Project “Promotion of Chilean Painting –
Contemporary at the American Market “Prochile.

ART BEYOND BORDERS

Montecatini.cl, Art Gallery, was awarded, in the year 2000, in the first National Promotion Fund Competition of PROCHILE, an export promotion program, whose objective The main one is to promote contemporary painting of artists of the 8th region and position Chile not only economically but also culturally in other markets.

In 2001 another Project for the Promotion of Contemporary Chilean Painting was awarded again in the National Competition of Promotion Funds of PROCHILE.

In 2002, another project is attached to the FONDART (Promotion Fund for the Arts) that reinforces the Previous Projects.
exhibitions in the countries of Costa Rica in the second half of November 2000, New York in March 2001, Jamaica in July 2001 and Miami, Durban Segnini gallery in September 2002.
Each artist exhibited between 5 and 7 works of different formats (100 x 120 cm, 100 x 100 cm) which were made in oil or acrylic on canvas (linen). All paintings are cutting edge.

These painters develop their artistic proposal within a clearly contemporary style and are representatives of the best of current Chilean painting.

All have a high-quality exportable offer and their trajectory is supported both by participation in multiple exhibitions and competitions, and by their publication in various national books.

In the year 2003 Galería Montecatini, in exclusive representation of the artists Gina Intveen, Alejandra Cigarroa, Coco Pierart, Jorge Guerrero, Rubén Fernández and Alejandro Arrepol, will make exhibitions of contemporary Chilean painting in the following countries.

This initiative considered four

· Tegucigalpa, Honduras: May 2003, “Museum of Man”
· Chicago, USA: July 2003, Gallery “Aldo Castillo”
· Kingston, Jamaica: September 2003 “Galería Bolívar”
· Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: October 2003 “Guernica Gallery”
· San Juan, Puerto Rico: November 2003 “VIOTA Gallery”

In turn, Galería Montecatini, in its task of promoting new talent, will incorporate artists Paola Caro and Pablo Reyes in 2003, who will exhibit their works in Jamaica.

In October 2004, Galería Montecatini will hold a painting and sculpture exhibition at Galería Pirámide, Guatemala City, Guatemala. The participating painters are Gina Intveen, Rubén Fernandez and Jorgue Guerrero; and the sculptor, Tito Ortiz.

For the year 2005 Montecatini gallery is invited to exhibit at:
· April 2005 – Espacio Gallery – El Salvador
· May 2005- Guernica Gallery- Dominican Republic
· September- October 2005- Gallery Hotel Casa de Santo Domingo- Antigua, Guatemala

This year 2006, gallery Montecatini, opens on June 29 at Galerìa Bolivar in Kingston, Jamaica, a collective of Chilean artists Paulina Beyer, Alejandra Cigarroa, Jorge Guerrero and Alejandro Arrepol . The exhibition will be inaugurated by the Ambassador of Chile in Jamaica.

The year 2007 www.montecatini.cl will paint samples in:

March 2007:
Ancient Gallery, Antigua, Guatemala.
Guest artists: Gina Intveen and Claudia Penrroz.

Artist’s Room, Hotel Museum House of Santo Domingo, Antigua, Guatemala.
Guest artists: Alejandra Cigarroa, Rubén Fernández and Vilma Penrroz.

June 2007:
Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.
Guest artists: Alejandra Cigarroa, Rubèn Fernàndez and Vilma Penrroz.

November 2007:
Blue Space Gallery, Ho Chi Minh, Vitenam.
Guest artists: Gina Intveen and Claudia Penrroz.

December 2007:
Biennial of Florence.
Guest artists: Gina Intveen and Paulina Beyer.

In the year 2008 Galería Montecatini, in its continuous effort to promote Chilean contemporary painting abroad, will make samples at:

July 2008:
State of the Arts Gallery (www.sotagallery.com.hk), individual exhibition of the artist Carmen Golria Machuca

August 2008:
State of the Arts Gallery (www.sotagallery.com.hk), individual exhibition of the artist Gina Intveen.

September 2008:
State of the Arts Gallery (www.sotagallery.com.hk), individual exhibition of the artist Paulina Beyer.

October 2008:
Guernica Gallery, Dominican Republic, collective exhibition of Sonia Koch and Paulina Beyer.

November 2008:
Galería Imagen, Panama, collective exhibition of the Chilean artists Carmen Gloria Machuca, Alejandro Arrepol and Gina Intveen.

