Biography


Karina Chechik (Buenos Aires, 1966). She received a Professor of Painting degree from the National School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredon, in Buenos Aires (1989). In 1995, she moved to Miami, where she lived until 2007. She was an artist in residence at the ArtCenter South Florida and an active member of the artistic community of Miami. She currently lives between Buenos Aires and Torino,  and often exhibits her art in the United States.

Her work has been exhibited in museums, galleries, universities, and international art fairs in the United States, Latin America, and Europe.

Currently, Chechik is working on two important shows:

The first is a large-format installation for the show Amazing Nature, commissioned by the Silkeborg Art Centre, Denmark. This show will open March 2023 and will be on view until December 2023. Parallel to the exhibition there will be cultural activities and programs related to the concern for the future of the planet.

Her second project is a solo show Migrating Lights at Casa Argentina in Rome, curated by Massimo Scaringella. (October - November 2022) concurrent with the Rome Art Week.

In 2021 Chechik created the series #HereComesHope, which was exhibited at The week of the Arts, organized by Casa d'Arte San Lorenzo in Sardegna.

In 2020 Ms. Chechik had a virtual solo show The consonance of the Limits at Universidad Católica Argentina Main Library, which was chosen to be part of the permanent online exhibition on the UCA Library website.

In 2019 The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation*  selected her website — https://www.karinachechik-art.com/ — for inclusion in its Latin American and Caribbean Contemporary Art Web Archive. 

Note * The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation is a partnership of thirteen leading academic research libraries of the United States — Brown University, the University of Chicago, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Stanford University, and Yale University — that collectively provide access to a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity through resource sharing and collaboration.

In 2018 Karina Chechik created a large site-specific installation and show: The Vertical Labyrinth, a homage to Jorge Luis Borges and Franco Maria Ricci, curated by Rodrigo Alonso at Marq, Architecture and Design Museum, Buenos Aires. She also presented another solo exhibition:  Promised Land at ICANA, Institute of Argentine and North American Culture, Buenos Aires.

In 2015 she had a retrospective at Palazzo Pretorio in Certaldo, Tuscany called TERRA, Geographie di Viaggio, that took 7 galleries of the art and anthropology Museum for which she created site-specific installations, interacting with the renaissance frescos and architecture of the building.

She created  Architectures of Light, a traveling exhibition shown at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami  (2014), the National Institute of Roman Studies, Rome, The Jewish Museum of Buenos Aires (2012), The Design Museum of Torino, and the Cathedral Museum of La Plata, Argentina (2011).

In 2003 she was invited by Ediciones Polígrafa in Barcelona to create a series of lithographies, that were later exhibited in the leading art fairs Art Basel, Art Basel Miami, and ARCO Madrid.

Selected solo and group shows include:

Dome Gallery, New York (1990) Jorge Luis Borges Foundation, Buenos Aires,(1998); Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami and Jewish Museum of Miami Beach (2002) Antonio de Barnola Gallery, Barcelona, (2005); Silkeborg Bad Art Centre, Denmark (2006); San Lorenzo Art Gallery, Milan (2007,2010), UBS Wealth Management gallery, Lugano, Switzerland (2008) MACO Art Fair, Mexico (2008); The Piemonte Biennial, Turin (2012), Michetti Foundation Italy (2013);  Young Masters Art Prize London (2012/2013);  Departures/ Arrivals show (1999-2014) Miami, Untitled Art Fair Miami (2016); Espacio Cruz Bajo Madrid ( 2017); Plataforma Argentina at Pinta Art Fair, Miami (2017), Art Nexus Foundation Bogota (2018) and Buenos Aires Photo art fair (2020). Chechik is a Professor of Painting and Art History at The National Museum of Decorative Arts of Buenos Aires. She has lectured at prestigious Museums, Universities, and Public Institutions in Argentina, the United States, and Italy.

Her work can be found in important public and private collections around the world.

 

The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation has selected Karina Chechik's website for inclusion in its Latin American and Caribbean Contemporary Art Web Archive. The Archive is an initiative developed by art and architecture librarians at Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale Universities, and the Universities of Chicago and Pennsylvania. The project aims to preserve websites belonging to selected notable contemporary artists in order to assure the continuing availability of the important content they contain for researchers and scholars.