Eugenio Espinoza was born in 1950, in San Juan de los Morros, in central Venezuela. From 1966 to 1974, he studied at the Escuela de Artes Plasticas Cristobal Rojas and the Instituto de Diseno Newmann-Ince in Caracas. From 1977 to 1981, he lived in New York where he studied at Pratt Institute, New York University and the School of Visual Arts. In 1972, Eugenio Espinoza exhibited cut and folded canvases at the Museo de Bellas Artes and his “Impenetrable” at Ateneo de Caracas. His later conceptual works include found objects and photography. In 1985, he represented Venezuela at the Bienal de Sao Paulo.
His work is in the permanent collections of Tate Modern, London, U.K.; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachussetts; the Fine Arts Museum of Houston, Texas; the Blanton Museum in Austin, Texas; the Perez Art Museum Miami, Florida; Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California; Galeria de Arte Nacional, Caracas; Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas; and Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Sao Paulo; Museo de Arte Moderna, in Rio de Janeiro; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Bogota; Fundacion Gego, Caracas; The Cisneros Collection, New York; the Cisneros-Fontanels Art Foundation, Miami, FL; and several other prestigious private and corporate collections. In 2017 Eugenio Espinoza won the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Fine Arts for the U. S. and Canada.