Mario Fuentes

Ibarra, Ecuador

Ecuadorian Poster Artist born in Ibarra city. He studied Graphic Design and Visual Communication.

The main focus of his work is the Concept, the same one that determines the aesthetics of each proposal, where the technique empowers this concept in order to capture looks and detonate consciences.

Among the most relevant awards he has obtained are: 3 Golden awarded by the prestigious international publisher Graphis Inc. founded in 1944 in Zurich, Switzerland, currently based in New York City, which annually awards the best works presented in graphic design, advertising, photography, typography, branding, among other categories.

2nd Prize “Leonardo da Vinci” in the XII Florence Biennale of Art & Design. Communication and Graphic Design Category. Italy 2019

Gold Award in the TIGDA 2015 (Taiwan International Graphic Design Award) Category Poster. Taipei, China.

First Prize at FINI 2016 (International Image Festival) in the Professional Poster category in Pachuca, Mexico.

Bronze Prize in the 10th International Poster Triennial in Toyama, Japan

Bronze Award AGDIE 2014 (Asian Graphic Design Invitation Exhibition) South Korea

Honorable Mention in The 6th International Biennial of Socio-Political Poster in Oświęcim, Poland.

Honorable Mention in the 12th International Poster Biennial in Mexico

In 2011 his poster entitled "Bad Signs" was recognized as one of the 10 best of 2780 works submitted from around the world for the Poster for Tomorrow project in Paris, France whose theme was The Right to Education. This allowed it to form part of the permanent collection of prestigious design museums, among which it is worth mentioning:

The Lahti Poster Museum - Lahti, Finland

Les Arts Decoratifs - Paris, France

Wilanów Poster Museum - Warsaw, Poland

Graphic Design Museum - Breda, The Netherlands

Victoria and Albert Museum - London, United Kingdom

To date, it has received 31 international awards, has participated in more than a hundred collective exhibitions of posters around the world, has a traveling solo exhibition as part of the Ecuador Poster Bienal First Edition; also has been selected in Biennials and Triennials of Design and Poster in different countries such as: Poland, Belgium, Japan, China, Finland, Mexico, United States, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, Peru, Bolivia, Cuba and Ecuador.