STUDIO VISIT: CATALINA SWINBURN
Join us and visit Catalina Swinburn’s studio.
Born in 1979 in Santiago, Chile, she lives and works between London, Buenos Aires and Santiago.
The work of Swinburn operates on the shifting border that she establishes between cult and artistic practice. Through performance and the ritualistic arrangement of objects, her exploration of visual media, includes video, installation, photography and performance. The result of which are highly emotional images created with metaphoric and symbolic manipulations that challenge reality as a representation the artist is part of. She conceives a space immersed in collective and personal doubts, where her own body establishes boundaries and bonds, claims and hopes. She encourages us to reflect on the space between the body and the territory which we navigate and occupy.
Catalina Swinburn received a BA in Fine Arts from the Catholic University of Chile
Her work has recently been exhibited at Centro Cultural Matta, Buenos Aires, Argentina / Museo de la Inmigración, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Swinburn’s work form part of many prestigious collections of art, including Pilar Citoler Foundation, Cordoba, Spain / Balanz Capital collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina / Latin American Art Collection Artnexus, Bogotá Colombia / CCu Art Collection, Santiago de Chile, Chile / ICC Contemporary Institue of Culture, Sao Paulo, Brazil / Arte Al Dia Collection, Miami, U.S.A / Rosenblum Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina / Permanent Public Intervention, Vitacura Parks, Santiago de Chile, Chile.
Image: Catalina Swinburn, Ištar, 2022, Woven paper piece from archeological documentation from the Assyrian wall paintings in the palace at Til Barsib colourfully painted with scenes depicting royal life, 180h x 150w x 40d cm. Courtesy of the artist and Selma Feriani Gallery.