© Maria Teresa Chadwick Irarrázaval 2019  

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MARÍA TERESA CHADWICK IRARRÁZAVAL

CHILEAN ARTIST

CREATIVE INVENTOR

SCULPTURE

STATEMENT

Human inconsistencies have always intrigued me. Nonetheless, I find it fascinating how man is the only being capable of studying his inconsistencies. Hence technology is presented as a double edge sword where on the one hand offers many facilities, but on the other, departs us from our natural instincts. Through sociological and anthropological research, contrasting past civilisations with the contemporary scenario, I create mix-media works, which try to find the balance between reassessing haptic sensitiveness and approaching new technologies. Therefore attempting to give transversal messages that impact over society and offer solutions to face the Anthropocene.

ABSTRACT

I am a creative, optimistic, persevering, visionary and sociable person who never gets bored of proposing new ideas when it comes to achieving goals in an organised and proactive way. As I have always been very curious and inquisitive, I have been able to enjoy and understand the complexity of different phenomena. I face difficulties with a resilient attitude, fervently struggling for my ideals, and always giving my opinion frankly and openly. I believe to have been a hard-working, playful, and spontaneous natural artist, always ready to reinvent everyday life happenings.

AWARDS

Winner of Tagsmart Open Call,

London, UK, 2018

Book granted by Fine Arts Museum (Museo de Bellas Artes), Santiago,  in a writing contest organized because of the Museum centennial and Chilean bicentennial, 2009

2º Place Agatha Ruiz de la Prada Pinta tu mundo 2008, Santiago, Chile, 2008 (Painting)

CV

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

- Co-Founder Latinos Creative Society, University of the Arts London - Oct 2017/ July 2018

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

- ‘The Society of the Spectacle', (painting, etching, sculpture)

   * Paladar Restaurant, London, UK - Jan / Feb 2019

- ‘The Automation Vs. The Human’, (etching and installation)
   * Sala Cable al Arte, Fundación Colunga, Santiago, Chile - Aug / Sept 2018

- ‘The Fragility of Culture in a Disposable World’, (painting, kinetic sculpture, installation, video, and research inspired by the circus)

   * Room 700 & Drawing Room, Central Library, Leeds, UK - Aug / Sept 2017
- ‘Fusion - Haka Piri’ (handcrafted jewellery collection based on archaeological culture of Easter Island)

   * The Embassy of Chile, London, UK - April / May 2017
   * Decorative Arts Museum (Museo de Artes Decorativas), Santiago, Chile - Dec 2016 / Jan 2017

   * Aukara Gallery, Hanga Roa, Easter Island - April 2016

 

RESIDENCIES

- 'The ReEnlightenment', Joya: Arte + Ecología AiR, Vélez Blanco, Andalucía, Spain - June & Oct 2018 (outdoor sculpture)

- 'The Fragility of Culture in a Disposable World', Central Library, Leeds, UK - Aug - Sept 2017 (research, and exhibition)

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS
- ‘A World in Vertigo’, Brunel Museum, London, UK - Feb 2019 (installation)

- ‘Postgraduate Printmaking’, Clifford Chance, London, UK - Nov / Dec 2018 (etching)
- ‘Neo Norte’ (New North), Fundación Cultural de Providencia, Santiago, Chile - Aug / Sept 2018 (curation, installations, drawings, video)

- ‘Latin American Myth Deconstruction’, The Crypt Gallery, London, UK - June 2018 (curation, kinetic sculpture)
- ‘The Art of Making Sense ́, Triangle Space, London, UK - May 2018 (work in progress)
- ‘Fields’, Degree Show Central Saint Martins, London, UK - May 2018 (kinetic sculpture, etching, video, analogue photography)
- ‘Latinos Creative Society Manifesto’, ‘Being Together Is Not Enough’, Five Years, London, UK - May 2018 (performance)
- ‘What Can We Make And Become’, Exposed Arts Projects, London, UK - April / May 2018 (painting, sculpture, video, installation)
- 'Contemporary Art Medals', The Bams Student Medal Project XXV, UK - March 2018 (bronce medal)

