Magdalena Paz was born in Santiago, Chile in 1990. Behind her drawings, acrylic paintings, and sculptures is a process on the one hand run by her obsession with organising and reorganising that came about from a constant displacement growing-up. On the other hand, it parallels her athletic practice in the form of endurance, and spontaneity as a result of preparation. The work itself picks repetitive thoughts, unanswered questions, and curiosities that come into the artists awareness again and again and it confines them in a physical space where they can move on to provoke awareness in others. Like sport, painting is a highly physical and mental process—she often works uninterrupted hours without breaks and doesn’t paint on canvas larger than her own height-  celebrating the process and a calmness between form and substance as the ultimate end goal.

In the United States, she received her B.F.A. as a transfer student from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA in 2012. Between schools, she pursued sculpture and portraiture training from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile, and the upon moving to Germany in 2013, she studied Illustration. Her thesis, “The Potential of Art in Enriching our
Experiences and Deepening our Level of Understanding in Disciplines Other than the Arts” was awarded an honourable mention and still influences her work today. She currently lives and works in her studio in Berlin, Germany.

[...] I would like to think that [artists and atheletes] share an element of purity. They are pure in the sense that he who is an athlete and he who is an artist has a highly intrinsic motivation for practicing their discipline, and that because of this element the product of their efforts embody expression. They also have a comparable way of working towards their goals, the artist works to achieve a harmonious manipulation of medium through research and experimentation, as does the athlete aim to achieve a harmonious manipulation of his body through training. Artist and athlete require discipline and knowledge of technique, but this can only take them so far; from there, the ability to respond and improvise to situations as they appear is essential and conducive to new knowledge. This ability for improvisation and controlled spontaneity comes as a result of preparation. 

Magdalena Paz, “The Potential of Art in Enriching our Experiences and Deepening our Level of Understanding in Disciplines Other than the Arts," 2017

Magdalena Paz
Born in Santiago, Chile
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Selected Group Exhibitions

BAAM #6, Not a Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Nano, Anomalie Art Club, Berlin, Germany

In the beginning there was football, Romi Studio via Artsy, online

Foundations Fair, Artsy, Online

WERY WOR!, hosted by ExGirlfriend Gallery & HER Studios, Berlin, Germany


Editions, curated by Elena Feijoo, ExGirlfriend Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Nice to See You Open Studio, HER Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
BAAM #4, Monopol, Berlin, Germany
BAAM #3, Monopol, Berlin, Germany
BAAM #2, Monopol, Berlin, Germany
Revolver, Monopol, Berlin, Germany
Chilean Festival of Art, Chilean Conexión at Monopol, Berlin, Germany
Upgrading Maria, curated by Igor Zaidel, Stephanuskirche (Church), Berlin, Germany
FINE ART KIOSK, Palazzo Anticrisi, Berlin, Germany
Revolver, KSTN Projektraum, Berlin, Germany
La Bomba Festival, an occasion of live mural painting, Marie-Antoinette, Berlin,
Chilean Festival of Art, Chilean Conexión at Monopol, Berlin, Germany
El Art Show de los Garabatos, Casa Tiber 59, Mexico City, Mexico
Noches de Arte, White Page Art Happenings, Mexico City, Mexico
Celeste, Galeria Fauna, Santiago, Chile
Radiian-T, Galpon 9, Santiago, Chile
Kaleidoscope, Kühlhaus Berlin, Berlin, Germany
The Beautiful Game: The Poetics and Aesthetics of Soccer in Transnational Perspective
Didi Offensiv, Basel, Switzerland
Tschutti Hefli Die Originalen, Galerie Tabak, Zurich, Switzerland
Tschutti Heftli Sammelalbum, Neubad Luzern, Switzerland
Fummeto the International Comic Festival, Luzern, Switzerland
Tschutti Heftli- die Austellung, speaker at the 11mm Football Film Festival, City Cinema
Wedding, Berlin, Germany

Professional Experience & Membership
Thomas Leo Chapman, Artist Assistant, Berlin, Germany
Sleek Magazine, Editorial Assistant, Berlin, Germany
Cristobal Schmal Illustration, Intern, Berlin, Germany
Victoria & Albert Museum, CreateVoice Member, London, England

Press, Artist Books, and Publications

Pathak, Manasi. “Women’s World Cup: Romi Studio Launches Exhibition with Hannah Wilkinson among the Artists.” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 7 Aug. 2023, 

Interview: Seifert, Vanessa, and Tan Erbas. Deutschrap Undercover Die Geschichte Hinter Den Artworks von Anfang 90er BIS Heute. Publikat, 2021. 

Soare, Stanca, “Upgrading Maria 2021. Expoziția colectivă din catedrala fără frontiere (upgrading maria 2021. collective exhibition in the cathedral without borders,” ArTeVezi, July, 26, 2021.

Kilian, Thomas, “Maria und andere weibliche Vorbilder in den abrahamischen Religionen
(Mary and Other Female Models in the Abrahamic Religions),” Soldiner Kiez, October 11,


Kilian, Thomas, “Upgrading Maria 2021: Ein Sommerevent der besonderen Art
(Upgrading Maria 2021: A special kind of summer event),” Soldiner Kiez, June 30, 2021.

Millennial Cafés [@millennialcafes], “Avo Brothers was born from the combined vision of
five friends...” [photo image of Magdalena Paz’s “AVOGUE” illustration], Instagram, May
12, 2020.

Torres Mandiola, Magdalena Paz, “The Potential of Art in Enriching Our Experiences and
Deepening Our Level of Understanding in Disciplines other Than the Art,” Bachelor
Thesis presented at the Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule, January 2017.

Waladis, Samuel, “15 Minuten für Janko und Pommes im Schnabel der Möwen (Marek
Suchy – interpreted by Magdalena Torres [Chile]),” TagesWoche, August 4, 2016.

Football Film Festival Berlin, March 30, 2016.

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