Roles in Archive: Artist
Through humor, visual mischief, and empathy, the art of Liliana Porter uses small means to ask large questions. Working with a range of mediums that includes printmaking, drawing, painting, installation, and film, the artist investigates questions of representation, the structuring of reality, and the desire for meaning. Liliana Porter was born in 1941 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She lived in Mexico City from 1958 to 1961, where she studied visual arts at the Universidad Iberoamericana. In 1964 she moved to New York City, where she continues to live and work. Porter co-founded the New York Graphic Workshop with Luis Camnitzer and José Guillermo Castillo in 1956. Throughout her forty-year career, Porter has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships including a Solomon R. Guggenheim Fellowship in 1980. Her works have been exhibited internationally and are represented in many public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago; Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá; La Bibliotèque Nationale, Paris; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Daros Collection, Zurich; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City.