Carlos Chacin is a Colombian artist, born in 1974 in Santa Marta.
As well as being Colombian, Chacin sees himself as Caribbean, as a term that gives him more universality to the context in which he developed his artistic production in the visual medium.
Being Caribbean is also a philosophical position towards life that makes us see and feel differently, because in this area, all races and cultures come together, giving us the hybrid features that are found in each of the signs and symbols present in Chacin’s artworks.
After starting his training at Santa Marta, Chacin went off to study at the Academy of Fine Arts of Havana in Cuba.
Affinity with the Italian Arte Povera led him to leave for Italy in 1999, where he settled for three years and confronted the Italian Renaissance with the contemporary aspect of Arte Povera.
Chacin returned to his homeland in 2002, where he developed new projects to then leave again for Europe, this time to Paris, where he has lived and worked since 2010.
1995 – 1998 Painting, National Academy of Fine Arts, San Alejandro. Havana, Cuba
1994 - 1995 Workshop on mixed media and painting, National University, Bogotá section, Colombia
1978 - 1981 Drawing and painting, School of Fine Arts. Santa Marta, Colombia
Solo Exhibitions (selection)
2016 Dejen que Sople / Entre Lineas, (Let Blow / Between Lines) Bolivarian Museum for Contemporary Art Foundation. Santa Marta, Colombia
2014 Dejen que Sople, (Let Blow) Bolivarian Museum for Contemporary Art Foundation. Santa Marta, Colombia
2013 Fototropias, (Phototropy)Bolivarian Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation. Santa Marta, Colombia
2008 Caminos y Quebradas, (Paths and Ravines) Colombo-French Alliance. Bogotá, Colombia
2007 Movimientos, (Movements) the Cultural Action Centre for Martinique (CMAC) and the Regional Office for Cultural Affairs DRAC. Fort de France, France
2006 Movimientos, (Movements) Museum University of Magdalena. Santa Marta, Colombia
2005 Ni Pesca, ni Milagro, (Neither Fish nor a Miracle) Alianza Francesa. Barranquilla, Colombia
2004 Sueños Tormentosos, (Stormy Dreams) French Colombo Alliance. Santa Marta, Colombia
2003 Presencia II, (Presence II) University of San Buenaventura, Sala Enrique Grau, Cartagena, Colombia
2002 Presencia I, (Presence I) Bolivarian Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation. Santa Marta, Colombia
Trabajando Golpes II, (Working on Impacts II) Officina Giovani. Prato, Italy
2001 Trabajando Golpes I, (Working on Impacts I) Officina Giovan. Prato, Italy
2000 El Secuestro, (The Kidnapping) installations, EX Macelli di Prato, Officina Giovani. Prato, Italy
Group Exhibitions (Selections)
2017 Impresiones ( Impressions ) Salon des Artistes Independants Grand Palais Paris, France
2016 Fototropia en Linea (Phototropy Online ) OpenArtCode, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti Venice, Italy
2015 Fototropia (Phototropy) X Florence Biennale. Florence, Italy
2013 Fototropias (Phototropy) Flat-Land, Consulate General of Colombia. Paris, France
2011 Entornos (Surroundings) CAF Gallery Development Bank of Latin America, Caracas, Venezuela
2009 El dibujo es mentira (Drawing is lying) Alianza Francesa. Barranquilla, Colombia
2009 Pensamientos Dignificados (Dignified Thoughts) X Biennial of Havana, Brigada "Marta Machado" Cuba
2007 Itinerarios (Itineraries) Kcho - Zarají - Chacin. Bolivarian Museum of Contemporary Art. Santa Marta, Colombia
2006 Hábitat (Habitat) Bolivarian Museum for Contemporary Art. Santa Marta, Colombia
2006 Hallazgos (Findings) JM'Arts Gallery. Paris, France
2006 El Caribe nos Mira, (The Caribbean is looking at us) 40 Exhibition of Artists from the Northern Area. Bogotá, Colombia)
2000 Installations for the (terre verso il sole) show, organised by DEA (Didáctica Expresión-Ambiente), Town Hall of Firenze, Italy
1999 XI regional exhibition of plastic arts, University of Jorge Tadeo Lozano. Cartagena, Colombia
1998 II International exhibition by plastic arts students "Académia 98" Havan, Cuba
1998 Painting exhibition, San Alejandro Academy Gallery. Havana, Cuba
2015 Third prize " Lorenzo il Magnifico " X Florence Biennale. Florence, Italy
1998 II International exhibition by plastic arts students "Académia 98" award. Havana, Cuba
Bolivarian Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Marta, Colombia
CAF Latin America development bank. Caracas, Venezuela