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Fernando Prats

1967
Santiago de Chile, Chile

31 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Fernando Prats (Santiago de Chile, 1967) lives and works in Barcelona. His work is known for the actions or expeditions undertaken mostly in Chile, including among others Gran Sur, Elephant Island, Antarctica (2011), Acción Lota, acción Géiser del Tatio, acción Salar de Atacama, acción Mina a Rajo Abierto (2006) or Congelación, on the Collins glacier, Chilean Antarctica (2002).

He has received distinctions as the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Grant (2007); artist-in-residence at the Kunst-Station Sankt Peter Köln, Cologne (2003); ‘Presidente de la República del Gobierno de Chile’ Honor Grant (1997-2000); ‘Pilar Juncosa y Sotheby’s’ special award (1994) or ‘Ciutat de Palma Antoni Gelabert d’Arts Visuals’ award (2010). 

He has participated in international exhibitions as the Venice Biennale, representing Chile (2011); Mediations Biennale, Poznan (2012); Canarias Biennial, Chile Triennial (2009), ‘Exposición Universal del Agua’, Zaragoza (2008), Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona (2011); or Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago de Chile (2004), among others.

He has significant public space works: Pou de Llum, Manresa, Spain (2008); Acción Medular, in hommage to General Carlos Prats González (2017) installed as a permanent work at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos de Chile (2007) or Su vertical nos retiene, monumental work built at Parque Cerrillos, Santiago de Chile. Currently the Barcelona’s Town Hall has commissioned the artist to carry out a monumental project in Plaza Pablo Neruda in hommage to the task of the republican exiles welcome undertaken by the poet.
 

Latest Solo Exhibitions

2020 Su vertical nos retiene, monumental public sculpture in Santiago de Chile. Permanent work.

         Primera línea, Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona

2019 He aquí las espaldas del que me ve, 2000-2019, Sala de Reflexions Antoni Tàpies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

        Oscilación de un exilio, Fundación Pablo Neruda, La Sebastiana, Valparaíso, Chile

2018 Nature Paintings, Puerta Roja, Hong Kong 

        Panem, con Claudio di Girolamo, Centro de Extensión Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

2017 Acción Medular, permanent Memorial in hommage to General Carlos Prats, Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, Santiago, Chile

2016 Carnaza De La Poesía, Galería Patricia Ready, Santiago, Chile

2015 Gran Sur, La Mar de Arte, Cartagena

        Naturalism, Matthew Liu Fine Arts, Shanghai


 

2011 Premi Antoni Gelabert d’arts visuals, Palma de Mallorca

2006 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Scholarship

2003 FONDART 2003 Award, Santiago, Chile

         Artist in residence at Kunst Station Sank Peter Köln, Germany

1998 Presidente de la República Scholarship. Santiago, Chile

1995 Finalist of Biennal d´Art, Amposta

1994 Honourable mention Special Award Pilar Juncosa and Sotheby´s, Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró. Palma de Mallorca

1992 First prize. VII Painting Award Miquel Casablanca, Barcelona

         Petit Museo Provicional, Universitat Autónoma, Barcelona