Winner of the CCU Art Scholarship exhibits in New York

The exhibition which provides the setting for the residency of four months that the artist carries out in the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, New York.

Catalina Bauer, winner of the CCU Art Scholarship 2017, this week carried out her first individual exhibition in New York called Dos Líneas Tocando un Cántaro (Two lines twining a soul). It is exhibited at Proxyco Gallery in cooperation with Y Gallery both located at Manhattan.

The title of the exhibition refers to a poem of the Chilean Artist Cecilia Vicuña, about two indigenous women that work on a vessel without see each other. At turning the container they discover that the patterns that they have drawn match. This story has been used as an inspiration to develop a visual proposal that includes the animation, digital impression, monoprint and installation.

Since more than seven years, the CCU Art Scholarship looks for recognize and strengthen the develop and internationalization of contemporary Chilean Artists. That’s why we have regarded the implementation of an artist residence in four months in the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), promoting the experiences exchange with artists and curators from abroad. Apart from that, it seems essential to us that the staging of an individual exhibition in an influential gallery in New York, that reflects the results of the residency and experience of these artists in a world-class artistic circuit”, indicated Marisol Bravo, Corporate Affairs Manager in CCU.

The Catalina Bauer’s work is based in the observation of the daily life and it reflects about human relationships. Using a variety of materials and techniques in her work, she constantly draws on drawing and textile techniques like practices in which it creates a mental space to think about possible interactions with other disciplines just like craftwork and dance that then are included in its facilities and video-performance.

Using mainly manual techniques, Bauer insists in the making process, slowly and carefully, identifying this like a gesture that gives meaning and rhythm to what he creates. It can vary from very small pieces, to pieces at a large scale in which often invites other people to participate.

The CCU Art Scholarship was created in 2011 and is carried out every two years. It looks for recognizing and strengthening the internationalization of Chilean contemporary artists. Also, it promotes discussion and exchange of experiences and knowledge among creators end institutions linked to global art, emphasizing formation, dissemination, contact network and marketing of pieces of art.

Catalina Bauer (1976). Chilean Artist, graduated in the Visual Art School of Finis Terrae University. Currently she lives and work in Santiago, Chile which apart from develop her work, is co-creator and founder of the BLOCK (2009) workshop, a space of independent art. Among her individual exhibitions it highlights; Espías en el Fondo del Mar, Die Ecke Gallery (Chile, 2016), Incessant, Cecilia Brunson Porjects (England, 2013), Lleno de Algo y de Nada, Visual Arts Museum (Chile, 2012), Albores, Xalapa Museum of Anthropology (Mexico, 2007). Some of her collective exhibitions are: Magic Block, Contemporary Art from Chile, Stiftelsen, Gallery 3,14 y Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende Museum (Norway, 2014 y Santiago 2016), Material Ligero, Museo de la Américas (USA, 2011), Reescribiendo Mundos, IV Biennial of Contemporary Art of Moskow (Russia, 2011), Techtonic Shift, Phillips de Pury & Company (England, 2010).

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