Francisco González Castro, PhD
Vice Chancellor, Professor & Chair of the Art Department
He has worked in different educational institutions in vulnerable contexts, as an assistant for various undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the Faculty of Arts of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and as a professor at the Universidad UNIACC. Francisco is affiliated with the Global Centre for Advanced Studies as the Vice Chancellor as well as a GCAS Professor and the Chair of the Art Department.
As an artist, he has developed his work since 2005 to date with exhibitions and presentations, both individual and collective, in Chile (Santiago, Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Concepción and Valdivia) as well as abroad (Sweden, Germany, Spain, France and the United States). In addition, he has done various projects as curator, focused on establishing relationships between artists of different generations around issues of art and society. In his works and research he approaches social and political themes around the power and reflections of the usefulness of art as an element of concrete change in society and within the contingency, positioning the concept of the political-artistic. Highlights are the projects: “In between / art y society” (2012), “In between / art and contingency” (2014) and “Layers of Disappearing: 1002 of 7000” (2016). He has also presented his research in various congresses and magazines in Chile and abroad. Recently published the book “Performance Art in Chile: histories, processes and discourses”.