Sofia Del Pedregal
MFA, Art Studio
Sofía del Pedregal was born in 1989 in Concepción, Chile. She is an artist formerly based in Santiago, Chile. In 2013, she obtained her BFA Visual Arts degree at Universidad de Chile. Since 2010 she has participated in national and international group exhibitions and has made three solo shows in Santiago, Chile.
Del Pedregal designs landscapes that refer to the contemporary human experience and our interventions into the landscape that see our creations built and then discarded. The work she has developed is multidisciplinary and includes miniature sculptures, minimalist paintings, and collage, which represent urban ruins like tumbledown buildings and natural landscapes intervened. Their appearance is delicate and precise. They seek to enhance the minimum, the “insignificant,” through compositions with fragments of objects. However, in terms of artistic references, her work dialogues with the architecture concept of Folie understood as constructions in which functionality is unknown, and in which the absence of meaning endows spaces with an atmosphere of strangeness, thus suspending them in time. Currently, she is expanding her art practice to video projects.
In 2019, she exhibited an artist’s book at NY Art Book Fair 2019 by Printed Matter, New York, USA. Also, in 2020 she started along with 11 international artists (USA, VE, HU, BR, CL) the ongoing art collaboration project titled Meetings.proj. Regarding solo shows, in 2016 she presented her second solo exhibition titled Cajonera at Galería NAC in Santiago, Chile. Del Pedregal made her third solo show, titled Lo Abierto at Espacio Andrea Brunson in Santiago, Chile. Some selected group shows: MAVI Prize: Contemporary Young Art, Museum of Visual Arts (MAVI) in Santiago, Chile (selected in 2014 and 2015); Habitar el Territorio at Matta Cultural Center (CCMATTA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2018). Afterward, she was selected to participate in the Residency Epecuén, Fondo de Arte Ambos Mundos, Epecuén, Argentina.(2018) Moreover, her work was published in Ojo Andino (Rosa Bianca Ediciones/Luciano Benneton Collection) and in Sub30: Young painting in Chile (Ediciones C), both published in 2014. Her work is part of private collections in Chile, Argentina, France, Italy, and Spain.