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Santiago Elordi

Santiago Elordi

Date of birth: December 14, 12, 1960.
Nationality: Chilean.
Civil status: Married to Kate Macdonald a British painter. Four children.
Webpage: www.santiagoelordi.com
Profession: writer, filmmaker, cultural manager.

1. ART WORK

Novel: The Caravan, Dolmen, Chile, 1995. Libertarias, Spain, 2000. L’Harmattan, France, 2003. Letters to God, Norma, Chile, 2004.
Short Stories: Over and out, Hachette, Chile, 1993. Kris Kolombino, Vansa, Chile, 1986, Translation in to English, Frank MacShane, Columbia University, N.Y. 1988.
Poetry: Mortal Jump, Siglo XX1, Chile, 1984. Travel poems, Love Poems, Cuarto Propio, Chile, 2005.The English of South America , Uqbar, Chile, 2008.
Papers and Magazines: Everything is Important, Art Magazine. Editor, Santiago, Chile,1985.
The Heart, Art Magazine, Editor, Santiago,Chile,1991-1992-1993.
North-East, a newspaper concerned with the fusion between journalism, art and literature, Editor,Chile,1986-2002.

Films:
Neither sea nor land, feature. Chile. Producer and script writer, 1997.
Point Z, documentary. Brazil. Producer, script writer and director, 2008.
Your daily bread, documentary. England-Vietnam-Cambodia-Cuba. Producer and Director, 2006.
Poets in New York, documentary. New York. Script writer, producer, actor, 2009.
Mapocho , feature. Script writer and director, 2012.

2. PROFESIONAL EXPERIENCE IN CULTURAL MATTERS

1.PRIVATE SECTOR
-Founder and director of NORESTE, company of communication and media, Chile. Published one million papers national distribution, interviews of writers, painters, filmmakers such as Werner Herzog, Allen Ginsberg among many others,1986-2002.
-Script writer in an advertising company GREY, Chile: campaigns in radio, media press, TV, 1989-1999.
-Founder and Director of TRUE HAPINNESS a company providing creative services including performance and bespoke poems for birthdays , weddings, anniversaries etc,1996-2000.
-WORK SHOPS teaching different traditions within literature with a special emphasis on the relationship between word and action,2002-2009.

2. MEDIA AND TV
-Producer, director, presenter “The Convertible”, TV. cultural program about visual art in Chile, Mega Vision, Chile, 1990-1991.
-Producer, script writer and presenter “The angels have landed” fictional radio program about a musician travelling around Latin America. Radio Concert, 1997-1999.
-Producer, script writer and director of “Words”, TV program, literary criticism and interviews. ARTV, Chile, 2005-2008.
-Founder and director CANDY LIPS, documentary film company. Chile-England,2003-2010.

3.FOUNDATION AND GOVERNMENTS CULTURAL PROYECT

54th International Art BIENALLE VENICE 2011. Illumination. Chilean project: “Grand South.” Diplomatic policy between the Chilean government and the Biennale Foundation and other international art foundations in Venice.

Negotiations and contract of the first Chilean pavilion in the Arsenal.
Supervision, construction and team management for the Chilean pavilion.
Organization of the official program and international representation for the Chilean government including the ambassador and the Minister of culture.
Logistic and accommodation of the Chilean delegation participating in the Biennale.

13th International Architecture BIENALLE VENICE 2012, Common Ground. Chilean project: “Cancha.”
Participation in the content of the Chilean project and its construction.
Negotiations of the Chilean pavilion.
Contract and supervision of the international and national press office.
Coordination between Italian architects and the Chilean artists for the construction and layout of the pavilion.
Accommodation transport and general logistic for the Chilean delegation: artist, curator, commissionaires, press team, government authorities.
Managing and supervision transport, insurance and delivery of the material from Chile to Venice.
Contract and payment.

55th International Art Exhibition BIENALLE VENICE 2013, The encyclopedic Palace. Chilean Project: “Venice, Venice”.
Negotiations of the Chilean pavilion.
Contract and supervision international and national press office.
Coordination between Italian architects and Chilean artists for the construction and layout of the pavilion.
Accommodation transport and logistics for the Chilean delegation: artist, curator, commissionaires, press team, government authorities.
Managing and supervision transport, insurance and delivery of the material from Chile to Venice. Contract and payment.

XXVII International TORINO Book Fair,2013.
Chile was the guest of honor. Considered the most successful guest country that has participation in the history of Torino’s international book fair.
Diplomatic management to obtain the nomination of Chile as the guest of honor.
Concept and contents of the general program of the Chilean proposal which was based on the relationship between the Chilean landscape and cultural expression in the world today.
General organization of Chilean activities and specific program of the delegation of Chilean writers and editors: interviews, presentations, lectures and business meetings.
Creation and implementation of the collateral program.
Creation and management of the press office.
Concept, hiring, management and payment of the construction of the pavilion within the book fair as well as supervision and hiring of the Chilean management team.
Fund raising between the Chilean private sector and the Chilean government.

CHILEAN ITALIAN CULTURAL YEAR.
Diplomatic negotiations to achieve a cultural year between the Chilean and Italian governments a declaration has been signed for this to happen in the not too distant future.
Creation of this future program which will included several exhibitions of contemporary and modern art, music and literary events in different Italian galleries, museum and public spaces .Jul 2011-Dec2012.

MATILDE PEREZ, RETROSPECTIVE, an exhibition of one of the most important Chilean kinetic artists, Palace San Elias, Palermo, Sicily .Curator and commissionaire of the exhibition .Mar 2011.

VALPARAISO AND NAPLES, an exhibition of three young Chilean painters, Palazzo Gold Egg, Naples, Italy. Curator, organization, press and fund raising .Dec 2012.

YOUNG CHILEAN CIMEMA, a traveling film festival and conferences of five new directors of new tendencies in Chilean film ,Rome, Turin, Verona. Jan 2012.

55th BIENALLE VENICE 2013.Personal project:“There artist that don't realize they are artist”, an intervention to convert different shops in Venice into an art galleries. Visual public service. Fund raiser, curator, performance.

Rome International Film Festival 2012, 2013. Coordination of the Chilean films in participation.

3 AWARDS
National Chilean poetry award Pablo Neruda and Gabriela Mistral. First prize, residency in New York,1987
National award for literature. First prize, Travel poems and Love poems ,Chile, 2001.
National award Audio visual. First prize for the documentary, Your daily bread, Chile,2005.
National award for literature, The English of South America, Poetry, Chile,2009.
Award Foundation Futuro. Mapocho, The best movie of the year,Chile,2011.

4. TRAVELS
Sahara Desert, Egypt,1986.
Darwin’s mountains, Patagonia, Chile,1987.
Atacama desert, Chile,1988.
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, 1988.
El Plomo Mountain, Chile, 6100 mts, 1990.
Amazon river- Ucayali- Urubamba, Perú,1995-1996.
National Park Du Xingu, Brazil, 2004.
The Western High Land Way, Scotland, 2005.
The mountains Zapaand Baca, Vietnam, 2006-2007.
Rio Mekong, Cambodia-Vietnam, 2007-2010.