Rodrigo Zamora Chilean, b. 1970

Overview

Made up of paintings, drawings and sculptures as a body of work, my artistic practice is highly committed to actions such as walking, observing and collecting.

I am engaged on presenting images as narratives of my own experience related to public spaces or transit places either from contemplation, or in function to propose an imagery as a poetic metaphor of the way one can perceive and appropriate landscape in general as well as partially.

In my work there is a constant tension between mimesis and abstraction. I conceive and elaborate my art pieces through multiple methodological operations that directly have effects on the outcome. De-construction and reconstruction procedures (regarding either form or color) that allow to create, figurative depictions characterized by fractional representations and also abstract forms, always involved in a manual production.

Works
Biography

Graduate in Visual Arts from the University of Chile. He has received the Fondo para las Artes (FONDART) from the Consejo de Cultura de Chile in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2022, the Programa de Intercambio de Residencias Artísticas de los Consejos de Cultura de Chile (CNCA) y Mexico (FONCA-CONACULTA) grant in 2007 and selected for the residency programme of Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo in 2017, Tao Hua Tan, China in 2019 and Willapa Bay AIR, Washington St, USA in 2022. She has had solo exhibitions on 19 occasions, including Galería The Mission (Chicago, 2017) and Galería Patricia Ready (Santiago in 2012 and 2017), Galería Emma Thomas (Sao Paulo, 2014), CE-SUBTE (Montevideo 2011), Galería Casa Cuadrada (Bogotá, 2011), Galería Florencia Loewenthal (Santiago 2008 and 2009), Centro de Arte Casa Vecina (Mexico City, 2007), The Kiosk @ The Physics Room (Christchurch, New Zealand, 2007) and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santiago (2005). Collectively his work has been present in exhibitions in different exhibition spaces, among which stand out: Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo (Montevideo), Galería Enlace (Lima), Galería Casa Cuadrada (Bogotá), The Mission Project Gallery (Chicago), Galería Bisagra (Buenos Aires), Bienal SIART (La Paz), MAC (Santiago) Sala CCU (Santiago) and Galería Animal (Santiago), among others. His works can be found in collections in Chile, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Spain, the United States, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and the United Kingdom.