Research 1-Alejandro Si\u00f1a.docx - Alejandro Si\u00f1a By Lizeth Alexandra Morales Flores \u2022 His field of study at the University of Chile in the 1960s was

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Alejandro SiñaBy: Lizeth Alexandra Morales FloresHis field of study at the University of Chile in the 1960s was developed around economic sciences, administration and commercial engineering.Since 1966 he has developed experimental activities related to electronics and electromechanics independently of his university studies. After 1970, experimentation became his means of artistic expression. His interest in electronics evolved towards electromechanical controls, which allowed him to implement the development of visual effects with light and movement.In his first exhibition he met the artists Carlos Ortúzar and Matilde Pérez, who had a great influence on his artistic perfection. Later Matilde Pérez, invited him to be part of the first group of kinetic artists, with whom he participated in various exhibitions.From 1970 to 1973 he worked as an assistant of the Technology Workshop, directed by Carlos Ortúzar at the School of Fine Arts of the University of Chile.In 1973 he obtained the title of Commercial Engineer and in that same year he traveled to the United States with the Fullbright Scholarship to the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, at the M.I.T., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his directors Gyorgy Kepes and Otto Piene were his professors. The scholarship was extended for six years of residence in the city of Boston, between 1973 and 1979.In 1978, he began working with his wife Moira with whom he was invited as a team, to numerous exhibitions and projects inside and outside the United States.
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From 1977, Siña started a series of individual and collective exhibitions both in the United States and in other countries: Canada, Japan, Germany, Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, France.In Chile, Alejandro Siña was an organizing member of the team that carried out the lighting of the Entel Tower. In 1998, he was invited by the CTC to carry out his retrospective exhibition of Light Sculptures in the CTC Building, in Santiago.
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