Biography

Cause and effect, order and disorder, movement and stillness, sound and silence.

My works are nothing but a reflection of the contrasts that I've found on my path.

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BEATRIZ MAHAN

Viña del Mar, Chile 1973

 

My interest for all kind of graphic compositions and craftsmaship was born during my Design studies.

 

After several years working as a designer and other fields, I moved to Barcelona where I mantained this artistic inclination taking part in various courses and workshops, until one day I run into a printmaking studio and, without explanation, the ink smell, those bright papers and those ancient machines, made me feel at home.

 

I currently develop my printmaking work at my private studio and also I experiment with other self-taught artistic techniques.

 

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I love to think that printmaking is alchemy: a long experimental process where all the elements and materials have to fit together on a perfect moment in order to transmute into something powerful and precious.

 

Metals and cardboards become matrices, those receive ink that become stamps, fibers become a sheet of paper, paper scraps arranged together to create something new. This is a marvelous and incredible transmutation which is the guide of my work.

 

I feel myself fascinated by the sudden effects that I found through the process. There are many accidents generated that I can incorporate to the pieces of art. The mystery of not knowing exactly the result I am going to obtain makes me feel completely trapped by the process, since it seems to me that materials are alive.

 

I believe that this dialogue between materials leads shapes, colors and textures to communicate as elements themselves, rather than a specific result and meaning.

2017

 

Artist's Union of Armenia. Yarevan, Armenia.

1st International Print Biennial Yarevan.

 

Museo dell'Incisione-Castello dei Paleologi. Acqui Terme, Italy.
Premio Acqui, XIII Biennale Internazionale per l'Incisione.

 

Miejska Galeria Sztuki. Lódz, Poland.
15th Triennial of Small Graphic Forms.

 

China Printmaking Museum. Shenzhen, China.

6th Guanlan International Print Biennial.

 

 

2016

 

Jinan Art Museum. Xuyuan, China.

1st Xuyuan International Print Biennial.

 

Szekler National Museum. Sfântu Gheorghe, Rumania.

4th Graphic Art Biennial Szeklerland.

 

Federation Gallery. Vancouver, Canada.

9th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition (BIMPE).

 

Auditorio Municipal. Alijó, Portugal.

8th International Biennial Douro.

 

Artesanía de Catalunya and Documenta Bookstore. Barcelona, Spain.

"Intensitats", collective of the project "Wine-pairing and printmaking" of Entinta group.

 

El Catascopio Gallery. Barcelona, Spain.

Trienal Internacional de Grabado Contemporáneo 21x21.

 

Bibliotheca Wittockiana. Brussels, Belgium.

2nd René Carcan International Prize for Printmaking.

 

 

2015

 

Contemporary Art Gallery Bunkier Sztuki. Krakow, Poland.
International Print Triennial Krakow 2015.

 

Tama Art University Museum. Tokyo, Japan.

International Miniprint Triennial 2015.

 

Biblioteca Central Xavier Amorós. Reus, Spain.
"Intensitats", collective of the project "Wine-pairing and printmaking" of Entinta group.

 

Museo dell'Incisione-Castello dei Paleologi. Acqui Terme, Italy.
Premio Acqui, XII Biennale Internazionale per l'Incisione.

 

Biblioteca Alexandrina. Alexandria, Egypt.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Biennale for Miniature Graphics.

 

Centro Cultural Sagrada Familia. Barcelona, Spain.

"El Llibre en Femení", collective exhibition of Printmaking and Artist's Book.

 

 

2014

 

Espacio Creativo LaFutura. Barcelona, Spain.
"Le Salon 2014". Collective exhibition.

 

Can Fabra in Sant Andreu. Barcelona. Spain.
"Intensitats", collective of the project "Wine-pairing and printmaking" of Entinta group.

 

Cebreros City Hall. Cebreros, Spain.
XXI Concurso Internacional de Grabados Villa de Cebreros.

El Catascopio Gallery. Barcelona, Spain.
Gallery's collaborators collective exhibition.

