Livia Marin

Livia Marin

Born in Chile in 1973, Livia Marin lives and works in London.

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Nomad Patterns (XVII)

Mixed Media

Dimension: Width 22x14 cm - Height 4,5 cm
Year: 2015

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Broken Things (II)

Ceramic, resin, plaster, transfer-print

Dimensions: 25.2x15.5x9 cm
Year: 2015

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Livia Marin Curriculum

Marin creates large-scale installations incorporating objects which are mass-produced and mass-consumed. At the beginning of her career, her work was influenced by the social and political context of Chile in the 1990's when the country was undergoing a transition from the rigid disciplinary regime of 17 years under a dictatorship to a democratic regime marked by a neo-liberal economic agenda.

Marin uses everyday objects to explore the nature of how humans relate to material objects during this historic period is dominated by globalization and standardization. Her work leads the observer to reflect on the relationship humans develop with objects, often unseen, that take care of our daily needs. The theme of estrangement is also central to Marin's work, which counteracts the sense of excessive familiarity that dictates every day life and the marketplace.

Marin has exhibited numerous times in her native Chile and internationally.

Solo Exhibitions


  • Faltas/Faults, Galería Patricia Ready, Santiago, Chile


  • Marca no registrada, Espacio Odeón, Bogotá, Colombia


  • Nomad Patterns, Eagle Gallery, London


  • Sutura, Galeria Eduardo Fernandes, Sao Paulo, Brasil


  • Nature Morte, House of Propellers, London, UK


  • Broken Things, House of Propellers, London, UK


  • The sense of repetition / El sentido de la repetición, Galería Animal, Santiago, Chile


  • El objeto y su manifestación, Galería Animal, Santiago, Chile


  • Tercera generación, Galería Bech, Santiago, Chile


  • Palimpsesto (de la omisión a la hibridación), Monjitas 342, Santiago, Chile

Group Exhibitions


  • Broken Memory, Harewood House, Leeds, UK
  • Objektivity, Galería Impakto, Lima, Perú


  • Rise, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Efemérides: fragmentos selectos de la historia reciente de Chile, Museum of National History, Santiago, Chile
  • It's About Time, ASC Gallery, London
  • Cousu Main - le temps passé, Galerie des petits carreaux, Paris
  • New Blue-and-White, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, USA
  • Mimesis, DuflonRacz, Bern, Switzerland
  • Mine: Take What's Yours, Underline Gallery, NY


  • The Shape of Things, jaggedart, London, UK
  • 33 Degrees South, Eb&Flow Gallery, London, UK
  • Nuestro Sitio, MAVI, Santiago, Chile
  • Found and Broken, The George Gallery, Laguna Beach, USA
  • Nuestro Sitio, Mac Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Blue, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon, UK
  • Accomplished, The Geroge Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, USA


  • Post, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Australia
  • Objet Dada, Edel Assanti, London, UK
  • Tectonic Shift: Contemporary Art from Chile, Phillips & de Pury and Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
  • Open Photography 2, The Royal West of England Academy (RWA), Bristol, UK


  • Contemporary Eye: Crossovers, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex, UK
  • Hubiera podido haber sido, LA Galería, Bogotá, Colombia


  • Residencia Artes del Barro, Trienal de Chile, PUC, Chile.
  • El lugar de lo invisible, Sala Gasco, Santiago, Chile


  • Manuf®actured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Oregon, USA


  • Poetics of the Handmade, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, USA
  • Maximinimalist, Institute of Visual Arts (Inova), Milwaukee, USA


  • Multiplication, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile


  • unhomely, 28 David´s Road, London, UK
  • Colectiva Die Ecke, Galería Die Ecke, Santiago, Chile


  • Transformaciones de lo mismo, Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago; Galería Universidad de Talca, Talca; C. C. El Almendral, San Felipe, Chile
  • Pláticas de terreno, Sala Codar, Reñaca, Chile
  • Arte Chileno Contemporáneo, Valenzuela y Klenner Arte Contemporáneo, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Frontal, Fundación Bank Boston, Santiago, Chile
  • IV Bienal Arte Joven, Museo bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile


  • IV Bienal MERCOSUR, Puerto Alegre, Brasil
  • El Objeto en el Arte Chileno, Sala Fundación Telefónica, Santiago, Chile


  • Frutos del país, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile
  • Arte/Naturaleza, Keby Quarn Art Space, Uppsala, Suecia.
  • Habitud, Centro Cultural de España, Santiago, Chile
  • Piel artificial, Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile


  • yobjetoy, Galería Carmen Codoceo, La Serena, Chile
  • La madera en la escultura chilena, Sala Fundación Telefónica, Santiago, Chile


  • Zona de Riesgo, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile
  • Hoffmann´s house, Parque Almagro, Santiago, Chile
  • Estar, Museo de los Tajamares, Santiago, Chile
  • El objeto y su par, Muro Sur Artes Visuales, Santiago, Chile
  • Delicatessen, Centro Extensión PUC, Santiago, Chile


  • Laboratorio 8, Centro Cultural Balmaceda 1215. Santiago, Chile
  • Zona de Riesgo, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile


  • Los colores de mi bandera, Galería Bucci, Santiago, Chile
  • Arte Joven, Museo "Emiliano Guiñazú". Mendoza, Argentina
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Livia Marin Events & Exhibitions


Ten women's soul

Liquid art system Capri - 5th July 2018



Livia Marin at La Triennale di Milano - 14 FEB - 4 MAR 2018

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