Livia Marin

Livia Marin creates large-scale installations incorporating objects which are mass-produced and mass-consumed. At the beginning of her career, her work was influenced by the social and political context of Chile in the 1990's when the country was undergoing a transition from the rigid disciplinary regime of 17 years under a dictatorship to a democratic regime marked by a neo-liberal economic agenda.

Marin uses everyday objects to explore the nature of how humans relate to material objects during this historic period is dominated by globalization and standardization. Her work leads the observer to reflect on the relationship humans develop with objects, often unseen, that take care of our daily needs. The theme of estrangement is also central to Marin's work, which counteracts the sense of excessive familiarity that dictates every day life and the marketplace.

Marin has exhibited numerous times in her native Chile and internationally.

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Series of 50 objects displayed on a three-level shelve divided in three modules
Ceramic and transfer print

Adrift detail


Series of 50 objects displayed on a three-level shelve divided in three modules

Ceramic and transfer print



Fragments of photographs depicting ceramic objects, thread, paper, casein paint, gold leaf, wooden frame



Fragments of photographs depicting ceramic objects, thread, paper, casein paint, gold leaf, wooden frame

Broken Willow detail

Fragments of Willow Pattern Plates, hard casting plaster 36 objects

Broken Willow

Fragments of Willow Pattern plates, hard casting plaster

Broken things

Various dimensions


Solo Exhibitions

2017 Amphorae, Proyecto H, Madrid, Spain
casi nada, Punto de Cultura Federico Ramírez, Concepción, Chile
2016 Tejas Verdes, Peltz Gallery, London, UK
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, UK
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

2018 Thrill of Deception, Kunsthalle München, Germany"
Héritage at Centre d’art contemporain départemental, L’arTsenal, Dreux, France
Assortment XI, jaggedart, London
La Dérive des Contenants, Terre et Terres, Souel, France
Material Earth: myth, material and metamorphosis, Messums Wiltshire, Tisbury, UK
2017 Nature Morte, Guildhall Art Gallery, London, UK Confabulations of Millennia, ICA at MECA, Portland, USA Thread, jaggedart, London
2016 Objects ? ... Objections !, XXIV Biennale Internationale de Vallauris, Vallauris, France
The Imagination of Blue and White , New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum,Taiwan, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Post-Pop. Miradas desde/hacia Oriente, Galería Impakto, Lima, Perú Punctuations, Separations and Artists’ Books, Eagle Gallery, London, UK Minimalismo made in Chile, Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile
2015 Convergence and Transcendence, 8th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, South Korea
Blue and White: British Printed Ceramics, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Nature Morte, Hå gamle prestegard,Stavanger, Norway Diane Van Deren, Galeria Gabriela Mistral, Santiago de Chile Engendered, MIAD, Milwaukee, USA
Grado Cero, Corpartes, Santiago de Chile
2014 Broken Memory, Harewood House, Leeds, UK Objektivity, Galería Impakto, Lima, Perú
Stillleben, KunstKontor, Nürnberg, Germany
Le Metre Carre, Ville de Nancy, France
Barroco Fronterizo, Archivo Nacional, Santiago de Chile Manufactories, Atelier Art et Restauration, Paris
Oi You!, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand Mine: Take What’s Yours, Underline Gallery, NY, USA
2013 New Blue-and-White, Museum of Fine Art Boston, Boston, USA Colección Juan Yarur, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile
Banda sonora, LA Galería, Bogotá, Colombia
Efemérides, Museum of National History, Santiago, Chile
It’s About Time, ASC Gallery, London
Cousu Main - le temps passé, Galerie des petits carreaux, Paris Mimesis, DuflonRacz, Bern, Switzerland
Mine: Take What’s Yours, Underline Gallery, NY, USA
2012 The Shape of Things, jaggedart, London, UK
33 Degrees South, Eb&Flow Gallery, London, UK
Nuestro Sitio, MAVI, Santiago, Chile
Found and Broken, The George Gallery, Laguna Beach, USA Nuestro Sitio, Mac Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Blue, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon, UK Accomplished, The Geroge Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, USA
2011 Post, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Australia
Tectonic Shift:, Phillips & de Pury and Saatchi Gallery, London, UK Open Photography 2, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK
2010 Contemporary Eye: Crossovers, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK Hubiera podido haber sido, LA Galería, Bogotá, Colombia
2009 El lugar de lo invisible, Sala Gasco, Santiago, Chile
2008 Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects,
2007 Poetics of the Handmade, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Maximinimalist, Institute of Visual Arts (Inova), Milwaukee, USA 2006 Multiplication, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile 2005 unhomely, 28 David ́s Road, London, UK
2004 V Bienal Arte Joven, Museo Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile
Transformaciones de lo mismo, Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago Pláticas de terreno, Sala Codar, Reñaca, Chile
Arte Chileno Contemporáneo, Valenzuela y Klenner Arte Contemporáneo, Bogotá, Colombia
Frontal, Fundación Bank Boston, Santiago, Chile 2003 IV Bienal MERCOSUL, Puerto Alegre, Brazil
El Objeto en el Arte Chileno, Sala Fundación Telefónica, Santiago, Chile
2002 Frutos del país, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile Arte/Naturaleza, Keby Quarn Art Space, Uppsala, Suecia. Habitud, Centro Cultural de España, Santiago, Chile
Piel artificial, Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile
2001 yobjetoy, Galería Carmen Codoceo, La Serena, Chile
La madera en la escultura chilena, Fundación Telefónica, Santiago, Chile
2000 Zona de Riesgo, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile Hoffmann ́s house, Parque Almagro, Santiago, Chile
Estar, Museo de los Tajamares, Santiago, Chile
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 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

Selected Bibliography

2016 Hannah Stouffer, The New Age of Ceramics, Gingko Press GmbH
2015 Chiang Shu-ling (ed.), Imaging the Blue and White, New Tapei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Chu Li-luan
Sujeong LEE (ed), Convergence and Transcendence, Gyeongii International Ceramic Biennale, Wanhee Lee
Knut Astrup Bull, Paul Scott (eds.), Horizon: Transferware and Contemporary Ceramics, Arnoldsche Art Publishers
2013 Petry, M, Nature Morte, London: Thames & Hudson, ISBN-10: 0500239061
2012 Campaña, Claudia, “Livia Marin: Un relato sobre objetos, citas y apropiaciones en el arte chileno contemporáneo”, Revista Aisthesis, Instituto de Estética PUC
2010 Lara, C., Machuca, G. and Rojas, S., Chile arte extremo: nuevas tendencias en el cambio de siglo, Editorial Calabaza del Diablo,
2008 Ruiz, Alma; “The Place of the Invisible,” in catalogue for exhibition The Place of the Invisible, Sala Gasco
2008. 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,
2007 Ruiz, Alma, Poetics of the Handmade, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
2006 Mosquera, Mosquera (ed), Copying Eden. Recent Art in Chile, Ediciones Puro Chile edition


2012 PhD in Art. Goldsmiths College, University of London. London, UK 2004 MA in Visual Arts. Universidad de Chile. Santiago, Chile
1998 BA in Fine Arts. Universidad ARCIS. Santiago, Chile

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Livia Marin: Relics

7 - 27 September 2018

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