Federation Gallery. Vancouver, Canada.
8ª Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition (BIMPE).

La Violeta de Gràcia. Barcelona, Spain.
"Intensitats", collective of the project "Wine-pairing and printmaking" of Entinta group.

Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzoric. Belgrade, Serbia.
2nd International Printmaking Triennial.

Serveis Territorials Generalitat de Catalunya. Tarragona, Spain.
"A propòsit dels Tallers Oberts", collective of Barcelona artists invited by the Asociación de Artistas Tallers03 of Tarragona.

National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan.
International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2014 ROC.

Taller Galería Fort. Cadaqués, Spain.
34º Miniprint Internacional de Cadaqués.

Palacio Pimentel. Valladolid, Spain.
IV Bienal Internacional de Grabado Aguafuerte 2014.

Miejska Galeria Sztuki. Lódz, Poland.
15th Triennial of Small Graphic Forms.

Centro de Artes Santa Mónica. Barcelona, Spain.
"Síntesi", collective of selected artists of Barcelona Open Workshops run by FAD association.

Hyvinkää Art Museum. Hyvinkää, Finland.
8th Triennial Miniprint Finland.


2013

Fundación Museo de las Artes del Grabado. La Coruña, Spain.

IV Printmaking Prize Atlante.

 

Guanlan Original Printmaking Base. Shenzhen, China.
Guanlan International Print Biennial 2013.

 

Espace culturel du Four Pontet. Magné, France.
3e Biennale de l'estampe de Marais Poitevin.

Taller Galería Fort. Cadaqués, Spain.
33º Miniprint Internacional de Cadaqués.


2012

Biblioteca Jagiellonian. Krakow, Poland.
"LETTRA, Sign and Letter", invited artist.
Exhibition part of the program of the 20ª International Printmaking Triennial Krakow.

Federation Gallery. Vancouver, Canada.
7ª Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition (BIMPE).

Art Institute and Museum Bitola. Bitola, Macedonia.
7ª Triennial International of Graphic Arts.

Biblioteca Municipal de Alijó. Alijó, Portugal.
Exhibition part of the program of the  6ª International Printmaking Biennial Douro, Portugal.
Collective printmaking exhibition with Taller Milpedras.

National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan.
International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2012 ROC.

Taller Galería Fort. Cadaqués, Spain.
32º International Miniprint of Cadaqués.

La Massa Centre de Cultura. Vilassar de Dalt, Spain.
"Actituds", Collective printmaking exhibition with Entinta group.

Centro de Artes Santa Mónica. Barcelona, Spain.
"Arts Libris", Artist's Book fair. Collective exhibition with Entinta group.


2011

Ecole d’art Janine-Haddad. Sarcelles, France.
15e Biennale Internationale de la gravure de Sarcelles.

Poly Arts Centre. Falmouth, England.
2nd International Contemporary Printmakers A4.

Miejska Galeria Sztuki. Lódz, Poland.
14th Triennial of Small Graphic Forms.

Espace culturel du Four Pontet. Magné, France.
2e Biennale de l’estampe de Marais Poitevin.

Centro de Artes Santa Mónica. Barcelona, Spain.
"Arts Libris", Artist's Book Fair. Collective exhibition with Entinta group.

Centro Cívico Barceloneta. Barcelona, Spain.
"GrafiK", collective printmaking exhibition of artists from Catalonia.

Biblioteca de Cataluña. Barcelona, Spain.
"Idea", collective printmaking exhibition of Artcontraprova workshop.


2010

Biblioteca Campus Mundet. Barcelona, Spain.
"Idea", collective printmaking exhibition of Artcontraprova workshop.

Centro Cívico Convent de San Agustí. Barcelona, Spain.
"Idea", collective printmaking exhibition of Artcontraprova workshop.

Eurostars Gaudí. Barcelona, Spain.
"Beginning", solo exhibition.

Eurostars Parc del Vallés. Cerdanyola del Vallés. Barcelona, Spain.
"Watching life", collective printmaking exhibition of Entinta.