Gabriel Chaile is an Argentine artist of indigenous descent from the city of Tucuman, whose work reflects the aesthetics of regional indigenous cultures. His project for the The Last Supper will be his largest commission to date, a collection of six pre-Columbian totems—indigenous wayfinders or talisman – 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 and will be installed in public space outside the Faena Hotel.
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 Chaiel (Galería Ruby, Buenos Aires, 2017).