Liliana Porter
Liliana Porter is a contemporary artist from Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
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, Argentina
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. Porter attended the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes
Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte
The National University of the Arts is an Argentine university established in 1996 as an incorporation of various national institutions dedicated to the teaching of fine arts....

 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the Universidad Iberoamericana
Universidad Iberoamericana
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 in Mexico City
Mexico City
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, Mexico
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. She has exhibited internationally and currently lives and works out of New York
New York
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. Porter specializes in mixed media
Mixed media
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 pieces, photography
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, and works on canvas. Porter was a professor at Queens College, City University of New York
City University of New York
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 from 1991 to 2007.


  • Guggenheim Fellowship
    Guggenheim Fellowship
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  • The New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (1985, 1996, 1999)
  • NEA
    National Education Association
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     Mid-Atlantic Regional Fellowship (1994)
  • Professional Staff Congress-CUNY
    City University of New York
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     Research Award (1994–2004)


Porters work has been featured in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
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, Museum of Modern Art New York, TATE Modern
Tate Modern
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), Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
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, Museo Tamayo (Mexico), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Buenos Aires)
The National Museum of Fine Arts is an Argentine art museum in Buenos Aires, located in the Recoleta section of the city. The MNBA inaugurated a branch in Neuquén in 2004.-History:...

 (Buenos Aires), The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
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 (New York), Boston Museum of Fine Art, Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Institution
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 (Washington D.C.), Museo de Bellas Artes (Santiago
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, Chile
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), El Museo del Barrio
El Museo del Barrio
El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino visual arts cultural institution, is located in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York City, United States, also known as El Barrio. The museum welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of the Latino, Caribbean, and...

(New York), and more.


  1. Gainza, Maria. (2004-03) "Liliana Porter: Centro Cultural Recoleta". Artforum. p. 190.
  2. Sorkin, Jenni. (April 2002) "Liliana Porter". Artforum (
  3. Bazzano-Nelson, Florencia. (2008) Liliana Porter and the Art of Simulation. Ashgate (

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