Santiago, Chile. 1971.

 

STUDIES

 

2009

       Master of Arts Degree, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

2002

       Workshops under the direction of Eugenio Dittborn.

1996

     Drawing III teachers assistant (Human Figure), Professor Pedro Millar. Fine Arts Faculty, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

1995

       Bachelor of Fine Arts. Major in Painting. Fine Arts Faculty. Pontifical     Catholic University of Chile.

1994

      Design studies. Design Faculty. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

1990

      First year Architecture, Architecture Faculty, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

             2019

      ”The Weight of Wings” , Concepción University Art Gallery, Concepción, Chile.

2018

       ”The Weight of Wings”,Aninat Gallery , Santiago de Chile.

2016

      “Between threads and cutting-edges”, Rafael Pérez Hernando Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

2015

       “Fragile”, Ángeles Baños Art Gallery. Badajoz, Spain.

2014

      “Domestic Lexicon II”, EAC (Contemporary Art Space) Montevideo, Uruguay.

2012

      “Domestic Lexicon”, Isabel Aninat Art Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

2009

      “The Fine Line”, Moro Art Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

2005

      “Fragment Constellation”, Cecilia Palma Art Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

2002

      “By Pieces”, Del Cerro Art Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

1999

      “Emptiness Disposition”, La Sala Art Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

 

 

WORK IN PUBLIC SPACES

 

2012

     “Of saying”, Central plaza of Colina, Colina, Chile.

2007

     “Walk of the Arts”, 16 Chilean artists together in the Walk of the Arts, Bellavista, Santiago, Chile.

2002

     “Art sidewalks”, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile.

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

            2020

     “Re-Shaping Landscapes”, curator  Mahara Martínez, Miami, USA.

            

2018

      Nacional Biennial os Sculpture, From the scultorical Memory, Cerrillos Nacional  Centre of Contemporary Art , Santiago de Chile.

                             “Extraordinary  Collectión”, Pabillion of Fine Arts Catholic University, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

2016

     “Forbidden to Forget” Museum of Modern Art. Bogotá, Colombia.

“The beautiful and the sublime” Museum of Modern Art. Bogotá, Colombia.

  “First Symposium of Mixed Techniques”, Industrial shed Patagonia, Puerto Natales, Chile.

“Domestic Lexicon II” in EAC, Montevideo, Uruguay.

“Survival / Supersurvival”, Lima, Perú.

 

2013

   “Dream country”, Marta Traba Room at the Memorial for Latin America, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

“About Change in Latin America and Caribbean”, World Bank, Washington, USA.

“Emotional Traits”, Lima, Perú.

 

2010

     “Pietá”, Isabel Aninat Art Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

“XVI International Biennial” Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

 

2010 

    “Thresholds-Master”, Extension Center Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.

“Society Portraits”, Santiago, Chile.

 “Dis-covering Masks”, Isabel Aninat Art Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

“Connections; Photographers-Artists”, Santiago, Chile.

“White Nature and other associations”. Spain Cultural Center. Santiago, Chile.

 

2004

      “V Marco A. Bontá Plastic Creation Contest”, Las Condes Cultural Corporation, Santiago, Chile.

“Blue, Lapis lazuli pigment in contemporary Chilean painting”, Las Condes Cultural Corporation, Santiago, Chile.

“100 Shoes”, Cecilia Palma Art Center, Santiago, Chile.

“CCU Painting and Sculpture Contest”, Cecilia Palma Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

“Painted Doors Exhibition”, Trece Art Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

“The South Color”, Puerto Varas Station Cultural Center, Puerto Varas, Chile.

 

2003

      Colective Exhibition, Cecilia Palma Art Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

                “New Talents” Penta Scholarships, Cecilia Palma Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

              “Artist Toys II”, Cecilia Palma Art Gallery; Santiago, Chile.

XXVI Friends of Art Scholarship Contest, Arauco Park mall, Santiago, Chile.

“Three Consciences”, Las Condes Cultural Corporation, “XXI Century Artists”, Extension Center Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.

“From the Skillet to the Cloth”, Ana María Matthei Art Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

 

2002

      “Seven Women in the Shadow of a Story”, Gasco Art Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

                             “Intervening Valparaiso”, Ana María Matthei Art Gallery, Santiago.

“XXI Century Artists” Channel 13 Award, Extension Center Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.

