Renč's works WERE represented at the Ch.ACO art fair by MH Gallery, founded by producer Milosh Harajda, who has organized numerous exhibitions dedicated to the work of artists such as Alexander McQueen, David LaChapelle, Robert Wilson, Daphne Guinness, and Anna Bauer, among others.
"For many years I had the opportunity to follow Ben's work and the more photographs he shared with me, the clearer the contours of our future collaboration became. From the beginning, it was my ambition to introduce him outside the Czech Republic, and given that his portrait work was fundamentally inspired and influenced by Peruvian photographer Mario Testino, I saw the Latin American market and the Ch.ACO art fair as the ideal platform for Ben's world premiere," said Milosh Harajda, creative producer and founder of MH Gallery.
"I have been thinking about my own exhibition for many years, but the right moment has not yet come. When Milosh first approached me with the idea of exhibiting at Ch.Aco, I agreed, mainly because it was a challenge for me to step into unknown territory. Moreover, many would probably guess that I would be presenting fashion photography or black and white portraits, which are so significant for me, but the opposite is true. All of the works on display come from my free work and have one thing in common - they were created as part of a diary during my travels during the summer months and they mix my fascination with youth and the joys of life in all its forms," Renč revealed.
“Last year's Ch.ACO returned to the physical form of the fair and will feature international galleries from 8 different countries. Chile has a long tradition in the world of photography and has some great personalities working here, so we truly appreciate that Benedikt Renč and his art agent Milosh Harajda have chosen to exhibit at the fair as their perspective brings fresh energy to our market. Moreover, it is an interesting way to connect Santiago with Prague. The Movistar Arena is a new location that will attract a new audience, which, especially during the pandemic, has become more interested in art. I am extremely grateful that Ch.ACO will offer them an authentic experience," said the project director Elodie Fulton.
The 13th edition of Ch.ACO was held at the Movistar Arena in Santiago de Chile from 18 to 20 November.