The year 2009, Galería Montecatini.cl made samples of Painting in Antigua Gallery, Antigua, Guatemala and Artseni Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

This year 2010, we will make samples of Painting in Galería Antigua, Guatemala.

The exhibition “La Fuerza de Eros” by Chilean artists Gina Intveen and Pilar Ríos M. will present 20 unpublished works.

ART WITHOUT BORDERS that aims to culturally position Chile abroad, disseminate contemporary Chilean painting and promote the work of participating Chilean artists.

We have made painting exhibitions in outstanding galleries and contemporary art museums in different countries of Central America, the Caribbean, USA and Asia (Vietnam, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, Panama, Rep Dominican, Guatemala, Costa Rica, etc.).

Each artist has a particular plastic proposal that is framed within a contemporary Latin American style, being faithful representatives of current Chilean painting.

His career is supported by multiple individual and collective exhibitions, both in Chile and abroad.

In this collective exhibition at the Artseni Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to be held in November 2009, the following artists participate: 

Carmen Gloria Machuca, Gina Intveen, Claudia Penrroz, Pilar Ríos M., Alejandro Arrepol, Paulina Beyer and Silvia Gleisner.

All the paintings exhibited are on canvas, using techniques such as oil, acrylic and mixed.

This itinerant project, permanently in time, considers continuing with painting exhibitions in the future and on the eve of our Bicentennial the artists deal with issues related to the Chilean identity, such as urban and rural landscape, and the roles of women today.

The exhibition will be inaugurated by the director of the gallery, Mr. Phillip Wong, the ambassador of Chile, mr. Jose Manuel Ovalle and the director of ProChile, Mrs. Patricia Araya.

To end the year 2008, Montecatini.cl gallery made its last exhibition of painting abroad in Guernica Gallery, where it exhibited for the third time.

The painting exhibition by Chilean artists Paulina Beyer and Sonia Koch was inaugurated by Gamal Michelén, director of Galería Guernica, Carmen GLoria Matthei, manager of the project ARTE SIN FRONTERAS and Paulina Beyer , Chilean plastic artist.

Each artist presented 10 works in canvas in different formats.

In the photo:
from left to right:
Carmen Gloria Matthei, Gamal Michelén and Paulina Beyer.

“Contemporary Chilean Painting”, painting exhibition by the artists Alejandro Arrepol, Carmen Gloria Machuca and Gina Intveen was inaugurated on October 16, 2008 at the prestigious IMAGEN art gallery in the city of Panama.
The exhibition was inaugurated by the ambassador of Chile in Panama, Mr. Juan de Dios Gutiérrez, Catalina Ocampo, ProChile director, Sara Liz Areces, director of Galería Imagen and Carmen Gloria Matthei, manager of the Arte sin Fronteras project.
Each artist presented 10 works in cloth.

In the photo from left to right:
“Carmen Gloria Matthei-Juan de Dios Gutiérrez-Catalina Ocampo-Sara Liz Areces”.

excellent painting exhibition by Chilean artists Gina Intveen, Carmen Gloria Machuca and Paulina Beyer entitled “Volver a Chile”.
Samues Cheung, director of State of the Arts gallery, took the representation of contemporary Chilean artists.
The exhibition of the 30 works of large formats was attended
from mr. Guillermo Garrido, consul of Chile in Hong Kong.
In the photo from left to right:
Samues Cheung, Director State of the Arts Gallery – Ginan Intveen, Chilean artist, Grace Chung, assistant ProChile in H.K. and Guillermo Garrido, Chilean consul in Hong Kong

In May 2008, the exhibition “Colors of the Andes” by Chilean artists Rubén Fernández, Silvia Gleisner, Vilma Penrroz and Pilar Ríos was inaugurated at Galería Asia Fine Art.
The exhibition was inaugurated by the Consul of Chile, Mr. Guillermo Garrido and gallery directors Catherine Lam and Sidney Cowell. Each artist presented 5 paintings on canvas.

In the photo: Inauguration of “Colors of the Andes”.

Chilean artists Paulina Beyer and Gina Intveen were invited to participate in this VI edition of the Florence Biennial.
Each artist presented 3 fabrics in large formats.
The work of the two Chilean artists, represented by www.montecatini.cl, was very well criticized by different juries of the Biennial.
On this occasion 840 artists from 76 nations participated.

