Fascinated by light as a material presence revealing the surface and dimensions of space, my work departs from the interest in the limitations and possibilities of the human eye, its physiological reactions and optical phenomena. By assembling distilled and concentrated artworks, my practice relies in the opportunity for interaction in order to construct knowledge and become critical machines of understanding how we observe the world.
Macarena Ruiz-Tagle (1981, Santiago de Chile) currently lives and works in Berlin. She received her BFA from Universidad Católica de Chile and MFA from Concordia University Montreal, Canada. Later she obtained a DAAD grant to participate at Olafur Eliasson´s Institute for Spatial Experiments in collaboration with the University of the Arts Berlin.