Johanna Unzueta and Felipe Mujica
Opening November 23, 2019 — January 26, 2020
PROXYCO Gallery, 168 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002
Johanna Unzueta (Santiago, Chile, 1974) studied art at the Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago and lives in New York City since early 2000. She has exhibited widely through Europe, North America and South America, having solo exhibitions and projects at Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City, the Jewett Art Gallery, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago de Chile, Galeria Die Ecke, Santiago de Chile, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City, Queens Museum of Art, New York and Or Gallery, Vancouver.
Recent group exhibitions include Useless: Art Machines for Dreaming, Thinking, and Seeing, Bronx Museum, New York, curated by Gerardo Mosquera We Do Not Need Another Hero, X Berlin Biennale (2018), These Architectures We Make, Proyectos Ultravioleta at Greengrassi Gallery, London (2017), Lo que ha dejado huellas, Centro Nacional de Arte Contemporaneo Cerrillos, Santiago (2017), Embodied Absence: Chilean Art of the 1970s Now, The Carpenter Center for The Visual Arts, Harvard University (2016), Cambridge, Massachusetts (2016), La liberté sans nom, CRAC Alsace – Centre Rhénan d’Art Contemporain, Altkirch, (2016), A Rehearsal, ISCP, New York (2015), Contaminaciones Contemporaneas, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Universidad de Chile, Santiago (2012) and Museu de Arte Contemporãnea da Universidade de São Paulo (2011).
Residencies include La Tallera, Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros in Cuernavaca, Mexico (2015), Beta Local, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2013), DIVA, The Danish Arts Council Committee for International Visual Arts (2012), Capacete, Rio de Janeiro (2007) and Art Omi, Gent, New York (2001). She has co-edited and published artists’ books with Felipe Mujica since 2008.
She is currently part of the Open Sessions Program at The Drawing Center, New York (2018-2019), which will culminate with a group show at the main gallery. For 2019 Unzueta is preparing work for a shows at The Sculpture Center, New York, and a solo show at the Modern Art Oxfor, Oxford, UK and she were invited to participate in a two 2 month residency at Launch Pad LaB, La Boissière, France.
Felipe Mujica (Santiago, Chile, 1974) studied art at the Universidad Católica de Chile. Just out of art school, in 1997, he co-founds with Diego Fernández and José Luis Villablanca the artist-run space Galería Chilena (GCH), which operated between 1997 and 2005, first as a nomadic and commercial art gallery and later as a collaborative art project, a curatorial “experiment”. In early 2000 Mujica moved to New York City where he currently lives. Parallel and interrelated to his own work Mujica has organized and produced many collaborative projects, which include mostly exhibitions and the editing, design and publishing of books.
He has had solo and 2-person shows at Sindicato, Las Terrenas, República Dominicana (2019), Galerie von Bartha, Basel (2019), Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín (2018), Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago de Chile (2018), Casa Triângulo, São Paulo (2017), Proyectos Ultravioleta, Ciudad de Guatemala (2015), Museo Experimental El Eco, México D.F. (2014), Galeria Nuno Centeno, Porto (2012), Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago (2014), and Die Ecke Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Chile (2013). He is currently preparing preparing a solo show for the Perez Art Museum Miami for 2020.
Group shows include Nunca fuimos contemporaneos, Bienal Femsa, Zacatecas (2018), Shout Fire!, Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg (2018), Zigzag Incisions, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch and SALTS, Basel (2017), Incerteza viva, 32a Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo (2016), Embodied Absence: Chilean Art of the 1970s Now, The Carpenter Center for The Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2016), La liberté sans nom, CRAC Alsace – Centre Rhénan d’Art Contemporain, Altkirch, (2016), Ir para volver, 12 Bienal de Cuenca (2014); Ways of Working: The Incidental Object, Fondazione Merz, Turín (2013); Parque Industrial, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo (2012); Contaminaciones Contemporaneas, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Universidad de Chile, Santiago (2012) and Museu de Arte Contemporãnea da Universidade de São Paulo (2011); The S-Files, Museo del Barrio, New York (2011); Critical Complicity, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (2010); The Nature of Things, Biennial of the Americas, Denver (2010), 3rd Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou (2009); and Linea de hormigas, A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro (2007).