Javier González

Javier Gonzalez
Javier Gonzalez
1984, Santiago, Chile.
Visual artist and independent curator who lives and works in Santiago, Chile. Bachelor of Fine Arts, mention in sculpture, Arcis University (2008). Undergraduate Scholar at the School of Visual Arts at the Universidad Diego Portales. He has exhibited his work individually and collectively in Chile and collectively in Argentina, United States, Switzerland, Greece and China. He has been nominated to Altazor Awards in the category Sculpture (2012) and won the first Youth Art Contest of Visual Arts Museum and the Minera Escondida (2012).
He has worked as a curator developing projects for gallery spaces such as ANIMAL (2010), Gallery Loewenthal (2011), National Council for Culture and the Arts (2013) and EAC (Contemporary Art Space, Montevideo, Uruguay, 2013-2014). Since 2011 co-directs the Contemporary Arts LOCAL, an independent space where he worked in curatorial and management areas. In 2013 he won first place in the contest for curators of the National Council for Culture and the Arts with his project The Vital Organs a Work with Invisible Bodies. He has written for exhibition catalogs and books of many national artists both in Chile and abroad.