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Visual Artist, educator, curator - Santiago, Chile / New York, USA.

BIO

Catalina is a multidisciplinary Visual Artist, educator, and independent curator, working in the intersections of geographic identities, collective memories, and hybrid systems of collaboration and participation through existing technologies. 

After earning a BFA and a degree in Visual Arts Education, she developed her career in Santiago, showing her work in solo and group exhibitions, teaching Visual Arts and Film, and creating and directing art spaces such as Oficina Barroca Gallery, and CANCHA Santiago Residency Program. She participated in art residencies, at Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan 2012; Taller 7, Medellin, Colombia, 2013; and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, US, 2015. Following these experiences, in 2016 she moved to the US to pursue an MFA at Rutgers University from where she graduated in 2018. After that, she was a member at NEW INC, The New Museum Incubator Program NY, a resident at NARS Foundation NY, a fellow at The Interdisciplinary Art and Theory Program, NY, Collider Art Residency, Contemporary Calgary, CA, and Foundation for Contemporary Arts, NY. She participated in solo and group exhibitions in the US and abroad, being the most recents “Rerouting” at Contemporary Calgary, CA and “Temporary solutions that stay forever “ at The Clemente, NY, USA. 

Adjunct Professor at Pratt Institute, NY and at Rutgers University, NJ.

Represented by Lydian Stater, NY.

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, US.

catatuca@yahoo.com

 

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EDUCATION

2018      MFA, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, NJ, USA. 
2015      Skowhegan School of painting and sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, USA.

2007      Bachelor Visual Arts Education, Universidad Gabriela Mistral, Santiago, Chile.

2001      BFA, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. 

1998      Scholarship for Art studies exchange program at Boston College. Boston, MA, USA.

 

AWARDS

2022     Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Emergency Grants, NY.

2018      Nominee, Dedalus Foundation, USA

2008     SPACES TO LIVE AND DIE, First Prize Artes y Letras, El Mercurio, V Visual Arts Contest, 

National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile.   

 

RESIDENCIES

2020     Contemporary Calgary, Collider Art Residency,  CA.     

2019      Interdisciplinary Art and Theory Program, NY, US.

2019      NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY, US.

2019      NEW INC, The New Museum Incubator Program, NY, USA.

2015      Skowhegan, School of painting and sculpture, ME, USA.

2014      Taller 7, Medellín, Colombia.

2012      Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan.

 

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

2023       THE SENSITIVE PROJECT, Lydian Stater, NY, USA.

2019       RECORDING BOOTH, This Thing is Red, Gallery Cubed, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
2012       SUGINAMY SKY, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan.

2012       REMIX, Oficina Barroca Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

2008      SPACES TO LIVE AND DIE, National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile.

2005      UNIQUE REPETITION, Centro Cultural de España, Santiago, Chile.

2005      URGENT, Corporación Cultural de Las Condes, Santiago, Chile.

2004      ON FOOT, Cal y Canto Subway station, Santiago, Chile.

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2024      EJERCICIOS DE INMERSION, Galería Machinna, Santiago, Chile

2022      THE SENSITIVE PROJECT, Jinan International Biennale, China

2022      TEMPORARY SOLUTIONS THAT STAY FOREVER, The Clemente, NY.

2022      REROUTING, Contemporary Calgary, CA

2021      TLPS, Lydian Stater, Brooklyn, NY.

2021       SOBRE/MESA, The Clemente, NY.

2020      THE EXTRAORDINARY, Hunter East Harlem Gallery, NY.

2019.      LISHUI Photo Festival, Lishui, China.

2019       BEHIND THE SEEN, Nars Foundation, NY.

2019       DIGITAL HUMANISMS, OnCanal, NY.

2019       JAUJA, Brooklyn Army Terminal, NY.

2018       GRAN COLOMBIA, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, NJ, USA.

2018       LEAP CENTURY, Abrons Art Center, NY, USA

2018       MERCURY STREET, Mason Gross School of the Arts, NJ, USA.

2017        VICKI AND I, Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee, USA.

2017        ALMA Cohort and Kara Walker, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, NJ, USA.

2016       TIMBRE, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, NJ, USA.

2015       LUCK THAI 199, Oficina Barroca, Contemporary Art Fair ArteBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2014       LUCK THAI 199, Oficina Barroca, Contemporary Art Fair CH.ACO 14, Santiago, Chile.

2013       ALL FOR 990, Oficina Barroca, Contemporary Art Fair CHACO 13, Santiago, Chile.

2013       LIMIT AND TERRITORY: Private space, Sala de Carga, Santiago, Chile.

2012       FLUJOGRAM, Tuca/Labbé, Oficina Barroca Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

2011        TUTORIAS BLOC, BLOC, Santiago, Chile.

2008      CICLIC, Urban Intervention, Curicó Train Station, Curicó, Chile.

2006      KIND OF SPACES, Quinta Normal Subway station, Santiago, Chile.

2005      DEPOSIT HERE, Galería Metropolitana, Santiago, Chile.

2004      ASIADENTRO, National Library, Santiago, Chile.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2021-2023              Visiting Instructor Foundation: Light, Color and Design Lab/Studio and Time and Movement.

Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, NJ, US.

2016-2023               Adjunct Professor, Visual Thinking: Color Theory and 2D, 3D, 4D Fundamentals. 

Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, NJ, US.

2016-2018                Art Together: Sunday’s Family Art Workshops. (Ages 2 up)

2017                           Drawing Club. (Ages 10 to 14)

2017                           Summer Camp Art Adventures. (Ages 6 to 14)

 

Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile.

2011-2016                  Adjunct Professor, Contemporary Latin American Film.

SIP Non-Profit Educational Foundation (Sociedad de Instruccion Primaria), Santiago, Chile.                                               

2010-2011                  Program Supervisor, Curriculum Developer, Lower to High School, Visual Arts Department.   

2007-2011                  Visual Arts Teacher, High School, Visual Arts Department. 

San Nicolas de Mira School, Santiago, Chile                                                                                                                                         

2000-2001                Visual Arts Teacher, Lower to High School, Visual Arts Department.

 

 

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE 

2022                   Ouroboros, April 15, May 15, Stand4 Gallery, Brooklyn , NY.

2019-2020        Co-founder and co-director CABO Residency Space, Santiago, Chile.                                                                                                                 

2014-2015         Co-founder and co-director Cancha_Santiago Residency Program, Santiago, Chile.

Located in a historic house in downtown Santiago, CANCHA_Santiago was an experimental space that motivated the development of multidisciplinary research projects related to the city, its history, and most current issues. It hosted 26 artists in residence, 8 group exhibitions and 6 public lectures.

2012-2016           Co-founder and co-director Oficina Barroca Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

Its exhibition projects use as basic strategy the occupation of pre-existent spaces to favor the art production of contemporary Chilean artists.

It featured the work of 21 artists, had 17 exhibitions on its gallery space and 3 exhibitions in Art Fairs in Chile and Argentina.

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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