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This brief catalog contains a full list of the solo and group exhibitions in which Liliana Porter had participated by 1974, the prizes she had won, and the collections that included her work. The exhibition took place at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Bogota, Colombia, in December 1974.

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Liliana Porter (b. 1941) is from Buenos Aires. She began studying art at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Manuel Belgrano. In 1958, she and her family moved to Mexico City, where she enrolled in the Universidad Iberoamericana. While there, she studied with German artist Mathias Goeritz (1915–90) and specialized in printmaking with Guillermo Silva Santamaría. It was at this time that she began exhibiting her work. She returned to Buenos Aires in 1961 and stayed until 1964. While there, she furthered her art education with Fernando López Anaya and Ana María Moncalvo. In 1964, she moved to New York City where—along with Luis Camnitzer and José Guillermo Castillo—she founded the New York Graphic Workshop (NYGW, 1964–65). The Workshop was not only a studio for teaching and for printing editions by other artists, but it also became an influential center for printmaking at that time. On the basis of these concerns, which were formulated in a number of texts, a wide range of collective projects emerged. The Workshop closed about 1970.

In 1975, Porter and Camnitzer, her husband at the time, founded the Studio Camnitzer-Porter in Valdottavo (Lucca). After their marriage ended, the studio continued operating as Studio Camnitzer. Liliana Porter currently lives and works in Rhinebeck, New York State.

This document provides an account of the career of Liliana Porter from 1959 to 1974.

Researcher
Natalia Pineau
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Credit
Courtesy of the Private Archives of Liliana Porter, Rhinebeck, New York
Location
Fundación Espigas.