PAULA ANGUITA SOLIS DE OVANDO

Born in Santiago, Chile, 1978.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My works reflect not just the complexities and dynamics of our specific Zeitgeist, but also fundamental questions of existential order. Among these, the relationship between life and death, reality and illusion, the permanent and the ephemeral, constitute some of the main subjects that give form to my artistic proposal. I understand them not as fixed categories, but rather as dynamic polarities in permanent tension. I explore the diffuse limit between these concepts, through visual representation strategies based on analog optical illusion techniques that allow us to question the integrity of these limits, also incorporating the viewer as an active part of the aesthetic experience. In this way, the works allow having multiple perspectives of the same phenomenon, not only in visual terms but also in what refers of their possible forms of interpretation.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
2019 Assistant Professor (BA - MA) in Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee. Berlin, Germany.

STUDIES
2016 - 2019 MA in Arts, Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee. Berlin, Germany.
2008 - 2009 MA Visual Art, University of Chile. Santiago, Chile.
2003 - 2004 Graphic Studies, Istituto Quasar. Roma, Italia.
1996 – 2000 BA Visual Art, University Finis Terrae. Santiago, Chile.

RESIDENCE
2013 GlogauAIR- Residence program for artists. Berlin, Germany.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 Panta Rhei, Room Capacity. Berlin, Germany.
2017 Deathline, Patricia Ready Gallery. Santiago, Chile.
2013 Ars Mutandi, Zwitschermaschine Gallery. Berlín, Germany.
2011 Analgesia, Patricia Ready Gallery. Santiago, Chile.
2010 Pliegues, Museum of Contemporary Art, MAC. Valdivia, Chile.
2010 Ibidem, Aquí mismo, Sala Cero, Animal gallery. Santiago, Chile.
2008 La Nave de los Locos, BECH gallery. Santiago, Chile.
2006 Pulsión, Goethe Institute. Santiago, Chile.
2003 Una vez fue…, Instituto Alemán y Deutsches Lehrerbildungsinstitut Wilhelm von Humboldt. Santiago, Chile.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 La guerra de los huesos, Molino. Santiago, Chile.
2017 Raue Strömung, Eigenheim gallery. Berlín, Germany.
2016 After the Change, Kunst Mitte gallery. Berlín, Germany.
2014 Identities / Interferences / Connections. Embassy of Chile. Berlín, Germany.
2014 International Art Fair, Art Lima. Lima, Perú.
2013 SLICK Art Fair. Paris, France.
2013 CUTLOG Art Fair. Paris, France.
2013 Babylon, Wendt+Friedmann Gallery. Berlín, Germany.
2013 International Art Fair, Art Lima. Lima, Perú.
2013 Open Studios Exhibition, GlogauAIR-Artist in Residence. Berlin, Germany.
2012 International Contemporary & Modern Art Fair, Art Miami. Miami, EEUU.
2012 Chilean Contemporary Art Exhibition, CHACO. Santiago, Chile.
2012 Señales, prodigios y milagros, Cultural center Las Condes, Santiago, Chile.
2011 Absolut Illusion Vodka, AMS Marlborough gallery. Santiago, Chile.
2011 Chilean Contemporary Art Exhibition, CHACO. Santiago, Chile.
2010 Artespacio gallery. Santiago, Chile.
2010 13POR13, Universidad de Talca. Santiago, Chile.
2010 Chilean Contemporary Art Exhibition, CHACO. Santiago, Chile.
2010 En torno al collage, AMS Marlborough gallery. Santiago, Chile.
2009 El Graduado, Concreta gallery, Matucana 100. Santiago, Chile.
2009 Chilean Contemporary Art Exhibition, CHACO. Santiago, Chile.
2009 Beijing Biennale, Turn on, Tune In, Drop out. Beijing, China
2009 Collage en Chile (1941-2009), Fine Arts Museum. Santiago, Chile.
2009 Escena Alterada, Sala Cero, Animal gallery. Santiago, Chile.
2009 13/1, Juan Egenau hall, Universidad de Chile. Santiago, Chile.
2008 Dittborn Atelier Exhibition. D21 gallery. Santiago, Chile.
2003 Enseguida Vuelvo, along with Pedro Tyler, Spanish Cultural Center. Stgo, Chile.
2001 Young Art Selection, North American Institute of Culture. Valparaíso, Chile.
1998 Intervention at Perrera Cultural Center. Santiago, Chile.

AWARDS
2010 Arts critic association. Santiago, Chile.
2009 Selected work for Beijing Biennial of Art.
2008 FONDART Scholarship, Chilean Government, Chile
2001 First Mention in the Graphic Area, Universidad Finis Terrae. Santiago, Chile.

SEMINARS
2007 Art Workshop with Eugenio Dittborn. Santiago, Chile.
2002 - 2003 Literary Course, La Belleza de Pensar with Cristián Warnken. Stgo, Chile.
2000 Workshop Objeto- Grabado, with argentinian artist Matilde Marín. Santiago, Chile.
1999 Workshop Grabado- Instalación, with uruguayan artist Rimer Cardillo. Stgo, Chile.
1998 - 1999 Smelting Seminar, with Roberto Bascuñan. Santiago, Chile.