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Demian Schopf

Demian Schopf

Chile • Born in: 1972

Environmental Artists

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The artist Demian Schopf was born in Frankfurt in 1972 to Chilean parents exiled in Germany due to the Pinochet dictatorship. When he was 9, Demian and his family returned to Santiago where the artist still resides. Demian Schopf claims to belong to “the memory of the second generation”, those who did not experience the 1973 coup d'état in Chile but who grew up with the imagination of fear and insecurity.

He received an artistic creation and research grant from the Andes Foundation (2005) and a grant from the Friends of Art Foundation (2006). In 2007 he won the Altazor Prize for his work "Máquina Cóndor" and, in 2009, one of the Vida 12.0 prizes in Madrid, awarded by the Telefónica Foundation (for his work "Máquina de Coser"). In 2013, he completed a residency at the Zentrum Für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe.

Demian Schopf is a visual artist and philosopher. His work is the result of a long philosophical and social research which takes several forms: installation, photography or video. He has exhibited his works in 12 solo exhibitions in museums and galleries in Chile, Germany, Italy, Argentina and Paraguay. He has participated in more than 40 group exhibitions in galleries, museums and biennials in Germany, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, the United States, New Zealand, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Egypt. In academia, Schopf has around 70 publications in books, catalogs and indexed journals.

"Los Coros Menores"

Through this series, the artist uses the neo-baroque costumes of the celebrations of the Altiplano (high plains in the north of Chile) in the Andes, in order to show the duality between the indigenous Spanish Catholicism and its aestheticism on one side and the brand “Made in Asia” of these same costumes. By placing these subjects in a nature over-solicited by globalization, Demian Schopf questions the evolution of our society and the relationship between evolution and tradition.

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Demian Schopf, Jukumari y su Pay, Photography

Demian Schopf

Jukumari y su Pay, 2011 19.7 x 29.5 inch Photography

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Demian Schopf, Jukumari, Photography

Demian Schopf

Jukumari, 2011 19.7 x 29.5 inch Photography

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Demian Schopf, De Tinku con Halcón, Photography

Demian Schopf

De Tinku con Halcón, 2010 19.7 x 29.5 inch Photography

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Demian Schopf, Diablo, Photography

Demian Schopf

Diablo, 2010 19.7 x 29.5 x 0.8 inch Photography

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Demian Schopf, Jukumari (o Gilles según Antoine Watteau), Photography

Demian Schopf

Jukumari (o Gilles según Antoine Watteau), 2011 29.5 x 19.7 inch Photography

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Who is the artist?

The artist Demian Schopf was born in Frankfurt in 1972 to Chilean parents exiled in Germany due to the Pinochet dictatorship. When he was 9, Demian and his family returned to Santiago where the artist still resides. Demian Schopf claims to belong to “the memory of the second generation”, those who did not experience the 1973 coup d'état in Chile but who grew up with the imagination of fear and insecurity.

He received an artistic creation and research grant from the Andes Foundation (2005) and a grant from the Friends of Art Foundation (2006). In 2007 he won the Altazor Prize for his work "Máquina Cóndor" and, in 2009, one of the Vida 12.0 prizes in Madrid, awarded by the Telefónica Foundation (for his work "Máquina de Coser"). In 2013, he completed a residency at the Zentrum Für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe.

Demian Schopf is a visual artist and philosopher. His work is the result of a long philosophical and social research which takes several forms: installation, photography or video. He has exhibited his works in 12 solo exhibitions in museums and galleries in Chile, Germany, Italy, Argentina and Paraguay. He has participated in more than 40 group exhibitions in galleries, museums and biennials in Germany, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, the United States, New Zealand, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Egypt. In academia, Schopf has around 70 publications in books, catalogs and indexed journals.

"Los Coros Menores"

Through this series, the artist uses the neo-baroque costumes of the celebrations of the Altiplano (high plains in the north of Chile) in the Andes, in order to show the duality between the indigenous Spanish Catholicism and its aestheticism on one side and the brand “Made in Asia” of these same costumes. By placing these subjects in a nature over-solicited by globalization, Demian Schopf questions the evolution of our society and the relationship between evolution and tradition.

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What is Demian Schopf’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Environmental Artists

When was Demian Schopf born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1972