A través de esculturas e instalaciones Johanna Unzueta busca abrir una discusión entorno a la noción de trabajo, su impacto tecnológico, histórico y social en la condición humana. Trabaja principalmente con fieltro 100% natural pero también utiliza materiales tales como tela, madera, y otros elementos naturales.

JOHANNA UNZUETA
(Santiago, CL, 1974)
Vive y trabaja en Brooklyn, Nueva York, US

EDUCACIÓN

1998
Licenciatura en Arte, Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile

EXPOSICIONES PERSONALES Y BIPERSONALES

2015
Proyectos Ultravioleta, Ciudad de Guatemala - upcoming (with Felipe Mujica) Concepción 41, Antigua - upcoming (with Felipe Mujica)

2014
“Simple movimiento armonico”, Galeria Arroniz, Mexico DF

2013
“Arquitectura y amistad”, two-person exhibition project with Felipe Mujica: Proyectos Ultravioleta, Ciudad de
Guatemala (June), Die Ecke Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Chile (August) and New Capital Projects, Chicago (September) [catalogue]
“Marvelous Creatures Under the Sea”, Christinger De Mayo, Zürich
“Mechanical Movements”, Vogt Gallery, New York

2012
“Whatcha See is Whatcha Get”, 443 PAS @ Kevin M. Absec Designs, Inc., New York, curated by Simon Watson (in collaboration with Felipe Mujica)
“For and Against (El primer año)”, Casa E, Valparaíso (in collaboration with Felipe Mujica) 2011 “Miscellaneous”, Metales Pesados - Visual, Santiago de Chile, curated by Pamela Prado 2010 “Wintergarden”, Christinger De Mayo, Zürich
“Prados de nieve”, Die Ecke Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Chile
“Deep in the Pool”, House of Propellers, London

2009
“Llegar a un lugar y mirar a otro”, Galería Metropolitana, Santiago de Chile (in collaboration with Felipe Mujica)
“Come as You Are”, Saprophyt, Vienna
“Iron Folklore”, Launch Pad Artist Residency and Project program, Queens Museum of Art, New York 2008 “The Skills”, Visual Drugs, Zürich
“Work Dignifies”, Or Gallery, Vancouver

2007
“Johanna Unzueta”, Thrust Projects, New York

2006
“Ora y Labora”, Die Ecke Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Chile

2005
“Cerberus”, Planet 22, Geneva (in collaboration with Diego Fernández and Felipe Mujica) 2004 “MMUU”, Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago de Chile (with Felipe Mujica)
“FM“ (banner project), Frontroom Gallery, Brooklyn, New York 2001 “Factory 1”, Sala Multiple, Santiago de Chile

1999
“Guahaus”, Galería Chilena, Santiago de Chile

EXPOSICIONES COLECTIVAS

2015
Die Ecke Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Chile, organized in collaboration with Felipe Mujica
“If a Song Could Be Freedom... Organized Sounds of Resistance”, Interference, Brooklyn, NY – invited by Valerie Tevere and Angel Nevarez
“A Rehearsal”, organized by Felipe Mujica and Johanna Unzueta ISCP New York, invited by Beta Local, San Juan “Toco madera”, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Ciudad de Guatemala
“Diane Van Deren”, Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago de Chile, curated by Cristian Silva
“La misma”, Die Ecke Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago de Chile
“Grado Cero”, Centro Cultural CA 660, Santiago de Chile

2014
“The New International Group”, Galeria Pilar, Sao Paulo

2013
“Super Structures”, Christinger De Mayo at Galeria Arroniz, México D.F.

2012
“Contaminaciones Contemporáneas”, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo - Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile
“Everyday Angles”, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, curated by Liz Munsell
“The Quality of Presence”, Chelsea Hotel, Suite 302, New York, curated by Dmitry Komis

2011
“The Life of Objects”, Vogt Gallery, New York, curated by Maria del Carmen Carrion “Retorna”, Galeria Gabriela Mistral, Santiago de Chile
“Anonymous Presence”, Y Gallery, Nueva York, curated by Yoab Vera
“The S-Files”, El Museo del Barrio, New York
“Associated”, Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Lifestyle Appropriate”, New Capital Projects / Showroom Converso, Chicago “Miradas sin Coordenadas”, Galeria 80 mt2, Lima, curated by Juan Villacorta

