The works of chilean artist Javier Rodríguez (1981), forms part of an investigation which, from a perspective of figure drawing, comics, and social sciences, has attempted to approximate the formats of historical essay, political graphics, and the language of cinema, with the goal of exploring images and narratives stemming from scenarios of political violence in Chile, specifically those linked to the overthrow of socialism, and the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973 - 1989).

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

_ Master in Fine Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.

_ Teacher of Fine Arts, Department of Visual Arts, Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación. Santiago de Chile.

_ Bachelor of Fine Arts Education, Department of Visual Arts, Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación. Santiago de Chile.

 

ACADEMIC WORK

 

_ Professor of drawing, Department of Visual Arts, Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación. Santiago de Chile.

 

RESIDENCIES SELECTION (from 2014)

 

2019

_ MeetFactory, Prague, Czech Republic. 

2018

_ Izolyatsia Center, Kiev, Ukraine.

_ Alfaragráfica, Salamanca, Spain.

2015

_ Matadero, Madrid Spain.

_ Cultural Center of Spain, Santiago, Chile.

2014

_ Laznia Centre of Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland.

IMPORTANT AWARDS SELECTION (from 2014)

2019

_ Call Cultura Resident, Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana. España. 

2017

_ Fondart scolarship, Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y de las Artes. Chile

2016

_ Conicyt Scolarship, Phd studies in fine arts. Chile. 

2015

_ Call Matadero Residency, Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y de las Artes.

2014. España - Chile. 

_ Call Gabinet Award 2014, FLORA ars+natura. Colombia.

EXHIBITIONS SELECTION 

 

SOLO (From 2012)

2018

_ INMORTAL, Izolyatsia Center, Kiev, Ukraine.

2017

_ ANTICRISTO, Metales Pesados Visual Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

2016

_ REVÓLVER, Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago, Chile.

_ LOS HIJOS DEL DIABLO, Hache Space, Santiago, Chile.

2014

_ FANTASMA, FLORA ars+natura, Bogota, Colombia.

_ 666, Metales Pesados Visual Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

2012

_ RESIDENT EVIl, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Mall P. Vespucio, Santiago, Chile

_ SILENT HILL, Galería Temporal, Santiago, Chile.

 

GROUP (Selection from 2014)

2018

_ COLECCIÓN MAC POST 90 II, Contemporary Art Museum, Santiago, Chile.

2017

_ MENOS ES MÁS, National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile.

_ LA SEGUNDA NATURALEZA, CCU Collection, Santiago, Chile.

2016

_ VER CON LOS OIDOS, International Bienal of La Paz SIART, Bolivia.

_ HISTORIA MUTANTE, Contemporary Art Museum , Santiago, Chile.

_ TRÁFICOS Y OTROS POEMAS DE CHILE, Nube Gallery, Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

2014

_ LA FORMA DEL DIABLO, Laznia Centre of Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland.

_ SUB30 – PAINTING IN CHILE, Contemporary Art Museum, Santiago, Chile.

_ GRAND TOUR Scholarship , Contemporary Art Museum of La Coruña, Spain.

 GRAPHIC NOVELS 

2017

_ ANTICRISTO. Metales Pesados Publisher. Santiago, Chile.

2014

_ MALOS. Laznia Publisher. Gdansk, Poland.

 

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

 

_ Laznia Centre of Contemporary Art, Poland.

_ DKV Seguros, Spain.

_ CCU, Chile.

_ Fundación Studi e Ricerche Benetton Italy.

_Contemporary Art Museum, Santiago, Chile.

_Private collection in Spain, Argentina, Poland, Brazil, Bolivia, USA, Chile and more.