I was born in Puerto Varas, Chile (1982) and studied Art in Santiago, where I live and work.
Since 2020 my main reflections are linked to the representation of light into the domestic world and everyday actions. In this context, embroidering has become in a suitable technique for my creative production.
I have been has participated in individual and collective exhibitions, in Chile and abroad, including the WTA Biennial 2020 and 2022.
Also, I got an Honorable Mention in the Biennial Contextile, Guimaraes, Portugal 2022 and a Second Place in the embroidery contest “Hand and Lock the Prize” London, England 2021.
I have always been looking for an important subject to make an impact, and I learned a lot of techniques trying to find a special story to tell. Luckily, in 2020, I realized that my main reflections are linked to the domestic world and everyday actions. This is the reason why simple daily habits and routines are enough inspiration to express myself effectively.
In this context, embroidering has become not only a suitable technique for my creative production, but also a new part of my routine. Through my work, I seek to challenge traditional activities culturally assigned to a feminine role, shifting them from their utilitarian dimension to a symbolic one.
I am now incorporating the representation of light that surrounds everyday environments to the domesticity of my work. Illumination makes the images become completely different from their shape in regular daylight, as they make the shadow become part of the image. It’s a new and unknown style of handmade embroidery.
Through a simple straight stitch, I embroider on a black gabardine with cotton threads of different colors, respecting the space between stitches and integrating the background as a main element.
THE INVISIBLE LIGHT, 2021