Liliana Porter (b. Argentina, 1941, resides in New York since 1964) works across mediums with printmaking, painting, drawing, photography, video, installation, theater, and public art. Recent solo shows include those at El Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales in Montevideo; Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires; Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Franklin Rawson in San Juan, Argentina; Museo de Arte de Zapopan in Guadalajara, Mexico; Sicardi Gallery in Houston, TX; Barbara Krakow Gallery in Boston, MA; and Galerie Mor-Charpentier in Paris, France. In 2017 Porter’s work was included in Viva Arte Viva, La Biennale di Venezia, 57th International Art Exhibition in Italy and she debuted Domar al leon y otras dudas, her third theatrical production in June at the 2nd Bienal de Performance, Parque de la Memoria in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


The artist’s work has been exhibited in more than 35 countries in over 450 group shows including those at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New Museum, El Museo Tamayo, the Blanton Museum of Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, and many others. Her works are in public and private collections at TATE Modern, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museo de Bellas Artes in Santiago, Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Museo de Arte Moderno in Bogota, Museo del Barrio, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, and the Daros Collection.


Porter’s work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, and Sculpture Magazine, among others, and the book Liliana Porter in Conversation with Inés Katzenstein, was published in 2013 by the Fundación Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. Galleries in Europe, Latin America, and the United States represent the artist. She is a co-founder of the New York Graphic Workshop with artists Luis Camnitzer and Jose Guillermo Castillo, and was recognized with a 1980 Guggenheim Fellowship, three New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (1985, 1996, 1999), the Mid Atlantic/NEA Regional Fellowship (1994), and seven PSC- CUNY research awards (from 1994 to 2004). She was a professor at Queens College, CUNY until 2007.


Her work has been shown nationally and internationally and is represented in many public and private collections, among them:

  • TATE Modern Collection, London, UK;
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York;
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York;
  • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina;
  • Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela;
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art;
  • La Biblioteque Nationale, Paris, France;
  • The New York Public Library;
  • Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina;
  • Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile;
  • Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota, Colombia;
  • Blanton Museum, Austin, TX;
  • Museo del Barrio, New York;
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York;
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC;
  • The Bronx Museum for the Arts, New York;
  • Museo Tamayo, México D.F.;
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain;
  • Daros Collection Zurich, Switzerland;
  • Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires;
  • Brooklyn Museum, NY, NY
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX