Adriana Lestido

Buenos Aires, Argentina| b.1955



She was the first Argentine photographer to receive the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. Her work is renowned in a national and international basis; she has been awarded with several scholarships and accolades such as the Hasselblad in Sweden (1991), the Mother Jones in United States (1997), the Konex Award (2002), and the Lifetime Achievement Award, by the Argentine Association of Art Critics, among others. In 2010 she received the Bicentennial Medal and was appointed as Outstanding Personality of the Culture by the Legislature of the City of Buenos Aires. Since 1995 she develops an intense teaching activity coordinating workshops on the use of photography as a medium of expression. She is the author of five books: Imprisoned women (Mujeres presas), Argentine Photographers Collection, Buenos Aires (2001), 2nd edition 2008; Mothers and daughters (Madres e hijas), La Azotea Editorial, Buenos Aires (2003), published with the support of John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; Interior, edited by Capital Intelectual, Madrid (2010); The Artwork (La Obra), published by Capital Intelectual, Madrid (2011) and What Can Be Seen (anthology) (Lo Que Se Ve), also published by Capital Intelectual, Madrid (2012). Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in countries such as Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, United States, Spain, France, Germany, Sweden, Scotland, Denmark, Belgium, China and Japan. Nowadays, her work is part of important national and international collections public and private such as the National Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Museum of Contemporary Art Castagnino + Macro (Rosario, Argentina), Museum of Fine Arts (Caracas, Venezuela), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston , USA), Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain and Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris, France), Hasselblad Center (Göteborg, Sweden), among others. She lives and works in Buenos Aires and Mar de las Pampas.