Paz Errázuriz

Paz Errázuriz (b. 1944, Santiago) began her career as an autodidact during Pinochet’s dictatorship in the 1970s. As co-founder of the Independent Photographers Association (AFI), she used black and white portraits to denounce the dictator as well as the social dictates which condemned individuals and groups to a marginal existence that rendered them invisible. Errázuriz represented Chile at the Venice Biennial in 2015, and has had solo exhibitions at institutions like the Barbican Centre in London (2018), the Museo de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), and the International Centre of Photography (ICP) in New York (2014). Her work has been acquired to several important collections, including MoMA, Tate and the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts, and she has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship (1986), The Photo España Award (2015), and the National Prize for Plastic Arts in Chile (2017).