Felipe Coddou

Santiago de Chile, Chile. 1974

Tourists

This work is based on the reflection on the individualism in human beings’ reality and the incapability of placing the community benefit over the individual benefit. Each of us have different life conceptions, depending on our personal experiences, but we rarely share them or talk about them. For instance, we only tend to choose people that are similar to us, that belong to our social class, creating a safe haven of commodity, where differences are small, allowing us to minimize the risks that come with confronting ourselves with other realities, different ways of life and discovering the world. This closed system limits our experience; for example, when we travel, we usually visit touristic places, pasteurized to be digested with a non critical eye, and we rarely contact the people that live outside these model-like landscapes. Then we finally go back home with a manipulated vision of reality.

Silenced Memory

This work speaks of memories made out of silences, memories that persist and resist disappearing. We overlook it, so that it doesn’t affect a difficultly achieved coexistence. We get used to the amnesiac commodity of negating the past, so we turn into humans without history on which to articulate a future. We are then left in a world that becomes increasingly strange and alienated.

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Work

Felipe Coddou
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Felipe Coddou
Felipe Coddou
Felipe Coddou
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Exhibitions and publications

Solo Exhibitions

2005
• Exposición fotográfica “ Ruinas Microscópicas” en galería San Ginés de Santiago de Chile.

Group Exhibition

2010
• Finalistas Concurso Internacional Galería Cero”. Madrid, España.
• Chile Mira”, Galería Embajada Chile. Madrid, España.
• Absurdos”, Galería Cero. Madrid, España.
• Colectiva Alumnos Master”, Sala EFTI. Madrid, España

2009
• Exposicón Taller Eugenio Dittborn, Galería D21. Santiago, Chile.

Publications

2008
• Publicación del libro “ La Vega” de Ediciones Matte, referente a la gente del mercado de abastos La Vega Central en la ciudad de Santiago de Chile.

Awards and scholarships

2011
• Finalista Concurso Internacional Galería Cero. Madrid, España.

2010
• Premio Futuro Al Betrayal Master EFTI, itinerario concepto y creación. Madrid, España.

Education

2010
• Master de Fotografía EFTI, Escuela de Fotografía y Centro de Imagen.
• Talleres con: Alejandro Castellote, Ciuco Gutiérrez, James Casebere, Lottie Davies, Alain Fleischer, Santiago Olmo, Eugenio Ampudia, Miguel Oriola, Chema Madoz, Eduardo Momeñe y José Luis Santalla.

2009
• Taller anual de arte con Eugenio Dittborn. Santiago, Chile.

2007
• Taller de fotografía narrativa Rodrigo Gómez Rovira. Valparaíso, Chile.

1998
• Estudio anual de Fotografía en Escuela Cine Chile con la fotógrafa Valeria Zalaquett. Santiago, Chile.

1996-98
• Estudios de diseño en la Universidad Católica de Chile. Santiago, Chile.

1996
• Estudios de fotografía en la Universidad Católica de Chile. Santiago, Chile.