bio/vitae

Born in Valdivia, Chile, 1974.
She has been developing her career from Chiloé Island, Chile, and from 2010 she works and exhibits in Europe, mostly in Paris.
Currently lives in Chiloé Island, Chile.

1993-1996: BA in Art, Major in Painting, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Anelys is the daughter of interculturality that characterizes the northern areas of Chiloé Archipelago. Her mother hailed from Quinchao: Island in the archipelago’s inner sea, from where, during her time as a student, she would go out in horseback, boat, and then in train to reach Ancud’s Normal School, where she was trained as an elementary school teacher. Her father, descendant of German settlers, dedicated to agriculture and commerce. In Anelys’ paternal home in Ancud, Chiloé is spoken and felt: the rain through the window, the warmth of the fire in the wood stove. Between the years 1999 and 2008, Anelys Wolf collaborates professionally from photography, design, pedagogy and management with numerous cultural institutions from Chiloé.

                During this period she roams through the archipelago, by land and sea, discovering the deep Chiloé: agriculture, fishing, traditional crafts, natural resources, photographic and architectonic patrimony, education, and, of course, the contact with its people and their particular mythical thought, still in force. These experiences have been recorded without going directly into her artistic work until recently. This current necessity of explaining her native land through her painting, surges after plenty and long periods of travel and exhibits the artist did in Europe, which started thanks to the realization of a residence in the south of France, where she painted film scenes from 3 Chilean filmmakers, in 2008.

                 With this oeuvre she was invited to exhibit in the context of the Latin-American Film Festival in Toulouse, and then, in between years 2009 and 2012, she exhibits in Bordeaux, Toulouse, Lisbon, Palma de Mallorca, Vienna, and, principally, Paris, where the she is a permanent artist in the art gallery Les Singuliers. Under the wing of this gallery, she lives and actively participates in the Parisian contemporary art movement. 

From 2012 she paints uninterruptedly from Chiloé, where she reflects around local identity and the significance of belonging to a small society: their aspirational games, and their dreams of liberty and diversity, in societies that lean toward a uniformity of expression. Part of this  body of work it was shown in North America in 2015. 

 

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS
2000 “Del Plástico a la carne” (From plastic to flesh). Sala Las Columnas, Ancud, Chiloé, Chile.
2004 “Vestuario” (Clothing). Hall Central, Santiago, Chile.
2005 “Lo normal – Lo Particular” (The Normal, and the Unique). Sala RAS, Valdivia, Chile.
2006 “Actitudes Cotidianas” (Daily Attitudes). Sala Challanco, Regional Museum of Ancud, Chile.
2007 “Vacaciones en Chiloé” (Holidays in Chiloé). Exhibition Hall, Public Library, Achao, Chiloé. Chile
2008 “Actitudes Cotidianas” (Daily Attitudes), Salón Tudor, Santiago, Chile.
2010 “Relaciones Secretas” , (Secrets Relations), Galerie Lemniscate, Les rencontres du cinéma d’Amérique Latine, Toulouse, France.
2010 “Relaciones Secretas”, (Secrets Relations), Casa de América Latina, Lisbonne, Portugal.
2010 «Relaciones Secretas», (Secrets Relations), Galería Centro, Talca, Chile
2010 «Relaciones Secretas», (Secrets Relations), Museo Philippi, Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia, Valdivia, Chile
2011″Secrètes Relations», (Secrets Relations), Galerie «Les Singuliers», Paris, France
2011 «10/10», Atelier d’ Isidore Krapo, Bordeaux, France
2012 «Relaciones Secretas», (geheime Beziehungen), Galerie Michaela Stock,  Vienna,  Austria
2012 «Ese vestido verde», (That green dress), KulturRaum Neruda, Vienna,  Austria
2014 “Álbum de Provincia” (Album of the province), Corporación Cultural de Puerto Montt, Chile.
2015 “Glamour Chileno” (Chilean Glamor), Parque Cultural de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile.
2015 «Rural glamor» , Rats9 gallery, Montreal (Quebec), Canada.

 

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS
2000, 2001, 2003 “Muestra de Artistas Residentes en Chiloé” (Exhibition of Artists Residing in Chiloé)- Museum of Modern Art, Castro, Chiloé, Chile.
2004 Exhibition of Works selected in the “Arte y Poesía joven” contest (Young art and poetry), Sala El Farol, Valparaiso, Chile.
2004 “CONDOROS/MISTAKES” 24/7 Gallery, London, UK 2004.
2004 “Challanco” Regional Museum of Ancud, Chile.
2005 “Colectiva Sur” (Southern Collective) Regional Museum of Ancud, Chile.
2007 “Salón Regional de Artes Visuales” (Regional Salon of Visual Arts), Regional Government Office, Lake Region, Puerto Montt, Chile.
2010 «Zarpataedo», Artists of the Galery Les Singuliers, Musée du Montparnasse, Paris, France.
2010 «Passerelles», Chilean peinters, Maison du Chili, Paris, France.
2011 “Colectiva de Invierno” galería Modulor, Castro, Chiloé, Chile.
2012 “Pinturas recientes”,  “Kaleuxe” Galery, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
2012 “Retratos y autorretratos”, International film festival of Valdivia, Chile.
2012 “Desde el collage”, «Modulor» art Gallery, Castro, Chiloé, Chile.
2013 “2º Salón de Arte Sur-Austral SURMUNDO”,  Centro Cultural Diego Rivera, Puerto Montt, Chile.
2013 “2º Salón de Arte Sur-Austral SURMUNDO”,  Balmaceda Arte Joven, Concepción, Chile.
2013 «Mirada y realidad», (Look and reality), Modulor art Gallery, Castro, Chiloé. Chile.
2013 “Paisaje y glamour”, (Landscape and glamor), Factoría de arte Santa Rosa, Santiago, Chile.
2015 «Love and Rage», M.A.I. Gallery,  Montreal (Quebec), Canada.

 

CONFERENCES
Artistalk at Articule gallery, «Rural Glamor from a very Southern América»,   Montréal (Québec), Canada.

 

GRANTS
2005 Financing of National Council of Culture and Arts of Chile, line creation of work: Actitudes Cotidianas (Daily attitudes)
2009 Artist Residence “Le Parc”, Pampelonne, France, financed by the National Council of Culture and Arts of Chile
2013 «2º Salón de Arte Sur-Austral SURMUNDO», Los Lagos district, Chile
2015 Fondart «Ventanilla abierta», for exhibitions in Montreal, Canada, financed by the National Council of Culture and Arts of Chile