Gabriel Chaile

Faena Hotel - Miami


Aluminum structure, bronze, firebrick and adobe (mixture of water fiber and clay). Base: wood and soil. Dimensions variable

On view throughout the week
Bread Baking Ceremony: Thursday 5th 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Gabriel Chaile is an Argentine artist whose work reflects the aesthetics of his community and their shared regional indigenous cultures, will present his largest commission to date: a collection of six totems that reference indigenous wayfinders or talismans— one of which will also work as a functional oven to bake bread. These large-scale adobe sculptures will recall images from anthropological and theological studies, while also insisting on a contemporary assemblage of images and aesthetics from across the Americas.


In the works of Gabriel Chaile there is a critical- poetical intersection between anthropology, the sacred and its rituals, the political, and pre-Columbian communities of South America, interpreted artistically and with certain eccentricity and sense of humor. He studied Visual Arts at the National University of Tucumán. In 2009 he was awarded with a scholarship by Fundación YPF which allowed him to be a part of the 1rst edition of the Artist Program of Torcuato Di Tella University. In 2010 he was selected to participate of Lipac, an art program by Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas. His latest works include Esta canción ya tuvo aplausos (ChertLudde, Berlín 2019), Genealogía de la forma (Barro, Buenos Aires, 2019), Diego, curated by Cecilia Alemani (Art Basel Cities, Buenos Aires, 2018), Sonia (El ondulatorio, La Rioja, 2018), and Proto, a movie by Gabriel Chaile (Galería Ruby, Buenos Aires, 2017).

Gabriel Chaile was born in 1985 in Tucumán, Argentina. He lives and work in Buenos Aires.