Fernando Casasempere was born in Santiago, Chile. He moved to London in 1997, where he works and lives. His sculptures have been shown extensively in Latin and North America and in Europe.
In 1992 he won the Scholarship Prize Andes Foundation. In 2004, he was awarded residency at the Denmark Keramik museum in Guldagergard, Denmark. In 2005, his work was exhibited at the New Art Centre, near Salisbury. Recent exhibitions of his work have been mounted at L'Eclarieur in Paris, 2004, at the Gallery AMS Marlborough, Santiago, Chile, 2003.
Casasempere's sculptures have been shown in numerous group exhibitions, including the Centro Cultural Estacion Mapocho, Santiago, Chile, 1995.The Contemporary Art Museum, Osaka, 1993; the Hara Museum, Tokyo,1992 and three Shows organized by Studio Caparrelli , London at Galleria Carlo Orsi, Milan curated by Studio Caparrelli. His work is represented in several public collections including The Victoria And Albert Museum, London, as well as in private collections in Spain, the United States, Middle East and Latin America.
"Back to the Earth", a seven metre long installation at the New Art Centre in 2005, examined Casasempere's interest in ecology and geology and in 2006 he was commissioned to make a monumental sculpture, "Under the Forest", for the Jerwood Sculpture Park.
In 2008, a major commission for the Economist Plaza, "The Thought-Provoking Machine", was inspired by the effects of machines and mass production on our environment and modern society. Casasempere's exhibition at Roche Court in 2011, 'Bricks and Mortar' came from the same series. Seven box-like forms, with the title "Excerpts from The Thought-Provoking Machine", were scattered in the undergrowth beneath trees, where they appeared to have been discarded like waste products from an unknown industrial process.
Fernando's installation, "Out of Sync", is currently open to the public in the forecourt of Somerset House, London until April 27th 2012.