To see this site properly, please update your browser. Thank you for your understanding.

facebook twitter

Felipe Mujica

Born in 1974 in Chile
Lives and works in New York

My work is influenced and shaped by modernism as well as by the artistic, social and political movements of the late 60’s and 70’s (Avant-garde and Neo Avant-garde). As a Chilean artist based in New York City my view on these issues is affected by my geographic displacement, from my point of view there is no real center or periphery, no original or influence, only transitory dominant discourses. In the space between these historical moments are gray areas of utopias, dreams and failures; I set myself the task of finding new readings, connections and bridges within these histories, more precisely between the representations of these histories. Broadly my work is an intertwined construction built from parallel lines of investigation, installation, drawing, collapsible sculptures, printmaking and appropriation.

A series of recent installations are works that function as exhibition design. Composed by two-dimensional panels (either made with wood or fabric), these “wall installations” organize space, divide and arrange it into a set of intermedial spatial constructions, by doing this they redirect the viewer’s circulation affecting their perception of space and its contents. These installations are also flexible; they can work on their own as partitions or can work in relation to other artworks (either mine or from other artists). Implicit in all these scenarios is the notion of collaboration, creating moments and spaces of collaboration is a way to work against the individualistic approach of contemporary culture, it is a way to expand the same utopias and historical gray zones in question, re-staging them, bringing them back into motion and life.


Individual Exhibitions (selection)
2014 – Museo Experimental El Eco, México D.F., México – upcoming
2013 – La Central, Bogotá, Colombia – upcoming
2012 – Un puente es un hombre cruzando un puente – Christinger De Mayo, Zürich, Switzerland
2010 – Hay luz en cada ventana – Die Ecke Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Chile
2008 – Everything that Begins as Comedy Inevitably Ends as Mystery – message salon @ Perla Mode, Zürich, Switzerland

Collective Exhibitions (selection)
2013 – Thinking and Speaking – Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, curated by Stefanie Hessler
2013 – Superstructures – Galería Arroniz, México D.F.
2012 – Parque industrial – Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, curated by Julieta Gonzalez
2012 – Esquemas para uma Oda Tropical – Silvia Cintra Galery, Rio de Janeiro, curated by Pablo León de la Barra
2011 – Print it! Editions / Ready to Print – White Space, Zürich & Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, curated by Andrea Roca y Dorothee Richter
2010 – The Nature of Things – The Biennial of the Americas, Denver, curated by Paola Santoscoy
2008 – Third Guangzhou Triennial – Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, curated by Chang Tsong-zung, Gao Shiming and Sarat Maharaj
2007 – Linea de Hormigas – A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro
2006 – When Artists Say We – Artists Space, New York
2003 – To Be Political It Has To Look Nice – apexart, New York, curated by Pablo León de la Barra

This post is also available in: Spanish