Otto Schade hails from Concepcion in Chile and moved to London in 2005.

After a degree in Architecture at the Bio Bio University and one in Construction and Design in Concepción, Chile, he started his career as an Architect with his own practise and as Urban Sculptor, being rewarded for public and private projects.

Fascinated by Surrealism and abstract art, Otto turned his creative skills to painting, which has become his strongest passion. Originally working with oil paint on canvas, he has since consistently explored different styles and mediums – growing, adapting changing his style to include other techniques such as collage, illustration and stencil free-hand spray paint on canvas and walls.  Most of the themes behind his compositions are treated with a sharp, ironic touch.

After moving to Shoreditch, Otto became interested in the local street art and once again adapted his style, this time to painting on the streets using the pseudonym “Otto Schade”.  He developed his orb style for communicating his anti-war theme and his trademark ribbon style that emerges out of his knowledge of the use of space gained from his architectural background.

Otto Schade has taken part in some of the biggest art festivals such as the “Upfest” Bristol (UK), “Sand, Sea and Spray” in Blackpool (UK), “City of Colors” Birmingham (UK), “Hometown” Berlin (Germany).  His works have also been exhibited  in the USA as well as in South America (Chile), Africa (Kenya), Asia (China & Japan) and many cities in Europe.

Otto has an affinity for European cities like Berlin (where he lived for two years), Amsterdam, Moscow, Paris, Barcelona and of course London.  

As such you can find his works in the streets, galleries and exhibition centres of all these places. He is also available for commissions for art collectors, fashion designers, interior designers and other creative projects.



Sept 2018              GCA Gallery, Paris, France.

July 2016              “Extinction-Extension” Westbank Gallery, London, UK.

July 2015               Wellhung gallery, London, UK.

January 2015        Urban Art Rooms, Gothenburg, Sweden.

August 2014         Fabrik Gallery, Hong Kong, China.

August 2013         Gregg Shienbaum Fine art Gallery, Miami, USA.

March 2013          Hoxton Gallery “Hidden Messages”, London, UK.

July 2012               Frameless Gallery, “London 2012” , London, UK.

January  2012       Ben Oakley Gallery Greenwich, London, UK.

June 2011              Frameless Gallery, London, UK.

January 2011        LAVA Gallery, London, UK.

July 2008               Het Weefhuiss Gallery in Amsterdam, Netherland.

September 2007  Chilean Embassy Moscow, Russia.

August 2007          Gallery Fernseheturm  Berlin, Germany.

February 2007      Gallery 24 , New York, USA .

February 2007      Rivington Gallery, London, UK.

May, 2005             Helle Panke  Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

March, 2005         Zeitzone Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

November, 2000  French Alliance Art Gallery, Concepción, Chile.

August, 1998         Art Gallery of “Intendence Building” Concepcion, Chile.


June 2018              “Outside, in“ show at Wellhung gallery, London, UK.

January 2018        “Bigger, bolder, better” show at Go Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherland.

December 2017    “Urban Art Basel” Festival at Messe Platz, Basel, Switzerland.

May 2017               “Distorted Faces”  at Wellhung Gallery, London, UK.

December 2016    “Gonzo”  at Westbank Gallery, London, UK.

August 2016          “Rebel-Rebel Show” at Reload Gallery, Lermington, UK.

July 2016                “Cratedigger” at Gabba Gallery, LA, US.

May 2016               “Strokar” Project Show, Brussels, Belgium.

November 2015     Vetical gallery, Chicago, USA.

October 2015         “Urban Art Festival”, Amsterdam. Nederland.

September 2014    Muse Gallery, London, UK.

September 2014    Lollipop Gallery, London, UK.

August  2014          “Contraband (2)”, Black Apple Gallery, LA, USA.

August  2014          “Myth and Muse”, at Go Gallery, Amsterdam.

July 2014                 “Around the Block” Well Hung Gallery, London, UK.

May 2014                “Thrive”, Save Wild Tigers, Sanderson Hotel, London, UK.

May 2014                “Urban Shakedown, Docklands, London, UK.

