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Paz Errázuriz

Santiago de Chile (Chile), 1944.
Lives and works in Santiago de Chile.

Born in 1944, Paz Errázuriz is a Chilean photographer with a career spanning more than thirty years. She studied at the Cambridge Institute of Education in England in 1966 and at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Santiago de Chile, graduating in 1972. In 1981 Errázuriz co-founded with several other Chilean photographers the Association of Independent Photographers. However, she never received a formal education in photography until 1993, when she enrolled at the International Center of Photography in New York. In one of her first photographic series from 1979-80, Asleep, Errázuriz documented the lives of people sleeping on the streets of Santiago, Chile.

 

This series can be read as a metaphor for the paralysis in which Chileans found themselves at the end of the Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990). One of her most important series, Adam's Apple (1982–90), was published as a photographic essay with text by Claudia Donoso (1921–2008). The heart attack of the soul, 1994, was published with a text by Diamela Eltit (b. 1949) and documents the lives of patients admitted to the Putaendos psychiatric hospital. Other important series are Kawesqar, The Boxers and Women. She participated in the group exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2017); Brooklyn Museum (2018). Histoires Inachevées de Paz Errázuriz, La Maison de l’Amérique Latine, Paris (2023).

 

She has received major fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1986), Fundación Andes (1990), Fulbright Program (1992), and Fondart (1994, 2009). She has been honored in Chile with the Ansel Adams Award from the Chilean-North American Institute of Culture (1995), the Altazor Award from the National Arts (2005) and the Artistic Career Award from the Chilean Art Critics Circle (2005). In 2014 she received the Pablo Neruda Order of Merit, 2015, PhotoEspaña Award. Together with fellow Chilean artist Lotty Rosenfeld (b. 1943), Errázuriz represented Chile at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015.

 

​Her work is part of important public and private collections, including: The National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago de Chile, Chile; Daros Latinamerica Collection, Zurich, Switzerland; Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum, Madrid, Spain; Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York,USA; California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA, USA; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA; Hammer Museum, USC, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Anna Gamazo de Abelló Collection, Madrid, Spain; Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski Collection, Paris, France.

Exhibitions

Fantasías disidentes

Chile-México (1978-1987) 

31.05.2022 - 25.07.2023

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