Jorge Palacios’s sculptures have been widely shown in public locations, including last autumn when he exhibited the large scaled Link (2018), in Manhattan’s Flatiron Plaza, as part of The Noguchi Museum’s exhibition. In 2015, he exhibited New York Sketch in the Air in Soho, which was selected by Artnet as one of the ten most interesting public artworks to see in Manhattan. He has also shown work in front of the Santa Cruz Art Museum, the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, at the Floridablanca Sculpture Gardens, and in the Torres de Colón building, in Madrid, and as part of an exhibition of public sculptures in the streets of Toledo, at that city’s Sun Gate, and Bisagra Gate. Palacios is focused on the relationship and interaction of his sculptures with their audience and places special attention on concepts which, for him, are intrinsic to public art: the work’s proportionality with its setting, its integration into the existing urban fabric, and a keen respect for those who share the urban space with his sculptural creations.
Palacios’s work has been exhibited in numerous museums and centers for contemporary art, including most recently at The Noguchi Museum, where the 2018-19 solo exhibition Jorge Palacios at The Noguchi Museum was curated by Dakin Hart, Senior Curator. His work was shown in three of the Museum’s indoor galleries and its sculpture garden in dialogue with the permanent collection of Isamu Noguchi's works. Palacios has also exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts of Guadalajara, the Santa Cruz Art Museum, the Mirador Hall of the Thyssen-Bornemisza, the Fundación Canal, the Fuensalida Palace, and the Salle d'exposition de la principauté de Monaco, as well in spaces as the Executive Terminal of the Madrid-Barajas Airport.
Palacios's work may be found in public and private collections in Canada, Switzerland, Spain, and the United States. He has created sculptures for institutions such as the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the American Hardwood Export Council and the International Data Corporation.
Palacios has been a guest speaker at conferences, round tables, and symposia organized by institutions and entities such as the Consulate General of Spain (New York), the Embassy of Spain in collaboration with the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, DC), Open House New York, ETSAB (Superior School of Architecture of Barcelonaof the Polytechnic University of Catalonia), AHEC (American Hardwood Export Council), Tecnalia Research & Innovation (San Sebastián, Spain), and EADS (Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Segovia).
He has been the recipient of grants from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Miguel Hernández University, the Eduardo Capa Foundation’s University of Sculpture, and the III Milenium Corporation. He is a member of the Spanish Institute of Contemporary Art, IAC, the International Sculpture Center, ISC, United States, and the European Sculpture Network, Germany.
Palacios divides his time between his studio in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City and his workshop in Spain.