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Mario Fuentes


Ecuadorian Designer & Poster Artist born in the city of Ibarra. Studied Design and Visual Communication. Among the awards he has obtained are: 4 Golden awarded by the prestigious international publisher Graphis Inc. founded in 1944 in Zurich, Switzerland, currently based in New York City, USA. “Coup de Coeur du public” 14e Triennale Internationale de l’affiche politique. Mons, Belgium 2021. Golden Bee Award in the Golden Bee 14 Global Biennale of Graphic Design Supershort Video Category. Moscow, Russia 2020. 2nd Prize “Leonardo da Vinci” in the XII Florence Biennale of Art & Design. Communication and Graphic Design Category. Italy 2019. Gold Award in the TIGDA 2015 (Taiwan International Graphic Design Award) Category Poster. Taipei, China. First Prize at FINI 2016 (International Image Festival) in the Professional Poster category in Pachuca, Mexico. Bronze Prize in the 10th International Poster Triennial in Toyama, Japan. Bronze Award AGDIE 2014 (Asian Graphic Design Invitation Exhibition) South Korea. Honorable Mention in The 6th International Biennial of Socio-Political Poster in Oświęcim, Poland.

Honorable Mention in the 12th International Poster Biennial in Mexico.

In 2011 his poster entitled "Bad Signs" was recognized as one of the 10 best of 2780 works submitted from around the world for the Poster for Tomorrow project in Paris, France. This allowed it to form part of the permanent collection of prestigious design museums.

To date, he has won more than 40 international awards, has participated in more than 300 collective poster exhibitions around the world, has a traveling solo exhibition as part of the Ecuador Poster Bienal First Edition; also has been selected in Biennials and Triennials of Design and Poster in different countries such as: Poland, Belgium, Japan, China, Finland, Mexico, United States, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, Peru, Bolivia, Cuba and Ecuador.

Mario Fuentes
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