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Liliana Porter is a painter and graphic artist from Argentinia, who also works with installations and videos. Since 1964 she lives and works in New York City.

  • Born on: 1941
  • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentinia
  • Nationality: Argentinean
  • Studied at:  Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City, Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Buenos Aires
  • Teachers: Guillermo Silva Santamaria, Mathias Goeritz
  • Era: contemporary art


Liliana Porter prices

Artist: Title: Price: Type: Size: Edition: Handsigned: Numbered: Date:
Liliana Porter Chinese Cubist I 1800 Euro Original print 21.25 x 27.55 in limited edition of 25 yes yes 06.08.2019
Liliana Porter Chinese Cubist II 1800 Euro Original print 21.25 x 27.55 in limited edition of 25 yes yes 06.08.2019
Liliana Porter Duet 1800 Euro  Original print 19.68 x 25.59 in limited edition of 20 yes yes 06.08.2019



Liliana Porter was born in Buenos Aires in 1941. She studied at the art academy in her hometown and at the Universidad Iboamericana in Mexico City. Since 1964 she has lived and worked in New York City, where her career as an artist began. Together with her then husband, Luis Camnitzer, whom she met during her time at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, she founded the experimental "New York Graphic Workshop" with the graphic artist José Guillermo Castillo, with whom she was active until 1970. Among her best-known early works was a series of photogravures and installations made of crumpled paper from the 1960s that challenged the obvious distinctions between object and image and cemented Porter's reputation as an early exponent of Conceptualism.

By the late 1960s, photography would replace printmaking as her primary medium. In the process, she increasingly used photomontage to critically question the distinctions between mimetic images and their references. In the early 1970s, Porter created a series of photographic installations of faces and hands, including her own, which she supplemented with pencil lines that often extended into the space surrounding the image, continuing the critique of artistic representability begun in her earlier work. Since the mid-1980s, she has also created paintings, drawings, collages, videos, and photographs of kitsch objects and everyday objects, often incorporating book illustrations and other textual representations that extend her exploration of processes such as illusion and meaning-making.

Porter was also awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1980) and has also received three fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts (1985, 1996, 1999), as well as numerous other honors. Between 1991 and 2007, she was a professor at Queens College of the City University of New York. Her works are part of many public as well as private collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. The works of the Argentine artist have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide.



  • 23.10.21 - 24.11.21 Where We Are – Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco.
  • 10.10.20 - 05.09.21 Human After All - Princessehof - National Museum of Ceramics, Leeuwarden.
  • 14.03.20 - 02.08.20 A Graphic Revolution: Prints and Drawings in Latin America – The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland.
  • 25.10.19 - 16.02.20 El orden material de las cosas. Una lectura de la Colección FEMSA. - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (MARCO), Monterrey.
  • 15.05.19 - 18.08.19 Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975 - Smithsonian American Art Museum & Renwick Gallery (SAAM).
  • 09.02.19 - 05.05.19 Liliana Porter. Situations - Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw.
  • 01.09.18 - 03.02.18 Reclaiming art in community - Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago de Chile.
  • 12.07.18 - 14.10.18 A Tale of Two Worlds - MAMBA Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires.
  • 15.09.17 - 31.12.17 Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 - Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
  • 11.09.17 - 14.01.18 How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America and Latin America’s Disney - MAK Center, Los Angeles.
  • 17.08.17 - 07.01.18 Liliana Porter: 'Other Situations' - SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah.



  • 1980: Guggenheim Scholarship



  • Liliana Porter in Conversation with Inés Katzenstein, Inès Katzenstein, Gregory Volk, New York 2013.
  • Liliana Porter and the art of simulation, Florencia Bazzano-Nelson, Farnham 2008.
  • Liliana Porter: Obra Grafica 1964-1990, Florencia Bazzano Nelson, Mari Carmen Ramirez, New York 2008.