2010
“Epílogos”, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Guadalajara, curated by Cristián Silva
“Critical Complicity”, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, curated by Julia Moritz and Lisa Mazza (in collaboration with Felipe Mujica)
“Contaminaciones Contemporáneas”, Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo
“Like a river that stops being a river or like a tree that is burning in the horizon without knowing it is burning”,
Temporary Gallery, Cologne, curated by Felipe Mujica
“Critical Stitch”, Union College - Department of Visual Arts, Schenectady, NY
“This is Julio #5”, Centro Cultural de São Paulo, São Paulo
“Lets Kidnap a Sculpture”, ex-Civic Room, London
"Things Just Are't The Way They Used To Be", Kate Werble Gallery, New York. Organized by Beth Campbell

2009
“Finding Work: Representing Labor in Contemporary Art”, The Gallatin Galleries / NYU, New York 2008 “Cabaret Voltaire Boutique”, Swiss Institute, New York, curated by Andrea Roca
"Sunset from the Empire State Building Observatory", Sezession Wichtelgasse, Vienna
“Be Marginal, Be a Hero”, Thrust Projects, New York 2007 “Algunas Bestias”, Perros Negros, Mexico DF
“Arte Argentino Contemporaneo”, Feria La Otra, Bogotá
“Expediente 01”, Galería Valenzuela y Klenner, Bogotá
“Linea de Hormigas”, A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro
“Handle with Care”, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago de Chile

2006
“Psycoideology”, Roebling Hall, New York
“Contra Golpe”, Instituto Divorciado, Karl Marx Alle 87, Berlin “When Artists Say We”, Artists Space, New York
“The Studio Visit”, Exit Art, New York

2005
“Trapped by Mutual Affection”, a project by Galerie Christian Nagel Köln/Berlin, Miami Design District (with Diego Fernández and Felipe Mujica)
“Unruhe bitte!”, Theaterhaus Gessnerallee, Zurich (video screening)
“Disperced Pieces of Something” Message Salon, Zurich, Suiza (with Diego Fernández and Felipe Mujica) “Art-Robe: Women artists in a nexus of art and fashion”, Sala Ségur, Unesco, Paris

2004
“Condoros/Mistakes”, organized by Galeria Chilena, exhibited at Galeria Metropolitana, Santiago, Chile and at Union Walk, East End, London
“Video Rental”, e-flux, New York
“La Nube Loca” , Espacio La Rebeca, Bogotá
“Becoming Giants”, Le Roy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York
“Vroom”, Frontroom Gallery, Brooklyn, New York 2003 “The L-Factor”, Exit Art, New York
“To be political it has to look nice” (with Galeria Chilena), apexart, New York “Ricos y Famosos” Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago de Chile “Threadbare”, curada por Keith Millar, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

2001
“Sudamericanrockers”, Hartell Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY “ART/OMI International Open Studio Exhibition”, ART/OMI, Ghent, NY

1999
“Bienal de Arte Joven de Valparaiso”, Sala el Farol, Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile “Doméstico”, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Valdivia, Chile

BECAS Y RESIDENCIAS

2015
Concepción 41, Antigua - upcoming (with Felipe Mujica) 2013 “La Practica”, Beta Local, San Juan

2012
“DIVA” (Danish International Visiting Artists Programme)
The Danish Arts Council Committee for International Visual Arts

2012
“Ch.ACO – Finlandia”, project space and catalogue, Santiago de Chile 2011 “Ch.ACO – Finalandia”, first prize Ch.ACO Art Fair, Santiago de Chile 2010 “Fondart”, Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes, Gobierno de Chile
“Pulse Prize”, Pulse Art Fair prize for best solo booth, New York

2008
“Dirac”, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Gobierno de Chile

2007
“Capacete Residency”, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2004
“Fondart”, Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes, Gobierno de Chile
“Dirac”, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Gobierno de Chile

2001
“Art Omi Residency Program”, Ghent, New York

1999
“Fondart”, Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes, Gobierno de Chile
“Premio Banco de Chile”, Bienal de Arte Joven, Valparaíso, Chile

