Alejandro Leonhardt

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Alejandro Leonhardt

NECESSITY CAN BE AS ARBITRARY AS THE WHIMS WE HAVE, 2017

Raincoat on window

164 x 132 x 20 cm

THE COMFORT OF BEING SOMETHING YOU ARE NOT, 2017

Three PVC united and bended pipes with an iron tuve in the inside

260 x 377 x 50cm

BREAK ITS WILL, SO IT SUBMITS TO YOUR WILL, 2017

Molded rowboat with fiberglass andf filler on iron easels

Variable sizes

EMOTIONAL APPROACHES TO QUESTIONS GIVEN BY CIRCUMSTANCES AND GRAVITY, 2017

Entire and fragmented floor tiles, adhesive

154 x 132 x 4cm

NEIGHBORHOOD REUNION Nº7, 2017

Wall fragments removed from the facades of houses from the borough of Santiago (Santiago, Chile)

760 x 290cm

INDETERMINATE ORDER Nº1: WASTE INTERRUPTED BY A LINE, 2015

Cables, rubber and bucket handle found in the streets of Bogota, Colombia

Variable sizes

THE ESSENCE OF THE DISOBEDIENCE, 2015

Basketball hoop, PVC pipe

50 x 165 x 48cm

INDETERMINATE STATE OF INDIFFERENCE, 2015

Basketball net, three plastic fragments found in La Coruña beach, Spain.

Variable sizes

INDETERMINATE ORDEN Nº2: VAGUE, 2016

Cables, rubber, bucket handle, busted tires found in Bogota (Colombia) and Santiago (Chile)

Variable sizes

SECLUDED IN TURNS Nº1, 2014

Whole and cut tires found in Santiago, Chile

150 x 68 x 68cm

CLEANING STAIN FOR VAIN MITES, 2014

Cut out carpet

Variable sizes

IT’S APPARENT FRAGILITY ONLY REFUSED MONOTONY, 2014

Whole and fragments of concrete lattices found in Queveda, Spain

410 x 30 x 30

THE STUBBORNNESS OF A STRUCTURE FOR MAINTAININGN ITS POSTURE, 2014

Dismounted parasol and belt

190 x 100 x 100cm

NEW PROTOCOLS, 2011-2017

10 different sizes row separator

Variable sizes

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN US, IS NOT THE INDIFFERENCE Nº2, 2015

Corners of torn Street posters found in La Coruña, Spain.

100 x 70 x 3cm

Bio

Born in 1985, in the city of Puerto Varas, Chile. Lives and works in Santiago de Chile.

He studied Fine Arts at Universidad ARCIS (2009) and Master in Visual Arts at Universidad de Chile (2015).

In his proposals he presents different types of discursive construction which ranges from the use of objects, to installations and video. Through these, he takes us through the perception of everyday situations. Generating proposals in which the elements of which they are made up of lose all their conventional meaning allowing a new interpretation of what is real under a patent ironic vision. What we see becomes an undetermined issue, in purified metalinguistic forms that propose a journey towards the most absolute and joyfully absurd indefiniteness, where what’s possible stands up to what’s conventional.

His work has been exhibited individually and collectively in both Chile and abroad especially: “Pacific Standard Time: LA / LA, Video Art in Latin America”, LAXART (Los Angeles, U.S.A. 2017). “Lo que ha dejado huellas”, Centro Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo Cerrillos (Santiago, Chile, 2017). “341 pasos”, L21 Gallery (Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2017). “Velar y desvelar”, Museo Arte Contemporáneo /Gas Fenosa (La Coruña, Spain, 2017). “Muro a suelo”, Sagrada Mercancía (Santiago, Chile, 2016). “Crónicas de lo ajeno”, Galería Gabriela Mistral (Santiago, Chile, 2016). “Dissonance”, The Getty Center (Los Angeles, U.S.A. 2016). “Posibilidad por negación”, L21 Gallery (Madrid, Spain, 2015). “Re Post”, Storefront Ten Eyck (New York, U.S.A. 2015). “PASS”, Saint-Hilarius Church (Mullem, Bélgium, 2015). “Recluido en giros”, Galería Tajamar (Santiago, Chile, 2014). “La timidez de las cosas”, Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo (Montevideo, Uruguay, 2014). “Hacer algo sin que sea nada”, NADA N.Y. (New York, U.S.A. 2014). “Su aparente fragilidad sólo rehusaba la monotonía”, L21 Gallery (Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2014).

He has participated in “Sagrada Mercancia” residency (Santiago, Chile, 2016). “FLORA” Ars + Natura residency (Bogotá, Colombia, 2015). “International Residency Program”, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo / Gas Fenosa (La Coruña, Spain 2015). “JustResidence”, Just Mad 5 (Queveda, Spain, 2014).

He has won with L21 Gallery the “Ron Barceló Imperial/ARCO Madrid” award, with the project “The Apartment” (Madrid, Spain, 2015). He won the “Visione Future” award in SWAB Art Fair (Barcelona, Spain 2014). He was a finalist in the “Fundación Banco Santander” prize. JustMad 5. (Madrid, Spain, 2014). He received second prize in the “7th Premio Arte Joven MAVI Minera Escondida”, Museo de Artes Visuales / MAVI (Santiago, Chile, 2012). He was finalist at the “Juan Downey” prize, 10ª Bienal de Video y Artes Mediales (Santiago, Chile, 2011).

 

EDUCATION

2015 Master of Arts in Visual Arts, Universidad de Chile.

2009 Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, Universidad ARCIS.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 “341 pasos”. L21 Gallery. Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

2016 “Muro a suelo”. Sagrada Mercancia. Santiago, Chile.

