Amalia Valdés BIOGRAPHY Amalia Valdés lives and works in Santiago and Berlin A Chilean artist who graduated from the School of Visual Arts at the Finis Terrae University in 2005. She continue her studies at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico (2004), plus the experimental ceramics workshop dictated by Pilar A. Correa (2005-2010); the workshop on Work Analysis and Criticism dictated by Eugenio Dittborn (2012) and Bloc Workshop, an independent art space were she got a scholarship for one year Residency (2014). Amalia Valdés currently lives and works in Berlin, where she is developing her work and prepares his next individual exhibition in Cologne, Germany. She has participated in numerous solo exhibitions as Métrics (2016) Gasco Space Contemporary Art, 15×15 (2015) Bloc Artspace, Encaje [Lace] (2013) Artespacio Gallery, Play (2009) in the Puyehue Hall of the Lake Theater. Collectively she has shown his work in the Museum of Visual Arts, Animal Gallery, Providencia Cultural Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art, D21 Gallery, Tudor artspace among others. She has exhibited abroad world in countries including Argentina, Mexico, the USA, Canada and Latvia where she was invited to the First Biennial of ceramics in Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center in 2016. She has received recognition for her work, most notably the first prize (2015) for TransparentARTE competition, a public competition of Chilean Government’s Council for Transparency competition. Currently she participates in a six months residence in Berlin, Germany, supported by the Chilean Cultural Department (Fondart). Her Works are part of several public and private collections within Chile, Argentina and Germany including the CA.SA Collection, the CCU Collection and the TransparentARTE public collection of Chilean Government’s Council. SELECTED WORKS EXHIBITIONS Solo Shows -Metrics Gasco Contemporary Artspace, May-July 2016 Stgo, Chile. -15×15 Bloc Artspace July 2015 Stgo, Chile. -Lace Artespacio Gallery August-September 2013 Stgo, Chile. -PLAY Puyehue Hall, Lake Teather. April-May 2009 Frutillar, Chile. -Hearing Music in the Farm with Coffe Casas de Lo Matta April- May 2005 Stgo, Chile. Group shows -Tracing, Research on the geometry of the 21st century Cultural corporation of Las Condes Curator Ernesto Muñoz. Stgo, Chile. March-April 2017. -TRANSFORMS Cultural Foundation of Providencia Stgo, Chile. January-April 2017. -XI versión Young art award MAVI, Hidden Mine. Museum of Visual Arts MAVI Stgo, Chile. Dec. 2016 -February 2017. -Tripartite Sample OpenART Space, Stgo, Chile. March-May 2016. -Good Company Cultural Foundation of Providencia. Curator Cristian Silva. Stgo, Chile July 2015. -Bloc Sample Bloc Artspace Stgo. Chile. Nov. 2014. -Rearticulated Kunstgarden Puerto Varas, Chile. February 2014. – Dittborn Workshop D21 Gallery Stgo, Chile. January 2013. -The Art Lovers Curator Yael Rosenblut, Stgo, Chile. Luis Carrera 1817. February-March 2013. -Isidora Windows Urban intervention in the public space, Isidora Goyenechea. Stgo, Chile. Nov 2011- April 2013. -Final Image Sala UFT. Curator Carlos Navarrete, Stgo. Chile. June-July 2011. –The Four Elements (4e) Artespacio Gallery. Curator Carlos Navarrete, Stgo, Chile. February-March 2011. -Left Overs Tudor Hall Stgo, Chile. Nov-Dec. 2010. -Personal Cultural Center Providencia Stgo, Chile. March-April 2009. -DOME UNE Cultural Mori Center Bellavista Stgo, Chile. June 2009. -1234º Cultural Center Las Condes Stgo, Chile. November 2009. –The Forest Cousiño Palace Stgo, Chile. April 2008. -Painting Monkeys Zapallar Theater, Chile. January-February 2008 -Imagine Brasil Museum of Contemporary Art MAC Stgo, Chile. December 2006. Art Fairs -ZONA MACO 13ª International Contemporary Art Fair Yael Rosenblut Gallery. Ciudad de México, México 3-7 February 2016 -Art Toronto 15ª International Contemporary Art Fair Yael Rosenblut Gallery. Toronto, Canada 23-26 October 2015 – Cha.CO 7ª International Contemporary Art Fair Yael Rosenblut Gallery. Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho Stgo, Chile. October 2015. -Cha.CO 6ª International Contemporary Art Fair Artespacio Gallery. Cultural Center Estación Mapocho Stgo, Chile. October 2014. -ART STGO 1ª Contemporary Art Fair GAM Cultural Center Stgo, Chile. August 2014 -Cha.CO 4ª International Contemporary Art Fair Artespacio Gallery. Cultural Center Estación Mapocho Stgo, Chile. September 2012. -Cha.CO 3ª International Contemporary Art Fair Artespacio Gallery. Cultural Center Estación Mapocho Stgo, Chile. September 2011. -ArteBA 19ª International Contemporary Art Fair Artespacio Gallery. Cultural Center Estación Mapocho Stgo, Chile. April 2010. -Cha.CO 2ª International Contemporary Art Fair Artespacio Gallery. Cultural Center Estación Mapocho Stgo, Chile. September 2010. Scholarships and Awards FONDART, Development Fund for Arts and Culture. 2017 Art Residence in Berlin, Germany, Institut Für Alles Mogliche. Selected for the first ceramic Biennial of Latvia, Dauggavpils Mark Rothko Art Center. August 2016. First Constest TransparentArte 2015 Competition sponsored by FAVA CHILE and the Council for the Transparency of the Government of Chile. Image of the summit ICIC 2015. Selected contest Live Art , National Library Consistorial Palace Stgo, Chile 2015. Residence grant Bloc Artspace, March-December 2014. Prize of the public, Special Mention Urban Intervention project, Windows in Isidora, Stgo, Chile Nov 2011.