CHILE

DEMIAN SCHOPF

PRESENTATION

The artist Demian Schopf was born in Frankfurt in 1972 from Chilean parents who went into exiled in Germany due to the Pinochet dictatorship. At the age of 9, Demian and his family returned to Santiago where the artist still lives. Demian Schopf calls himself a "second generation memory", those who did not experience the 1973 coup in Chile but who grew up with the imagination of fear and insecurity.​

He received an artistic creation and research grant from the Andes Foundation (2005) and a grant from the Friends of Art Foundation (2006). In 2007, he won the ALTAZOR prize for his work "Maquina Condor" and, in 2009, one of the Vida 12.0 awards in Madrid, awarded by the Telefonica foundation (for his work "Máquina de Coser"). In 2013, he did a residency at the Zentrum Für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe.

Demian Schopf is a visual artist and philosopher. His work is the result of long philosophical and social research which takes several forms: installation, photography or video. He exhibited his works in 12 solo exhibitions in museums and galleries in Chile, Germany, Italy, Argentina and Paraguay. He has participated in more than 40 collective exhibitions in galleries, museums and biennials in Germany, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, the United States, New Zealand, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Egypt. In the academic field, Schopf has around 70 publications in books, catalogs and indexed journals.

« Los Coros Menores »

Through this series, the artist uses the neo-baroque costumes from the Altiplano celebrations (high plains north of Chile) in the Andes, in order to show the duality between Spanish native Catholicism and its esthetics on one side and the “Made in Asia” manufacturing brand of these same costumes on the other side. By placing these subjects in a nature over-solicited by globalization, Demian Schopf questions the evolution of our society and the relationship between evolution and tradition.

ARTWORKS

SOLO & GROUP SHOW

SOLO SHOWS SELECTION

2020

Hechizas, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile.
Kamanchaka, Centro de Extensión, Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes,

Valparaíso, Chile.


2017

La Ciudad Posterior, Sala Leonidas Emilfork, Instituto de Arte, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Chile.
 

2016

China Morena, Galería Temporal, Santiago, Chile.
 

2015

La Nave, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile.
 

2013

La Ciudad Posterior, Centro de Extensión, Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes, Valparaíso, Chile.

Los Tïos del Diablo, Galería Patricia Ready, Santiago, Chile.
 

2012

Los Coros Menores, Galería González y González, Santiago, Chile.
 

2011

Los Coros Menores, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile.
 

2010

The Silent Revolution, ICI Berlin, Berlin, Alemania.
 

2009

La Rivoluzione Silenziosa degli Angeli Apocrifi, Galleria del Tasso, Bergamo, Italia.

Locus Amoenus / Trinitas, Catedral de Iquique, Iquique, Chile. 2006 Màquina Cóndor, Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago, Chile.
 

2002

La Revolución Silenciosa, Museo del Barro, Asunción, Paraguay.

La Revolución Silenciosa, Centro Cultural de España en Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


2001

Espergesia, Galería Metropolitana, Santiago, Chile.

REWARDS

2013

PREMIO JUAN DOWNEY, XI Bienal de Artes Mediales y Corporación Chilena del Video, Santiago, Chile.

2009

PREMIO VIDA 12.0, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Espaa.

2007

PREMIO ALTAZOR, Sociedad Chilena del Derecho de Autor, Sociedad de Autores Nacionales de Teatro, Cine y Audiovisual (ATN), Sociedad de Creadores de Imagen Fija (CREAIMAGEN), Corporación de Actores de Chile (CHILEACTORES), Sociedad Chilena de Intérpretes (SCI) y Sociedad de Derechos Literarios (SADEL). Santiago, Chile.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

MEIAC/ Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz, España.

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de la Universidad de Chile, (MAC), Santiago, Chile.

Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Znaki Czasu w Toruniu, / Centre of Contemporary Art Znak Czasu in Toruń, Toruniu / Toruń, Polonia.

Galería Gabriel Mistral- Subsecretaría de las Culturas y las Artes,
Ministerio de las Culturas, las Artes y el Patrimonio de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

PRESS

2019

Las Útimas Noticias : Chilena con celebro de oro plantea enigma artístico en Paris

El Mercurio : Lights of Chile, la inédite exhibición de arte national en París

EXHIBITIONS AT THE 193 GALLERY

LIGHT OF CHILE
FROM TOKYO TO PUERTO RICO
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INFORMATION

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