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Paola Podestá Martí: Transcendental Work
The subtlety of Paola Podestá Martí’s work is reflected in “Cornisa Palacio Vergara” (Vergara Palace Cornice), selected by the Women to Watch curatorial staff of Washington D.C. to represent Chile, alongside 23 other artists from different committees of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in the Paper Routes” exhibit to be held in June of this year. The local version, called Acid-Free (to be mounted at MAVI), will present her “Ventana Baburizza”, a fascinating mural produced from paper, the program’s unifying element.
The visual artist was born in Santiago, but now lives in Valparaíso. Her work balances theoretical research with rigorous experimentation techniques. Her creative processes tend to be long-term, meticulous and multi-disciplinary, thought out so that her works become transcendant.
Paola holds a Fine Arts degree, specializing in sculpture from Pontifical Catholic University, as well as a degree in Aesthetics from the same university and a Masters in Visual Arts from the University of Chile. During 13 years she taught at the Graphic Design School of DUOC UC in Viña del Mar. She has participated in a number of individual and group shows in Santiago as well as Region Five.
She has been awarded Fondart prizes on four occasions, (1998, 1999, 2001 and 2008). Beyond her work as visual artist, she has explored other expressions as artistic producer and director for Masivo Films, entering the world of film. In addition, she taught at Colegio St. Margaret in Viña del Mar, and since 2013 has worked in “Suculento,” a cultural-gastronomic Italian cooking project.
The following two videos show both works.