Raimond Chaves was born 1963 in Bogotá, Colombia. He lives and works in Lima since 2002.
His solo work is dedicated mainly to drawing, a discipline he has cultivated throughout his career. Chaves conceives drawing as multi-purpose tool able to question the nature of images, in addition to allowing de symbolic deconstruction of a given context, among other possibilities. Some of his most remarkable solo projects are: La vida abstracta de Billy Murcia (2016), Turistas, ruinas y montañas (2014), Cantante melódico (2012), Los dibujos marihuanos (2010), Dibujando América (2005-2009) y Los ladrones de dinamita (1998-2000).
Since the beginning of the current millennium he also works in partnership with the artist Gilda Mantilla. In 2015, they took part in the 56th Venice Biennale with the installation Misplaced Ruins for the Peruvian Pavilion.
His work has been shown recently, among others in La vida abstracta de Billy Murcia (solo), ProjecteSD, Barcelona 2016; Segunda naturaleza (solo), Flora ars + natura, Bogotá 2016; Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, South London Gallery, London 2016 ; Shadows: Contemporary Peruvian Photography, 1968-2015, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin 2016; Gabinete de la curiosidad (solo), Museo de Arte de Lima – MALI, Lima 2015; Misplaced Ruins (solo), 56 Biennale di Venezia, Perú Pavillion, Venice 2015; Bajo un mismo sol: Arte de América Latina hoy, Fundación Jumex, Mexico DF, 2015; Unsettled Landscapes, SITE, Santa Fe 2014; Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 2014; Observaciones sobre la ciudad de polvo (solo), Museo La Tertulia, Cali 2013; Pulso alterado, MUAC, Mexico DF 2013; A Trip from Here to There, MoMA, New York 2013; 9ª Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre 2013; Saber Desconocer – 43 Salón (Inter) Nacional de Artistas, La Naviera, Medellín 2013.
The work of Raimond Chaves can be found in the following collections: Tate Modern, London; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art – MoMA and Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros – CPPC, New York; Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation – CIFO and Pérez Museum, Miami; 101 Collection, San Francisco; Diane and Bruce Halle Collection, Arizona; FRAC-Corse, Corsica, France; Museo de Arte de Lima – MALI, Lima; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía – MNCARS, Madrid; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León – MUSAC; Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea – CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; as well as in other public and private collections from Germany, Colombia, Spain, China, Puerto Rico and Perú.