Nicolas Sanchez L.


Nicolas Sanchez (Santiago de Chile, 1981) lives and works in Santiago, Chile.

A daily exercise. To make images is to make silent pirouettes in order to name something that we can vaguely point at. There is the idea of the sublime, of something that can be awe-inspiring and frightening, that awakens a beautiful vertigo, a metaphysical shudder. It is turning the gaze inwards, towards something universal that is inside everyone but in different ways, a fragment of the spirit of the world. Not documentary images of efficient communication but portraits of the invisible that shoot in all directions, an architecture of small spaces to inhabit, from which one can leave and enter again. This is a daily exercise of comprehension, of insistence on the human, that obeys an inner necessity of broadening the spaces of life. And for this you walk, you go around, you live in different places, you search for the unknown and for disorientation as a fundamental way of being in the world.


Cecilia Brunson Projects (London) | Galería NAC (Santiago de Chile) | entrelaspiedras [at]


2007-2008 Master degree in Public Art, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
2000-2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile

solo shows

2018 Oct, Huellas en el polvo (mientras avanzaba, sentí breves destellos de belleza y terror), Galería NAC, Santiago
2017 Jul, (bipersonal), Estudios sobre el ocaso, Espacio Monclova, Lima, Perú 
2015 Apr, Atmósferas (hay algo existencial en estas imágenes que no consigo nombrar), Galería NAC, Santiago
2014 Mar, Damos vueltas por las noches, Sala Gasco, Santiago
2013 Sep, Meditation on an ending, Cecilia Brunson Projects, Bermondsey, London 
2011 Mar, (bipersonal), Microutopías, Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago 
2005 Aug, Surface, Galería Metropolitana, Santiago 
2005 Jul, Empty spaces, Galería BECH, Santiago

group shows

2017 Jun, Lo que ha dejado huellas, Centro Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo Cerrillos, Santiago, Chile
2017 Apr, ArtLima, ESGE, Lima, Peru
2016 Sep, Zoo an artist curated exhibition, ArtHouse, Düsseldorf, Germany  
2016 Aug, Lima Photo, Centro de la Imagen, Lima, Peru 
2016 Jun, Emerging Artists, Lepsien Art Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany
2016 Feb, Álbum de Chile: Retrato de una nación, Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda, Santiago
2016 Jan, Espacio Abierto, Galería XS, Santiago
2015 Sep, Ch.ACO 15, Estación Mapocho, Santiago
2015 Aug, ArtStgo, GAM, Santiago
2014 Oct, Ch.ACO 14, Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho, Santiago
2014 Jul, Selecta Suma, Atarazanas, Valencia
2013 Sep, Summa Fair, Matadero, Madrid
2013 Jun, Pinta London, Earls Court, London
2012 Mar, New video politics realities, itinerancy Europe and South America
2012 Jan, BVAM X Video & Media Arts Biennial, Fine Arts National Museum, Santiago
2011 Jul, Short Voyage, 98WEEKS Project Space, Beirut, Libano
2010 Aug, SCL2110, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago
2010 Apr, Théâvida Latinamerican Video Festival, Espace Kawenga, Montpellier, Francia
2009 Aug, BVAM 9° Video & Media Arts Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago
2008 Dec, BAC Festival 2008, La Santa, Barcelona
2008 Oct, Public Art, Public University, University of Valencia, Valencia
2008 Sep, Parasite Residence, MeetFactory Gallery, Prague
2008 Aug, Start Point 2008, Galería Klatovy / Klenova, Prague
2006 Dec, Periférica Internationl Art Fair, Borges Cultural Centre, Buenos Aires
2006 Oct, DEFORMES 1° Performance Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago
2006 Oct, Spam_City, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago
2006 Sep, Globalization original matrix, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago
2006 Mar, Paximobile Project, Matucana 100 Cultural Centre, Santiago

awards, scholarships, workshops

2015 Grant Lepsien Art Foundation, International Program Emerging Artists, Düsseldorf, Alemania
2011 Jun, Expert Committee Member of the Chilean National Council for the Arts
2009 Sep, Juan Downey Award for video creation
2008 Apr, Workshop with Isidoro Valcárcel Medina
2008 Apr, Workshop with Christian Boltanski
2007 Oct, Fondart Scholarship (Chilean Government award for international postgraduate studies)
2007 Oct, Workshop “Atacama Lab 2007” with artists and academics of Austin, Texas University
2006 Nov, Workshop with Tomás Saraceno