Demian Schopf is a Chilean contemporary artist and philosopher whose work takes several forms: installation, photography, and video. All of these works share a common thread: a recurrence of references to the Baroque, the Latin American Baroque, and what we refer to as the neo-Baroque. Born in Frankfurt to Chilean parents who fled the Pinochet dictatorship, the artist and his family returned to Chile when he was nine years old. Schopf calls himself "second-generation memory," thinking of those who did not experience the coup in Chile but still grew up with the imagination of fear and insecurity. A Graduate in Fine Arts with an MA in Fine Arts and a Doctorate in Philosophy (Universidad de Chile), he has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions both in Chile and abroad. Demian Schopf lives and works in Santiago.
Featured image: Demian Schopf - Diablo, 2010
(detail). C-print on paper. 21 7/10 × 31 1/2 × 4/5 in. 55 × 80 × 2 cm. Edition
of 3. This work is part of a limited edition set. Photo courtesy 193 Gallery