first solo exhibition, at the Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes in Santander, and another one at Galería Ruiz Castillo in Madrid.
Exhibits at Galeria del Palau in Valencia, Spain. Receives a research grant for new forms of expression from the Spanish Ministry of Culture.
A solo exhibition at Galería Montenegro in Madrid marks the beginning of collaboration with the gallery. The Fundación Caja de Pensiones in Madrid features Uslé’s work in the exhibition Panorama de la joven pintura española, which will later travel to a number of other venues in Spain.
Displays the series Los trabajos y los días. Las tentaciones del pintor at the Fundación Marcelino Botín in Santander, Galería Nicanor Piñole in Gijón, and Galería Ciento in Barcelona. Joins the faculty of plastic arts at the Universidad de Cantabria in Santander, Spain, as an associate professor. Takes part in the Bienal Nacional de Arte Ciudad de Oviedo in Oviedo, Spain.
Has his first solo exhibition in the United States, entitled Currents, at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. He was selected to participate in the São Paulo Bienal. Exhibits at Galería Montenegro in Madrid, Galería Windsor Kulturgintza in Bilbao, and Galerie 121 in Antwerp.
Moves to New York after receiving a grant from the Comité Conjunto Hispano- Norteamericano to further his artistic training there. Exhibits at Galería La Máquina Española in Seville and the Palacete Embarcadero in Santander.
Exhibits at Galerie Farideh Cadot in Paris and again at Galería Montenegro in Madrid.
Has his first solo exhibition in New York, at Farideh Cadot Gallery, and exhibits at Galería Fernando Silió in Santander.
Exhibits once again at Galería Montenegro in Madrid and at Farideh Cadot in New York and Paris.
Exhibits at Galerie Barbara Farber in Amsterdam.
Presents the exhibition Ultramar at the Palacete del Embarcadero and Nave Sotoliva in Santander. Uslé’s work is shown for the first time at Galería Soledad Lorenzo in Madrid, where he will show his work again on several occasions during the following years. He also exhibits at Galerie Farideh Cadot in Paris.
Solo exhibitions of Uslé’s work are presented at Galeria Joan Prats in Barcelona, the Sala de Exposiciones at Banco Zaragozano in Saragossa, Spain, and John Good Gallery in New York. Participates in Documenta 9 in Kassel, Germany.
Exhibits at Anders Tornberg Gallery in Lund, Sweden, Barbara Farber Gallery in Amsterdam, and Galería Soledad Lorenzo in Madrid.
Exhibits at Galerie Bob van Orsouw in Zurich, Feigen Gallery in Chicago, and, together with artist Callum Innes, at Frith Street Gallery in London. Uslé’s work is included in Mudanzas at Whitechapel Art Gallery in London.
Exhibitions of Uslé’s work are held at Robert Miller Gallery in New York, Galerie Buchmann in Cologne, and Galerie Daniel Templon in Paris.
The Institut Valencià d’Art Modern in Valencia, Spain, organizes a major exhibition of Uslé’s work, entitled Back and Forth. The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona presents recent work by Uslé in the exhibition Ojo roto, which later travels to LA Louver in Los Angeles. His work is also included in a group exhibition at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Nuevas abstracciones . Exhibits at Galerie Buchmann in Basel and Galería Soledad Lorenzo in Madrid.
Exhibits at Cheim & Read in New York, Timothy Taylor Gallery in London, Galerie Bob van Orsouw in Zurich, and, together with Victoria Civera, at Galeria Camargo Vilaça in São Paulo.
Galerie Franck+Schulte in Berlin holds an exhibition of Uslé’s recent paintings.
Shows his work at Cheim & Read in New York, Galerie Buchmann in Cologne, Galería Estiarte in Madrid, and, together with Victoria Civera, at Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp.
Exhibitions of Uslé’s work take place at LA Louver in Los Angeles; Centro Cultural Casa del Cordón in Burgos, Spain; Palacio de los Condes de Gabia in Granada; and Museo de Bellas Artes de Santander, Centro Cultural Caja de Cantabria in Santander.
The Fundação de Serralves in Porto holds a show of Uslé’s work entitled Quartos escuro e amarello.
Awarded the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports. Juan Uslé First Time is mounted at the Städtisches Museum Leverkusen Schloß Morsbroich in Leverkusen, Germany. Exhibits works on paper at Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp. Also exhibits at Cheim & Read in New York and Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot in Paris.
The retrospective exhibition Open Rooms opens at the Palacio de Velázquez, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid and travels the following year to the Fundación Marcelino Botín in Santander, the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst in Ghent, Belgium, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin.
Exhibits at Galería Soledad Lorenzo in Madrid.
Exhibits, together with Victoria Civera, at Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp. Takes part in the 51st Biennale di Venezia.
Frith Street Gallery in London and Galería Soledad Lorenzo in Madrid organize an exhibition of Uslé’s work.
Presents sixty-five works under the title Switch on/Switch off at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga in Málaga, Spain. Exhibits at Galerie Thomas Schulte in Berlin and Galería Zoom in Santander, Spain.
Presents the exhibitions Ojo-nido at LA Louver in Los Angeles and Brezales at Cheim & Read in New York.
Presents the exhibitions Mataladas at Galería Soledad Lorenzo in Madrid and La novia de Belchite at Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium.
Work exhibited in Spain and Germany at Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Palma de Mallorca, and at Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin. His work is included in group exhibitions at Cheim & Read in New York, the Galvak Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida, the Buchmann Galerie in Berlin, and the Max Estrella art gallery in Madrid.
Cheim & Read, New York, presents the show Juan Uslé: Desplazado. His work is shown in the group exhibition Photography at the L.A. Louver in Venice, California.
High Noon opens at Galería Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, and De la luz silenciosa is presented at Galerie Lelong, Paris. His work is included in a group exhibition at gallery L.A. Louver, Venice, California.
His work is included in the shows On Painting, at Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain); Diálogos, at Patio Herreriano Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Español, Valladolid (Spain); and Selecciones de la Colección del Museo Guggenheim Bilbao IV, at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
An exhibition dedicated to his work, titled Dark Light, can be seen at the Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany, and travels later to CGAC – Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Shows recent work in the exhibition Al clarear, organized by Frith Street Gallery in London.
Uslé’s works I Dreamt that You Revealed XI (Airport), 2002, and I Dreamt that You Revealed (Congo), 2013, are part of the exhibition Selections from the Guggenheim Bilbao Collection IV.
Presents work in the exhibition Mar de Aral, at Galerie Thomas Schulte in Berlin.
His work is included in a number of group exhibitions, such as: Sinestesia. Colección olorVISUAL, at Tabacalera in Madrid; Tres narrativas. Colección “la Caixa” de Arte Contemporáneo, at CaixaForum in Barcelona, Spain; Made in Spain, at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (CAC Málaga), Spain; The Translucent Skin – Works from the Iberdrola Collection, at Fundación Iberdrola in Bilbao, CentroCentro-Palacio de Cibeles in Madrid and Centro Cultural Bancaja in Valencia, Spain; and See Not, Hear Not, Speak Not. 1990–2015, at Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC) in Seville, Spain.
His work is part of the exhibition Jackson Pollock’s Mural. Energy Made Visible, Museo Picasso Málaga, Spain.
Participates in the group exhibition Per Amor a l’art collection, Ornament = Crime?, curated by Nuria Enguita and Vicente Todolí at Bombas Gens Centre d’Art in Valencia, Spain.
Work created recently can be seen at De Desvelos – Juan Uslé, hosted by Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz in Madrid.