Catalina Bauer

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Catalina Bauer Novoa, born in Buenos Aires on September 15, 1976[1] is a visual artist from Chile.

Background and Education[edit]

She received a degree in arts from the Universidad Finis Terrae, and later specialized at the Universidad de Chile, where she was a student of Eugenio Dittborn.[2]

In 2007, Bauer won a scholarship that allowed her to do a three-month residency in Xalapa, Mexico at the Anthropology Museum of Xalapa ( Museo de Antropología de Xalapa ), where she further developed her skills in the fine arts.[3] Bauer has also participated in an Artist Residency at Gasworks, London in 2011,[4] and she is known for obtaining the AMA Grant.

In 2012, she was invited to develop a project with the participation programme of the same institution.[4] She participated in a six-month residency at the International Art Programme, in Leipzig, Germany in October 2014.[5]

Artwork style[edit]

Bauer's makes use of mixed media from her every day life and certain techniques in elementary crafts, such as braiding, weaving, and knitting. A majority of her media relied on the donation of supplies from members of the community, who were encouraged to participate in her programs[4] Her art fuses ancient textile traditions with the Bauhaus principles of color, form and scale [6] Her work displayed at Gasworks Gallery consisted of independent projects and exhibitions, as well as collaborative projects with members of the local community.[7]

Artwork and Collaborations[edit]

She has worked with four other Chilean artists, Taller Bloc, is an artist-run space that has a very successful Tutorial Program.[8] Bauer has been part of many national and international projects and exhibitions, such as; "Material Ligero", an itinerant project of exchange with the BLOC group: Margarette Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, Australia in 2009[9] and AMA Museum, Washington DC, USA in 2011.[10] “Techtonic Shift, Contemporary Art from Chile, from The Juan Yarur Collection”; Phillips de Pury & Company, Howick Place, London, UK.[11] “Rewriting world”, IV Biennale of Contemporary Art in Moscow, Russia,[12] “While is possible”, House of the Americas, Madrid, Spain in 2010.[13]

Another one of Bauer's most famous pieces is at the Art Museum of the Americas. It is entitled Frivolité, and is designed with the site's layout in mind. It has themes of femininity, which are demonstrated through the use of use of doilies and crochet handcrafts, which are often handmade by women in South American countries.[14]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Date of birth, within biography at Chilean National Gallery Website". Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  2. ^ "General biographical information at Chilean National Gallery Website". Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Catalina Bauer". Curiator Beta. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Press release". Gasworks Gallery. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Catalina Bauer - LIA". LIA. 2017-03-28. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  6. ^ "Catalina Bauer: Incessant". Cecilia Brunson Projects. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Gasworks Catalina Bauer Open Studio Weekend". Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  8. ^ "About Us Article". Taller Bloc Website. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  9. ^ "PDF press release from Taller Bloc" (PDF). Taller Bloc. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  10. ^ "Article on Taller Bloc in Washington DC". Artishock. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  11. ^ "Exhibition Website". Phillips. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  12. ^ "Report on Moscow Biennale". Artishock. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  13. ^ "Press release at Chilean Culture Ministry". Cultural Ministry of Chile. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  14. ^ "Catalina Bauer Contemporary Art from Chile". Art Museum of the Americas. Retrieved 1 April 2015.