- ‘Printout’, Lubomirov – Angus – Hughes Gallery, London, UK – Dec 2017 / Jan 2018 (etching)
- ‘Cryptic 2017: Art and Science’, The Crypt Gallery, London, UK – Nov 2017 (sculpture, painting, video)
- ‘Central Saint Martins Auction’, Lethaby Gallery, London, UK – Nov 2017 (etching)
- ‘Visual Poetry’, Sichuan University Art Museum - Dec 2017 / Jan 2018 & Black Stone Gallery, Chengdu, China – Aug 2017 (etchings)
- 'The Museum of Extraordinary Objects', Royal Society, London, UK - June 2017 (object – ready made)
- 'Interim Show CSM', The Laundry, London, UK - March 2017 (drawings)
- 'Show Room 7' Runway, Cannon Street Jersey Fabrics, London, UK - Feb 2017 (jewellery)
- 'This is an Art School', ‘Fusion - Haka Piri’, Tate Modern, Tate Exchange, with Central Saint Martins, London, UK - Jan 2017 (jewellery)

- 'Practices of Enquiry', Cookhouse Gallery, London, UK - Nov 2016 (ready made)

FAIRS
- ‘Autor’, ‘Fusion – Haka Piri’, National Theatre of Bucharest, Romania - May 2018 (jewellery)
- ‘Espai Joia’, with Artislands collective, ‘Fusion – Haka Piri’, Covent dels Àngels, Barcelona Contemporary Arts Museum (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona), Barcelona, Spain - April 2018 (jewellery)
- ‘ExpoMiner’, ‘Fusion – Haka Piri’, Fira Barcelona, Recinte Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain – Nov 2017 (jewellery)
- 'Labels that Matter', Entrepreneurship collaboration with 'Fusion - Haka Piri', Fairs: Boston GreenFest, Sowa Boston, Union Square Main Streets, Massachusetts, USA - May 2016 / May 2017 (jewellery)

 

TALKS
- 'Collapse: Twilight at Easter Island' - Jared Diamond, Symposium Book Club with Alter Us, Art and Critique, LARC, London, UK, March 2019 (Book club)

- ‘Why do we always look up North?’, Panel Discussion, Fundación Cultural de Providencia, Santiago, Chile, Aug 2018 (Latin American identity debate)
- ‘What does it mean to be a contemporary creative Latino in London?’, Panel Discussion, Latin American House, London, UK - Feb 2018 (practice talk)
- ‘Recovering haptic sensitiveness through wax’: 'Ceroplastics', International Congress on Wax Modelling, Gordon Museum, London, UK - Sept 2017 (technique talk)
- ‘The Fragility of Culture in a Disposable World’: 'Creative Unions: Free Movement of Culture', Lewisham Arthouse, London, UK - Sept 2017 (exhibition talk)
- ‘Fusion – Haka Piri’ (exhibition talk & guided visit): The Embassy of Chile, London, UK - May 2017 / Decorative Arts Museum (Museo de Artes Decorativas), Santiago, Chile - Dec 2016 / Aukara Gallery, Hanga Roa, Easter Island - April 2016

 

WORKSHOPS
- ‘Neo Norte’, Collage Map of Latin America’s New North, Fundación Cultural de Providencia, Santiago, Chile - Aug 2018 (collage)
- ‘The Automation Vs. The Human’, Ethnographic Research in Advertisement, with students of Universidad del Desarrollo, Fundación Colunga, Santiago, Chile - Aug 2018 (ethnographic research)
- ‘Studio Complex’, ‘Digital – Physical Flow Studio’, Wax Modelling, Tate Modern, Tate Exchange, with Central Saint Martins, London, UK - Jan 2018 (sculpture)
- ‘The Fragility of Culture in a Disposable World’, Papier-Mâché Workshop & Guided Visit, Room 700 & Drawing Room Central Library, Leeds, UK - Sept 2017 (papier-mâché)
- 'Fusion - Haka Piri', Origami Packaging Workshop: 'This is an Art School', Tate Modern, Tate Exchange, with Central Saint Martins, London, UK - Jan 2017 / Decorative Arts Museum (Museo de Artes Decorativas), Santiago, Chile - Dec 2016 (origami)

 

TEACHING
- Teaching Assistant, Advertising - Filmmaking - Journalism, Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile - Aug 2013 / July 2016

- Volunteer Art Teaching with NGO Crea +, Santiago, Chile - 2009

 

EDUCATION

- Masters, Sculpture, Royal College of Art, Sept 2018 - July 2020 (currently studying)
- Masters, Arts and Science, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, Sept 2016 - June 2018
- Bachelor in Advertising, Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile, March 2010 - Jan 2014
- Informal workshops in: silversmithing, drawing, painting, literature, sewing, transverse flute, dancing, among others

 

OTHER INTERESTS
Performance - Fashion - Sports - Geology - Nature - Adventure - Poetry - Anthropology - Aesthetics

 

LANGUAGES

Spanish (native speaker) - English (advanced) - Italian (intermediate)