WEB POSTER EXHIBITION - Lourdes Zolezzi, Mexico

2001, Viento de Lorca
Poster for a dance performance by the group Barro Rojo on March 23, 2001, about the life and work of spanish writer Garcia Lorca
I heard the first time of Lourdes Zolezzi when Gianni Bortolotti wrote me from Bologna in 1999 that one of his students had won a prize at a poster competition in Aosta, Italy. She was not even listed in the Poster Bibliography at that time. But ever since, an increasing number of mails, pictures and posters from Lourdes have reached me, from all over the world, culminating in her recent work for a contemporary dance group, which promptly won her the commission for one more dance poster.

The winged heart of the spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca is much more real to her as an object rather than as a symbol, she said, when I asked her why she had so radically changed her style from the one she practiced in Bortolotti's studio. Viento de Lorca - a breeze of Lorca - is a mexican poster with all it's color, cruelty, closeness to death, but universally understandable in it's hope and beauty.

To leave all that space in black took a lot of courage, she admitted, and then even more to say so much with the three barely visible drops of blood. The tiny birds in Cassandre's "Normandie", made in 1935 when he was approaching the peak of his poster career, came spontaneously to my mind.

This exhibition is growing, see the second part for posters made after 2001.

1998, I Maya
Poster for an exhibition in Venice, Italy, designed during a workshop of Gianni Bortolotti at the 2. Encuentro de diseno grafico en Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.
1999, De camara y otras musicas / Chamber and other music, Season of dance and popular concerts 1999, Solistas y bien acompanados / Soloists and well accompanied, Season of dance and popular concerts 1999, Cinco caminos a la danza / Five paths to the dance, Season of dance and popular concerts

1999, Against violence to women
A personal project about some of women's problems - AIDS, abortion, unemployment, discrimination, harassement, mistreatement
1999, Animals and their environment. Look to the future, look after nature.
Third Place - 11. International Film Festival of the Valle d’Aosta, Italy
1999, Poster for the Premio Nezahualcoyotl, an award for indigenous literature - poetry, novel and short story 1999, Poster for a multidisciplinary event in Mexico City where many people from all over the country met and presented their work

1999, 10th anniversary of the Convention for Children's Rights
Zolezzi won a prize for this poster which was given personally to her by the wife of Mexico's president
2000, Hunger
A personal project on my concern about the actual situation of the children around the world.
2001, Dia internacional de la danza / International day of dance For a meeting day where different dance groups will perform in the National Center for the Arts (CENART), Mexico City, on April 29, 2001. 2001, Poster for a concert inspired on the Tolkien story "The Simarillion". The magic figure "Iluvatar" is the creator of the universe through music. The similarity between music and flowers is an old mexican idea.

Lourdes Zolezzi.

Que bella es la vida! How beautiful is life!
Poster made in the workshop of Mieczyslaw Wasilewski, during the 3. Encuentro de diseno grafico en Guadalajara (MEX) in 2000.

  • I was born in 1972 in Mexico City
  • Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Communication Design, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Xochimilco Campus. 1993-1997, Mexico City.

    I took the seminars:

  • "One Color Poster", presented by Mieczyslaw Wasilewski (Poland), 3. International Graphic Design Encounter, Guadalajara, Mexico, 2000.
  • "Poster Design", presented by Gianni Bortolotti, in his Studio in Bologna, Italy, 1999.
  • "The Typographical Poster", presented by Gianni Bortolotti, 2. International Graphic Design Encounter, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, 1998.
  • "Illustration Techniques", presented by Peter Saxer, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Xochimilco Campus, Mexico City, Mexico, 1993.
  • "Graphic Design and Painting", Lorenzo de Medici Institute, Florence, Italy, 1991.

  • FCB World Wide-Mexico, Art Director. Mexico City, Mexico, April 2000 to the present.
  • Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Instituto Superior CEPEC, Teaching staff for the seminar: "Fundamentos en la Grafica y el Diseno en General" ("The Fundamentals of Graphics and Design in General") I presented the poster "I MAYA" to the class. Rosario, Argentina, from the 25 to the 29 of October, 1999. (Gianni Bortolotti invited me to this project)
  • Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (CONACULTA) / National Council for Culture and the Arts. Responsible for planning and designing posters, billboards, invitaions, compack disks and press releases for cultural diffusion.
    Realized projects include: Dance Group " Barro Rojo", Nadia Borislova (classic guitar), Radio Education, Dolores Olmedo Museum, National program of the women, Alas y Raices a los Ninos / Group "La trup" and others. Mexico City, Mexico, 1998 to the present. (freelance work)

  • 2002. V Computer Art Biennale. The College of Socio-Economics in Tyczyn and The Art Exhibition Hall in Rzeszow. Poland.
  • 2002. XII Quorum Award. The Mexican Designer's Council A.C. The Fine Arts Palace. Mexico City.
  • 2002. 20 International Biennale of Graphic Design Brno. Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Moravian Gallery. Czech Republic.
  • 2002. 18th International Poster Bienale, Warsaw. Wilanow Poster Museum. Warszaw, Poland.
  • 2001. 2nd. International Poster Exhibition, Ningbo. Tianyige Museum. Ningbo, China.
  • 2001.Third International Triennial of the Stage Poster, Sofia. Union of Bulgarian Artists Gallery. Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • 2001. Sixth International Biennial of Mexico. The Metropolitan Gallery and The Franz Mayer Museum. Mexico City, Mexico.
  • 2000. Trnava Poster Triennial. Jana Koniarka Gallery. Trnava, Slovakia.
  • 2000. Golden Bee 5, International Biennale of Graphic Design. Golden Bee Association, Academy of Graphic Design. Moscow, Russia.
  • 1999. Fourth National Poster Competition "The rights of girls and boys", "Adolfo Lopez Mateos" Auditory's Hall. Mexico City, Mexico.
  • 1997. First National Competition "The prevention of crime". Mexico City Museum. Mexico.

  • 2002. Posters Merit. HOW International Design Annual. HOW Magazine. Cincinnati OH, USA.
  • 2002. Third Place. V Computer Art Biennale. Tyczyn / Rzeszów, Poland.
  • 2002. International a! Design Award / Category: Poster. a! Design Magazine, Guanajuato Auditory. Guanajuato, Mexico.
  • 2002. XII Quórum Award / Category: Traditional Poster. Quórum, The Mexican Designer's Council A.C. The Fine Arts Palace, Mexico City.
  • 2001. Philippe Apeloig's Judge Award. 2nd. International Poster Exhibition, Ningbo Tianyige Museum. Ningbo, China.
  • 1999. Third Place. XI Edition of the Valle d'Aosta International Film Festival-Trofeo Stambecco d'Oro. Under the auspices of PROGETTO NATURA 2nd Edition. Topic: Animals and their environment.Look to the future, look after nature. Aosta, Italy
  • 1999. First Place. Fourth National Poster Competition "The rights of girls and boys" / UNICEF, DIF. Topic: "Ten Years After the Children's Rights Convention". Mexico City, Mexico.
  • 1999. First Place. "National Presence of Creators". Art National Center (CENART). Mexico City, Mexico.
  • 1997. Honorable Mention. First National Competition / PGR, PGJ DF. Topic: "The prevention of crime". Mexico City, Mexico.


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