Few artists can boast of having their own state, with their flag and even their stamps and paper money. That’s what happens with Zush-Evru and his peculiar Evrugo Mental State. Contemporary plastic artist of recognized prestige, he has developed part of his work in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Zush (from 1968 to 2001, pseudonym Alberto Porta) has followed an absolutely personal trajectory in which he commands, over any other concept, his will to represent a reality that he himself has conceptualized in Evrugo’s Mental State. Through images of more or less anthropomorphic figures, Zush has been describing throughout his work the inhabitants of Evrugo: beings halfway between psychedelia, comics and the magical-surrealist tradition of the Dau al Set movement. .
Zush, a character who has accompanied the artist since 1968, disappeared on February 23, 2001, during the TECURA exhibition at MACBA. This disappearance represents the end of an era and the birth of EVRU, defined as ARTCIENMIST, a sum of artist, scientist and mystic.
His work has been exhibited at the Guggenheim in New York and at the Pompidou Center in Paris and is present in the collections of these institutions, as well as in the main Spanish Museums and Foundations dedicated to Contemporary Art.
Hallucinations. René Metrás Gallery. Barcelona, Spain.
Hallucinations. Gallery Iván Spence. Ibiza, Spain.
Alberto Porta, Zush. Gallery of Art Seiquer. Madrid, Spain.
Ego Zush Production. Sen Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
Galerie Rive Gauche. Paris, France.
Fred Lanzenberg. Brussels, Belgium.
Ivan Spence Gallery. Ibiza, Spain.
Vandrés Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
Works by Porta Zush 1965-1971. Ivan Spence Gallery. Ibiza, Spain.
Anthology. Gallery Dau al Set. Barcelona, Spain.
René Metrás Gallery. Barcelona, Spain.
Gallery Temps. Valencia, Spain.
Pension Fund of Navarre. Pamplona, Spain.
After the eclipse. Gallery Vandrés. Madrid, Spain.
La morte della mia vita passata. Marlborough Gallery. Rome, Italy.
Galerie de France. Paris, France.
Galleriet. Lund, Sweden.
Galerie Dr. Schurr. Stuttgart, Germany.
Asura Tucare. Gallery Vandrés. Madrid, Spain.
Tucare. Gallery Joan Prats. Barcelona, Spain.
Zush, Evrugo mental state in Berlin. DAAD Gallery. Berlin, Germany.
Zush, Evrugo mental state in Brussels. Galerie Camille von Scholz. Brussels, Belgium.
Galerie Lucio Amelio. Naples, Italy.
Gallery Zolla Lieberman. Chicago, U.S.A.
Ignacio de Lassaletta Gallery. Barcelona, Spain.
Currents. ICA-Institute of Contemporary Art. Boston. Mass. U.S.A.
Phyllis Kind Gallery. New York, U.S.A.
Zush, Evrugo mental state in Brussels II. Galerie Camille von Scholz. Brussels, Belgium.
Photographs: Evrugi Creatures. Fernando Vijande Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
Spéctrum Gallery. Zaragoza, Spain.
Luis Adelantado Gallery.Valencia, Spain.
Zush Aiguaforts. Artgráfic. Barcelona, Spain.
Phyllis Kind Gallery. Chicago, U.S.A.
Joan Prats Gallery. Barcelona, Spain.
Fernando Vijande Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
Zush Retrospective. Centre Regional d’Art Contemporain Midi-Pyrénées. Toulouse. France.
Galerie Camille von Scholz. Brussels, Belgium.
Phyllis Kind Gallery. New York, U.S.A.
The Books of Zush. Centre d’Art Santa Monica. Barcelona, Spain.
Rawar. Joan Prats Gallery. Barcelona, Spain.
Galerie Camille von Scholz. Brussels, Belgium. Belgium.
Gallery Sa Pleta Freda. Son Cervera. Majorca, Spain.
Charpa Gallery. Espais Gallery. Gerona, Spain.
Evrugo Yoosh Dasid. A.B. Galeries. Paris, France.
Zush, Evrugo mental state in Zaragoza. Miguel Marcos Gallery. Zaragoza, Spain.
Zush. Drawings-Paintings. Camille von Scholz Gallery. Brussels, Belgium.
Evrugo in Diegos. Linda Moore Gallery. San Diego. CA. U.S.A.
Zush and his books. Le Botanique. Brussels, Belgium.
Art for Curarte. Joan Prats Gallery. Barcelona, Spain.
Uroxos=Penseurs. Galerie Camille von Scholz. Brussels, Belgium.
Not suitable for minors. Charpa Gallery. Valencia, Spain.
Other books. National Library. Madrid, Spain.
Trasubos. Trinta Gallery. Santiago de Compostela. Galicia, Spain.
Psicomanualdigital. 1989-1998. Rafael Ortiz Gallery. Seville, Spain.
