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David Manzanares, sculptor...

I interpret the world by viture of my hands. Therefore, it is essential for me to demonstrate my world, my culture through art. My artistic expression is molded by my indigenous roots and my desire to show the world the rich vibrancy of the Mexican culture.

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Basic information

  • Full name: David Manzanares de La Fuente
  • Place and date of birth: Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico March 24, 1985
  • Nationality: Mexican



  • Individual “Davi a Veeya Seasi”:. Municipal Querétaro Art Gallery. Querétaro. QRO 2015
  • Individual “Sun and Moon” Don Quixote Iconographic Museum. Guanajuato, GTO. 2015
  • Individual “Origen Anatomy”. Regional History Museum of Querétaro. Querétaro. QRO 2015
  • Individual “Ancestral Iconography of Hña Hñu of San Ildefonso Tultepec, Amealco” Art Museum of Querétaro, Querétaro, Qro. 2013
  • Individual Emergent Art Gallery. Querétaro, QRO. 2010.


  • Collective “Cipalti” in OME Gallery. Querétaro, Qro. 2016
  • Collective “Nahuatl” Center for the Arts Goméz Morin. Querétaro. QRO 2015
  • Collective “Toads, Skeletons, and Death” Pluridisciplinary Performance in Center for the Arts Goméz Morin. Querétaro. QRO 2015
  • Collective “DonArte” Charity Auction to raise money for organ donation. Art Museum of Querétaro Querétaro, QRO. 2015
  • Collective “Shared Sensations” Museum of Contemporary Art San Luis Potosí. 2014
  • Collective “Shared Sensations” Museum of Art Querétaro . 2014
  • Collective “University Auction”. Gallery Morlet. Querétaro, QRO. 2013
  • Collective “Board Dripper Fourth Edition”, Gallery Libertad Qro. 2013
  • Collective “From the Desert” County Gallery Querétaro, Qro. 2013
  • Collective “Kill the word” Art Garden Querétaro, Qro. 2013
  • Collective “Books as an object” National Museum of Graphic Arts Querétaro, Qro. 2013
  • Collective “Board Dripper Third Edition”, City Museum. Querétaro, Querétaro Qro. 2012
  • Collective “Muto” Gallery Libertad. Querétaro, Qro. 2012
  • Collective “Emergent Art” Gallery DRT Querétaro, Qro. 2012
  • Collective “Tianquiztli” Liberty Gallery. Querétaro, Qro. 2009


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts. University of Queretaro.
  • Marble Workshop Marmo Lab with Elena Saracino (Carrara Italy), City Museum, Querétaro, Qro 2014
  • Ceramic and Rakú workshop, taught by Nora Medina. Querétaro, Qro 2013
  • Disarm: “Visible Invisibilización”, Workshop converting guns into musical instruments; given by Pedro Reyes. Querétaro, Qro 2013
  • Ceramic Workshop taught by Adrian Aguilar Andrade. San Ildelfonso, Amealco, Querétaro 2012
  • Puppet making and puppet manipulation techniques, given by Tony Zafra (Barcelona, España) Morelia Michoacán, 2011
  • Poetic Puppet workshop, taught by David Zuazola (Madrid, España) en Morelia Michoacán, 2011
  • Clay workshop at The Clay Studio of Missoula Montana. Montana, USA. 2010
  • Silicon mask workshop with William Nezme y Paty Paniagua. Querétaro, Qro. 2010
  • Apprentice of Sculptor Dr. Pedro del Villar, Sculpture and restoration in wood and metal. Guanajuato, Gto, 2008
  • Apprentice of Sculptor Juan Carlos Canfield. Bronze sculpture. México DF. 2005

Work Experience

  • Creation of “Don Quixote de la Mancha” in quarry stone as part of the museum’s permanent collection. Guanajuato. GTO. 2015
  • Elaboration and construction of scenery and masks for the play “Cemetery of Lies” by Javier Velázquez: presented in the 42nd International Cervantino Festival. Guanajuato, GTO. 2014
  • Creation of various sculptures for the State Organ Transplant Foundation as a donation for their annual auction. 2014 and 2015
  • Sculptor and Coordinator of Project “Monumental Sculpture of Mayan Ball Player” bronze sculpture 4 meters tall University of Querétaro. Querétaro, Qro. 2014
  • Judge for Collective Exposition of Alebrijes (Mexican Folk Art sculptures). University of Querétaro. Querétaro, Qro. 2014
  • Photographer y assessor for project “Museum and Gallery Guide to Querétaro” Institute for Culture and the Arts. Querétaro, Qro. 2013
  • Elaboration of trophies for “9” Urban Art Osel Paint Querétaro, QRO. 2013-2014
  • Illustration of indigenous legends for the states of Hidalgo, México, Michoacán y Querétaro. National Council for the Arts (CONACULTA). Querétaro, QRO. 2013
  • Set Design and elaboration of masks for “Simulations”; Directed by Niyura Delgado. Querétaro, QRO. 2013
  • Art Director and creation of Claymation/Stop motion characters for the documentary “The heartstrings of the Huasteca (Son en el Corazón)”; Director Héctor Manuel Delgado Flores,
  • Design of Textiles for using indigenous Iconography. Popular Culture and Art Council and the Commission for Indigenous Rights. Querétaro, QRO. 2013
  • Sculptor for the Banyan Puppet Company and performed in various international festivals.
  • Creation of a parade float. Figure of a bull. New Year Parade Querétaro, QRO. 2012
  • Restoration of Sacred Art in churches. Guanajuato, Gto. 2008

Teaching Experience

  • Workshop for Traditional Stone Artisans. Human anatomy and sculpting in clay. Institute for Culture and the Arts Querétaro. Escolásticas, Qro. 2014
  • Sculpting workshop for indigenous children on National Language Day . Querétaro, QRO 2014
  • Head sculptor and coordinator of county kiln for all the Art Centers in Querétaro , Querétaro Qro 2013 hasta la fecha
  • Course “Colorful Roots” for Project which won contest “Roots and Wings” Querétaro Qro 2013
  • Ceramics y design of pieces in collaboration with indigenous clay artisans in San Ildelfonso, Amealco, Querétaro 2012
  • Workshop Clay and Colors for exchange students from Santa Bárbara University, California. Querétaro, QRO. 2009.

Awards and Distinctions

  • Project Coordinator and beneficiary of PECDA 2015 (State program for development and Creativity in the Arts) for the state of Querétaro.
  • Collaborator and Lead Artist for PACMYC (Funds for Community Art Projects) “Creation of Artistic Pieces using traditional Clay Practices of Querétaro” Querétaro, Qro. 2014
  • Collaborator and head sculptor for Project “The Five Suns” Funding for Artistic Creation National Art Council. Querétaro, Qro. 2013
  • Workshop Leader for Project Recipient “Wings and Roots.” Artistic Education for Children Querétaro, Qro. 2013
  • Project Coordinator “Art Education and Orientation for Indigenous Children of Querétaro” Special Projects funded by The University of Querétaro. Querétaro 2012
  • Project Recipient for Artistic Creation “The Creation of the Sun and the Moon: Legends from the indigenous group Chinantecos of Oaxaca” Querétaro, Qro. 2013