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When Karina Retuert finished her Graphic Design Career in 2001, she could not imagine that after dedicating 15 years to her designer career, she would spend most of her days facing the challenge of a canvas, with paint brushes in her hand and completely devoted to the process.


Let’s move 4 years forward. Karina is in Mannheim, Germany, and art, an isolated inquisitiveness until then, has become a necessary echo.


Her connection to the art is very emotional and spontaneous. There is nothing planned, no drawing, only the encounter with the white, empty canvas and the need to express her feelings in colors. That freedom marks her artwork. It transfers us to everyday images, but seen from another point of view, so that we can see them as other spaces.


Restlessness then becomes real interest and the courses she takes in Germany help her to focus on her artistic journey. On her return to Chile in 2006, she continues her artistic career and sets the solo exhibition “Atmospheres” in Vandorp gallery and part of the collective exhibition, “A window to diversity” in the GIZ gallery. 


In 2014 she arrives in Mexico and longs not only for the ocean, the mountains and the fusion of Chilean landscapes, but also for the sadness felt in Germany and the lineal esthetic from that country. That joined to the present of an explosive Mexico, intense in colors and contrasts. Her artwork becomes a constant dialogue between past and present, between calmness of the ocean and darkness of the stormy clouds, between colors that mix and collide at the same time.


Karina currently resides in Bangkok, Thailand where she continues with her artistic work, embedding in a diametrically different culture and inspired by new colors and urban and natural intensities.


12 October 2023 - 04 January 2024


Instituto Cervantes Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

11 - 26 June 2022


ASAI Hotel

Bangkok, Thailand

05 March- 10 May 2022


LA LUNA Gallery

Chiang Mai, Thailand

01 - 30 Sept 2021



Bangkok, Thailand

06 April - 17 May 2021


Da  Noi Restaurant Gallery

Bangkok, Thailand

13 - 31 march 2021

 Collective "PERSONA"

Sathorn 11 Artspace

Bangkok, Thailand

08 Nov-20 Dec 2020

Solo exhibition "PUENTE"

-A link between reality and imagination-

Play Art House

Bangkok, Thailand

16/03/2020 - 25/04/2020

Collective "30 artworks 30 artists"

Play Art House

Bangkok, Thailand

17/01/2019 - 28/02/19

Solo exhibition "Insular"

Alianza Francesa de Mexico

Ciudad de Mexico

09/08/2018 - 21/08/2018 

Collective "Abstractos, la otra realidad"

Galería Aguafuerte

Ciudad de México


Collective "La Mar"

Gorka Restaurant

Ciudad de México



EL café de tus ojos

Ciudad de México


Collective "Sanfoneiros"

Café Raíces

Ciudad de México


12/03/2017 - 26/03/2017

Collective “Valores en la literatura y el arte”

Galeria Pedro Gerson (CDI)

Ciudad de México


23/11/2010 - 01/03/2011

Collective “Una ventana a la diversidad”


Santiago de Chile


09/12/2010 - 23/12/2010

Solo exhibition “Atmósferas”

Galería Vandorp

Santiago de Chile

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