COMMERCIAL=MENJARCIAL. Joan Prats Gallery. Barcelona, Spain.
The Bell. Reina Sofia National Museum and Art Center. Madrid, Spain.
Tecura. Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.
EVRU and ZUSH. Recent Trasubos. Rafael Ortiz Gallery. Seville, Spain.
The second incarnation: from Zush to Evru. Haim Chanin Fine Arts. New York. U.S.A.
Office of Fluxos / Tecura. La Rambla Exhibition Hall. Girona, Spain.
From Zush to Evru. Nus Museum University Cultural Centre. Singapore.
Porta}Zush 1961-1979. Suñol Foundation. Barcelona, Spain.
Evru and Yolanda Tabanera. Artesonado Gallery. La Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia, Spain.
Evruguis à Sa Pleta Freda. Sa Pleta Freda Gallery. Son Servera, Mallorca, Spain.
EVRU-ArtCieMist. Trinta Contemporary Art. Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
EL NO ÈSSER / EL NO SER, EVRU. Nau Côclea. La Lluena. Camallera (Empordà), Girona, Spain.
Zuh/Evru. Monographic. GABINETE, Exhibition of the collector of drawings and prints. Rafael Ortiz Gallery Stand. Madrid, Spain.
DONG-DA, The great bell, Les Vinyes dels Artistes (Vinyard of the artists) La Pobla de Cérvoles, Lleida, Spain.
Back to being. Senda Gallery. Barcelona, Spain.
Minting of the 100 tucares banknote. Ediciones Polígrafa. Barcelona, Spain.
Recording and publication of the LP ZUSH-TRES, Grabaciones Accidentales. Madrid, Spain.
Commemorative postage stamps for the V Centenary, commissioned by the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre. Madrid, Spain.
Collaboration for the videoclip of the single Digging in the dirt, from the LP US by Peter Gabriel and in the first interactive CD-ROM of music appeared in the market XPLORA of the same British musician.
Gives intensive courses on computer art Ideas that become images, at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid and at the Summer Courses of El Escorial of the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
Testimoni Collection 1993-94. Sant Jaume Hall of La Caixa Foundation. Barcelona, Spain.
Gives an intensive course on computer art organized by Centre Cultural la Mercé, at the Polytechnic University of Girona, Spain.
Invited as a lecturer at Ciberart’ 96. Valencia, Spain.
Gives an intensive course on computer art organized by QUAM at La Nau. Sabadell, Spain.
Gives a workshop on the Psicomanualdigital concept at the CGAC. Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Direction of the seminar El arte y la tecnología de la comunicación at the center la Mercé in Girona, Spain.
Direction of the course Art in Internet in the frame of the Summer courses of El Escorial. Complutense University. Madrid, Spain.
Presentation of his book Uroxos-Pensadors i Somiadors at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain.
WORKS IN MUSEUMS AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Artium, Vitoria-Gazteiz Vitoria, Spain.
CAAC – Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Andalucía Seville, Spain.
Caixaforum Barcelona, Spain.
Centre Pompidou d’Art Moderne. Paris, France.
Banco Exterior de España Collection. Madrid, Spain. Spain.
Chase Manhattan Bank Collection. New York, U.S.A.
La Caixa Collection. Barcelona, Spain.
Peter Stuyvesant Collection. The Netherlands.
Vijande Collection. Madrid, Spain.
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco San Francisco, United States
FNAC (Fond National d’Art Contemporain). Paris, France. Paris, France.
FRAC. Toulouse, France.
Normandy Contemporary Art Fund. Rouen, France.
Fundació Antoni Vilacasas Barcelona, Spain.
Banque Lambert Foundation. Brussels, Belgium.
Fundación Caja Madrid Madrid, Spain.
Cartier Foundation. France.
Josep Suñol Foundation. Barcelona, Spain.
Juan March Foundation Madrid, Spain.
La Caixa Foundation. Barcelona, Spain.
La Conca Foundation. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.
Sorigué Foundation Lleida, Spain.
IVAM. Valencia, Spain.
Les Abattoirs – Art moderne et contemporain (FRAC Midi-Pyrénées et Aquitaine) Toulouse, France.
MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art). Chicago, U.S.A.
MACBA. Barcelona, Spain.
National Museum of Art of Catalonia. Barcelona.
MNCARS, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Madrid, Spain.
MOMA (Museum of Modern Art). New York U.S.A.
Musée d’Art Moderne. Brussels, Belgium.
Musée d’Ixelles. Brussels, Belgium.
Muséees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Brussels, Belgium.
Museum of Fine Arts of Alava. Guipuzcoa, Spain.
Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art. Madrid, Spain.
Osten Museum of Drawing Skopje, Macedonia.
Patio Herreniano. Museum of Spanish Contemporary Art. Valladolid. Valladolid, Spain.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. New York, U.S.A.
Ye Um foundation. Contemporary Art Museum of Seoul. South Korea.