Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1974
He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts and a Master's Degree in Multimedia Production. Paco Guillén chose drawing as a field of experimentation and creates a particular universe influenced by his cultural and social environment. Guillén's drawings are precise and synthetic, uncompromising, with an absolutely personal aesthetic that delves into the field of drawing. In their production he uses all the resources available: drawings on paper, walls, video-animation... He has been exhibiting his work regularly since the late nineties and has had an intense professional activity in recent years, participating in international exhibitions, biennials and fairs, such as the Hot Art Fair or 10th Biennial of Havana.
Associated with the Costantini Contemporary (Turin) and José de la Fuente galleries since 2009, in 2013 he won the Premio Comunidad de Madrid Estampa award for his proposal with this gallery at the Estampa de Madrid fair. Among his solo projects, the following stand out: Calle Skendorf, an intervention in an abandoned space in Leipzig (Germany, 1998); Mr. Wallace (Gran Canaria, 2003), Pequeñas perversiones (Galería Saro León, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2008); Ni todo para el alma ni todo para el cuerpo (Galería Nuble, Santander, 2009); Las predicciones del Gran Chin (SAC, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 2009) and Ruido en blanco (CAAM Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2012); Blanco roto (TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, 2013); Prácticas Desafinadas (Galería José de la Fuente, 2017); Rust and matter (DC Open Cologne, Germany, 2018); Doma (Centro de Arte la Regenta 2018).
Regarding his participation in group exhibitions, the following are worth a mention: Growing Together (Galería Nuble, Santander, 2012); Biopolitics of the South Side (Junefirst Gallery, Berlin, 2013); Quiasma (Constantini Contemporary Art Gallery, Turin, 2014); Paperwork-Spanish Contemporary Drawing (Today Art Museum, Beijing, 2017). The works by Paco Guillén have been exhibited in countries like Mexico, Cuba, Switzerland, Senegal, Italy, Germany and China, as well as within our borders, such as in Madrid, Cantabria, Extremadura, Castilla y León, Asturias, Castilla La Mancha and the Canary Islands. His work has also been included in collections like Colección Navacerrada, the Brasilea Foundation in Switzerland, CAAM, CA2M and Fundación DKV.