February 2014        “Curio-City” at Curious Duke Gallery, London, UK.

January 2014          “Kiss, a dark Affair” at Different Gallery, London, UK.

November 2014     “Zealous Art Show”, London, UK.

September 2013    “Outside 2” Show at 34 Fine Art, Woodstock, South Africa.

July  2013                “Urban Interpretation” at Graffik Gallery, London , UK.

APRIL 2013             “Stick Together”, Urban art event, Amsterdam, Nederland.

December  2012     “Overture” in conjunction with Art Basel, Miami, USA.

December  2012     Hoxton Gallery , London, UK.

December  2012      “Urban Barriers show” No Format Gallery, London, UK.

Sept 2012                 Go Gallery in Amsterdam, Nederland.

June 2012                 AC Fine Art gallery, Miami, USA.

March 2012              “First Cut” at London West Bank gallery, London, UK.

March  2012             “Crossing Borders” Show at MSA gallery. Paris, France.

February  2012        “Long Players Show” at Ben Oakley gallery, London, UK.

January  2012          “Phantasmagoria” at Forman’s Smokespace Gallery, London, UK.

December  2011       Underdog gallery , London, UK.

October  2011           Lava Gallery in Rag Factory, London, UK.

October  2011           “Our beloved Japan” prints show Almanac Gallery Daikayama, Tokyo, Japan.

October  2011            Alekano Club, London, UK.

August  2011              Westbank gallery, London, UK.

July  2011                   “Urban in Ibiza” Agroturismo gallery Atzaro Ibiza, Spain.

July  2011                   “Factory Project” at Red Bull Studios, London, UK.

April 2011                   Westbank gallery, London, UK.

March 2011                 GZ gallery, Paris, France.

November 2010         Topolski Century gallery, London, UK.

November 2010         “Orchestra of strings” at Crypt gallery, London, UK.

August  2010              “Bedford Sreet Art” gallery, Woburn, UK.

June 2010                   “Artworks Project Space” London, UK.

May 2010                     Sides Art & Frames gallery in Lytham, UK.

Dec 2009                      The Lock “Death and daylight”, London, UK.

May 2009                     Het Weefhuiss Gallery in Amsterdam, Netherland.

May 2009                     Austin Gallery in London, UK.

June-July, 2006          Gallery 24,  Berlin, Germany.

August, 2005               Open Air Gallery Obenbaumbrücke, Berlin, Germany.

August, 2005                 Gallery 24, Berlin, Germany.

July, 2005                     Open Air Gallery Obenbaumbrücke, Berlin, Germany.

May, 2005                     Invited to take part  in an Homage to Guillermo Dreisler,  Germany.

November, 2004         “Bethanien Künstlerhaus”  Berlin, Germany.

March, 2004                 Smol Art Gallery, Concepción-Chile.

August, 2003                Architects Artists show at Smol Art Gallery, Concepción, Chile.

December, 2002          Architects Artists show at  Ecuador Park, Concepción-Chile.


March, 2011                   Nominee in the 2nd ARTAQ Award (street art) in Artaq festival in Angers , France.

August, 2006                 Awarded commendation in “Euroclad Drawing Competition”. Published Architetural Today Magazine Issue – (October), London, UK.

May, 2003                      Honor Mension awarded from the 4th painting competition “Pinceladas contra viento y marea” in Talcahuano, Chile.

May, 1999                       Awarded in the Regional Urban Sculpture Context, for the Third bridge of Bío Bío’s river (Llacolén),  Rivera Norte’s sector, organised by MOP ( work: “Bío Bío’s Whirl” ) Concepcion, Chile.

August, 1999                  Awarded in the 2nd Urban Sculpture Biennal, organized by Bío Bío University in Hualmapu Park, San Pedro de la Paz (work:”Dry Lagoon Rushes”). Chile.

For details of his latest exhibitions check out the page on this website and for commissions and general enquiries please contact:  info@ottoschade.com

Text: Alessandra Stefanini
Video: Fabian Bohn & Levent Aydin & Kaduka Berlin