Martin La Roche

MARTIN LA ROCHE

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.

www.martinlaroche.nl