Paz Errázuriz

Born in Santiago, Chile, Paz Errázuriz studied education at the Cambridge Institute of Education, in England, and at Universidad Católica de Chile. In 1972 she began her education as a self-taught photographer, and continued perfecting her craft in 1993 at the International Center of Photography in New York. She began her professional and artistic career in the 1980s.

Errázuriz has published a number of photography books, including El infarto del alma, with the writer Diamela Eltit; La Manzana de Adán, with the writer Claudia Donoso; Kawesqar: Hijos de la Muer Sol; Amalia, a children’s book; and a monograph of her work entitled Paz Errázuriz, fotografía 1982-2002. Her work has been exhibited both in and out of Chile; one of her more notable shows was Réplicas y Sombras, held at Fundación Telefónica in Santiago in 2004.

Co-founder of the Asociación de Fotógrafos Independientes (AFI), Chile’s association of independent photographers, she has contributed to magazines such as APSI as well as many press agencies and has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation (1986), Fundación Andes (1990), the Fulbright Program (1992) and Fondart (1994 and 2009). She has been honored with the Ansel Adams Award, given by the Instituto Chileno-Norteamericano de Cultura (1995); the Lifetime Achievement award, given by the Chilean Art Critics Circle (2005); and Chile’s Altazor award (2005). In 2014 she received the Pablo Neruda Order of Merit. Errázuriz lives and works in Chile.

Lotty Rosenfeld

Born in Santiago, Chile, Lotty Rosenfeld studied at the Escuela de Artes Aplicadas, the School for Applied Arts, at the Universidad de Chile from 1967 to 1969. While her early artistic activity revolved around printmaking, in 1979 she joined the Colectivo Acciones de Arte (CADA), the art actions collective, and began working on interventions in public spaces. Along with CADA her work is associated with what is known as the Escena de Avanzada. Her work has consisted primarily of interventions in urban spaces in different parts of Chile and abroad. Since then she has used art actions and video as her preferred formats and techniques of expression.

In 1985 she received the Special Jury Prize at the First Tokyo International Video Biennial; in 1993 she received a grant from Fundación Andes; and in 2001 she received the Altazor prize for printmaking and drawing and the PAOA Award at the 13th Viña del Mar International Film Festival for the short film ¿Quién viene con Nelson Torres?. In 2003 she received a Ford Foundation grant and the Altazor prize in the category of video art and installation for the work Moción de Orden. In 2007 she participated in Documenta, Kassel, and was distinguished by Chile’s National Council for the Arts and Culture as Visual Artist of the Year. Her work may be found in important collections around the world including Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Spain, and the Tate Gallery in London. She lives and works in Chile.