ART BEYOND BORDERS
"Promoting Contemporary Chilean Painting in the American Market"
In the year 2000, The Montecatini.cl Art Gallery won the PROCHILE contest to finance a program to promote Chilean Art in various countries. The main objective of the project is to promote contemporary paintings by artists from the Bio Bio Region of Chile and to position Chile culturally rather than just economically in foreign markets.
This initiative included four exhibitions: in Costa Rica in November 2000, in New York in March 2001, in Jamaica in July 2001, and in the Miami Durban Segnini Gallery in September 2002.
Each artist exhibited 8 works in a variety of formats (100 x 120 cm, 100 x 100 cm) using oil or acrylic on canvas (linen) techniques. They are all vanguard paintings.
These painters developed their artistic proposal working within a purely contemporary style and are representatives of the best of contemporary Chilean painting.
Each one has created a large number of export quality pieces and their careers are backed by their extensive participation in multiple exhibitions and contests, as well as by their presence in several art books.
In 2003, the Montecatini Gallery, with exclusive representation of the artists Gina Intveen, Alejandra Cigarroa, Coco Pierart, Jorge Guerrero, Rubén Fernández and Alejandro Arrepol, held shows of Contemporary Chilean Painting in the following countries:
• Tegucigalpa, Honduras: May 2003, "Museo del Hombre" (Musuem of Mankind)
• Chicago, USA: July 2003, "Aldo Castillo" Gallery
• Kingston, Jamaica: September 2003 " Bolivar Gallery "
• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: October 2003 "Guernica Gallery"
• San Juan, Puerto Rico: November 2003 "VIOTA Gallery
At the same time, Montecatini Gallery, in its continuous search for new talents, included the artists Paola Caro and Pablo Reyes, who exhibited their works in Jamaica in 2003.
In October, 2004, Montecatini Gallery held a show of contemporary Chilean painting at the Piramide Gallery in Guatemala. The participating artists were Gina Intveen - Ruben Fernandez - Jorge Guerrero and Tito Ortiz, Chilean sculptor.
In 2005 Montecatini Gallery held shows of contemporary Chilean painting and sculpture at the Espacio Gallery in El Salvador; at the Guernica Gallery, Dominican Republic; and in Antigua, Guatemala.
The participating artists were Gina Intveen - Ruben Fernandez - Jorge Guerrero - Mauricio Contreras-Alejandro Arrepol - and Tito Ortiz, Chilean sculptor.
In June 2006, the Montecatini Gallery held a show of contemporary Chilean painting at Bolivar Gallery in Kingston, Jamaica. The artists were Paulina Beyer- Silvia Gleisner - Jorge Guerrero - and Alejandro Arrepol. The show was opened by the Chilean Ambassador in Jamaica.
In 2007 exhibitions will be held in:
Antigua, Guatemala with the artists Gina Intveen, Claudia Penrroz, Alejandra Cigarroa, Rubèn Fernàndez, and Vilma Penrroz.
Santa Cruz, Bolivia with the artists Cigarroa, Rubèn Fernàndez, and Vilma Penrroz.
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam with the artists Gina Intveen and Claudia Penrroz.
In 2008 shows were held in :
||State of The Arts Gallery, Hong Kong with the artist Carmen Gloria Machuca
||State of The Arts Gallery, Hong Kong with the artist Gina Intveen
||State of The Arts Gallery, Hong Kong with the artist Paulina Beyer
||Guernica Gallery with the artists Sonia Koch and Paulina Beyer.
||Imagen Gallery with the artists Carmen Gloria Machuca, Alejandro Arrepol and Gina Intveen.
In 2009 we held painting shows in Antigua , Guatemala and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
This june 2010 we are exhibiting in Antigua Gallery, Guatemala, again.
The show, "The Force of Eros" by Gina Intveen and Pilar Ríos M. will present 20 recent works on canvas.
This proyect is sponsored by the Comisiòn Bicentenario