The world of Mauricio Garrido is surreal, exuberant, complex and dark at the same time, embracing diverse media like sculpture, collage, textile and video art. His work revises the codes of representation throughout the history of Art, and is particularly centered in the figure of Allegory as a method of synthesized narration. His artistic production has been exhibited in Europe, Asia and Latin-American.
His first pieces where large scale sculptures done with found objects and elements. After, he has continued exploring around other formats and materials, working in-depth with collage, until establishing a visual language that is unique and recognizable. The pieces of this area of his production are clear references to Hieronymus Bosch, Grunewald and Max Ernst.
Actually his work is part of the Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli permanent sculpture collection ,México City, Colección CCU en el Arte , Santiago de Chile , and Elton John art collection..Fonca Scholarship for artist of Iberoamrica and Hait , México, 2009.Fundacin Andes Balmaceda 1215 Scholarship 1995.Art Studies in Sculpture, Universidad Fins Terrae-SantiagoArt Studies in Sculpture, Contemporary Art Institute-Santiago. Currently teaches Applicated Aesthetics at the Dance Faculty of Universidad Mayor in Santiago. Exhibitions:2011, Las Tentaciones de San Antonio , Galería Animal , Chile.
2010Arteba 2010 ,Feria de Arte Contemporneo . Argentina. with Sala Cero (Chile)2009Nov-Dic"El Sueo de los Alebrijes".2da Muestra de Arte Ibroamericano .Cenart .Ciudad de Mxico , Mxico .Sept-OctArtist in residence in CASA, Oaxaca, Mxico.2009MarchDEVOTACentro Cultural Palacio la MonedaSantiago , Chile2008OctoberGARRIDO-ROMA . Solo exhibition. Instituto italo latinoamericano IILA . Roma .italiaAprilIN/OUT/ChinaEast Asia Contemporary Art SpaceShangai , ChinaFeria CIGE/SubliminalsChina World TradeBeijing , ChinaMarchSolo exhibition GOLDGalera MoroSantiago ,Chile2007NovemberFestival BACBarcelona, SpainSeptemberGroup Show SEWNSegment Gallery Beijing , ChinaAugustParticipation in V Artist Book Biennial Biblioteca Municipal Montecassino, ItalyMarch-MaySolo exhibitionPOESAM Art SpaceChilean Northamerican InstituteSantiago, Chile 2006JuneSolo exhibition DOLL Galera Quinta Normal y Pablo Neruda SpaceQuinta Normal Metro stationSantiago, Chile.,