Born in Chile, Andrea is an art educator and visual Artist graduated from School of Visual Arts (NY) 2001. Master in Art History, IDAES, Buenos Aires. She has been a singular Drawing Class Instructor for many universities in Chile. She was a teacher of art for Kids NY, Liberty Partnership NY, and during 2010 - 2015 she headed the Art Teaching and Fine Arts Program at UVM, Chile.
For the last 5 years she has been dedicated to researching the contribution that contemporary Art has made to Indigena schooling in the Mapuche Community in Southern  Chile.

Andrea Avendaño



15.06.2015 to 19.06.2015

Andrea Avendaño works in the education area with populations in risk, in the United States and Chile. In charge of creating study plans and works where art is used as a tool of social insertion. As an researcher, she leads projects where contemporary art is the changing and political point of school communities, in urban and rural schools.

Museum of Nothing is a project that links contemporary art and educational art. It has taken base in other ways of seeing and making. It takes some tools from agraph cultures, where ideas are not writen, in this way, images structure the project.

Museum of Nothing contains poetry, words as drawings, drawings as words, that has been defined in different ways: as an alliance, as family, or simply as the same thing. Word as an extension of a line that generates images, and drawing as lines that generates words and poetry.

Being at this residency was a precise and fertile experience for this project. Although the Museum of Nothing bases in drawing as an experience, it has an accomplice that is always present: silence. And being able to focus for a week in this wonderful place, allowed the silence to take life together with my days of great creativity, in an intimate conversation. 

"The need of knowing the world through words makes us neurotics, in the same way of chaman and poet. We are the children of ourselves, and our children of an unfinished chain of apprentices that will never know what the world is because they can't name it".
José Eduardo Eielson

Her work was published in the magazine of artistic research Panambí