PUBLICACIONES

2014
Arquitectura y amistad, in collaboration with Felipe Mujica. Texts by Kristin Korolowicz and Emiliano Valdés, interview by Ben Foch and Chelsea Culp / Risograph print with silkscreen jacket, edition of 150, New York

2012
Berríos, María, “Polar Belongings / Textile Reing”, Hotel de Insectos, Ediciones Ch.ACO #2, Santiago de Chile Mundt, Katrin, “Interview with Johanna Unzueta”, Hotel de Insectos, Ediciones Ch.ACO #2, Santiago de Chile Brett, Guy, “Memory Traces”, PAN, Santiago de Chile

2011
Molina, Macarena, “Artistas Chilenos en el Museo del Barrio”, Interview, www.artishock.cl
The S-Files, exhibition catalog, El Museo del Barrio, New York
Galeria Metropolitana (2004 – 2010), published by Galería Metropolitana, Santiago de Chile 2010 Lara, Carolina, “Johanna Unzueta”, Arte al Día, #132, September – November.
Faguet, Michèle. “Never use the word “I” except in letters”, Trapped by Mutual Affection, published in conjunction with DIRAC 2010, series of exhibitions in Europe, Fall 2010.
Von Pape, Cora. “Auf Tuchfühlung mit der Kunst”, DU, #810, October 2010.
Prado, Pamela. “Addressing the Building Dresses”, Arte al Limite, September – November.
Art Collector, August-September issue, Switzerland
Aranda-Alvarado. Rocio, “Johanna Unzueta”, Artnexus, #75, December - February

2009
Local People, catalog published in conjunction with “Iron Folklore”, solo exhibition, Queens Museum of Art,
New York; texts by Michèle Faguet, Cecilia Brunson and Cristian Silva

2008
Sunset from the Empire State Building Observatory, Interview edited by Sezession Wichtelgasse, Vienna, photocopy booklet, edition of 70
Handle with Care (Female Artists in Chile 1995 – 2005), Catalogue, Santiago de Chile
Amir, Yaelle, “Origin and Hélio Oiticica”, Artslant.com, March 16 2007 Gringo, #13, November, Vienna
Hernández, Hector A., “Cuestionan Cliché Latinoamericano”, Diario Excelsor, Mexico DF, Nov. 5 Freire, Susana, “Cañerías colorinches son parte del paisaje en Brasil”, La Nación, August 13 Velasco, Suzana, “O Rio como ateliê para os estrangeiros”, O Globo, Rio de Janeiro July 29 Johnson, Reed, “México Arte Contemporáneo”, LaTimes.com, April 25
¿Arte de mujeres o políticas de la diferencia?, Revista de Crítica Cultural, #35, June
Alarcón, Luis & Saavedra, Ana Maria, “Galería Metropolitana 1999 - 2007”, Artlink, Vol.27, No2 2006 Pazmaker #2&3, edited by Perros Negros, Mexico D.F.
Copiando el Eden, edited by Gerardo Mosquera, published by Puro Chile, Santiago de Chile Poblado, Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago de Chile
Rosenfeld, Daniela, “Arquitecturas Mentales”, Artes y Letras - El Mercurio, March 26 Madrid, Alberto, “Con la casa acuestas”, Artes y Letras - El Mercurio, March 12
Fonseca, Mario, “La ductibilidad como fuerza”, Revista del Sabado - El Mercurio, March 06 2005 Robinson, Walter, “Maximum Miami”, Artnet.com, December
Art-Robe, catalogue, Unesco, Paris

2004
Condoros/Mistakes, photocopy booklet, edition of 150, published by Galería Chilena, London
Sommer, Waldemar, “De NY a Matucana”, Diario El Mercurio, “Artes y Letras”, July 25 García, Macarena, “Mascando la gran manzana”, Artes y Letras - El Mercurio, July 11 Marambio, Camila, “Becoming Giants”, Columbia University, New York

2003
Galeria Chilena, photocopy booklet, edition of 120, published by Galería Chilena, New York Miller, Keith, “Threadbare”, online catalogue, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York

1999
Navarro, Mario, “Doméstico”, catalogue, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Valdivia, Chile Guahaus, Text by Galeria Chilena, Santiago de Chile
Concurso Nacional de Arte y Poesia, catalogue, Universidad de Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile