Installation / Land / Site-specific
Chilean artist (b.1990) with a general focus on sustainability and promoting Latin American art and culture abroad. Her multidisciplinary practice is inspired by our everchanging reality. She explores the dimension of the flâneur, trying to understand human behaviour and which paradigms rule our society. Tere Chad graduated in 2020 with an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London, having previously graduated in 2018 with an MA in Art and Science from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. She has held seven solo exhibitions, completed five residencies and participated in more than 50 collective exhibitions in four different continents. She has curated over 20 international exhibition managing groups of over 70 people. Part of her series ‘Calling Back’ was recently acquired by the Nelimarkka-Foundation, Finland (2021). In 2020 she was granted a Global Talent Visa for Exceptional Promise to enable her to continue developing her practice in the UK, and in 2021 she was accepted as a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors. Her latest projects include: ‘Woven Hug,’ Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart, Northern Ireland funded by Arts Council England (2023); ‘Are We Sinking?’ selected by way of an invitation to the Royal Society of Sculptors for members to be exhibited at Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden, North Yorkshire (2023); ‘Zurciendo Vacíos’ (Mending Voids) in collaboration with Cordelia Rizzo, the Cultural Lab LABNL Lab Cultural Ciudadano, Cultural Centre Centro Cultural Plaza Fátima, University CRGS UDEM, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico (2023); ‘Platinum Jubilee Collection’, Civic Gallery, Kensington Town Hall, London (2022); a commission for ‘The Coro’, Ulverstone, Cumbria (2022); ‘Neo Norte 3.0’ (New North), Myymälä2 Gallery, Helsinki (2021); ‘Phantom_step’, Projectraum Kurt-Kurt, Berlin (2021); ‘Primeiras Vezes’, Na Esquina, Lisbon (2020). Between 2022 and 2023 she co-curated ‘On The Edge,’ an exhibition at the Espacio Gallery with members of the Royal Society of Sculptors that reflected upon the idea of living of the edge of uncertainty with the war in Ukraine and Climate Change.
Woven Hug 2.0 was made during Tere Chad's latest residency. This documentary delves into the making process of Woven Hug 2.0 at Flowerfield Arts Centre (2023). Woven Hug 2.0 is a participatory textile installation that embraces Portstewart with a pair of 20m long ‘arpillera’ arms stitched with textiles recycled by its own community. The project facilitated by Tere Chad and Cordelia Rizzo hosted 3 weeks of workshops that received near 200 participants, resulting in more than 120 embroidery donated. The embroideries tell narratives related to the social, political and environmental context of Northern Ireland. The project was made in collaboration with Conflict Textiles, Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast and is part of the Linen Biennale’s programme. This film was produced by Kavod Films with the support of the National Lottery through Arts Council England, the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs and the Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Woven Hug 1.0 was initially presented at LABNL, Monterrey, Mexico (2022).