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 Liliana Porter  (1941 - )

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Lived/Active: New York / Argentina      Known for: abstraction, collage, graphics, video art-Latino subjects

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Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1941
Lives and works in New York since 1964

Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City
Academica Correspondiente for Argentina, 2003
Academica Correspondiente for Argentina in the United States, 2009

Untitled with Sky, a collaborative project with Ana Tiscornia, installation of four
faceted stained glass windows and sitting facility, MTA Scarborough Metro North
Rail Station, NY.

Situations with Them, wall installation consisting of 12 metal and glass boxes, painted, containing figurines and objects and inserted inside the wall and illuminated with a specially designed lighting system, Public School IS 96, Amsterdam Avenue at 152nd, New York, NY.

Alice Goes Back, mosaic mural, Miami River Walk, Miami, FL.

El Viajero / The Traveler, 1700 sq. Foot glass mosaic mural, Doménech Station, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Further Away, figurines, mirror, metal, and glass box installed on elevator, The Lab at Belmar, Denver, Colorado.

Alice: the Way Out, 4 terracotta mosaic murals, MTA Arts for Transit, 50th St. Station, lines 1-9, New York, NY.


PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina. “Iman = New York.”
El Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes de Santiago del Estero, Argentina. “Historias en Movimento – Video, Cine, Animation.”
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Los Angeles, CA. “Changing the Focus: Latin American Photography 1990-2005.”
Kulturant der Stadt Fellbach, Fellbach, Germany. “Larger than Life - Stranger than Fiction: 11th Triennial of Small Sculpture, (11 Triennale Kleinplastik).”
Fordham College Lincoln Center Gallery, New York, NY. “Ventana al Sur: Argentine Experimental Films.”
El Museo del Barrio at Pulse, New York, NY. “Pulse Play.”
Centro de Arte de Maracaibo Lía Mermúdez, Venezuela. “Acciones Disolventes – Videoarte Latinoamericano.”
La Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain. “Al calor del pensamiento - Obras de la Daros Latinamerica Collection.” Galería Petrus, San Juan, Puerto Rico. “2010.”Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.“New Prints – Part I.”

The Boston Center for the Arts, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA. “Strange Loops.”
   PAN/ Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples, Italy. “Los Impoliticos.”The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT. "PrettyTough: Contemporary Storytelling."

El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY. “Voces y Visiones.”
International Print Center, NY.“New Prints – Part I.”
Sharjah Biennial 9, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Trienal de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT. “Latin American Printmakers.”
Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina. “Extranjerías.”
Institut Valencia d’Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia, Spain. “Some Wrinkles in Time.”
MALBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina. “Escuelismo.”

PSC-CUNY Research Award (Visual Arts - Digital Prints)

Associación Argentina de Críticos de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina Premio Aldo Pellegrini: Artista del año  PSC-CUNY Research Award (Visual Arts - Animations)

Premio Konex, Buenos Aires, Argentina
PSC-CUNY Research Award (Visual Arts - Multimedia)
PSC-CUNY Research Award (Visual Arts - Digital Video)

Women’s Studio Workshop Award, New York
PSC-CUNY Research Award (Visual Arts - Multimedia)
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Premio Leonardo: Video/Film

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Premio Leonardo: Printmaking

PSC-CUNY Research Award (Visual Arts - Video)

PSC-CUNY Research Award (Visual Arts - Photography))

PSC-CUNY Research Award (Visual Arts - Photography)

Fundación Conex, Buenos Aires,Argentina: Diploma al Merito

XI International Print Biennial, Krakow, Poland: Grand Prix
Latin-American Graphic Arts Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, New York: First Prize,
VII Latin American Print Biennial, San Juan, Puerto Rico: First Prize

10th Graphics Biennial. Krakow, Poland: Prix Ex Aequo

World Print 4, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA: Edition Purchase Award
First Iberoamerican Graphics Biennial, Montevideo, Uruguay: First Prize

