carlosariasChilean artist Carlos Arias migrated to Mexico City due to the military dictatorship in his country. He returned to Chile to study visual art and, in 1988, obtained his master’s degree from UNAM. As a visual artist, he currently dedicates most of his time to embroidery, in a reflection about manual work. He has represented Mexico in numerous exhibits, such as the Liverpool Biennial (England, 1999); Il Racconto del Filo (Italy, 2003); Eco: arte contemporáneo mexicano (Madrid, 2005); Plataforma 01(Puebla, 2006); La era de la discrepancia (Mexico City; Malba, Buenos Aires; and Pinacoteca de Sao Paulo, 2007 and 2008); IV Prague Biennial (2009); Neomexicanismos (Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, 2011); El hombre al desnudo (Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City, 2014); Autorretratos en lo común (Museo textil de Oaxaca, Oaxaca 2014); ARS 01 Kiasma, (Helsinki, Finland, 2001). He has also shown his work at the San Diego Museum of Art (2002), and at the Museum Beeldenaan Zee (Holland, 2002). His exhibit El hilo de la vida was showed at the Capilla del Arte, in Puebla (2015), and at the Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños (MUPO, Oaxaca). His work is in several public collections such as the Lodz Museum of Textiles, Poland; the Museum Beeldenaan Zee, The Hague, Holland; the San Diego Museum of Art (USA); the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, MUAC, UNAM; the Fundación Cultural Televisa, Mexico; and Fundación Universidad de las Américas, Puebla. He has been a professor at the Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, since 1998. Arias collaborated with inSite/ Casa Gallina in the discussion of Cadu’s project.