Jesús Román
Objectual Explorations and Sequins

21.08.18 14.09.18

 Jesús Román´s residence in 2018 was the beginning of a series of partnerships. The artists and scholar will be part of our International Honorary Advisory Board during 2023-2024.


In 2016 I made an exhibition entitled Penar. It consisted of a series of pieces that were made having as reference medieval paintings like the Triptych with the Cross of Christ. The dichotomy (heavy / light) is one of the conceptual and visual axes that this exhibition proposed. In this sense, the fold, formed by a “textile” made of pvc covered with sequins, is the materiality that accounts for this dichotomy.

From this point I want to resume my research and therefore what I want to elaborate in this residency. I am interested in working in relation to concepts such as weight, layers, superposition, movement, organism, duplicity.

Considering all these factors, my project consists in the realization of a series of small scale objects where the materialities would be sequins and pvc, threads, silk ribbons, lace, etc. I would also like to include other materials such as wires and/or metal objects, glass, plastics, acrylics, etc. that help to give structure to the objects. In order to cross, embed, adhere and assemble “codes” of different origins that are coherent with each other in terms of creating objects/autonomous beings and at the same time interdependent with each other as well as a living system. I am interested in transmitting a certain organicity in objects, a some kind of animality or carnality at the same time as subtlety and lightness.

Jesús Román
1978 | Santiago de Chile, Chile

2017 | Master in Arts, focus in Visual Arts, Universidad de Chile
2003 | Bachelor in Arts, focus in Visual Arts,  Universidad de Chile

2017 | Domo, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Valdivia, Chile
2016 | Penar, Space Hand of Nun MdM, Valparaíso, Chile
2015 | Franked 0.15, Madrid, Spain
2013 | Mano-Factura, La Moneda Centro Cultural, Santiago, Chile
2012 | Interior Garden, Space Cabinet of Dr. Sazié

2015 | FONDART Open Window, National Contest Line of Support
2011 | FONDART Metropolitan Region with the Aesthetics of the Surface project

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