Francisco Rodriguez

Francisco Rodríguez (b. 1989, Santiago, Chile) lives and works in London. He holds a BFA in Painting from Universidad de Chile, Santiago and graduated with an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Arts in 2018. 


The world that Francisco Rodriguez paints is one of magical realism, a hybrid of the fantastical and the everyday. His visual language references that of film and comics, creating a storyboard of compositions and inviting the viewer to explore the potential narrative links between them. In doing so the audience is rendered complicit, both participant and outsider, insomniac voyeur awaiting the next act.


Recent solo exhibitions include, The Weight of the Night, Cooke Latham Gallery, London, 2023; The City and the Dogs, White Space, China 2022; The Silence that Lives in Houses, Cooke Latham Gallery 2021, London; Cuaderno Canario, Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain 2020; In the night we believe, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff 2020; Midday Demon, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles 2019; The Burning Plain, Cooke Latham Gallery, London 2018 and a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago 2018.


Group exhibitions include Art Basel , White Space Gallery, 2024; ARCO Madrid, Galeria Leyendecker, Madrid, Spain 2024; Nay, her foot speaks, Cooke Latham Gallery, London 2023; West Bund Art & Design, White Space Gallery 2023;  Art 021 Shanghai, White Space Gallery, 2023; Familiar Strangers, Coma Gallery, Sydney, Australia 2023; John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK 2023; ARCO Madrid, Galeria Leyendecker, Madrid, Spain 2023; Art 021 Shanghai, White Space Gallery, China 2022; Feria Estampa, Galería Leyendecker, Madrid, Spain 2022; Narrative Minds, Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan 2022; La buena pintura, Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain 2022;  Zona MACO 2022, Galeria Leyendecker, Mexico City; A Higher Calling, White Space, Beijing, China 2021; The Drawing Biennial 2021, The Drawing Room, London; Gran Sur, Sala Alcalá 31, Madrid 2020; Wolves by the Road, Assembly House, Leeds 2019; Colectiva 92, Galería AFA, Santiago, Chile 2019; FBA Futures 2019, Mall Galleries, London and Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, South London Gallery, London. Rodriguez's works are included in several public and private collections including the Long Museum, ChinaX Museum, China, DLA Art Collection, V&A Museum, London, Colección Fundación Engel, Chile and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC), Chile.