Dig a hole through the ground and you will find this
Simultaneous exhibition happening in Santiago, Chile, and Shanghai, China.
Four China-based and four Chile-based illustrators from different backgrounds portray the day-to-day spaces of the cities they live in, creating a unique encounter between two cultures and realities that often ignore the everydayness in the other.
Zhang Garden Habitat
As part of the Second Summit on Water Resources, (organized by the Oriental Danology Institute ODI) a series of activities and workshops was organized in Zhang Garden , a historic Shikumen (a typical Shanghainese architectural form of the 1900s).
Zhang Garden Habitat had children and community-oriented activities, art installations, live music and food sellers, all inspired in pre-Columbian Latin America.
Crossing the Pacific
Chilean Illustration Exhibition
August- November 2016
AL together with Isabel Molina from Chile organized a Chilean Contemporary Illustration Exhibit that had place in several cities in China (Beijing, Urumqi, Dunhuang and Shanghai).
Some copies of this illustration were donated to children libraries in Beijing
Color Maze by Benjamin Lira
Himalayas Museum Shanghai
AL Works, in collaboration with the Himalayas Museum and the Consulate of Chile in Shanghai, organize and curate Color Maze, a solo exhibition of world-renowned Chilean artist Benjamín Lira.
Presenting Lira's work for the first time in China with twenty-one original pieces, Color Maze exhibition welcomed the audience to lose themselves in the labyrinth of colors, architectures, and geometries that characterize the artist’s perception of the world.
Escenalborde Contemporary Dance Company
Drama Valley Theather Festival
AL together with the cultural office of the Embassy of Chile in Beijing in the frame of the Drama Valley Theather Festival organized 3 successful performances and a master class with the Chilean Contemporary Dance Company, Escenalborde
Our Time on the Moon
Camila Pino Gay Solo exhibition
AL host and curate Camila Pino Gay first exhibition in China. "Our Time on the Moon" was a series of 7 screen prints made during 2016, these prints were inspired by how the space race and the first images of UFOs can change our sense of reallity.
The Sound of water by Felipe Valdivia
Felipe Valdivia Infante is a self-taught artist who enjoys career success as a digital creative director. His artwork mixes embroidery, sewing machine collage drawing, watercolor and written word on canvasses made of found pieces of fabrics stitched together with yarn and wool threads creating landscapes, mixed with written words and images, inspired by his own imagination and everyday life. He showed for first time in China in June 2019 at Instituto Cervantes Shanghai.
Gabriela Mistral & Gonzalo Rojas Book Launch
Saturday, August 26th, Chinese editions of an anthology of poems written by Gabriela Mistral and Gonzalo Rojas was launched at MADHAUS cafe at the Jing’An Culture Center. This was the first official publication in Chinese of the works of these renowned Chilean poets.
AL with the support of The Consulate of Chile in Shanghai and the cultural office of The Embassy of Chile in Beijing organized this event which brought together Latino and Chinese communities together.
Habitar is a result of the virtual residence that Maria P. Vila does in AL Galeria during the pandemic of 2020 and under self-isolation in her apartment.
In this work, Maria gathers memories, experiences, and feelings of people she knows in form of audio messages and editing them together building a collective narrative, that is given to the audience in a series of audio capsules focusing on differents themes like time, motherhood, sexuality, among others.
Maria P Vila
"Just give a bit more time to finish my letter" Basement 6
Zhujiajiao Water Town Music Festival
Maria P. Vila came to Shanghai to work in two installations, one piece was "Secreto" setup in two occasions (2017-2018) that she has been doing for 3 years in several cities around the world.
And the other one was completely conceived in Shanghai as part of a residency in the art space Basement 6 where she also made a workshop.
Both projects were produced by AL Works.
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Sebastian Correa is a Chilean illustrator, photographer, and architect based in Shanghai. ALworks has organized two successful exhibitions of original illustrations and screen prints that portray everyday postcards of a disappearing old Shanghai. Correa is also the author of Chopsuey magazine illustrations and photographs.
Motion by Elias Peña
We team up with the pop-up gallery H27 to organize the art exhibition by Spanish painter Elías Peña, titled Motion.
Elías Peña’s paintings are based off his observations of everyday life, moments of community and intimacy in public spaces: elderly men playing games by a curb, children rushing out of school, people waiting in traffic.