LAS BICICLETAS is an urban art exhibit created
by Mexican artist Gilberto Aceves Navarro.
It comprises 250 bicycle sculptures in black, white,
red and orange; colors that were used by the Mayan
culture to symbolize the four cardinal points.
The mission of LAS BICICLETAS is to promote
through art, the use of bicycles as an alternative mode
of transportation and to procure better living conditions
for all people in friendlier cities. Our objective is that
bicycles are universally recognized as vehicles of
happiness and health.
Gilberto Aceves Navarro (born in México City,
1931) is one of the most celebrated representatives
of contemporary art in Mexico. He assisted David
Alfaro Siqueiros as a young artist and has done
over 300 individual exhibits around the world.
Some of the most recognized awards and
acknowledgements that the artist has received
are: The National University Award (National
Autonomous University of Mexico) in 1989,
The National Prize for Arts and Sciences in
2003 and The Gold Medal for Merit in Fine
Arts and Sciences in 2011. He has been invited
on numerous occasions to show his art in
Germany, Japan, Colombia and the
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