Competition: Latin America & Caribbean
Born in Santiago, Chile, in 1958, Tacla studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes, Universidad de Chile in Santiago, before moving to New York in 1981. His most recent exhibitions include Sharjah Biennial 10 in Sharjah, UAE, Hidden Identity, González y González, in Santiago, Chile, and the Dublin Contemporary 2011 in Dublin, Ireland. Tacla is a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1988) and a New York Foundation of the Arts Grant (1987, 1991) and he has exhibited internationally since the early eighties. Other notable exhibitions have included Jorge Tacla: Papel at the Galería Animal, Santiago, Chile, in 2010 and The Man Who Fell to Earth at the 798 Biennale in Beijing, China, in 2009. His most recent catalogue, published in 2010 by Galería Animal, features an essay by Francesca Pietropaolo. Other recent publications include Jorge Tacla: Pinturas/Paintings, which includes an essay by Donald Kuspit and Raul Zamudio Taylor, printed in 2008. His work is included in many public collections, including the Drawing Center, New York, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, and the Museo de la Memoria y Derechos Humanos, Santiago, Chile.