Fundació Sorigué promotes the Sorigué business group’s desire to give back; the group supports the circular economy and is a leader in the sectors of construction, urban services—landscaping and waste collection and treatment—, engineering and water and materials science, and has been committed to innovation and sustainability since its beginnings.
The Foundation carries out its activities in the social, cultural, and educational fields and is known particularly for having one of the most distinguished private collections of contemporary art in Spain. From its headquarters in Lleida, the Fundació Sorigué houses the collection and schedules temporary exhibitions focused on bringing contemporary artistic creation to all audiences through artists such as Antonio López, Wim Wenders, Chiharu Shiota, and Oscar Muñoz.
The foundation’s didactic and educational vocation is substantiated through a series of activities that run parallel to the exhibitions and through an active policy of loans to national and international institutions.
Consisting of more than 450 works by Spanish and international artists, the collection selects its pieces using criteria that are both professional and emotional—rather than specific styles, trends, or artists—, focusing always on the most sensitive and human aspects of art. As a result, internationally renowned artists feature alongside lesser known artists to develop an open collection where the interplay between the pieces themselves and between the public and the setting are especially significant.Status of collection:
The institution maintains an active lending policy with other Spanish and international entities. The collection has participated in exhibitions produced by the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA), the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, the Albertina Museum in Vienna, The Santa Mónica Art Museum in California, the Tate Gallery in Liverpool, the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo - CAAC [Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art] in Seville, Arts Santa Mónica in Barcelona, the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, among others.
Since the year 2000, Fundació Sorigué has been building one of the most renowned private collections of contemporary art in Spain, recognized with the ‘Arte y Mecenazgo’ prize, awarded by the “la Caixa” foundation, in May 2015; and the 2017 GAC Prize for Collecting, awarded by the Art Galleries Guild of Catalonia with the collaboration of the Asociación Art Barcelona.
Profile of the company:
Sorigué is a dynamic group of leading companies in the technology and water engineering, services, construction and materials sector with a clear commitment to innovate and improve society.
Founded in 1954, it has its origins in manufacturing aggregates and asphalt treatment.
Throughout the years the company has undergone a steady, continuous growth, along with an increase in turnover, staff and means of production, having as a result the opportunity to diversify in other areas.
In these 60 years, the group has evolved to respond to market demands, maintaining excellent relationships with its customers and suppliers, allowing the company to reinvest in technical and human resources.
Sorigué has kept a leading role developing new products and working methods, in constant evolution in order to create value in each part of the process and, innovating pursuing excellence.
Sorigué has developed a comprehensive business model with offices located in all major Spanish cities, operating throughout Spain and completing important projects.
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