Wladymir Bernechea Chilean, b. 1989

Wladymir Bernechea is a visual artist and writer, Bachelor of Art from the Universidad de Chile, Master of Arts from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and a former Postgraduate Research Fellow at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.

As a visual artist, his work has been exhibited in spaces such as Galería Metropolitana, Centro Cultural Las Condes, Museo de Artes Visuales and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Chile, as well as in Mexico, Guatemala, the United States, Italy, Estonia and Japan. His work is part of public and private collections in Latin America and Europe, including the Colección MAC of the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chile), and the Luciano Benetton Collection (Italy).

He has been featured in contemporary art publications, such as Astrónomos Sin Estrellas by the Chilean critic Guillermo Machuca (2018), Sub30 (2014), book that compiled the works of 60 Chilean young artists, and Ojo Andino Chile (2015), publication by Luciano Benetton that gathered over 170 pieces by Chilean artists.

The artist has published the books De la Tierra al Cielo. Arte, cultura japonesa y escenas locales [From Earth to Heaven: Art, Japanese culture and local scenes] (Ediciones Filacteria, Santiago) in 2018 and Neo Tokio: Historia del Anime en la Cultura Chilena [Neo-Tokyo: History of Anime in Chilean Culture] (Ediciones Zero, Santiago) in 2020, in which he reviews the impact of Japanese animation and culture on Chilean contemporary art for the past 40 years. His texts on studies of Latin American artistic scenes and Japanese animation and culture have been published in various digital magazines, catalogues and written press in Chile.

Wladymir Bernechea lives and works in Rancagua, Chile.