Clemente Padín

Clemente Padín (b. Lascano, Rocha, Uruguay, 1939) is an experimental poet, artist and graphic designer, performer, curator, video-artist, and networker. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Uruguay. He edited the influential literary magazines Los Huevos del Plata and OVUM 10 from 1969 to 1975. He has had solo exhibitions in the United States, Italy, South Korea, Argentina, Uruguay, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Brazil, Belgium, and Japan. He was invited to the XVI Biennial of San Pablo (1981), and the Biennials of Havana (1984 and 2000), Cuenca, Ecuador (2002), the Second Biennial of Art in Thessaloniki, Greece (2009), and the Biennial of Curitiba, Brazil (2019), among other distinctions. A scholar at the Academy of Arts and Letters (DAAD) in Germany, he has taught seminars on experimental poetry, performance, and mail art across the world. He is the author of more than twenty-five books, including La Poesía Experimental Latinoamericana, 1950–2000, and has received the Pedro Figari Award for artistic excellence (Uruguay, 2005), the 400 Years of the National University of Cordoba award (Argentina, 2015), and the Bernard Heidseik Literary Award from the Centre Pompidou (France, 2019).