Maria Chalela-Puccini

Project Info

Client „Is that what we see also what it actually is?”
Skills the represented people infuse them with a soul.

Project Description

Her painted animated film on glass, An educated woman, is a three-part series which was awarded the Hubert Sielecki Prize at the 2015 Tricky women Film Festival. It’s an interpretation of societal practices influencing the creation of a woman’s identity.

Currently, Chalela-Puccini is working on a series of fictional portraits. Next to her joy for haptic work and the direct nature of paintings, she explains her personal development and shift to painting by means of the word ‘animation’ which originates from the Latino ‘animatio’ (give life to). While in the past she created movements in her films by a quick succession of individual frames, she now tries to convey movement using still frames– the represented people infuse them with a soul.

1985- Born in Bogotá, Colombia
2011- 2016 Study Painting & experimental film with Prof. Judith Eisler at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria
2004- 2009 Study of Visual Arts at the Pontifical Xaverian University Bogotá, Colombia

Film Exhibitions
December 1- 4: ArtInnsbruck. MilionArt Lounge. Innsbruck, Austria
2014 The series AN EDUCATED WOMAN shown at the STERNSTUDIO Gallery in Vienna, Austria
2014 EX&HOPP exhibition at DIE BÄCKEREI, Innsbruck, Austria
2014 Stillframes shown at MOSAI.CO Gallery, Graz, Austria
2013 Stillframes shown at KRO ART GALLERY, Vienna, Austria
2012, 2013: Tricky Woman film festival y One Day Animation Film Festival, Vienna
2010 La Crèche Berliner Kunstsalon Art Fair 2010, Berlin
2009 ORUGA Gallery Bogotá, Colombia.

Solo Exhibitions
August 2015: Exhibition “Perceptions” at the KUNSTHALLE LINZ

Collective Exhibitions
December 2016: Multicolored. Urban Space Gallery. 7th District- Vienna, Austria
June 2016: “Diploma” at the Old Postal Service building Vienna, Austria
April- November 2016: “11. Young Artist Lounge” at the swiss Bank, 1st District Vienna, Austria
December 2015: “Ö1 Talentbörse” Tressor Kunstforum at the Bank AUstria
July 2014: Exhibition “Dedicated to” in Amtshof, Feldkirchen Carinthia, Austria

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