• Residency period: Autumn 2023
  • Individual Residency

Ignacio Valdés is a Chilean artist based between Brussels and London. Valdés works mainly with painting and sculpture, exploring the lived memories or recollections from existing images and cinematic moments. Valdés graduated from the School of Art, Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, and later moved to Italy with a scholarship from the Istituto Italo Latino-Americano IILA. He also studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, the Pratt Institute, New York, and the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Valdés has exhibited in Chile at the National Museum of Fine Arts MNBA and the Museum of Contemporary Art MAC, the Istituto Italo-Latinoamericano di Roma ILLA in Rome, the Pinacoteca de Pireas in Athens, the National Library of Damascus in Syria, the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in Istanbul, and La Fontaine, Center for Contemporary Art in Manama, Bahrain. Valdés represented Chile at the Venice Biennale in 1990.

Ignacio Valdés, Untitled, 2014.

Ignacio Valdés, Gritti&Panther, 2018.

Ignacio Valdés, Untitled, 2012.

Ignacio Valdés, ‘Ceramique noir’, 2020.

Ignacio Valdés, ‘Plaster’, 2019.