Artist Bio / CV
Alejandra Villasmil (Venezuela, 1972) lives and works in Santiago de Chile. She participated in the biennials of El Museo del Barrio (New York) and the Queens Museum of Art (NY). Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico, the Museum of Modern Art of the Dominican Republic, the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach (California) and the National Gallery (San Jose, Costa Rica). She has also exhibited at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (California), Lehman College Art Gallery (NY), Center for Book Arts (NY), Lower East Side Printshop (NY), apexart (NY), Aljira Center for Contemporary Art (Newark, New Jersey), Salón Tudor (Santiago, Chile) and Gestalten Space (Berlin). She graduated in Social Communication, Audiovisual mention, by the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Caracas, Venezuela, 1994). She studied drawing, painting, sculpture, Art History and Contemporary Art criticism at Hunter College (NY), School of Visual Arts (NY) and The Art Students League of New York. In 2005, Villasmil obtained a Emerge Scholarship by Aljira Center for Contemporary Art (Newark, NJ). Some publications include The New York Times and NY Arts Magazine, Juxtapoz, Fecal Face and Beautiful Decay (USA), Rojo (Spain), Kinki (Switzerland), Itch (South Africa), Piauí (Brazil) and Arte al Día International. In 2011, her work was published in the book Cutting Edges (Gestalten Books, Germany) and The Cheaper Show Book (Canada). Since the end of 2010 ahe is the Editor of artishock.cl, an online magazine about contemporary art.