César Gabler

Born in 1970, Chile

Lives and works in Santiago, Chile.

Drawing and illustration are at the crux of César Gabler’s practice. The simplicity of the images, distinctive with their use of brushes and Indian ink on paper, is in contrast to their complex imagery, which explores the historical and political past of both Chile and Latin America. The artist often makes large scale installations, where the drawings occupy the walls and interact across them.

César Gablar has exhibited extensively in Chile, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Quintanormal, Santiago; Centro Extensión U.C, Santiago; Sala Gasco Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago;  The Museum of Contemporary Art, Valdivia, Chile. His exhibition at Cecilia Brunson Projects, London, in January 2017 was the first time his work had been exhibited outside Chile.

Born in Santiago, 1970.



Bachelor’s degree in Art with a major in painting from the Universidad Católica de Chile

Master in Visual Arts from the Universidad de Chile



Teacher at the Colegio Monte Tabor y Nazaret

Finis Terrae University

Universidad Católica de Chile


Universidad del Desarrollo



2015 La Última Ópera Rock, Sala Gasco, Santiago

2013 La Catedral del Mañana Espacio H, Santiago

2010 Otras canciones, Galería Moro, Santiago

2008 Fuera de Aquí, Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago



Wrote texts for artists:

Leonardo Portus

Beatrice de Girolamo

Rodrigo Salinas

Claudia Gacitúa

Nicolás Franco

Since 2011 writes for the cultural magazine La Panera.

Since 2015 runs the television programme “¿Los Artistas No Saben Hablar?” in ARTV.

November 12, 2016
César Gabler at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago

César Gabler curates exhibition ‘História Mutante’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago 12 November 2016 – 22 January 2017 Read more here.


March 2, 2017
César Gabler at the Drawing Room Biennial

Drawing Room Biennial 2017 includes work by César Gabler Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper Exhibition: 2 March – 26 April · Auction: 12 April 10am – 26 April 9pm Read more here.