Born in Santiago, Chile in 1970; Works and lives in Montreal, Canada. Francisco is a visual artist who focuses on drawing, performance, painting and installation.

2017-20 Master in Visual and Media Arts | UQAM , Montreal, Qc, Canada
1997-99 Master in Landscape Architecture | UMass , Amherst, MA, US
1988-93 Master in Architecture | PUC , Santiago de Chile

Painting & drawing classes
1996-97 Félix Lazo Studio, Santiago de Chile
1987-88 Eugenio Brozalez Studio, Santiago de Chile

Individual exhibits
2022 In Flux, Galerie POPOP, Belgo Building, Montreal, Canada
2022 Dans la nature, Projet Y, Wentworth-Nord, Quebec, Canada
2021 La nature d’Oka, Oka national park, Oka, Quebec, Canada
2020 Ellos de Espalda, Galerie POPOP, Belgo Building, Montreal, Canada
2019 Cuando
 te veo me enfrento a mi mismo, Espacio Morales, Buenos Aires
2018 Comprar me aburre, vender me cansa, Espacio metáfora, Santiago, Chile
2018 Lo que sueño no lo imaginoPanal 361, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2018 Filiation, CDEx, UQAM, Montreal, Canada (performance)
2016 Regards d’architectes, Maison de l’architecture du Quebec, Montreal, Canada

2012 Souvenirs, Armory Cultural Center, Somerville, MA
2011 Victoria, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts Gallery, Boston, MA
2010 Familiar Faces, Gallery 360, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
2009 In Transition, University Church Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2009 The Unseen, Chimera Gallery, Nashua, NH
2007 Expressions, Willoughby & Baltic Gallery, Somerville, MA
1999 Independence day, Northampton, MA (performance)

Collective exhibits
2023 Postcards from the Edge, Ortuzar Projects, New York City
2022 26th annual Christmas Spice, Paul Petro Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2022 Positive Masculinity, Maison Depoivre Gallery, Picton, Ontario, Canada
2020 Salon de Refusés, McBride Contemporain, Montreal, Canada
2020 Overall there is No Wall, Space 321 Canal St, New York City
2020 Peripheral Hours IV, Si proche si Loin, Montreal, Canada (perf.)
2019 Peripheral Hours III, Site of the Not Yet, Montreal, Canada
2019 A Montréal state of mind, Local Project, LIC, New York City
2019 Musée de CartonArtSouterrain, Montreal, Canada

2018 PasseportDare-Dare, Montreal, Canada (performance)
2018 Patria Dulce, Fonda York, New York, NY
2018 VoyageCanadian Lesbian + Gay Archives, Toronto, Canada
2018 Garage, École européenne supérieure de l’image (ÉESI), Poitiers, France
2018 PrécaritéArtSouterrain, Montreal, Canada
2018 États des LieuxCDEx, UQAM, Montreal, Canada
2017 10-1 pour 7, CDEx, UQAM, Montreal, Canada
2016 Bully, Daniels Spectrum, Toronto, Canada
2016 Scène de vie, L’espace contemporain, Montreal, Canada
2015 SalonEsqueMAI Gallery, Montreal, Canada
2014 Libre, Village au Pied-du-courant, Montreal, Canada
2013 Crime idéalPark (ing) day, Montreal, Canada
2013 Belvédère du vent, Village Éphemère, Montreal, Canada
2012 Saint-Lambert Art FairMontreal, Canada
2012 Benefit Summer AuctionMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2011 Chain Letter, Samsøn Projects, Boston, MA
2011 Spain, Real Colegio Complutense, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2010 Familiar faces, Gallery 360, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
2010 America Remixed, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2009 6th Juried Exhibition, Tufts University Gallery, Medford, MA
2009 Armory ART Start!, Armory Cultural Center, Somerville, MA
2008 Artist’s Choice, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA
2007 Summer, Baak Gallery, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA
2000 Earth Bound, Hampden Gallery, UMass, Amherst, MA

Viewing Programs
Since 2011  Boston Drawing Project Flat files, Carroll & Sons, Boston, MA

Grants & awards
2013 Village Éphemère, Audience award for installation “Belvédère du vent”
2009 Somerville Arts Council, Grant
1997 Fulbright fellowship, Grant

2019 A Montréal state of mind, Local Project, LIC, New York City
2012 Somerville Salon Series, collaboration with the Somerville Arts Council

Masculinity Now”, artists: Jesse Burke and Caleb Cole
2011 Somerville Salon Series, collaboration with the Somerville Arts Council 
Materials as a Medium for Expression”, artists: Esther Solondz & Judith Klausner

Press Coverage
Gardner, Jan “Literary news from around New England” The Boston Globe, 08/25/2012
Cardin, Mich “Portrait series celebrates the faces of Villa Victoria” South End Patch, 08/25/2011
Ackerman, Meghann  “Somerville artist spices up his portraits“ Somerville Journal, 03/03/2010
Fairclough, Julia  “Artist creates spicy portraits of Somerville chefs” The Somerville News, 11/11/2009
Sands, Ian  “Power to the people” The Boston Phoenix, 06/11/2009

2018 Séminaire et Stage de création : États des lieux, nous ne voit rien, ÉESI
2017 Studio Visit Magazine, Vol. 37, The Open Studios Press

2012 Strutt, Rachel, “Nibble, exploring food, art and culture in Union Square” Somerville Arts Council Publication

Lectures & public speaking engagements
2014 Doing it with less, Conference, “Planning for the possible”, TUFTS University, Medford, MA
2011 How experimentation changed my work, Gonson series, Cambridge Center for Adult Communication, Cambridge, MA
2011 Artist talk, Victoria, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts Gallery, Boston
2009 Artist talk, 6th Juried Exhibition, Tufts University Gallery, Medford, MA