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Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira

Studio grant holder in Göteborg April – June 2021

Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira’s projects and installations tell of a profound reflection on the contradictions of the modern consumer society. Through his work he tries to convey, with irony, the subsistence of contingent unsolved problems, such as the historic processes of recent times, immigration and social uprisings. He has worked with the “panoptic” concept, creating scenes related to everyday life and having the spectator be involved in them. Thanks to the use of cameras, video and photography, he has generated this panoptic relationship with the observer, managing to set up dialogues between reality and the virtual reality of images.

Photo: Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira

In 1973, Máximo´s family was forced into exile. First for one year in Bogota, Colombia, followed by one year in Berlin, Germany. The family later moved to Havana, Cuba for five years, and finally settled for ten years in Mexico City, before returning to Chile in 1990.
Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira has a Bachelor of Arts from ARCIS University, Santiago, Chile, 2000, and a Masters of Visual Arts, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, 2002.

Biennials include: 2017 Bienal SUR; 2016 Bolivia Biennial, La Paz, Bolivia; 10th Havana Biennial, Cuba, 2009; 5th Biennial Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile, 2006; Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai, China, 2004.
Selected Solo exhibitions include: “Padece” Galeria Artespacio, Santiago, Chile, 2019; “Trazo Mutable”, Centro Cultural MATTA, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2018; “Trazo Mutable”, Centro Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile, 2017; “Rotaciones”, Espai 10, Barcelona, España, 2017 ; “Secuencia”, Proyectos Impala, Ciudad Juárez, México, 2017; “The goal”, Wewerka Pavillion, Münster, Germany, 2009.
Selected group exhibitions include: “Light, Art, Humanity”, Daegu Art Factory, Seul, Korea, 2019; “Si tu vivieras aquí”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile, 2019; “Hawapi” Border Peru/ Chile;  2016; “No Man’s Land”, MMCA Residency Changdong Exhibition, Seul. Korea, 2016; “Space to Dream”, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, New Zealand, 2015; “Moon Workers”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile, 2015; “10 years of Chilean Art”, Corpartes 660 / CA 660, Santiago, Chile, 2009; “Warriache 2009”, FRAC Gallery, Marseilles, France.