Angel Luis Rodriguez was born on 2 October 1963 in Pochutal, Oaxaca, Mexico. At the age of 12 he got a job as a construction worker together with his six brothers. In 1979 he touched a high voltage cable with an iron rod and suffered a severe electric shock. His fore-arms had to be amputated at the elbows. Over the years he developed a considerable interest in painting and in 1982 decided to attend Oaxaca Art School. For two years he learned drawing, watercolour painting and various acrylic techniques. The artist has participated in several exhibitions and has also held one-man exhibitions. His activities have attracted good media coverage.
Date of birth: 02.10.1963
Scholarship holder since: 01.09.1996