Born 1979 in Chetumal, México; he holds a degree in Fine Arts from "La Esmeralda", the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking in Mexico City, where he has lived and worked since 2000. Barquet has received numerous awards including the Young Artists Fellowship in painting and printmaking from FONCA (Mexico), the MACG - Bancomer Arte Actual Grant in 2009. He was awarded in various artist-in-residency, incluiding CAPACETE in Rio de Janeiro, Casa Tomada, Sao Paulo, both in Brazil, also in MAAS, NYC, and Tupac, Lima, Perú, Vestfossen in Norway, Kiosko in Bolivia, among others. His works were selected for the XV and XVI Tamayo Museum’s Painting Biennial. During his career Barquet established the Second Floor Art Collective with Jose Luis Landét, Agustín González and Moris. Since 2011 he acts as the Project Coordinator for Re Cover, a Mexico City music and art exhibition. He also founded Grama Ruina, a trio for sound experimentation with composer Fernando Soberanes and musician Javier Loyola. His work has been shown in national and international museums and galleries including solo shows at the Mandragoras Art Space, New York; the Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Mérida; the Kunsthalle, Sao Paulo; the Christinger de Mayo Gallery, Zürich, Von Bartha Gallery in Basel, amongst others. In 2018 Omar started his first international public art project, a 7,500 sqft mural entitled “Oiseaux Exotiques”, commisioned by Related Group for the Paraiso Bayviews complex, in Midtown Miami.
His project XGENRLS, 2019
His Works are included in the following collections: Jumex Collection, FEMSA Collection, ESPAC Collection, Jorge Pérez Collection, Sackner Collection, SPACE Collection, Johann Hickey Collection, COPRO Collection, Related Group Collection, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, Museo de Artes de Sonora, Museo Palacio de Medicina and Phoenix Museum of Art.