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).
Ausentes. Curated by Dulce Pinzón. PARC, Lima, Perú.
Dawns. Leun ‘Un, Monterrey, México.
Memorias. Art Base, Puebla, México.
Unframed. Anent, New York, E.U.
Ausentes. FAMA, Monterrey, México.
Ausentes. Trámite, Querétaro, México.
Memorias. Museo Interactivo Bebeleche, Durango, México.
México Vivo. Museo de Arte Moderno, Ciudad de México, México.
Memorias. Centro de las artes, San Luis Potosí, México.
Manos. Batur, Monterrey, México.
Many Moons. Mercado Feria de Arte, Monterrey, México.
Many Moons. Speos, París, France.
Many Moons. Foire Internationale à la Photo, Bièvres, France.
2018 Honor Mention PX3, París, France.
2017 Jóvenes Creadores Grant, FONCA. Memorias (2016-2017).
Vesnin, Arseny. Design Collector. October 25, 2019.
Gonzalez, Victoria. “The beauty of the absent.” Trendland, October 18, 2019.
Fuggetti, Claudia. “Ausentes, Rodrigo Chapa’s sensual minimalism.” Collateral, December, 2019.
“The contemporary nude uncovered.” Artspace, 2018.
“Arte Vivo Catalogo.” Fundación México Vivo, September 14, 2018.
“PICS.” Centro de la Imagen, 2017.