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Paloma Villalobos

Born in 1976 in Chile,
Lives and works in Madrid, Spain.

From a fictional or fantastic space my work thus proposes to stage the concepts of abandonment and survival starting from unfamiliar landscapes that seem to be born after a disastrous event and which also present elements that remain in a state of disability and uselessness, keeping themselves back from death. The scenes created from this abandonment tend to generate new stories that allow the viewer to discover different potential pieces or bodies appearing in the middle of the snow, mud, oil, plants or underwater. Such pieces or bodies come to life only on the basis of their own fragility, and hence can just survive in the world created inside the photograph.

The atmosphere and the effects of such scenes are consequently produced through a realistic staging construction which does not use post-registration manipulation. In this way, such models are articulated, photographed and dismantled and therefore only exist during the moment of their portrayal.

2013 – Viphoto – Sala Amarika, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Euskadi
2013 – Proyecto A – Plaza Muñoz Gamero, Punta Arenas, Chile
2013 – Cristal Photo Project – Sala de Arte CCU, Santiago de Chile
2013 – Proyecto A – Antártica. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago de Chile
2012 – Poéticas de borde: fotografía chilena contemporánea – Casa Vallarta, Guadalajara, México
2012 – Link: arte, investigación y docencia – Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito, Ecuador
2012 – Errática – Galería Corretger5, Barcelona, España
2012 – Océanos rotos, escenas por debajo – Sala Blanca del Centro de Extensión de la Universidad Católica de Chile
2011 – La mirada en reposo –  Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile
2011 – Antología de Jóvenes Fotógrafos – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile
2010 – El misterio me invadeGalería AFA, Santiago, Chile
2009 – Zufall – Galería OKK/Raum29, Berlín, Alemania
2009 – De construcciones Fotografía Chilena – Centro de las Artes de Guanajuato, México
2007 – Ficción/Fricción – Galería Sextante, Bogotá, Colombia
2005 – Tránsito Suspendido – Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile
2005 – Bajo la Tormenta – Galería Animal, Santiago, Chile
2004 – Captura y accidente – Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile
2003 – Fotografía Chilena – II Festival de Fotografía de Roma, Italia

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