Simón Catalán Molina
The conquest of space

01.12.14 19.12.14

Simón Catalán Molina completed a SUB30 Production Residency in December 2014.


My work, has a strong graphic mark and is directed towards science fiction. The audiovisual media of such genre (movies and TV) is the starting point to create hybrid images based in machinery, artifacts and celestial bodies.

I am particularly interested in certain obsessions presented in these science fiction movies and series as the fascination with space travels and extraterrestrial life, exacerbated technological artifacts, the development of modular and transformable vehicules, the neat and geometrical aspect of buildings. All these obsessions are transformed into images which I am interested in changing, transforming, cutting and finally representing.

Very close to illustration, my drawings and printmakings travel among a fantastic futuristic movie and a scientific encyclopedia, taking and transforming the information they provide me.

Disassembling, relocating, assembling and editing are all operations that allow me to manipulate information, altering the shape and content but keeping latent the source where it came from.

Simón Catalán Molina
1988 | Santiago, Chile.
Lives and works in Santiago, Chile.

2009 | BFA, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile.
MFA, Universidad de Chile, Chile.

2013| Autonomy, 11 Biennal of Video and medial Arts, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Santiago, Chile.
2013| This is not museum: Mobile Devices on the prowl, Museum of Contemporary Art Fifth Normal, Santiago, Chile.
2012| Earth tremors, ArteBA Fair, Chandon Young Neighborhood, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2010| MICH Art Collective.

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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January 31st, 2024

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