Andrea Avendaño

15.06.15 19.06.15

Andrea Avendaño works in the USA and in Chile with high-risk population in the education area. She is in charge of creating study plans where art is used as a tool of social insertion. As a researcher, she leads projects where contemporary art is the changing point of school communities, in urban and rural areas.


Museum of Nothing is a project that links contemporary 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 written and instead, images structure the project.

Museum of Nothing consists of 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

Andrea Avendaño Caneo
1975 | Chile.
Lives and works in Viña del Mar, Chile

2002 | Art education program,  School of Visual Arts. New York. USA.
Master in History of Latin American Art, Institute of High Social Studies, Buenos Aires.

2012 | ECA, Contemporary Space for the Arts. Mendoza, Argentina.
2012 | Art Gallery, SFUAD. Santa Fe, USA.
2011 | Modigliani Gallery. Viña del Mar, Chile.
2007 | Cultural Center of Viña del Mar. Chile.
2002 | Art Students League. New York. USA.

2011 | Project Caleu is dreaming, directed by the artist Cecilia Vicuña.

Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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