Manolo Valdés


On April 13th, the City of Locarno will inaugurate the new exhibition season of the Pinacoteca Comunale Casa Rusca welcoming the famous Spanish artist Manolo Valdés (Valencia, 1942).

The exhibition, the first in Switzerland, will be curated by Rudy Chiappini and will host over 50 of the most significant works of the great master's long career, made from the mid-eighties up to the present day. 

The suggestive rooms and the court of Casa Rusca will be animated by paintings and sculptures of elegant figures of ladies, majestic heads with female features, equestrian statues of noblewomen and knights. The space outside the Museum will also host a selection of monumental sculptures, previously protagonists of important installations in Paris, Valencia, Dubai and beyond. The public will be given an overview of the different techniques and multiform experimentations of this eclectic and multifaceted artist.

The works of Manolo Valdés are part of the most prestigious public and private collections; you can admire them at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, at the Musée National d'Art Moderne Centre George Pompidou in Paris, at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, at the Fundación del Museo Guggenheim in Bilbao, at the Kunstmuseum in Berlin, just to name a few.

Vernissage: Saturday 13th April 2019, at 17.00h.

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Sunday 10.00h - 12.00h / 14.00h - 17.00h
Monday closed


Adults CHF 12.-
AVS and domicilied in Locarno CHF 10.-
Students with more than 16 years, groups AVS/AI CHF 6.-
Groups (min. 10 persons) CHF 10.-
Schools, students until 16 years, Raiffeisen Card, Museum Pass, ICOM/AMS: Free admission
Cultural Pass Locarno: ticket for Casa Rusca - Ghisla Art Collection
Welcome Card Ascona Locarno: remise de 20%

Guided tours by appointment (min. 10 people).
Prices: entry CHF 6.- pp., and CHF 150.- for the ide (min. 10 persons)  


Caption pictures:

1. Manolo Valdés - La Danza, 1987-88
Tecnica mista su tela di juta, 240 x 343 cm
Collezione privata 
© Manolo Valdés / Foto Enrique Palacio

2. Manolo Valdés - Desnudo, vasija y libros, 1995
Legno, 185 x 148 x 68 cm
Collezione privata 
© Manolo Valdés / Foto Enrique Palacio

3. Manolo Valdés - Dorothy sobre fondo gris, 2010
Tecnica mista su tela di juta, 229 x 188 cm
Collezione privata
© Manolo Valdés / Foto Enrique Palacio

4. Manolo Valdés - Caballero, 2017
Alluminio con resina blu, 160 x 140 x 55 cm
Collezione privata
© Manolo Valdés / Foto Enrique Palacio

5. Manolo Valdés - Reinas Marianas, 2005
Bronzo, 170 x 125 x 95 cm (ciascuna)
Collezione privata
© Manolo Valdés / Foto Enrique Palacio



Pinacoteca Comunale Casa Rusca
Piazza Sant'Antonio, 6600 Locarno


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+41 91 756 31 70


14 April - 06 October


Pinacoteca Casa Rusca

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