Federico Barranco


Federico Barranco

Federico Barranco was born in 1949 in Algodonales, near Cádiz (Spain).

He started painting at a young age and formed part of the vanguard of Galician painters in the seventies when he won various prizes, including the prestigious award from the Barrié Foundation of La Coruña in 1972.

After graduating in history of art at Barcelona University he embarked on a series of journeys, travelling to Europe and North Africa where he found much inspiration for his paintings, especially in Egypt.

In 1976 he obtained work in Morocco as professor for the Spanish language.
He lived in the country for 20 years in places such as Beni Melal, Sefrou, Taroudant, Marrakech, Essaouira and Fés. It is from the latter’s medina, Dar el-Mokri, that much of the inspiration for his work springs.

In 1996 Federico Barranco moved again to live in Spain, to the La Vera area near Cáceres, where he spent the next 10 years working on new paintings. Since then he has been moving between various places in Spain and again Morocco, where he now resides mostly.


-   E x h i b i t i o n s   -

1968 – Salon Amarillo, Santiago de Compostela
1969 – Sala Toison, Madrid
1974 – Galeria Mestre Mateo, La Coruña
1974 – Sala Giannini, La Coruña
1976 – Galeria Ceibe, La Coruña
1983 – 2eme Salon des Arts Plastiques du Batha, Fes
1986 – Centro Cultural Español, Casablanca
1987 – Instituto Cervantes, Rabat
1987 – Centro Cultural Frances, Casablanca
1987 – Ayuntamiento de La Coruña, Coruña
1991 – Sala del Atlantico, La Coruña
1995 – Hotel Hurricane, Tarifa
1998 – Centro Cultural San Ildefonso, Toledo
             (Exhibition “Visiones Cruzadas”, with Said Messari)
1999 – Galeria Bab el Kebir, Rabat
             (Exhibition “Visiones Cruzadas”, with Said Messari)
2001 – Fundación Araguaney, Santiago de Compostela
2008 – Galeria Lawrence-Arnott, Marrakech
2011 – Dar Cherifa, Marrakech