Contributors

Alejandra Villasmil

She is the founder and director of Artishock.cl, a website about contemporary art with an emphasis on Latin America. She graduated in Social Communication, specializing in audiovisual, from the Catholic University Andres Bello (Caracas, Venezuela, 1994) and studied contemporary art (theory and practice) sporadically in New York from 1997 to 2007.

In New York, she worked as a senior correspondent for the magazine Arte al Día International (2004-2007) and as Cultural correspondent for the Spanish news agency EFE (2002-2007). In Chile, she was in charge of press and publications for the Museum of Visual Arts (MAVI), the Art Gallery Gabriela Mistral, Moro Gallery and the Biennial of Video and media arts. Villasmil coordinated and designed the program Diploma in Critical Curatorial Studies at the Universidad Desarrollo (UDD), an institution where she also taught the Art and Writing Workshop (2012).

She has contributed to several exhibition catalogs and has been invited to conferences organized by the Ch.ACO Fair, Jersey City Museum (New Jersey, USA), Museo del Barrio (New York) and the Universidad Católica of Chile. She has been a juror for Faxxi Fair (Chile, 2014 and 2015) and Entre Ch.ACO & Finland (Fair Ch.ACO), among other competitions and forums.