Biography

Paula Salas (Chile 1982) studied a BA in Fine Arts at the university in Chile (PUC), she also completed an academic certificate in Cinema Aesthetic at the same university. From the year 2006 she has been showing her work in collective exhibitions and festivals such as: “Cabeza de Ratón: III Concurso de Arte Joven”, 2008, Visual Arts Museum MAVI, Santiago, Chile; “Comunidad Ficticia”, 2009, in Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile; “BIOPODER”, 2010, Vértice gallery, Lima, Peru; European Media Art Festival EMAF, 2009, Osnabrück, Germany; and International Contemporary Video Art Festival of Barcelona: BAC, Spain. Also, she has had a few solo shows like “Agua corriente”, Metropolitan Gallery, 2007, Santiago, Chile and “Cochinilla”, Stuart Gallery, 2010, Santiago, Chile. In 2012 Salas finished the Artistic Research MA at the University of Amsterdam. Currently she lives and works in Valparaiso, Chile.

Solo Exhibitions

2012
Artistic project and residency “Brought by the Rivers”, Upominki Project Space, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2011
Artistic research project “Our own other: an Archive for the Future”, Tropen Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2011
Exhibition “Confinement Room: a story about following intructions”, Guest Room project, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2010
Exhibition “Cochinilla”, Stuart Gallery, Santiago, Chile.

2007
Video projection “De Paseo” at Santiago Library and also at Universidad Católica Gallery, Santiago, Chile
Exhibition “Agua corriente”, Santiago Metropolitan Gallery, Chile

2006
“Camiones”, public art project and video-documentary in collaboration with Doris Viejo, Chile and Argentina

Collective Exhibitions

2014
Project "El Barrio del Molino" (work in progress) , Visual Arts Museum MAVI, Santiago Chile
Exhibition and publication "Sub 30", Contemporary Art Museum MAC, Santiago Chile

2013
Project "En la otra cuadra", co-authors Rosario Carmona, Catalina Matthey and Rosario Montero, Gabriela Mistral Gallery, Santiago, Chile

2012
Art Residency “To have one's cake and eat it too” at SYB Kunsthuis, Beetsterzwaag, The Netherlands

2011
Side-event at Art fair Amsterdam. Video “Our own other: an Archive for the Future”, Trouw Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2009
Sin título por ahora, “Serie: Retratos”, Matucana 100 Cultural Center, Santiago, Chile
Colective show, “Serie: Retratos”, Stuart Gallery, Santiago, Chile
CHACO: First Contemporary Art Fair in Chile, “Serie: Retratos”, Santiago, Chile
BIOPODER. Políticas del cuerpo y su representación, “La Esclava” Video and photographs, Vértice Gallery, Lima, Perú
Realismo y no tanto, with “En el encierro observó la escena de locura causada por el desengaño,” Salón Tudor, Santiago, Chile
“La Esclava” is shown in the European Media Art Festival EMAF, Osnabrück, Germany
Comunidad Ficticia: “La Esclava,” video installation created in collaboration with Cristóbal León, the Matucana 100 Cultural Center, Santiago, Chile

2008
Cabeza de Ratón: III Concurso de Arte Joven, with “Secuencia Carolina,” Visual Arts Museum MAVI, Santiago, Chile
“La Esclava” is shown in the International Contemporary Art Festival of Barcelona: BAC, Spain
“La Esclava” is shown in Sala Cero at Animal Gallery, as part of the collection, Santiago, Chile
Mitos Contemporáneos: with the wall painting “El infierno no termina aquí,” Santiago Library, Chile

2007
Video “Día Hábil,” part of a video installation by artist Francisco Tapia, BECH Gallery, Santiago, Chile

2006
XV Biennial of Contemporary Art of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, with “Bolivia a dos pasos,” a collaborative work with Doris Viejo

2005
1000: participating artist and curator in collaboration with artist Doris Viejo, Campus San Joaquín, Santiago, Chile

2004
Un poco más arriba: Art School, Campus Oriente, Santiago, Chile
Arte en Vivo: series of painting “Souvenir,” National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile

2003
Conjunta II: Installation “Guardería,” made in collaboration with Doris Viejo, Former Hospital San José, Santiago, Chile

Academic Background

2012
Artistic Research MA, University of Amsterdam

2009
Private workshop of Professor Eugenio Dittborn

2000-2006
BA in Visual Arts at Universidad Católica de Chile

2003
Academic Certificate on Aesthetics of Cinematography at Universidad Católica de Chile

Awards

2010
Becas Chile de Magister, Grant from the Chilean Government to study a MA program in The Netherlands

2008
First Prize for “Secuencia Carolina,” III Concurso de Arte Joven, Visual Arts Museum MAVI and Bicentenario Commission, Santiago, Chile

2005
Fondo de Desarrollo Institucional FDI Grant from the Education Ministry of Chile for the traveling art project “Camiones,” Santiago, Chile

2004
University Prize for “Souvenir,” Arte en Vivo Competition, National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile

2003
Free Project Fund from the General Students Bureau, Universidad Católica de Chile, for the Exhibition 1000, Santiago, Chile

2001
Award for Academic Excellence, School of Art, Universidad Católica de Chile