2015 “Posibilidad por negación”. L21 Gallery. Madrid, Spain.

2014 “Recluido en giros”. Galería Tajamar. Santiago, Chile.

“Su aparente fragilidad sólo rehusaba la monotonía”. L21 Gallery. Palma de

Mallorca, Spain.

2013 “Situaciones reales de consecuencias imaginarias”. Galería Armada. Santiago, Chile.

2012 “Un próximo intento podría tener éxito”. Sala A.M. Universidad Mayor. Santiago, Chile.

“Formas de matar el tiempo”. Local 2702. Universidad ARCIS. Santiago, Chile.

2011 “Al salir del Hogar”. Galería ANIMAL. Santiago, Chile.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 “Pacific Standard Time: LA / LA. Video Art in Latin America”. LAXART. Los Angeles, U.S.A.

“Colección al límite, sin limites”. Espacio Fundación Telefónica. Santiago, Chile.

“Lo que ha dejado huellas: colección Galería Gabriela Mistral”. Centro Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo Cerrillos. Santiago, Chile.

“ Velar y desvelar”. Museo Arte Contemporáneo / Gas Fenosa. La Coruña, Spain.

2016 “Lenguaje”. L21 Gallery. Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

“Estancias”. Sabadell Herrero. Oviedo, Spain.

“Cogollo de toronjil”. Galería XS. Santiago, Chile.

Dissonance”. Video Art in Latin America. The Getty Center. Los Angeles, USA.

“El canto de los árboles”. Galería Concreta, Matucana 100. Santiago, Chile.

“Crónicas de lo ajeno”. Galería Gabriela Mistral. Santiago, Chile.

“Junta de vecinos nº6”. L21 Gallery. ARCO 2016. Madrid, Spain.

Statement”. L21 Gallery. Madrid, Spain.

2015 “Hot drinks and minimal punk”. L21 Gallery. Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Re / Post”. Storefront Ten Eyck. New York, USA.

PASS”. Saint-Hilarius Church. Mullem, Belgium.

The Apartment (piloto)”. L21 Gallery. Stand Ron Barceló Award, ARCO. Madrid, España.

2014 “The Apartment”. L21 Gallery. Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

“La timidez de las cosas”. Espacio Arte Contemporáneo (EAC). Montevideo,

Uruguay.

“Desplazamiento Temporal”. Galería Temporal. Santiago, Chile.

“Club de viajeros en el tiempo”. Museo La Ene. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

“Hacer algo sin que sea nada”. NADA N.Y. (Solo Project). New York, USA.

2013 “Su aparente fragilidad sólo rehusaba la monotonía”. JUSTMAD 5. Madrid, Spain.

“Selección de obras”. Houston Fine Art Fair. Houston, Texas, USA.

“Artista del mes”. Segundo aniversario Artishock. LOCAL Arte Contemporáneo. Santiago, Chile.

“Stomachion”. CIEC. Santiago Chile.

“Pasos en falso”. 7º Premio Arte Joven MAVI Minera la Escondida. Museo de Artes Visuales / MAVI. Santiago Chile.

2012 “Una cuadra a la redonda” Local 2702. Universidad ARCIS. Santiago, Chile.

“Gabinete”. Universidad ARCIS. Santiago, Chile.

“Desde el otro”. Sala Juan Egenau. Universidad de Chile. Santiago, Chile.

“Cuando los bosques brillan”. Selección 10º Concurso Iberoamericano Juan Downey. 10ª Bienal de Video y Artes Mediales. Centro Cultural de España. Santiago, Chile.

2011 “Objetos que hacen ruido”. CeAC / Centro de Arte Contemporáneo. Santiago, Chile.

“Intento Ornamental”. Galería YONO. Santiago, Chile.

2010 “Es posible que nada haya sucedido”. Laagencia. Bogota, Colombia.

“Cerca”. Museo R.A. Philippi. Valdivia, Chile.

“Jo!, Jo!, Jo!”. ARTEBA 2010. La Rural. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2009 “Lugares visitando lugar / Acampar”. Galería Balmaceda Arte Joven. Santiago, Chile.

“Tan protegido como al interior de la baticueva”. Blow! 7. Ilsede, Germany.

Group performance”. Blow! 7. Bad Salzdetfurth, Germany.

“Un cliente esta desordenando el Restorant”. INTERAKCJE. Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland.

AWARDS

2015 Awarded, together with L21 Gallery, with the Ron Barceló Imperial/ARCO Madrid Award for the project “The Apartment”. Madrid, Spain.

2014 Winner of the “Visioni Future” award in the section “Solo Project”. Swab Art Fair. Barcelona, Spain.

Finalist Fundación Banco Santander award. JustMad. Madrid, Spain.

2012 Second place, 7th Arte Joven MAVI / Minera la Escondida award. Museo de Artes Visuales / MAVI. Santiago, Chile.

2011 Finalist Juan Downey award. 10ª Bienal de Video y Artes Mediales. Santiago, Chile.

2008 FONDART, Visuals Arts, Chile. Program for the development of Chilean projects abroad. Santiago, Chile.

RESIDENCIES / WORKSHOPS

2016 “Sagrada Mercancía” Art Residency Program. Sagrada Mercancía. Santiago, Chile.

2015 “Flora Ars+Natura” Art Residency Program. Fundación FLORA. Bogota, Colombia.

International Art Residency Program”. Museo Arte Contemporáneo / Gas Fenosa. La Coruña, Spain.

2014 “Just Residence” JUSTMAD 5 Art Residency Program. Queveda, Spain.

2011 Workshop “The Site of Memory” by Fernando Sánchez Castillo. Universidad de Chile. Santiago, Chile.