Virginia Guilisasti Chilean, b. 1979


Her work addresses themes related to the domestic and intimate spaces of the home. Virginia explores abandoned or ruined places and collects various materials, which she then categorizes to create structures or compositions using different two-dimensional techniques.

Visual artist Virginia Guilisasti was born in Chillán in 1979. She holds a degree in Art with a major in Painting from the Universidad Finis Terrae and a Master's in Visual Arts from the Universidad de Chile.

She has exhibited her work in places such as the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Santiago, Chile), Centro Cultural Matta (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Centro Cultural Matucana 100 (Santiago, Chile), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Valdivia, Chile), Galería Multinacional (Quito, Ecuador), Festival de Artes Villar de los Barrios (Pontferrada, Spain), Sala de Arte CCU (Santiago, Chile), Centex (Valparaíso, Chile), Galería Espacio O (Santiago, Chile), among others.

As part of her professional development, she participated in the Taller Bloc residency program (2009 Santiago, Chile) and the Línea Imaginaria program (2015 Quito, Ecuador).

The artist lives and works in Matanzas, Chile.


My work addresses themes related to the everyday; I make visible realities and topics that may seem to lack value and are related to our delicate domestic life; the house, the home, migration, rural life, precariousness and loss, parenting, among others.

My working methodology leads me to explore various techniques such as drawing, installation, photography, painting, video, textiles, among others.

I investigate abandoned spaces, specifically houses, and select discarded materials; remnants of insignificant things that tell their existence. I collect, then classify to build structures that manifest their resilient state.