José Antonio Castillo Bórquez has a B.A.F from Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA., and a M.F.A. from the San Carlos National School of Fine Arts in México. He also completed a virtual Cultural Management Postgraduate Degree with the Metropolitan University of Mexico, the National Center for the Arts and the Organization of American States for Education.
José Antonio has had both, solo and collective exhibitions. Two solo exhibitions, one in Colima and another in Veracruz, Mexico; and numerous collective ones in Mexico and abroad, of which we can mention: The Modern Art Museum of Queretaro, Mexico; the National Museum of Engraving, D.F., Mexico; the Contemporary Art Museum of Colima, Mexico; the National Center for the Arts, D.F., Mexico; the Museo Latino de Omaha, Nebraska, USA; The Fine Arts University Museum of Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile; the National Museum of Kenia; the Fine Arts Museum of Quebec, Canada; the Museum of Contemporary Art of Iran, Teheran, Iran; among others. Some of his printing artwork belongs to the “Stamps, Independence and Revolution” collection, which consists of a set of 50 prints given by the Mexican Government to more than 30 countries around the world, in celebration of the Two Hundred Anniversary of the Mexican Independence and the One Hundred Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. Thus, some of his artwork belongs to most of the most important public art collections world-wide, such as: The British Museum, England; the National Gallery of Czechoslovakia, Prague, Czechoslovakia; the National Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Spain; the Mexic Art Museum, Austin Texas, USA; The Mexican Council of Orlando, Florida, USA; The National Gallery of Australia; the Traditional Graphics Art Museum of Russia, the Fine Arts Museum of Argentina; and the Museum of Modern Art of Sao Paulo, Brazil; among others.
As a professor José Antonio Castillo has taught in different institutions such as, the Americas University in D.F. Mexico; the Mexican Valley University, D.F., Mexico; and the Film-making Training Center, D.F., Mexico. He also coordinated the Teaching and Research of the Arts Support Program at the National Center for the Arts in Mexico City, Mexico. In 2008, he was granted the Colima State Merit Award for the Support of the Arts and Culture.
In 2010, he created and coordinated “Sal, Tierra y Libertad”, an special huge artistic project to celebrate the 200 hundred anniversary of the Mexican Independence along with more than 50 other artists who worked in a 7401 ft2 salt map in the coast line of the State.
Currently, Jose Antonio Castillo Bórquez directs the Graphic Arts Education and Production Center “La Parota” in Colima, Mexico. www.laparota.gob.mx