About

Rodrigo Chapa (Monterrey, Nuevo León, México. 1987) currently lives and works in Mexico City. He graduated from a masters in professional photography with studio specialty in the international photographic school, Spéos, Paris (2012-2013). He was awarded the Jóvenes Creadores grant by FONCA with his project Memorias (2016-2017). His work is inspired by the phenomenology of color, producing scenarios to explore the limits of its psychological and spiritual implications. In his artistic practice, he mainly explores the medium of photography, relying on the pictorial tradition as an environmental resource to build an image. He has taught photography at CEDIM, Gimnasio de Arte and LCI schools and is currently the director at his photographic studio C129 (Mexico City) and co-founded the photographic printing lab Estudio Tampiquito (Mexico City/Monterrey).

Exhibitions

2020    

          Ausentes. Curated by Art Base. BAphoto, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

          Ausentes. Curated by Dulce Pinzón. PARC, Lima, Perú.

2019    

          Dawns. Leun ‘Un, Monterrey, México.

          Memorias. Art Base, Puebla, México.

          Unframed. Anent, New York, E.U.

          Ausentes. FAMA, Monterrey, México.

          Ausentes. Trámite, Querétaro, México.

2018

          Memorias. Museo Interactivo Bebeleche, Durango, México.

          México Vivo. Museo de Arte Moderno, Ciudad de México, México.

2017

          Memorias. Centro de las artes, San Luis Potosí, México.

2014

          Manos. Batur, Monterrey, México.
          Many Moons. Mercado Feria de Arte, Monterrey, México.

2013

          Many Moons. Speos, París, France.
          Many Moons. Foire Internationale à la Photo, Bièvres, France.

Awards

2020

          Honor Mention PX3, París, France.

2018

          Honor Mention PX3, París, France.

 

2017

          Jóvenes Creadores Grant, FONCA. Memorias (2016-2017).

Press

Vesnin, Arseny. Design Collector. October 25, 2019.

https://designcollector.net/likes/rodrigo-chapa?rq=rodrigo%20chapa

Gonzalez, Victoria. “The beauty of the absent.” Trendland, October 18, 2019.

https://trendland.com/the-beauty-of-the-absent/

 

Fuggetti, Claudia. “Ausentes, Rodrigo Chapa’s sensual minimalism.” Collateral, December, 2019.

https://www.collater.al/en/rodrigo-chapa-ausentes-photography/

“The contemporary nude uncovered.” Artspace, 2018.

https://link.artspace.com/view/5cb7b6b79c625f042a00c429boz0k.1n39/e3929094

 

“Arte Vivo Catalogo.” Fundación México Vivo, September 14, 2018.

https://issuu.com/artevivo2010/docs/arte_vivo_2018

“PICS.” Centro de la Imagen, 2017.

https://pics-ci.com.mx/profile/Rodrigo_Chapa.php

Contact