ADOLFO COLQUE was born in 1967 in Cuzco, Peru, in 1967. Since he was born into a family of artisans, a very young Colque was exposed to many cultural events that influenced him to develop a love for the arts.
Colque studied painting at the famous Escuela Regional de Bellas Artes “Carlos Bacaflor” in Arequipa and the Escuela Nacional Superior Autónoma de Bellas Artes de Lima, from where he graduated with The Gold Medal award. Colque’s many awards include: Diploma and First Painting Prize “Presidente de la Republica” in 1994; Honorable mention in 5th Coca-Cola contest – Trujillo; Honorable Mention in the XI National Contest of young artists organized in Southern Peru – Arequipa; Second Award XII National Contest of Young Artists in Southern Peru – Arequipa.
1996: First Individual – Exhibition Hall – General Consulate of Peru in Miami, United States; Gallery 2 V’S- Lima; Salon 801 Brickell Square Gallery – Miami, United States; Cultural Center “Chaves de la Rosa” of the National University of San Augustin, Arequipa;
1997: “Lima Today” Cultural Center of ENSABAP – Lima, Southern Contest – Peru – Cultural Center PUC – Lima; Museum of the Nation; International Biennial of the National School Autonoma of Beautiful Arts of Peru – Museum of the Nation; “125 Años Colegio Aleman en el Peru”; Meeting of Peruvian and German Artists – Lima, National Contest of Young Artists – Southern Peru – Arequipa – “Sala Thomas Jefferson, Decimo aniversario de la Galeria 2 V’S – Lima.
1998: Gallery 2 V’S – Lima – Dynamics Spaces; Peruvian/German Institute – Arequipa; National Contes of Yong Artists – Southern Peru; Cultural PUC – Lima, Pro Education – Museum of the Nation- Lima.
1999: “Art of the World” – “Latin-American Art – Peru” – Deutsche Welle – Colonia/German; Second Latin American Fair of Art – Madrid/Spain 2000; Latin-American Art – Peru – Historic City Council of the City of Hoxter/ German; “Sala Julian Bisteiro” – Toledo/Spain; “Asociacion Stella Maris” – Lima.
2000: Night of Art – Embassy of EE.UU. of North America – Lima. 2001: festival of the “Unidade Latina” – Quito/Spain; International Museum of Arts – Asuncion/Paraguay; Gallery 2 V’S – Lima – Blanco Dominante.
2002: Guest: Historic City Council of Hoxter/ German