“Transformation of art to object” Jack Daniel’s, La Sala Art Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

 

2001

      “Around the Frame”, Arauco Park mall Event Center, Santiago, Chile.

“Suburbia”, Lo Matta Houses, Santiago, Chile.

“Around 2001”, Lo Matta Houses, Santiago, Chile.

“Art-Object”, Cecilia Palma Art Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

 

2000

      “Color 2000”, Arte Costa de Montemar Art Gallery, Viña del Mar, Chile.

“Around the Frame”, Valdivia Contemporary Art Museum, Valdivia, Chile.

 

1998

      “Second Biennial Temuco City” Painting Mention. Pinto Gallery, Temuco, Chile.

 

1997

       “XIX National Young Art Contest”. Valparaíso University, Valparaíso, Chile.

 

1996 

     “Art and Creation U.C. in Lo Matta”. Lo Matta Houses, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile.

   Second Mention in Painting, “Marco A. Bontá Third Plastic Creation Contest”. Las Condes Municipality Cultural Center, Santiago, Chile.

First Prize, “Project Art”. Jorge Carroza Art Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

“Live Art”, National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile.

  “5th International Biennial of Art at the University”. Fine Arts Faculty, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Jorge Carroza Art Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

 

 

ART FAIRS

 

2018

      ARTLIMA Art Fair in Lima,  with Isabel Aninat Art. Lima, Perú.

 

2017

        CH.ACO Art Fair in Santiago with Isabel Aninat Art. Santiago,Chile.

 

2016

      ARCO Contemporary ARTEBA Contemporary Art Fair in Buenos Aires with

     Aninat Art Gallery. Buenos Aires, Argentina

            CH.ACO Contemporary Art Fair in Santiago with Isabel Aninat Art Gallery, Santiago de Chile.

ARTLIMA Contemporary Art Fair in Lima with Gallery. Lima, Perú.

 

2012

       ARTBO Contemporary Art Fair in Bogotá with Isabel Aninat Art Gallery. Bogotá, Colombia.

CH.ACO Contemporary Art Fair in Santiago with Gallery. Santiago, Chile.

      ARTEBA Contemporary Art Fair in Buenos Aires with Isabel Aninat Art Gallery. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

2011

      CH.ACO Contemporary Art Fair in Santiago with Isabel Aninat Art Gallery. Santiago, Chile.

      ARTEBA Contemporary Art Fair in Buenos Aires with Isabel Aninat Art Gallery. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

2010

      PINTA Latin-American Art Fair in London with Isabel Aninat Art Gallery. London, UK.

      ARTEBA Contemporary Art Fair in Buenos Aires with Isabel Aninat Art Gallery. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

2010

      CH.ACO Contemporary Art Fair in Santiago with Isabel Aninat Art Gallery. Santiago, Chile.

 

2010

      ARTBO Contemporary Art Fair in Bogotá with Isabel Aninat Art Gallery. Bogotá, Colombia.

 

   

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

 

2011

      First Prize. Art Contest Los Aromos Foundation and Patricia Ready Art Gallery.

 

2010 

      Honorable Mention. Biennial of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

 

2005

       Honorable Mention. Assoex Contest, Santiago, Chile.

       Second Prize. “XXI Century Artist” Contest, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.

 

2002

       Awarded. CCU Contest, Santiago, Chile.

 

2001

       Awarded. Coca Cola Contest, Santiago, Chile.

 

1995

       Second Mention in Painting. Marco A. Bontá Third Plastic Creation Contest, Santiago, Chile.

     First Prize. Project Art 1995. Santiago, Chile.

 

1993

       With honors. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

                            

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

              Ivelic, Milan

Sommer, Waldemar

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Galaz, Gaspar, Navarrete, Carlos.

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 Navarrete, Carlos.

Catalog for the exhibition White, nature and other associations. Spain Cultural Center, Santiago - Chile, 2005.

 

Navarrete, Carlos.

Beauty and transparency in the recent works of Catalina Mena. Catalog for the exhibition Fragment Constellation, Cecilia Palma Art Gallery, Santiago - Chile, 2005.

 

Huidobro, Beatriz.

Catalog for the exhibition By Pieces. Del Cerro Art Gallery, Santiago - Chile, 2002.

 

 Mellado, Justo Pastor.

Inscription and nomadism in the painting of Catalina Mena. Catalog for the exhibition Emptiness Disposition, La Sala Art Gallery, Santiago - Chile, 1999.