Biography

Born in 1984, Santiago, Chile.

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He was born in Santiago in 1984. He holds a degree in Visual Arts with a degree in

painting from the Finis Terrae University. He completed his studies in Eugenio Dittborn’s

experimental photography workshop, in addition to furthering his studies in the design

career at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. His research focuses on issues related

to time, perception, sensitive behavior and how they connect with the natural even with

mystical lines of thought.

Education

• 2009 Design, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Santiago de Chile.

• 2007 Experimental photography workshop Eugenio Dittborn, Santiago de Chile.

• 2003 – 2007 Degree in Visual Arts painting, School of Visual Arts University Finis Terrae,

Santiago de Chile.

Exhibitions

Solo

2016

« Bordes Distantes » Aldo de Sousa Gallery, Individual Exhibition, curator: Rodolfo Andaur.

Buenos Aires, Argentina.

« No hay forma de perder el tiempo » Artespacio Gallery, Individual Exhibition, Santiago

Chile.

2015

« Algo suspendido / Algo  » MAVI Visual Arts Museum Individual Exhibition, Santiago Chile.

2013

« Dibujo de paso » Temporary Gallery / Temporary Circuit Individual Exhibition, Santiago

Chile.

« Lóbrego » Artespacio Gallery Individual Exhibition, curator Constanza Güell Santiago

Chile.

2011

« Bordes / Formas » Individual Exhibition, Tajamar Gallery, Santiago Chile

Collective

• October 2016 « CHACO International Fair » Artespacio Gallery. Santiago Chile

• August – September – October – November – December – 2016 / January … 2017 « El

fondo del lago » LOCAL Contemporary Art. Collective exhibition, curatorship: Javier

Gonzalez Pesce and Ignacio Murua. Santiago, Chile.

• August – September – October 2016 « Y la desobediencia dormía » Museum of

Contemporary Art MAC headquarters Quinta Normal. Collective exhibition, curator: Angela

and Felipe Cura. Santiago, Chile.

• July – August – September 2016 « Caleidoscópio » National Music Center Exhibition Bi

Personal Augusto Zanela and Benjamín Ossa, curator: Marcelo de la Fuente and

production of Ágata Bucú. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

• April 2016 « Against a conspiracy of invisibilities » Sobering Gallery Collective exhibition,

curator: Rodrigo Arteaga, Paris France.

• October 2015 « CHACO International Fair » Artespacio Gallery. Santiago Chile

• October 2015 Biennial of Medieval Arts « Hablar en lenguas » National Museum of Fine

Arts, curator: Enrique Rivera, Santiago Chile.

• September 2015 « #DepresionesIntermedias » PCdV Cultural Park of Valparaiso,

Collective exhibition, curator: Rodolfo Andaur, Valparaiso Chile.

• September 2015 “La tierra caerá con su sol en la noche eterna” Artespacio Gallery

Collective exhibition, curator: Rodrigo Vergara, Santiago Chile.

• June 2015 « arteBA » Aldo de Sousa Gallery. Buenos Aires. Argentina.

• April 2015 « Parc Lima Fair » Aldo de Sousa Gallery (Argentina). Lime. Peru.

• December 2014 « Feria Pinta ART Modern and Contemporary Art Latin America »

Artespacio Gallery. Miami. USA.

• November 2014 “Ocupaciones raras” Collective exhibition, Gabriela Mistral Gallery,

curator Teresa Riccardi Santiago Chile.

• November 2014 “La timidez de las cosas” Collective exhibition, Espacio Arte

Contemporáneo EAC, curator Javier González Pesce Montevideo Uruguay.

• October 2014 « CHACO International Fair » Artespacio Gallery. Santiago Chile

• April 2014 “Colosos” Contemporary Sculpture in Chile. Collective exhibition, Matucana

Cultural Center 100, curator Gonzalo Pedraza Santiago Chile.

• January 2014 Mavi / Escondida Award: Contemporary Young Art. Collective exhibition,

Museum of Visual Arts. Santiago, Chile.

• December 2013 « Luz Sur » Museum of Contemporary Art of Valdivia Collective exhibition

Room Juan Downey Valdivia Chile.

• September 2013 Launch « Early Book » edited by Jorge Losse Ediciones Daga.

International Fair CHACO Santiago Chile.

• September 2013 « CHACO International Fair » Artespacio Gallery. Santiago Chile

• May 2013 « ART Lima Fair » Artespacio Gallery. Lime. Peru

• November 2012 « ART PAINT ART FAIR Modern and Contemporary Latin America »

Artespacio Gallery. NY. USA

• September 2012 « CHACO International Fair » Artespacio Gallery. Santiago Chile

• July 2012 « Art of Beyond Latin America » curator Gina Jaramillo. Chapultepec DF Park.

Mexico

• November 2011 « 12 x 12, nuevas voces » curated by AICA International Association of Art

Critics. UFT room. Santiago, Chile

• November 2011 « Feria Pinta ART Modern and Contemporary Art Latin America.

Artespacio Gallery. NY. USA

• September 2011 « CHACO International Fair » Artespacio Gallery. Santiago Chile

• June 2011 « Fisura » Salvador Allende Solidarity Museum, Santiago Chile

• March 2011 « . « Exhibition Bi-Personal Tudor Hall, Santiago Chile

• December 2010 « Planos individuales » Stuart Gallery, curator of Carlos Navarrete

Santiago Chile.

