Born in Santiago Chile, 1988. Lives and works in Amsterdam.


Martín La Roche studied Visual Arts at the University of Chile in Santiago. In 2015 he completed a postgraduate program at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and since then works between Santiago and Amsterdam.

In his practice different arrangements of objects and stories are presented. Through installations and drawings, unfolding performances and artist publications, a museum inside a hat and an object collection of 23 boxes certain figures of thought are traced. Sometimes his work takes the form of a past story or constellation that is reenacted to understand its implications. In this process the path to follow is given by associations and encounters.

In a concrete realm Martin’s practice have found a fertile space between two parallel worlds: imagery and words.

His work has been shown internationally, between others at Manifoldbooks, Amsterdam; Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago de Chile; Casanova Arte Contemporanea, Sao Paulo; De Appel, Amsterdam; CIAP, Hasselt; Lugar a Dudas, Cali; B32, Maastricht.
Upcoming solo exhibition at Die Ecke, Santiago de Chile.


Education and Residencies

2015  FLATSTATION Residency program, FLAT, Amsterdam Zuidoost, The Netherlands

2014-2015  Post-academic program, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2007-2013  Fine Arts, University of Chile


Solo Exhibitions

2017  Los libros y las cosas, Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago, Chile

2016  Time is on my side, CasaNovaArte, Sao Paulo, Brasil

2015  Naturalmind, Het Kabinet / CIAP, Hasselt, Belgium

2013  Jardín Interior Seco, MAVI (Museum of Visual Arts) Santiago, Chile


Group Exhibitions and Unfolding Performances

2016  En el fondo del Lago, Local Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile

2016  Two Active Architectures for Researching, Punto Croce, Venice, Italy

2016  Against a conspiracy of invisibilities, Sobering Gallery, Paris, France

 2016  In Progress / Another Reality. After Lina Bo Bardi, Stroom, Den Haag, The Netherlands

2016  The library a Jungle, Artis Bibliotheek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2015  Spell to Spelling Spelling to Spell, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2015  A day in the life of Thomas, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2014  Sub30, MAC (Museum of Contemporary Art), Santiago, Chile

2012  Flesh Garden, Casa Brandon, Buenos Aires, Argentina/ La Petit Mort Gallery, Ottawa, Canada.