Johanna Unzueta & Felipe Mujica
Johanna Unzueta and Felipe Mujica
Opening November 23, 2019 — January 19, 2020
PROXYCO Gallery, 168 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002
Johanna Unzueta (Chile, 1974) lives and works in New York. She received her art degree from Universidad Católica de Chile. Through sculptures and installations made of felt, fabric, wood and cardboard, her work questions labor and its technological, historic and social impacts on the human condition. In each work, she combines elements of craft production and industrialization, considering the different ways in which materials and structures can be manipulated. Unzueta also works in photography, video, serigraphy, and drawing and, since 2009, has worked in editorial design and production of artist publications, alongside Felipe Mujica.
Her solo shows include: Wintergarden, Christinger De Mayo, Zürich (2013); Snowfields, Die Ecke Arte Contemporáneo, Chile (2010); and Iron Folklore, Queens Museum of Art, New York (2009). Her work has also been exhibited in several group shows including the X Berlin Biennale, Berlin (2018); the London Museum, London Ontario (2016); David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University (2012); Museo del Barrio, New York (2011); Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Guadalajara (2010); Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo (2010); and A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro (2007).
Felipe Mujica (Chile, 1974) lives and works in New York. He creates works comprising of installation, drawing, collapsible sculptures and printmaking, influenced by modernism and the international artistic, social and political movements in the late 60’s and 70’s. He began his art education at the Universidad Católica de Chile and later co-founded the artist-run space Galería Chilena (1997 – 2005). In the 2000s, Mujica moved to New York City where he is currently based. His works have been exhibited internationally including solo shows at Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico D.F. (2014); The Shop – Vitamin Creative Space, Beijing (2009); Message Salon, Zürich (2008); and Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago (2004).
Juan Pablo Garza
An exhibition curated by ERAS MAGAZINE
Javier M. Rodriguez
& Lucía Vidales