Carlos Eguiguren


 Art is a game and a tool that questions the mysteries of life. In many cases the answers are ABSURD, or SURREALIST, as most of the questions do not have an answer.

All starts with a simple photograph of a desert, water, forest, or rocks, a place where the story will take place, then the real story begins, it has to be told in a simple way and always has a concept behind. There are many things in life that we take for granted, so is interesting to ask WHY and sometimes there are answers, or not, in this case the Absurd could be the humor to that question.


 He was born in a family where his uncle Carlos Faz was a prominent artist who died at a very young age, he was named after him. Somehow this invited him to follow his uncle steps.

So at age 19-studied art for a short period at Universidad Catolica, Chile. Then he got a job as photographer at a local fashion magazine for a couple of years, later on he moved to N.Y.C. and worked as an independent photographer, (this was the best training you could get)

His work has been shown on different galleries and museums.

Today he resides in Santiago, Chile.

For Carlos art is a way of living, it is everywhere, nature, food, objects, etc.

He does art as part of enjoying life, and being able to share it with other people is the best of rewards.

Surrealism,Humor, mysteries, dark, color, is part of his stories.


Was born in Santiago Chile in 1955, 

1976 decided to become a photographer after studying Art at Universidad Catolica Chile. He started as

an assistant to Chilean photographer Roberto Edwards at Paula magazine

1979 migrated to New York.

During the 14 years that he lived and worked in New York city as a photographer he established friendship  and made portraits of Artist: as Paul Jenkins, Claudio Bravo, Milton Glaser, Musicians: as Astor Piazzolla , Janos Starker, Paul Winters, Mitch Miller, Eugene Friesen, Photographers: as Gordon Parks, Alfred Eisaensted, Arnold Newman, Jack Lowe, Gregory Heisler, Evelyn Hoffer, Amy Arbus, William Wegman


  Solo Exhibits.

1990 Exhibit at Praxis Gallery Santiago Chile Nudes on Polaroid 20x24

2004 Exhibit at Marlborough Gallery Transluces Santiago   Chile

2008 Exhibit his work Estructuras at the Museum Nacional de Bellas Artes Chile.

2010 Exhibit the series Valparaiso at Patricia Ready Art Gallery.

2014 Exhibit his work HABITAT at Artespacio Gallery.Santiago Chile

 Group Shows.

He was invited to exhibit his work at the Centre International Dart Contemporain Paris

2011 Invited to Atlanta USA, to participate on Art Above Underground.

2014 He was invited to show his work at Pinta Art Fair Miami,Florida

2016 Exhibit his work at ART SANTIAGO, art fair at GAM Cultural Center Gabriela Mistral

2016 Invited to Bienal de Arte Contemporaneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, at Cultural Center Jorge Luis Borges 

2016 invited to the 6th Biennale at Jinan, China.

2018-2019 International Contemporary Art Exhibition ¨ in Transition¨

2019 exhibition at Musée de peinture de Saint-Frajou  

2020 exhibition at Musée de peinture de Saint-Frajou  

2021 Online exhibit at Vacant Museum ( Familiar Strangers )

2021 Online exhibition at Musée de peinture de Saint-Frajou    

Personal Books.

2008 Publish his first personal book “30 años de fotografía” ( 30 years of photography )

2009 Published his second book “Bocetos de Valparaíso.”

This book is about his digital work of Valparaiso, Chile.


Contact: carloseguiguren@gmail.com