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Exposición de JULIA SAN MARTÍN

13 de julio a 25 de agosto 2019

Curador: Raúl Zamudio
Co curadora: María Irene Alcalde, MAVI

“El trabajo de Julia San Martín hasta la fecha abarca una amplia gama de prácticas formales que incluyen pintura, trabajo en papel, fotografía, video, arte callejero, performance e instalación. Su temática es igualmente diversa y refleja su biografía itinerante entre los dos lugares donde trabaja y vive: Chile y la ciudad de Nueva York. La relación histórica entre estas dos localidades en las Américas se ha explorado en sus obras de arte tanto en contextos sociales como políticos, personales y más amplios”, señala Raúl Zamudio.

Entre otras obras, presentará “White Power, (September 11, 1973 – 2001)”, que contiene un díptico realizado en mezclilla sobre una fotografía mural, con los que genera un diálogo entre dos momentos históricos en Santiago de Chile (1973) y Nueva York (2001).

María Irene Alcalde, curadora del MAVI se refiere al trabajo de Julia San Martín: “Julia produce su obra a partir de los sentimientos y las emociones que experimenta con sus propias vivencias. Con ojos curiosos e inquisitivos, no exentos de un humor levemente corrosivo, Julia elabora sus propuestas de tal manera que estas forman parte de sí misma. Como ella define, sus obras son ‘su latido’, lo que la mantiene viva”.


JULIA SAN MARTÍN ha presentado su obra en Chile y Estados Unidos principalmente, además de Argentina, Bulgaria, Canadá, Colombia, España, Italia, Lituania y México.

  • Sus obras se han mostrado en importantes exposiciones en New York City, como La Bienal 2013: ¨Here is Where We Jump¨, en El Museo del Barrio; Paper of Visions VI: Housatonic Museum of Art; ¨New Mirrors¨: en Exit Art; Acts of Sedition y White Anxieties: en White Box ; Dialogues: Y Galley; Orphans of Painting: en Ethan Cohen Gallery; como también ¨Mujer Arte y Periferia¨ en Women in Focus, Canadá.
  • En Chile ha mostrado sus obras en Galería Gabriela Mistral; ¨Desde el Otro Lado¨: Galería Metropolitana; Monólogos: Sala Gasco Arte Contemporáneo; y Premio Gunther: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, entre otras.
  • El año 2018 fue reconocida con el “Premio Gabriela Mistral, Julia de Burgos y Frida Kahlo”, que otorga el Comité Galo Plaza desde 2013.

Dialogues by JULIA SAN MARTÍN

Curator: Raúl Zamudio
Co-curator: María Irene Alcalde, MAVI
July and August 2019 – MAVI Halls 1 and 2

“Julia San Martín’s work encompasses an extensive range of formal practices that include painting, paper art, photography, video, street art, performance and installation. Her themes are equally diverse, reflecting an itinerant biography spanning Chile and New York City, the two places where she lives and works. Her artwork explores the historic relationship between these two sites of the Americas in terms of social, political, personal and other, much broader contexts,” notes Raúl Zamudio Taylor.

He adds that San Martín’s “recent individual show at the Y Gallery in New York City included work of large formats and smaller pieces, such as videos and photographs that address the complex history of relations between Chile and the United States. These are complemented by conversations overheard in the subway that she transforms into paintings based on texts. The artist also reflects upon Donald Trump’s presidential campaign through a body of work situated at a juncture between street art, performance, sculpture and photography. As the previous examples suggest, this individual exhibition brings a diverse body of work that explore issues that are both local and global,” Zamudio observes.

• The exhibit features “White Power (September 11, 1973 – 2001)”, consisting of a diptych of denim superimposed over a photographic mural, generating dialogue between two historic moments, one in Santiago, Chile (1973) and the other in New York City, United States (2001).

MAVI curator María Irene Alcalde described Julia San Martín’s work. “Feelings and emotions, intensely lived experiences, give rise to Julia’s art production. With curious and inquisitive eyes, and a slightly caustic sense of humor, Julia’s proposals forge her very being. In Julia’s words, her art is “a heartbeat” that keeps her alive.”


JULIA SAN MARTÍN has shown her work mainly in Chile and the United States, but also in Argentina, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Spain, Italy, Lithuania, and Mexico.

  • Her work has participated in important exhibitions in New York City, such as the Biennal of 2013, ¨Here is Where We Jump¨, at Museo del Barrio; Paper of Visions VI: Housatonic Museum of Art; ¨New Mirrors¨: at Exit Art; Acts of Sedition and White Anxieties: at White Box; Dialogues: Y Galley; Orphans of Painting: atn Ethan Cohen Gallery; as well as “Woman, Art, and Periphery,” in Women in Focus, Canada.
  • In Chile her artwork has been shown at the Gabriela Mistral Gallery, “Desde el Otro Lado” exhibit at Metropolitan Gallery; Monólogos, held at Sala Gasco Arte Contemporáneo; Premio Gunther at the Santiago Fine Arts Museum; and other places.
  • In 2018 her work was recognized by the Gabriela Mistral, Julia de Burgos, and Frida Kahlo Award of the Galo Plaza Committee.

Fecha: 13 de julio a 25 de agosto 2019

Lugar: MAVI, José Victorino Lastarria número 307. Plaza Mulato Gil de Castro, Santiago centro.

Metros cercanos: Estación Universidad Católica y Estación Bellas Artes.

Información general: +56 2 2638 3532 – info@mavi.cl

Horario: martes a domingo de 11:00 a 19:00 horas.

Entrada de martes a sábado: $1.000 adultos, gratuita para estudiantes, menores de 8 años y mayores de 60 años.

Entrada domingos: gratuita para todo público.

Imagen: Detalle obra de Julia San Martín.

Address: Jose Victorino Lastarria 307. Mulato Gil de Castro Square, downtown Santiago.

Close by Subway Stations: Catholic University Station and Fine Arts Station.

General Information: +56 2 2638 3532 – info@mavi.cl

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 11am until 7pm

Admission: $1,000 pesos adults / Free every day for students, children under 8 years old and seniors over 60 / Sundays free.

Picture: Detail work made by Julia San Martín.