Emilio Said (Mexico City, 1970) studied at the La Esmeralda National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving; at the National Center for the Arts, Mexico and is currently a member of the National System of Art Creators. Multidisciplinary artist who is not limited to traditional pictorial media, but who looks for other elements and technical resources, in such a way that the works are more similar to photography, sculpture or installation. In his work he deals with issues such as the relationship between man and space and the way we locate our environment, the specialty and the elements that coexist in each painting. His work is representative of abstract expressionism, far from proposing ordered readings in his paintings, the works work coaxially, placing the focal dislocation point, almost without variation, in the second third of its components. Emilio has exhibited his work individually and collectively in the following cities: Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Bremen, Paris, San Remy, Vienna, Salzburg, Brussels, Budapest, Madrid, Barcelona, Oviedo, Bolzano, Trieste, Warsaw, Finland, Basel, Prague, Kyoto, Osaka, Singapore, Seoul, Hong Kong, Ottawa, Chicago, Kansas, Washington and New York (among others). His work reflects the paths of an artist who transits freely between painting, expanded graphics, architecture, sound art, interventions for a specific site and the discipline of architecture, generating, in each movement, new rhizomatic shoots; new growth possibilities for work and thought. Member of the National System of Creators FONCA.
He has multiple national and international distinctions, among which are: 1st Acquisition Prize, José Atanasio Monroy National Biennal, Guadalajara, 2020. Acquisition Award 1st International Engraving Biennal, Posada Museum, Aguascalientes. Artist in Residence, Salzburg, Austria. Residence, Taller de Liles, París, France. Artist in Residence Vienna, Austria. Acquisition Award, 1st National Biennal of Contemporary Print, MUNAE, CDMX. Selected to represent Mexico in the Exhibition Program Internationals of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 3 occasions: Europe Circuit, South America and North America. FONCA Young Creators Scholarship in Painting and Graphics. Acquisition Award XVIII National Meeting of Young Art. He obtained on 4 occasions the important recognition of the National System of Creators FONCA. He also has taught painting, graphic and multimedia production workshops in: Germany, United States, Prague, Peru, Paraguay, Chile and in several cities in Mexico. His work has been exhibited at: Rufino Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art CDMX, Carrillo Gil Museum, San Ildefonso Museum, Museum of the City of Mexico, MUCA UNAM, Spain Cultural Center, MARCO Monterrey Museum, MACO (Museum of Contemporary Art. Oaxaca), IAGO Oxacana, Arocena Museum, Torreón, Museum of ARt of Queretaro, MACAY Yucatan Museum, National Print Museum MUNAE.