Chuqui_suware

2016 — Private collection. Fundación FAVA, Santiago, Chile

Fundación FAVA, Santiago, Chile Donation of work to foundation for contemporary art ‘Miss Chuquicamata, the Slag’ September 2016 Chuqui3w Installation view, Fava Foundation during Ch.ACO art fair Santiago. Book Ch.ACO exhibition catalogue FAVA foundation holds a collection of contemporary art, through which encourages education, philanthropy, heritage, and collecting. In partnership with diverse public and private institutions, the foundation creates flexible programs that stimulate and encourage cross-community integration. The chief curator of the collection is Pablo León de la Barra, who works as curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. ‘Miss Chuquicamata, the Slag’ was donated to the foundation for educational proposes. This artwork consists of 56 framed photographs of the corporate mining town of Chuquicamata copper mine, which is located in the Atacama Desert, Chile. The donation is accompanied by a bilingual essay with the political history of the site. The work was exhibited and published during Feria Ch.ACHO, Santiago’s leading contemporary art fair alongside other pieces from the collection of FAVA. Download essay accompanying this piece – English version Descargar texto que acompaña la pieza – versión en Castellano Link to FAVA collection
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Im a Chilean born, London based visual artist and researcher. My practice explores and reflects on the geo-political power dynamics in mineral industries, geographies and historical narratives. My interconnected research projects involve extensive historical research, fieldwork, the collection of archival materials, new photographic documentation with large format cameras and diverse forms of mapping. My work develops using site-specific working methodologies.