Daniella Nieto Machuca

Daniella Nieto Machuca (Santiago de Chile, 1990). Visual artist from the Catholic University of Chile. She is mainly dedicated to graphic techniques, such as mural painting, watercolour and collage. Also, there are links with the audiovisual world as a graduate in Art Direction at the Film School and, on the other hand, with artistic pedagogy in the institutional area as an assistant in Watercolour and Degree Memory Workshop at the UC Art School. She has also participated as an artist and workshop instructor in community residencies on art and territory. In recent years, her research has been directed towards the indigenous communities of the south of the country, mainly through muralism with the Afuego Collective (2019), rescuing their symbolic imaginary and giving it value. She has been linked to the intercultural space Rayenco (Osorno) from the realization of artistic creation with territorial relevance, creating an interior mural that activates the space from the symbolic cultural imaginary of the territory focused on the feminine and fertility as important axes of the space. She has recently completed introductory studies to Art Therapy at the UC Art School and received a scholarship for a professional refresher course in the framework of a postgraduate course on Surrealism and psychology at the Fundación de Psicología Analítica Junguiana in Córdoba, Argentina. She has currently participated in independent projects and made her first publication in the critical space of Revista Rizoma, linking trauma and public space in the practice of muralism. She will also be present in the publication of systematised cases in Catch Magazine (Chilean Association of Art Therapists) together with Afuegocolectivo about her latest work of mural painting with a therapeutic art approach for personal development.

Sangre femenina. Painting on magazine. 40 x 30 cm. 2019.