Livia Marin


Solo Exhibitions

2015 Roba Rotta, Galleria Patricia Armocida, Milano, Italy 2014 Faltas/ Faults, Galería Patricia Ready, Santiago, Chile 2013 Marca no registrada, Espacio Odeón, Bogotá, Colombia 2012 Nomad Patterns, Eagle Gallery, London

2011 Sutura, Galeria Eduardo Fernandes, Sao Paulo, Brasil

2010 Nature Morte, House of Propellers, London, UK

2009 Broken Things, House of Propellers, London, UK

2005 The sense of repetition, Galería Animal, Santiago, Chile 2002 El objeto y su manifestación, Galería Animal, Santiago, Chile

2000 Tercera generación, Galería Bech, Santiago, Chile

1999 Palimpsesto, Monjitas 342, Santiago, Chile

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 Convergence and Transcendence, 8th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Korea

2015 Blue and White: British Printed Ceramics, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

2015 Nature Morte, Hå gamle prestegard,Stavanger, Norway Diane Van Deren, Galeria Gabriela Mistral, Santiago de Chile Engendered, MIAD, Milwaukee, USA

2015 Grado Cero, Corpartes, Santiago de Chile

2014 Broken Memory, Harewood House, Leeds, UK

2014 Objektivity, Galería Impakto, Lima, Perú

2014 Stillleben, KunstKontor, Nürnberg, Germany

2014 Le Metre Carre, Ville de Nancy, France Barroco Fronterizo, Archivo Nacional, Santiago de Chile Manufactories, Atelier Art et Restauration, Paris

2014 Oi You!, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand

2013 New Blue-and-White, Museum of Fine Art Boston, Boston, USA

2013 Colección Juan Yarur, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile

2013 Punctuations, Separations and Artists’ Books, Eagle Gallery, London, UK

2013 Summertime, Jaggedart Gallery, London, UK

2013 Minimalismo made in Chile, Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile

2013 Banda sonora, LA Galería, Bogotá, Colombia

2013 Efemérides, Museum of National History, Santiago, Chile

2013 It’s About Time, ASC Gallery, London

2013 Cousu Main – le temps passé, Galerie des petits carreaux, Paris Mimesis, DuflonRacz, Bern, Switzerland

2013 Mine: Take What’s Yours, Underline Gallery, NY, USA

2012 The Shape of Things, jaggedart, London, UK

2012 33 Degrees South, Eb&Flow Gallery, London, UK

2012 Nuestro Sitio, MAVI, Santiago, Chile

2012 Found and Broken, The George Gallery, Laguna Beach, USA

2012 Nuestro Sitio, Mac Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2012 Blue, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon, UK

2012 Accomplished, The Geroge Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, USA

2011 Post, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Australia

2011 Objet Dada, Edel Assanti, London, UK

2011 Tectonic Shift:, Phillips & de Pury and Saatchi Gallery, London, UK Open

2011 Photography 2, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK

2010 Contemporary Eye: Crossovers, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK

2010 Hubiera podido haber sido, LA Galería, Bogotá, Colombia

2009 El lugar de lo invisible, Sala Gasco, Santiago, Chile

2009 Residencia Artes del Barro, Trienal de Chile, PUC, Chile.

2008 Manuf®actured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects, Museum of Contemporary Craft,Portland, Oregon, USA

2007 Poetics of the Handmade, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA

2007 Maximinimalist, Institute of Visual Arts (Inova), Milwaukee, USA

2006 Multiplication, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile 2005

2006 [un]homely, 28 David ́s Road, London, UK

2006 Colectiva Die Ecke, Galería Die Ecke, Santiago, Chile 2004

2006 V Bienal Arte Joven, Museo Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile

2006 Transformaciones de lo mismo, Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago; Galería Universidad de Talca, Talca; C. Cultural El Almendral, San Felipe, Chile

2006 Pláticas de terreno, Sala Codar, Reñaca, Chile

2006 Arte Chileno Contemporáneo, Valenzuela y Klenner Arte Contemporáneo, Bogotá, Colombia Frontal, Fundación Bank Boston, Santiago, Chile

2003 – 1998

2003 IV Bienal MERCOSUL, Puerto Alegre, Brazil

2003 El Objeto en el Arte Chileno, Sala Fundación Telefónica, Santiago, Chile 2002

2003 Frutos del país, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile

2003 Arte/Naturaleza, Keby Quarn Art Space, Uppsala, Suecia. Habitud, Centro Cultural de España, Santiago, Chile

2003 Piel artificial, Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile

2001 yobjetoy, Galería Carmen Codoceo, La Serena, Chile

2001 La madera en la escultura chilena, Fundación Telefónica, Santiago, Chile

2000 Zona de Riesgo, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile

2000 Hoffmann ́s house, Parque Almagro, Santiago, Chile

2000 Estar, Museo de los Tajamares, Santiago, Chile

2000 El objeto y su par, Muro Sur Artes Visuales, Santiago, Chile Delicatessen, Centro Extensión PUC, Santiago, Chile

1999 Laboratorio 8, Centro Cultural Balmaceda 1215. Santiago, Chile

1999 Zona de Riesgo, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile

1998 Los colores de mi bandera, Galería Bucci, Santiago, Chile Arte Joven, Museo “Emiliano Guiñazú”. Mendoza, Argentina

Livia Marin is a London-based Chilean artist whose work has been characterized throughout by large-scale installations and the appropriation of mass-produced and mass-consumed objects. Her work was initially informed by the immediate social and political context of Chile in the 1990s that amounted to a transition from a profoundly overt disciplinary regime (given by seventeen years of dictatorship) to an economically disciplinary regime with a strongly developed neo-liberal economic agenda.

She employs everyday objects to enquire into the nature of how we relate to material objects in an era dominated by standardization and global circulation. In this, the work seeks to offer a reflection on the relationship we develop with those often unseen objects that meet our daily needs. Central to the work is a trope of estrangement that works to reverse an excess of familiarity that commands the life of the everyday and the dictates of the marketplace. Marin has exhibited widely both in her native Chile and internationally.


2012 PhD in Art. Goldsmiths College, University of London. London, UK

2004 MA in Visual Arts. Universidad de Chile. Santiago, Chile

1997 BA in Fine Arts. Universidad ARCIS. Santiago, Chile


Stouffer, Hannah, The New Age of Ceramics, Gingko Press Inc., USA, 2016

Knut Astrup Bull, Paul Scott (eds.), Horizon: Transferware and Contemporary Ceramics, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2015

Sujeong LEE (ed), Convergence and Transcendence, Gyeongii International Ceramic Biennale, Wanhee Lee, 2015

Chiang Shu-ling (ed.), Imaging the Blue and White, New Tapei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Chu Li-luan, 2015

Petry, M, Nature Morte, London: Thames & Hudson, ISBN-10: 0500239061, 2013

Skov Holt, Steven and Holt Skov, Mara, Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects, Chronicle Books. Catalogue for exhibition of the same name, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon, USA, 2008.

Ruiz, Alma, Poetics of the Handmade, in catalogue of Poetics of the Handmade exhibition, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 2007

Mosquera, Mosquera (ed), Copying Eden. Recent Art in Chile, Ediciones Puro Chile edition, 2006

Lara, C., Machuca, G. and Rojas, S. Chile arte extremo: nuevas tendencias en el cambio de siglo, Editorial Calabaza del Diablo, 2005-2010