In the photo from left to right:
Carmen Gloria Matthei (Director of www.montecatini.cl)
Matty Roca (Jury Mexico)
Paulina Beyer
Tim Marlow
George
Piro Celone (Biennial Director)
Paulina Beyer

With great success was inaugurated on November 8, 2007, the CHILEAN WOMAN IN COLOGNE shows, at the Blue Space Gallery in Ho Chi Minh (Saigoin), Vietnam.
The exhibition was inaugurated by the ambassador of Chile in Vietnam, Mr. Jorge Canelas, by Carmen Gloria Matthei, Director of Galería montecatini.cl and manager of the Arte sin Fronteras project, by the director of the Blue Space gallery, Mrs. Nga, and by the director of Prochile in Vietnam, Mr. Nèstor Riveros.

The invited Chilean artists are Gina Intveen and Claudia Penrroz who, after a great study, brought to the canvas the different roles that women played during the colonial period. Each artist presents 15 fabrics in different formats, oils and acrylics on canvas.

In the photo from left to right:
Néstor Riveros – ProChile Director in Vietnam
Carmen Gloria Matthei- Director, Montecatini Gallery and Project Manager-
Mrs. Nga- Director of Gallery Blue Space in Ho Chi Minh-
Jorge Canelas- Ambassador of Chile in Vietnam

Museum of Contemporary Art

The exhibition CONTEMPORARY CHILEAN PAINTING IN THE 21ST CENTURY, by Chilean artists Alejandra Cigarroa-Rubèn Fernàndez and Vilma Penrroz, was inaugurated by the General Consul of Chile, Mr. Patricio Latapiat and Carmen Gloria Matthei, director of www.montecatini.cl Each artist presents 6 works on canvas, inspired by patrimonial themes.
In the photo from left to right:
Carmen Gloria Matthei (director of www.montecatini.cl)
Patricio Latapiat (Consul General of Chile in Santa Cruz de la Sierra)

The painting samples of the artists Gina Intveen and CLaudia Penrroz (THE CHILEAN WOMAN IN THE COLOGNE) and of Alejandra Cigarroa, Rubèn Fernàndez and Vilma Penrroz (CHILEAN CONTEMPORARY PAINTING IN THE CENTURY XXI), were inaugurated on March 17, 2007 by the Ambassador of Chile in Guatemala, Mr. Jorge Mario Saavedra and Carmen Gloria Matthei, Director of www.montecatini.cl

The exhibitions will remain open until April 8 in the Old Gallery and in the room of the Hotel Museum Casa de Santo Domingo.
Both samples had high praise from the specialized critics.
In the photo from left to right:
Estella de Johnston (director of the Old Gallery)
Jorge Mario Saavedra (Ambassador of Chile)
Carmen G. Matthei (Director www.montecatini.cl )

On June 29, 2006, the third exhibition of contemporary Chilean painting by the artists represented by www.montecatini.cl was inaugurated at Galería Bolívar in Kingston, Jamaica Silvia Gleisner – Jorge Guerrero- Paulina Beyer and Alejandro Arrepol.
Each artist presented 6 fabrics in different formats. The exhibition was inaugurated by the ambassador of Chile, Mr. Alfonso Silva and by the gallery director Guernica, Mr. Hugh Dunphy.
In the photo from left to right:
Alfonso Silva (Embassy of Chile)
Hugh Dunphy (director of Bolivar Gallery)

The solo exhibition of Gina Intveen’s painting and Tito Ortiz’s sculpture was inaugurated on September 10, 2005 by the Ambassador of Chile in Guatemala, Mr. Jorge Molina and Carmen Gloria Matthei, director of www.montecatini.cl This second individual exhibition of both artists will remain open until October 10 in the Hotel Museum room House of Santo Domingo.

Gina presented 17 fabrics of different formats, while Tito showed 1 sculpture in bronze and 7 in stoneware.
Both artists had high praise from the specialized critics.
In the photo from left to right:
Jorge Molina (Ambassador of Chile)
Carmen G. Matthei (Director www.montecatini.cl)

The individual exhibition of the Chilean artist Gina Intveen and the sculptor Tito Ortíz was inaugurated on June 2, 2005 by the cultural attaché of the Embassy of Chile, Mr. Juan Vega, gallery director Guernica, Mr. Gamal Michelen and Carmen Gloria Matthei, director of www.montecatini.cl
The critics highlighted the excellent work of both artists, their great mastery of painting and sculpture and the excellent level of their proposals.
This is the second exhibition held in Guernica gallery supporting the cultural exchange between both countries.