14th International Print Biennial. Ljubljana, Yugoslavia: Purchase Prize

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina: "Arte Argentino 78": First Prize

4th International Print Biennial, Bradford, England: Purchase Award (Park Square Gallery)

Print Biennial, Cali, Colombia: Purchase Award for Drawing

Print Biennial, Cali, Colombia: Graphic Design Award

First Latin American Print Biennial, San Juan, Puerto Rico: First Prize

International Print Biennial, Krakow, Poland: Foreign Ministry Award

Print Biennial, Santiago, Chile: Purchase Award


New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (Film)        
Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship (artist-in-residence), Umbertide, Italy

New York Foundation for the Arts, The Catalogue Project

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) / Arts International Travel Grant
Mid Atlantic/NEA Regional Fellowship (works on paper)

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (graphics)

Solomon R. Guggenheim Fellowship (visual art)

University of Pennsylvania Fellowship (artist-in-residence)


Professor, Queens College, The City University of New York, NY

Etching Instructor, Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY

Adjunct lecturer, SUNY Purchase, NY

Etching instructor, Porter-Wiener Studio, New York, NY

Adjunct lecturer, SUNY at Old Westbury, CT

Co-founder and etching instructor, Studio Camnitzer-Porter, Lucca, Italy

Co-founder and instructor, New York Graphic Workshop, New York, NY

Amelita Fortabat, Buenos Aires, Argentina
American Express, Miami, FL
A.T.&T. Corporation
La Biblioteque Nationale, Paris, France
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
The Bronx Museum for the Arts, NY
Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY
Brown, Wood, Ivy, Petty & Mitchell, New York, NY
Booz, Allen, & Company, New York, NY
Boras Konstmuseum, Sweden
Casa de las Américas, Habana, Cuba
Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY
Chase Manhattan Bank, Buenos Aires
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
Chase Manhattan Bank, Hong Kong
Chemical Bank
Clouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
Daros Latin America, Zurich, Switzerland
Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley, MA
Depauw University, Greencastle, IN
Estee Lauder Collection, New York
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Boston, MA
Foote, Cone & Belding, New York, NY
Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN
I.B.M. Corporation
Instituto de Cultura, San Juan, Puerto Rico
International Graphic Art Society, New York, NY
Instituto Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba
Kelly, Drye & Warren, New York, NY
LeBouef, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae, New York, NY
MALBA, Coleccion Costantini, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Marion and Jorge Helft Collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina
MEIAC Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz, Spain
Mellon Bank, Pittsburgh, Pa
Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, WA
Ministry of Culture Francaise, Belgium
Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Museum of Art, Utica, NY
Musee D'Art Contemporaine, Montreal, Canada
Musee D'Art, Lodz, Poland
Museo de Arte Contemporâneo, Murcia, Spain
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, México
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Panamá City, Panamá
Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota, Colombia
Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Museo de Arte Moderno, Cali, Colombia
Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela
Museo de Bellas Artes, Santander, Spain
Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile
Museo del Grabado, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Museo de Monterrey, México    
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Museo Tamayo, México D.F.
Museo Universitario, México D.F.
Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Museu da Gravura, Curitiba, Brazil
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Museum of Contemporary Graphic Art, Fredrikstad, Norway
Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Needham Harper Worldwide, New York, NY
News Corporation United, New York, NY
The New York Public Library, New York, NY
Pepper, Hamilton & Scheets, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
Phillip Morris Collection, New York, NY
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
RCA Corporation
Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Southeast Banking Corporation
TATE Modern Collection, London, UK
Walt Disney Productions
Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC  
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Private Collections

Information provided by Amy Eva Raehse.

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Liliana Porter was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina 1941. She has lived in New York since 1964. Porter enjoys working in many different mediums such as printmaking, painting, installations, photography, film, and video. Since 1991 she has been a professor at Queens College, City University of New York.

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