艺术家简介| About Artist
Maria Luisa Portuondo Vila是一位视觉艺术家和舞台导演，她曾在智利普罗维登西亚大学（2001-2005）学习戏剧艺术，并获得了智利大学（2008-2011）戏剧指导的艺术硕士学位。2011年，因渴望更接近观众，她开始了在装置艺术领域的探索之旅，并展开了Cosas que me gusta hacerporquesí（我喜欢是因为）系列作品（智利圣地亚哥）。Maria Luisa的作品探讨了对非传统空间的占据以及与观众的直接连接、碰撞，这源于她将艺术视为一种发生在作品、艺术家和感知者三者共同交汇时所触发的情景。Maria Luisa常在城市空间和/或那些不适合艺术作品展览的地方展示她的作品，这是她的艺术原则也是她作品中最凸显的亮点之一。自2006年以来，她的作品曾在智利、美国、英国、西班牙、意大利、德国和中国展出。Maria Luisa目前在纽约和智利圣地亚哥生活工作，如果想查看她的展览历史，请访问: www.mariapvila.com
AL Works, UNO and The Consulate of Chile, are pleased to present Secreto, a collaborative installation by Chilean artist María P. Vila that seeks to engage communities around the world through collecting and sharing secrets. Based on the premise that secrets can generate shadowy places in our unconscious mind, P. Vila invites people to receive the secrets of others and release their own – individuals who read a secret must also leave one, creating a harmonious and reciprocal relationship. Through this means, a web of confidential information will be woven and revealed in a spontaneous way, which will in return prompt are flection about our memories.
The installation is made up of all of the secrets that have already been written (more than one thousand secrets in more than ten languages). Secreto has previously traveled to Valparaíso, Santiago, Barcelona, NYC, Navarra, Rome, Hamburg, London, Shanghai, Berlin. After its installation in Korea, Secreto is now landing in China, with a goal of collecting a minimum of 3,000 secrets.
Maria Luisa Portuondo Vila is a visual artist and stage director. She studied theater arts at Universidad Finis Terraein Santiago, Chile (2001-2005), and earned an MA degree in art, specializing in theater direction at Universidad de Chile (2008-2011). In 2011, due to her urge to draw nearer to audiences, she began her exploratory journey within the realm of installation art and developed the series Cosas que me gusta hacerporquesí(Santiago, Chile). Maria Luisa’s work explores the occupation of non-conventional spaces as well as direct links and encounters with spectators. This stems from her proposal of viewing art as a Situation that occurs at the crossroads of the artistic work, the artist and the perceiver. Maria Luisa has exhibited much of her work in urban spaces and/or those that are not meant for art exhibitions. This is the artistic principle that stands out as one of the highlights of her work. Since 2006, her work has been exhibited in Chile, USA, UnitedKingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany and China. Maria Luisa currently lives and works in NYC and Santiago, Chile. To view her exhibition history, please visit www.mariapvila.com