In the photo from left to right:
Gamal Michelen (director of Guernica gallery)
Carmen Gloria Matthei (Director www.montecatini.cl)
Juan Vega (cultural attaché of the Embassy of Chile)

Ambassador of Chile, Mrs. Moy de Tohá. Participated the artists Mauricio Contreras – Gina Intveen – Alejandro Arrepol – Jorge Guerrero and Rubén Fernández.
The exhibition had great coverage by the media who highlighted the excellent level of Chilean artists.

In the photo from left to right:
Moy de Tohá (Ambassador of Chile)
Carmen G. Matthei (Director www.montecatini.cl )

On October 7, 2004, the Chilean Ambassador, Mr. Jorge Valdivieso, inaugurated the Contemporary Chilean Painting and Sculpture exhibition at Galería Pirámide, Guatemala City.
The invited artists were Gina Intveen- Jorge Guerrero- Rubén Fernández and the sculptor Tito Ortíz.
The critics praised the good level of Chilean artists and stressed the importance of cultural exchange between both countries.

In the photo from left to right:
Mayan Rojas (Director Gallery Pirámide)
Jorge Valdivieso (Ambassador of Chile)
Carmen G. Matthei (Director www.montecatini.cl)

With great success, the last international exhibition of the year 2003 “Contemporary Chilean Painting” was inaugurated on November 20 at the VIOTA gallery in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The Exhibition of the artists Jorge Guerrero, Gina Intveen, Alejandro Arrepol and Alejandra Cigarroa was inaugurated by the General Consul of Chile, Mr. Francisco Ossa Concha, Carmen Gloria Matthei, director www.montecatini.cl and Armando Viota, direct from Viota Gallery

The first international exhibition of the year 2003 was held at the Museum of the Honduran Man, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
This was inaugurated by the Ambassador of Chile in Honduras Wilna Saavedra, who highlighted the great plastic level of the exhibiting artists. In the photo from left to right:
Gerardo Haddad (Director of the Museum of Man)
Wilna Saavedra (Ambassador of Chile in Honduras)
Mireya Batres (Minister of Culture)
Carmen G. Matthei (Director Montecatini Gallery)

The exhibition in March 2002 in Costa Rica was once again a great success at the Valanti Gallery (valanti@sol.racsa.co.cr).

In the photo from left to right:
Marta Antillón (Director Valanti)
Guillermo Yunge (Ambassador Chile)
Carmen G. Matthei (Dierctora Galería Montecatini)

The exhibition held at the Durban Segnini Gallery in Coral Gables was inaugurated by the Ambassador of Chile in Miami Mr. Francisco Pérez Walker and by the Director of ProChile Mr. Gerardo García Huidobro.

The executor of this Project and Director of the Montecatini Gallery is Carmen Gloria Matthei.
Cesar Segnini will be representing Chilean artists for their high quality and plastic proposals.

In the photo from left to right:
Gerardo García Huidobro (Director of Prochile)
Carmen G. Matthei (Director Montecatini Gallery)
Francisco Pérez Walker (Ambassador of Chile in Miami)

The second exhibition was inaugurated on March 29, 2001, in the Consulate Room of Chile in New York by Mr. Cónsul and by Marcelo Salas, ProChile director in that city.
The exhibition of the 15 works of the Chilean artists had an excellent reception, resulting in the sale of 4 paintings on the day of the inauguration.
from left to right: Marcelo Salas (Director Prochile in New York)
Carmen Gloria Matthei (Director of Art Gallery Montecatini)
Alvaro Zúñiga (General Consul of Chile in New York)
Luis Cuello (Chilean Artist)

The exhibition in Kingston, unfinished in the Bolívar Gallery, had great success, selling 12 paintings out of a total of 16. Its director, Mr. Hugh Dunphy, will represent the Chilean artists. In the photo from left to right:
Fernando Pardo (Ambassador of Chile)
Luis Cuello (Chilean Artist)
Carmen Gloria Matthei (director of Montecatini Art Gallery)
Hugh Dunphy (Director Gallery Bolívar, Kingston, Jamaica)

The exhibition in Costa Rica was very successful and covered by the media, achieving the exclusive representation of the works of Chilean artists Luis Cuello and Gina Intveen in the Valanti Gallery ( valanti@sol.racsa.co.cr).

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