Cecilia Avendaño Chilean, b. 1980

Cecilia Avendaño is a visual artist and photographer with a BA in Visual Arts, mention in Photography, from the Universidad de Chile. 
Her most recent work consists of photography-based digital post-production operations in which she deconstructs images to then compose new portraits that combine elements from different models, thus operating under the notion of the construction of identity, comprising the series Enfermedades Preciosas (2015-2019), e.Merge (2014-2015), Blow (2012), and PRIDE (2009).
In June 2019, Cecilia released her first artist book, Enfermedades Preciosas, featuring her acclaimed photographic series of the same name and detailing the work behind it, along with essays by curator Andrea Jösch, writer Rocío Cano, researcher Elisa McCausland, and art theoretician Sergio Rojas. In late 2019, the artist presented her grand exhibition Enfermedades Preciosas, organised by Isabel Croxatto Galería at Sala de Arte CCU (Santiago), which gathered and presented her complete series to the audience for the first time.
Her works have been shown since 2002 in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Chile and the world. Selected exhibitions include her solo shows at the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts MNBA Plaza Trébol and MNBA Plaza Vespucio art rooms, BAC! Festival at MACBA (Barcelona), Borges Cultural Centre (Buenos Aires), and the Santa Cruz International Art Biennial (Bolivia), in addition to participation in national and international contemporary art fairs, such as Art Central Hong Kong, Contemporary Istanbul, Sydney Contemporary, Ch.ACO, and Art Lima, with Isabel Croxatto Galería.
Cecilia Avendaño lives and works in Santiago.