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This document 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. This catalog was published on the occasion of the exhibition, Liliana Porter (Caracas: Galería Conkright, May 1974).
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 she—along with Luis Camnitzer and José Guillermo Castillo—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 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.