Paloma Castillo Chilean, b. 1965

Paloma Castillo is a textile artist and editorial designer. Bachelor in Visual Arts from the ARCIS Institute in Santiago.

Hailing from a family closely related to Chilean theatre through stage design, and descending from a mother and grandmother who were proficient designers and seamstresses, Paloma started her career as a graphic designer, being part of the editorial teams of newspapers such as Fortín Mapocho, La Nación, Estrategia and Diario Financiero, among others, as well as publishing houses Metales Pesados, ARCIS, and LOM, in Santiago.

Her artistic creation is based on textile art and the practice of embroidery, dealing with issues that cross politics, technology, myth and modernity. Her production poses to the spectator the poetics of the return to the analogue object and the reflection of the making, in a context that is increasingly distant from craftsmanship.

The artist has exhibited individually and collectively since 2013 in spaces such as Galería de Arte Posada del Corregidor, Galería AQUÍ, Galería PANAM, and Isabel Croxatto Galería, in Chile; and Galerie Des Petits Carreaux, in France. In addition, she has participated in prominent international fairs, such as ArteBa in 2020, and Art Paris in 2019. Her work was recently included in a curated feature of Trailblazing Latina Artist by Artsy and is part of private and institutional collections in Chile, Argentina, the United States, Spain, France, Germany and Sweden.

Her solo exhibition Ex Post was presented by Isabel Croxatto Galería in its virtual gallery ICG+ in late 2020, and is set to take part of Art Central Hong Kong with the gallery in early 2021 with a mini solo show.

Paloma Castillo lives and works in Santiago.