The Miniature Series
by Jorge Cabieses-Valdes
Single Channel (loop)
HDV. Color. Sound. 7´35´´
2009 – 2012
The Miniature Series were produced between the years 2009 and 2012 and were conceived as one piece. These videos were filmed using the chroma key technique, that is, including a solid and homogeneous color which was later manipulated in order to insert new images. Through this technique, the artist himself performs in front of the camera combining three different alternatives of the effect: chroma key as background, as a wearable suit and the combination of both of them.
On the other hand, The Miniature Series combines two formal concepts related to the artist´s practice: the aesthetics of Rococo (eighteen century furniture and porcelain objects) and press cut outs of disaster images, taken from the archive put together by the artist for the last 15 years.
Jorge Cabieses-Valdés (1978, Chile), MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London (2008), MA in Fine Arts, Universidad de Chile (2006) and BA Visual Arts, Universidad de Chile (2003).
Selected solo shows: Anamorphosis, Sala de Arte CCU, Chile (2014); Grotesco, Galeria XS, Chile (2014); Porcelanatron, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Chile (2013); Swingers, Galería Temporal, Chile (2013); The Miniature Series, HIAP Kaapelin Galleria, Helsinki, Finland (2012); Passive Violence, Galería D21, Chile (2012); Music and Massacre, Galeria Tajamar, Chile (2011); The Miniature (the plague), Museo de la Solidaridad, Chile (2011); The Infinitesimal, Galería Centro, Talca (2011).
Selected group shows: Efemérides, Museo Histórico Nacional, Santiago, Chile (2013); Incheon Art Platform Gallery, South Korea (2013); Open Show Studio, Athens, Greece (2012); Centro de Arte CeAC, Santiago, Chile (2011); Corporación Cultural de Las Condes, Santiago, Chile (2011) ; Forman´s Smokehouse Gallery, London, UK (2010); Galeria Otro Espacio, Valencia, Spain (2009); Galería D21, Santiago, Chile (2009); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile (2009) ; De Service Garage, Amsterdam, Holland (2008); Wallis Gallery, London, UK (2008); Brussels Bienniale Side Project, Brussels, Belgium (2008); Sassoon Gallery, London, UK (2008); Hyunghee Museum, Seoul, South Korea (2007); Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam, Holland (2008); Warande Cultural Center, Turnhout, Belgium (2007); Museo de las Américas, Madrid, Spain (2006); Transition Gallery, London, UK (2005); Galería Animal, Santiago, Chile (2005); Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago, Chile (2004), among others.
He has participated in Incheon Art Platform Residency Program in South Korea (2013) and HIAP (Helsinki International Art Program) in Helsinki, Finland (2011). He has obtained the FONDART funding award in 2012, 2010 and 2005, DIRAC funding program in 2005 and Presidente de la República Scholarship in 2006.
He has curated the international group shows Robo con Fractura in LOCAL Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile (2013); The Phantom Limb with Chilean and Greek artists in Open Show Studio, Athens, Greece (2012) and Topsy for Sala SAM, Santiago, Chile and S.I.X. Dogs Gallery in Athens, Greece (2010).
From 1994 to 2004 he was part of the Chilean experimental music project Tobias Alcayota. Lives and works in Athens, Greece.