Santiago, Chile. 1971.

 

 

STUDIES

2009

Master of Arts Degree, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

 

2002

Workshops under the direction of Eugenio Dittborn.

 

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

2021

“Léxico Doméstico, Intervention with Venus”, National Museum of Bellas Artes Santiago, Chile.

 

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.Pág. 2

 

 

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.

 

2015

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

 

2014

“Survival / Supersurvival”, Enlace Art Gallery, Lima, Perú.

 

2013

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

 

2012

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

 

2011

“Emotional Traits”, Enlace Art Gallery, Lima, Perú.

 

2010

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

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

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

 

2006

“Society Portraits”, Cecilia Palma Art Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

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

 

2005

“Connections; Photographers-Artists”, Trece Gallery, 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, Lapislazuli 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 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, 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.

 

2012

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

 

2012

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

 

2013

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

 

2012

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.

 

2011

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.

 

2010 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

2021

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.

 

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.

 

2005

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.

 

1995

First Prize. Project Art 1995. Santiago, Chile.

 

1993

With honors. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

 

TEACHING

2021

Degree Project I, Degree in Visual Arts, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Universidad Católica de Temuco.

 

2019

Workshop From the Object - Relations between the void and the substance -

Theoretical practical program from Contemporary Art. Second Interdisciplinary Meeting of Critical Reflection and Creative Research,

Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Catholic University of Temuco.

 

1996

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

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Sonia Montecino Aguirre,

On The Edge Of Domesticity. Catalina Mena ́s White weapons. Catalog for the exhibition Domestic Lexicon. Santiago – Chile 2012.

 

Ivelic, Milan, Sommer, Waldemar, Valdés, Cecilia, Galaz, Gaspar.

Painting in Chile 1950-2005. Santiago - Chile, 2006.

 

Galaz, Gaspar, Navarrete, Carlos.

Art in CCU. Santiago – Chile, 2008.

 

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.