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Chile 1978

My visual and conceptual research is based on the construction of mechanisms that are generating optical illusions in the observer, producing a visual deception in the perception. I want to question our sight sense by showing different approaches or viewpoints of a single event and incorporating the observer as a dynamic actor in the act of contemplation.

This strategy has been developed in different formats and media, visually related to the realm of Medicine and the classifications of medical samples or chemical compounds arranged in rows of glass bottles on shelves. The format is constructed by deploying multiple fragments taken from famous historical paintings (body parts, resized bodies, etc...) printed and inserted in glass bottles filled with water.

Thus, the purpose is to build up a certain state of balance between unity and diversity, between whole and fragment, states which vary depending on the observer’s relative position towards the work. As a synthesis, the “point of view” is understood as a form of interpretation and its relationship with the optic illusion phenomena.

Paula Anguita at
Migredo - Albedo - Rubedo // Showcase Project
OPEN STUDIOS September 2013

More at

Paula Anguita: Homunculus

Intervened pharmaceutical bottle inserted in metal box, with LED illumination. 30 x 11,5 x 10 cm. 2013

Paula Anguita: Index of X

Index of X
Stainless steel cabinet (101 x 72 x 10 cm.), 36 intervened glass bottles (11 x 5 cm. each). Painter´s Index (36,5 x 50 cm.) 2012.

Paula Anguita: Sebastian Apologia

Sebastian Apologia
Metal cabinet (125 x 66 x 12,5 cm), 30 intervened glass bottles (6 x 6 x 17 cm. each). Painter´s Index. 2012.

Paula Anguita: The other Face of the Mirror

The other Face of the Mirror
Hand made fresnel and digital printing with mirror. Variable dimensions. 2012



Born in Santiago, Chile, 1978.


2008 - 2009 MA Visual Art, University of Chile. Santiago, Chile.
2003 - 2004 Graphic Studies, Istituto Quasar. Roma, Italia.
1996 – 2000 BA Visual Art, University Finis Terrae. Santiago, Chile.


2013 GlogauAIR- Residence program for artists. Berlin, Germany.

Solo exhibitions

2013 Ars Mutandi, Zwitschermaschine Gallery. Berlín, Germany.
2011 Analgesia, Patricia Ready Gallery. Santiago, Chile.
2010 Pliegues, Museum of Contemporary Art, MAC. Valdivia, Chile.
2010 Ibidem, Aquí mismo, Sala Cero, Animal gallery. Santiago, Chile.
2008 La Nave de los Locos, BECH gallery. Santiago, Chile.
2006 Pulsión, Goethe Institute. Santiago, Chile.
2003 Una vez fue…, Instituto Alemán y Deutsches Lehrerbildungsinstitut Wilhelm von Humboldt. Santiago, Chile.

Selected group exhibitions

2016 After the Change, Kunst Mitte gallery. Berlín, Germany.
2014 Art Fair, NordArt. Carlshütte, Germany.
2014 Identities / Interferences / Connections. Embassy of Chile. Berlín, Germany.
2014 International Art Fair, Art Lima. Lima, Perú.
2013 SLICK Art Fair. Paris, France.
2013 CUTLOG Art Fair. Paris, France.
2013 Babylon, Wendt+Friedmann Gallery. Berlín, Germany.
2013 International Art Fair, Art Lima. Lima, Perú.
2013 Open Studios Exhibition, GlogauAIR-Artist in Residence. Berlin, Germany.
2012 International Contemporary & Modern Art Fair, Art Miami. Miami, EEUU.
2012 Chilean Contemporary Art Exhibition, CHACO. Santiago, Chile.
2012 Señales, prodigios y milagros, Cultural center Las Condes, Santiago, Chile.
2011 Absolut Illusion Vodka, AMS Marlborough gallery. Santiago, Chile.
2011 Chilean Contemporary Art Exhibition, CHACO. Santiago, Chile.
2010 Artespacio gallery. Santiago, Chile.
2010 13POR13, Universidad de Talca. Santiago, Chile.
2010 Chilean Contemporary Art Exhibition, CHACO. Santiago, Chile.
2010 En torno al collage, AMS Marlborough gallery. Santiago, Chile.
2009 El Graduado, Concreta gallery, Matucana 100. Santiago, Chile.
2009 Chilean Contemporary Art Exhibition, CHACO. Santiago, Chile.
2009 Beijing Biennale, Turn on, Tune In, Drop out. Beijing, China
2009 Collage en Chile (1941-2009), Fine Arts Museum, Mall Plaza
Vespucio. Santiago, Chile.
2009 Escena Alterada, Sala Cero, Animal gallery. Santiago, Chile.
2009 13/1, Juan Egenau hall, Universidad de Chile. Santiago, Chile.
2008 Dittborn Atelier Exhibition. D21 gallery. Santiago, Chile.
2003 Enseguida Vuelvo, along with Pedro Tyler, Spanish Cultural Center. Santiago, Chile.
2001 Young Art Selection, North American Institute of Culture. Valparaíso, Chile.
1998 Intervention at Perrera Cultural Center. Santiago, Chile.


2009 Selected work for Beijing Biennial of Art.
2008 FONDART Scholarship, Chilean Government, Chile
2001 First Mention in the Graphic Area, Universidad Finis Terrae. Santiago, Chile.


2007 Art Workshop with Eugenio Dittborn. Santiago, Chile.
2002 - 2003 Literary Course, La Belleza de Pensar with Cristián Warnken.
Santiago, Chile.
2000 Workshop Objeto- Grabado, with argentinian artist Matilde Marín. Santiago, Chile.
1999 Workshop Grabado- Instalación, with uruguayan artist Rimer Cardillo. Santiago, Chile.
1998 - 1999 Smelting Seminar, with Roberto Bascuñan. Santiago, Chile.