Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Francisco Ugarte has exhibited at Post Box Gallery, London; Carillo Gil Museum, Mexico City; Tal Cual Art Gallery, Mexico City; Oaxaca Museum of Contempoary Art; Casa del Lago, Mexico City; NOIR Gallery, Guadalajara; Apex Art, Mexico City; The Jumex Collection; Museo de la Ciudad, Guadalajara. He is interested in the relationships between objects, light, vision, perception, and the environment.
As a teacher and lecturer on art and architecture, Francisco Ugarte created intimate conversations with the children from Arroyo Seco, engaging them to interact with his installation and discuss the work. He read them The Old Man and the Sea created an activity that was responsive to the piece, playing with sunlight and shadows.
Francisco Ugarte produced a site-specific installation in the Careyes Art Space during his residency. The artist staged intimate discussions with the local community regarding his response to the site and met with local children in the gallery to have them experience and discuss the work. He created activities for the children responding to the piece the playing with notions of sunlight and shadows. Each child has received a framed photograph of their part of the project as a remembrance of the experience of close collaboration with artist.