Catalina Swinburn

b. 1979, Santiago, Chile / Lives and works between London, UK, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile 

The work of Swinburn operates on the shifting border that she establishes between cult and artistic practice. Through performance and the ritualistic arrangement of objects, her exploration of visual media, includes video, installation, photography and performance. The result of which are highly emotional images created with metaphoric and symbolic manipulations that challenge reality as a representation the artist is part of. She conceives a space immersed in collective and personal doubts, where her own body establishes boundaries and bonds, claims and hopes. She encourages us to reflect on the space between the body and the territory which we navigate and occupy.

She received a BA in Fine Arts from the Catholic University of Chile

Swinburn’s work has recently been exhibited at Centro Cultural Matta, Buenos Aires, Argentina / Museo de la Inmigración, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She will present Archaic Contingency , a solo exhibition at Cromwell Place, London in 2020.

Swinburn’s work form part of many prestigious collections of art, including Pilar Citoler Foundation, Cordoba, Spain / Balanz Capital collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina / Latin American Art Collection Artnexus, Bogotá Colombia / CCu Art Collection, Santiago de Chile, Chile / ICC Contemporary Institue of Culture, Sao Paulo, Brazil / Arte Al Dia Collection, Miami, U.S.A / Rosenblum Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina / Permanent Public Intervention, Vitacura Parks, Santiago de Chile, Chile.