7 Peruvian Artists the World Needs to Know About

Brandon Dupre

Peru’s artists are as diverse as their landscape, representing the different corners of the country from the Amazon jungle to the Andes to the sprawling metropolis of Lima. Our guide takes you on a journey through the eyes and paintings of Peru’s most polished and well-known artists. Here are those that everyone should know.

Grimanesa Amorós

Grimanesa Amorós, born in Lima, Peru, is an artist well-known for large scale light sculpture installations. Her work incorporates elements from sculpture, video, lighting, and technology to create eye-catching and progressive art forms.

The Culture Trip - Grimanesa Amoros' Fortuna light sculpture installation

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“It is time for all of us to present to the world a new image, a contemporary image of progress and culture beyond a domitory of angst.”

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YabYum Seven: Grimanesa Amoros

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Grimanesa Amoros, photo by Gigi Stoll
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Grimanesa Amoros – Visiting Artist Lecture Series

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Jenna Lyons and More Celebrate 40 Years of Public Art Fund

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Opening: Lecture and Artist Talk, May 14th at 6 PM (18:00)
MIRANDA and OCUPANTE video will be on view from May 14th – 27th

PALAZZO VERNAZZA CASTROMEDIANO Vico Vernazza 8, 73100 Lecce, Italy

The Visionary Art Exhibition will be held at the Palazzo Vernazza Castromediano in Puglia / Lecce. The event is realized in collaboration with the Institution of Lecce’s Municipality.

The Artist Talk and Lecture programs feature the most established and respected voices in contemporary art. During the lecture, the curator Dores Sacquegna will award Grimanesa Amorós with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Famous Artists Share Their Childhood Art In Support Of Arts Education

“My Kid Could Do That” underscores the importance of arts education in under-funded communities.

SNOWLAND, 1972 pastel drawing

Grimanesa Amorós’ “Snowland” (1972), made with pastel on paper when she was 9.

Growing up as a child in Lima, Peru, Amorós would often fantasize about the snow she’d only seen in pictures and movies. Unable to physically experience the magic of snow, the only way she could express her fascination was through art. Using pastels, she was able to illustrate a scene of a frigid winter. Her sweet naiveté is found in the pinks and yellows of the painted trees, unaware that they would have been barren.

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Rirkrit Tiravanija, Will Cotton, and Grimanesa Amorós Exhibit Their Childhood Artworks For Charity


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Grimanesa Amorós’ pastel drawing SNOWLAND created at age nine. Photo: Courtesy of ProjectArt and the artist

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