• September 2010 « CHACO International Fair » Artespacio Santiago Chile Gallery.

• January 2010 « Plan de obra » Artespacio Gallery, Santiago Chile. Curator of Carlos

Navarrete.

Distinctions

• 2016 Winner Contest Urban intervention in a lowpass « Puente Gran Venera » commune

of Renca, organized by the CorpArtes Foundation, Autopista Central, Ministry of Public

Works, Illustrious Municipality of Renca and University of Development.

• 2014 Third place, Mavi / Escondida Award: Contemporary Young Art.

Museum of Visual Arts. Santiago, Chile.

• 2011 Artist Selected in the call FISURA (space intervention), Museum

Of the Salvador Allende Solidarity.

• 2010 Honorable Mention, Contest Artists 21st century, Bicentennial Center Award,

Extension Catholic University. Santiago, Chile.

• 2007 Honorable Mention, XXI Century Artists Contest, Centro Universitario

Catholic. Santiago, Chile.

• 2006 First Place Exit Rank School of Visual Arts University Finis

Terrae, Santiago, Chile.

• 2005 Honorable mention of the student’s room Finis Terrae University. Santiago

Chile.

• 2005 Honorary Scholarship, academic excellence Finis Terrae University. Santiago,

Chile.

Bibliography

• December 2016 « Book First » co-edited by Jorge Losse and Benjamín Ossa Ediciones

Daga. Santiago de Chile.

• September 2013 « Early Book » edited by Jorge Losse Ediciones Daga. Santiago de Chile.

Collections

• 2016 Collection Museum of Contemporary Art of Chile MAC. Santiago de Chile

• 2016 Collection Guillermo Hevia García. Santiago de Chile

• 2016 Carlos Cruz Collection. Santiago de Chile

• 2016 – 2015 – 2014 – 2012 Sauma-Carvajal Collection. Santiago de Chile

• 2015 Collection Museum of Visual Arts MAVI. Santiago de Chile

• 2013 CCU Collection. Santiago de Chile

• 2011 Salvador Allende Museum of Solidarity Collection. Santiago de Chile

Others

• June 2016 Drawings round trip is the result of the invitation made by Valentina Matzner,

Eduardo Bendek and Matatea Changuy « Mission Centauro » To submit my creative

processes to dynamic spatial stimuli. Location: Dinosaur Point Rd California, USA. 2016

• October 2015 Discussion Platform CREAR Foundation, FONDART Project. Participants:

Sebastian Mejia, artist photographer and Rodolfo Andaur independent curator. Iquique

Chile

• April 2015 « Ithaca » GAM Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center. Direction and dramaturgy

Trinidad Piriz / Interpreters Trinidad Piriz, Gabriel Castillo, Sofia Delanoe, Francisco

Martinez, Nicolas Venegas, Dario Yovane and Camila Huenchumil. / Choreography

Domingo del Sante / Music Simon Cox / Sonorización Daniel Maraboli / Technical Head

Ignacio Tolorza / Visual Artist Benjamin Ossa. Santiago, Chile.

• January 2015 « Ithaca » Espacio Pending Thousand m2 Direction and dramaturgy Trinidad

Piriz Interpreters Trinidad Piriz, Domingo Del Sante and Simón Cox Visual artist Benjamín

Ossa. Technical Chief Ignacio Tolorza. Sonorization Daniel Maraboli Santiago Chile.

• May 2014 Platform Editable Early Book, Balmaceda Young Art. Participants: Lorenzo

Sandoval independent curator, Soledad Garcia independent curator, Ignacio Acosta

photographer and Rodolfo Andaur independent curator. Antofagasta, Chile

• March 2014 « Early Book », Artespacio Gallery, Santiago Chile. They stand out among the

participants; Maya Errázuriz; Historian of Art and Architecture, Boston University, United

States. Pedro Donoso; Master of Arts in Cultural Studies Goldsmith College, London,

Master of Philosophy in Comparative Literature University of Cambridge. Jorge Losse;

Photographer and Editor. Founding partner of Daga Editions 2010

• 2014 – Director Foundation TAJAMAR. Santiago, Chile.

• August 2014 Residencia Laboratorio Eigengrau, Project FONDART Santiago Chile.

• November 2007 Guest artist « Multiplication » Museum of Contemporary Art. Santiago,

Chile.

• 2009 – 2008 – 2005 – 2004 Chair’s attendance; Workshop Volume, Professor Rodrigo

Canala, School of Visual Arts, Finis Terrae University. Santiago, Chile.

• May 2008 « BLAH BLAH BLAH », Moto Gallery, Santiago Chile. They stand out among the

participants; Mario Navarro, Artist and Professor Degree in Art PUC,

Camila Marambio, Degree in Aesthetics, Curator and Coordinator of Visual Arts Matucana

100, Catalina Bauer Professor Color Workshop, Universidad Andrés Bello, Visual Artist.

• May 2008 « BLAH BLAH BLAH », Moto Gallery, Santiago Chile. View Associate Curator in

Latin American Art Tate Modern Art London, England.