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 designer mother and a seamstress grandmother, 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 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. She was included by Artsy in 2021 in their editorial Traiblazing Latina Women dedicated to Latin female artists breaking barriers in the art scene.

Paloma has exhibited individually and collectively since 2013 in spaces such as Isabel Croxatto Galería, Galería de Arte Posada del Corregidor, Galería AQUÍ and Galería PANAM, in Chile; Galería Nueva in Spain, Galerie des Petits Carreaux in France, and Karin Weber Gallery in Hong Kong. In addition, she has participated in prominent international fairs, such as Art Central Hong Kong (2021), ArteBa (2020) and Ch.ACO (2022) with Isabel Croxatto Galería, and Fine Art Asia in Hong Kong.

Her work is part of institutional and private collections in Chile, Argentina, the United States, Spain, France, Germany, Sweden and Hong Kong.

Paloma Castillo lives and works in Santiago.